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  1. No regrets

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... and legislative branches. Both society and the government would benefit if the quality of legislators and their debates improved. Many have queried whether one can deliver results once you enter Legco, ... that no government policy was ever changed just because of a Legco debate. The recent hiccup over the racial discrimination bill- where legislators removed a clause relating to blanket protection from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651643/no-regrets
  2. The people's lawmakers?

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... contributed to this problem. The answer, I surmise, is that it depends. On March 10, I initiated an adjournment debate on the rumour about Tung Chee-hwa's resignation. During the deliberations, ... to continue the debate. Even some democrats were unhappy about my move. They insisted that members should respect the time-honoured tradition to allow debate to go on. This is a gross misunderstanding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495839/peoples-lawmakers
  3. Left in limbo

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... top-quality programming, and the debate has wrongly focused on the future of RTHK rather than on the quality of service. Take, for example, the station's top current-affairs programme, City ... Democrats, yet neither its chairman, Wong Yuk-man, nor any of its members were invited to contribute to the debate. The mission of RTHK is to provide a platform to reflect diverse voices in society, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687788/left-limbo
  4. How Taipan was needled at Legco

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... the winner. Those 10 votes of the Liberal Party always played a crucial role in voting in the Legislative Council.' Mr Cheng is also upset with Legco meetings. 'There are no proper debates. There are only people reading their notes. A legislator needs his assistant to draft follow-up questions in advance. It is even worse than debates at university- no, it is just like kindergarten. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645232/how-taipan-was-needled-legco
  5. Reclaiming the reins

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng taipan@albertcheng.hk The unprecedented move by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to address the Legislative Council before a motion debate seeking complete disclosure ... proteges. As for the nationality debate, the secretary for justice asserted that the Basic Law imposes no restrictions on the nationality of undersecretaries or political assistants. Time and again ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643196/reclaiming-reins
  6. Mainland maids: a minefield in the making?

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... the flow of mainland mistresses. The mainland maid debate, which has lingered for years, rages anew as Hong Kong and the mainland become increasingly integrated. No doubt, as the two become closer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694002/mainland-maids-minefield-making
  7. Cherry picking?

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Tsang Yam-kuen gave the pro-grassroots parties a golden chance to dominate the ensuing debate. They should have engaged in rational discussion before resorting to more radical tactics. One may ... and raise the allowance unconditionally. In a calmer atmosphere, we can then begin the real debate on the future social security system. Albert Cheng King-hon is a political commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657648/cherry-picking
  8. Watching RTHK

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... and it should deliver its end of the bargain. The role of RTHK has been an open-ended debate for years. Earlier, a review committee had suggested a new public broadcaster to replace RTHK. But, due ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698920/watching-rthk
  9. A sound footing

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The protracted debate over RTHK's future has finally reached the happy conclusion that it can remain a government department and will be given resources to beef up its operation. The station can now resume recruiting staff on civil service contracts, and will develop digital broadcasting, as well as digitising its existing archives. It is hoped that the changes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695609/sound-footing
  10. Brush up on your history, Mrs Fan

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... regarded as a troublemaker in the assembly, acted in accordance with the standing orders. He was also willing to revise his motion for an adjournment debate in order to make it acceptable to the majority. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong initially agreed to an adjournment debate, but changed tack. This prompted members of the pro-democracy camp, myself included, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486459/brush-your-history-mrs-fan

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