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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    District council chiefs won't budge on rezoning plans after lunch with CY

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Chief executive's lunch with council chairmen fails to rally support for proposals that would help meet his ambitious housing target District chiefs ... ministers Paul Chan Mo-po and Anthony Cheung Bing-leung. The chairmen and vice-chairmen of four district councils- Kwai Tsing, Sha Tin, Wong Tai Sin and Yuen Long- were invited. It came ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lunch with CY Leung: district council leaders opposed to housing plans to meet the chief executive

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Emily Tsang, Olga Wong

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Leaders of four district councils opposed to development plans are invited to lunch. But will chief executive's overtures be hard to stomach? C.Y. makes meal out of housing objections Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has invited the leaders of four district councils objecting to public housing plans in their areas to lunch in an effort ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats condemn district council over grants to Beijing-loyalists

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:55am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pan-democrats condemn district council over grant Pan-democratic parties have come together to condemn Central and Western District Council for giving ... by council security guards during a sit-in on Thursday while trying to meet the local district officer, Cheryl Chow Ho-kiu. In a statement, the camp's district councillors said: "[We] ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chaos at district council over Basic Law event funding

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:17pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... District, which is closely related to the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. The money is the bulk of HK$250,000 granted to the council by the government ... of Central and Western district councillors yesterday over a funding proposal that opponents say is linked to pro-Beijing forces. The scheduled one-hour meeting to discuss funding for "Basic Law ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-establishment New People’s Party candidate wins Southern District Council by-election

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 06:51pm by Phila Siu

    ... A candidate from the pro-establishment New People’s Party defeated two rivals from the pan-democratic camps in a close battle in the Southern District Council by-election. Judy Chan Ka-pui, ... effective reforms," Sin said yesterday. Four out of 19 councillors in the Southern District Council are from the Democratic Party. Sin, a Hong Kong Island lawmaker, said his greater legislative ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Rules governing Hong Kong's district councils outdated

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial District council rules outdated The way a district council goes about its daily business does not usually excite the media or public. But not so 10 days ago, when police were called in to throw out a member accused of disrupting a Central and Western District Council working group meeting. Trivial as it may sound, the incident is more than political farce. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Doubts over housing plan as another district council objects to rezoning

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Housing plan in doubt as rezoning is opposed Doubts have been cast over the government's ambitious housing programme after another district council objected to its plans for rezoning land- this time regarding proposals for more than 2,100 public and private flats. At a meeting of the Planning Department and Kwai Tsing District Council ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    District councils should play role in nominating chief executive hopefuls

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:08am by LETTERS

    ... District councils have important role to play in nomination process Paul Serfaty took up the issue of verifying suitable nominees for the 2017 chief executive election ("Election process will need credibility and public support", February 26) in response to my letter ("Candidate backing by district councils could make 2017 poll fairer", February 14). I wish ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Candidate backing by district councils could make 2017 election fairer

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:36am by LETTERS

    ... Candidate backing by district councils could make 2017 poll fairer I commend Paul Serfaty for his letter ("Compromise needed in chief executive nomination process", February ... identities and possible jockeying among political factions. I suggest another requirement for candidates to be nominated by two-thirds of the 18 district councils. The councils, whose members ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing exhorts district councils to back government in reform

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 04:12am by Adrian Wan, Tanna Chong

    ... Beijing reaches out to district councils Vice-president Li Yuanchao has called on Hong Kong's district councillors to take an active part in an ongoing public consultation on electoral ... councils to back an upcoming reform proposal from the government. "We hope our district councillors will perform their duties well, support the SAR government in the public consultation ...




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