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  1. Scrap appointed district seats, minister says

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Peter So Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen has called for the abolition of appointed district council seats by the next district ... appointed district council seats should be gone before universal suffrage for the chief executive is in place in 2017,' Tam told RTHK. 'But I have to wait for the government's stance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988483/scrap-appointed-district-seats-minister-says
  2. Tung picks maximum 102 district councillors

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Tung Chee-hwa yesterday appointed the maximum 102 members to the 18 district council seats- including more than 60 from the private sector. Political analysts and human ... with calls for it to be abolished or the number of appointees reduced to a maximum of two per district. Releasing the official list yesterday, Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping rejected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439409/tung-picks-maximum-102-district-councillors
  3. Hong Kong urged to get back to basics

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Chloe Lai Hong Kong urgently needs to address basic issues, such as housing, before they become political problems, Beijing's head of Hong Kong affairs said yesterday. Speaking on the last day of his first official visit, Wang Guangya, director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, also said a sense of urgency was needed to keep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970616/hong-kong-urged-get-back-basics
  4. Hong Kong calling

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... this year made significant headway towards becoming Hong Kong's biggest political party. After the appointment of a batch of 102 like-minded figures in district councils, the government can ... and in Beijing. The poll, conducted by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, saw an 8 percentage point fall in support for political leaders. It showed 51 per cent of respondents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620732/hong-kong-calling
  5. Steady as she goes for Hong Kong policy

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Some new hands will be on the helm of Beijing's policy on Hong Kong, after last week's retirement of vice-president Zeng Qinghong from the Communist Party's top leadership. But continuity will remain the key word in the central government's approach towards the city. Several long-time 'Hong Kong hands' remain at the centre of policy-making, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612739/steady-she-goes-hong-kong-policy
  6. Ten Years On- Key events in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 97 July At midnight on June 30, after 156 years of British rule, Hong Kong reverts to China. First light on July 1 finds 4,000 PLA troops crossing the border. The last governor, Chris Patten, bows out; the first chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Tung Chee-hwa, is sworn in August Signal No 9 is hoisted for Typhoon Victor. Briton Tom Larmour perishes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598976/ten-years-key-events-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The latest population projections from the Census and Statistics Department put into sharp focus challenges for Hong Kong that we are well aware of but have done little to address. Society ... in Leung's zero-quota policy for mainland women not married to Hong Kong men giving birth here. That there will be so few wage earners financially responsible for so many without incomes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1014951/hong-kong-must-act-now-create-comprehensive-population
  8. A royal pointer for Hong Kong's hybrid politics

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong seems to have acquired the worst of both worlds. We have an allegedly elected head of government but that election is notoriously rigged and confined to a small circle of participants; meanwhile, the head of state is far away in Beijing, effectively chosen in secret by a small cabal of Communist Party grandees. Of the two heads of government in Hong Kong so far, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003432/royal-pointer-hong-kongs-hybrid-politics
  9. Tsang's style of government has contributed to Hong Kong's decline

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Allan Zeman's comment on the mainland's progress compared to Hong Kong is ironic ('Mainland outpacing HK, Zeman says', May 21). First, nobody in the present ... to be contradicting these comments. Second, in the same article Zeman still affirms Henry Tang Ying-yen as playing a continuous role in Hong Kong, especially with a possible attempt at the chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002525/tsangs-style-government-has-contributed-hong-kongs-decline
  10. Hong Kong's system is running on empty

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is either greater authoritarianism or full democracy. Hong Kong people must choose. Our hybrid governing system is not without political genius. It is an amalgamation of British colonialism ... a Hong Kong citizen today- barring the lack of his right to vote- is as free as anyone living in a full democracy. As the city's mayor, the chief executive leads a government that can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996770/hong-kongs-system-running-empty

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