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  1. Middle-class reform support grows

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Middle-class support for universal suffrage has increased in the past six months, according to a survey by lobby group Middle Class Force. The survey found that 58 per cent of respondents wanted the chief executive to be directly elected and 63 per cent wanted the Legislative Council directly elected in 2012. The group interviewed about 650 people whose monthly household ...

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    University students add voice to national education protest

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Stuart Lau, Phila Siu

    ... Dennis Chong, Stuart Lau and Phila Siu Student union urges class boycott next week as campaign against national education programme widens and enters second week University students add voice to protest University student leaders are organising a citywide class boycott on Tuesday to push for national education to be scrapped, taking opposition up a notch. The battle over ...

  3. Delaying tactics alleged in poll row

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Dozens of students at the University of Hong Kong besieged the student union office yesterday, saying its leaders were deliberately preventing no-confidence votes that could see them kicked out of office. One protester, Ting Shing-wing, said the student leaders had gone to great lengths to prevent a poll taking place before the end of term. ...

  4. Mothers of invention a necessity for students

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Many Hong Kong schoolchildren blame their parents for their lack of creativity. About a third of those polled said that whenever they proudly produced an imaginative piece of work, their parents 'ignored it'. They also said their families were 'full of blame and oppression'. Nearly half of 830 children aged between 12 and 14 said ...

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    Release submissions for national-education consultation, says NGO

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Education survey must be released, says NGO The full findings of the consultation that led to the launch of national-education classes must be released or the government will be accused of hiding facts about it, a human rights watchdog says. The government claims most respondents to last year's consultation backed the introduction of the subject ...

  6. Beijing adviser calls for C.Y. to assert executive's role

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying should strengthen the executive-led system of government after he takes office in July, a top adviser to Beijing says. Zhu Yucheng, a former deputy director of Xinhua in Hong Kong, made the suggestion a day after pan-democrats succeeded in delaying a Legislative Council debate on a by-elections bill ...

  7. Exco member clears way to join C.Y. cabinet

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Executive Councillor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung yesterday added weight to widespread talk that he will be the next housing minister - announcing that he would quit as head of the Institute of Education just before Leung Chun-ying's administration takes office. Cheung - one of the first Exco members to have roots in the pan-democratic ...

  8. Judiciary has rightful role as the 'auditor of legality'

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Kwok Tsinghua University recently set up a research centre for the study of Hong Kong and Macau affairs in Shenzhen. The opening ceremony was attended by many prominent mainland ... which the mainland authorities can unilaterally reinterpret or tear up on a whim. It is the very foundation for our way of life- something which we have a duty to defend. Dennis Kwok ...

  9. Pro-Beijing and democrat camps set for showdown

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... president of the Law Society, will compete against the Civic Party's Dennis Kwok Wing-hang in the legal constituency, a seat previously held by the party's Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee. ...

  10. Tung quiet on who he's backing for HK chief

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa (pictured) is rumoured to be backing Leung Chun-ying for the city's top job- but he will not attend today's event at which the former Executive Council convenor officially launches his election campaign. Leung brushed off the issue yesterday. 'I have only said that Mr Tung cares a lot about ...




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