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  1. A backward step on the path to political reform

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is probably the most important issue confronting the city's political future. Now, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has changed his mind. New political and economic realities have intruded ... The government needs to deploy its full resources to weather this unprecedented economic storm. Given Hong Kong's political landscape, any proposed constitutional changes would likely cause a heated ...

  2. Party elders urge leaders to take steps towards political reform

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and the sacking of Zhao as party chief. 'After our economic structure shifted to become market-oriented, political reform has been severely stalled, with power being abused and corruption ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing A group of Communist Party elders have urged leaders to take bold steps towards launching long-delayed political reform, ease censorship and allow organised ...

  3. Tsang accused of seeking to delay consultation on political reform

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Albert Wong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has been accused by pan-democratic politicians of planning to postpone a public consultation on constitutional reform to avoid stirring up controversy amid the economic downturn. Their claim comes after the government has apparently changed its stance in relation to conducting the consultation on details ...

  4. Loyalists raise volume on reform proposals

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the meeting: '[Shen] said the central government highly regarded Hong Kong's economic development, and that it hoped the city's political system could progress in a gradual and orderly ... Ambrose Leung and Fanny W. Y. Fung Beijing loyalists are redoubling efforts to drum up support for the government's proposed constitutional reform, placing newspaper advertisements ...

  5. McCain concerned over obstacles to HK reform

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... move to match its economic and trade openness. 'We look forward to the commencement of public consultation on political reform later, which promises to be a significant step forward,' ... Greg Torode US senator and defeated presidential candidate John McCain warned yesterday of 'significant obstacles' ahead for Hong Kong's political development, despite ...

  6. Reform elusive for mainland economy

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and economists warned any real breakthrough in the pace and scale of reform would mean a reshuffling of interest groups and an overhaul of deep-rooted economic and political systems. 'The biggest ... of success that began with deep-seated reform of the communistic command economy has created a problem- deep-seated political differences on how to take the reform process further. The opening up ...

  7. It's time to reform health care financing

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This year has had no shortage of crises- key among them the economic downturn and the swine-flu outbreak- to keep the government occupied. But with optimism slowly returning, it should be time for it to focus on important issues that have been put on hold, such as political development and health care financing. The second round of public consultation on health care financing ...

  8. IMF reform can fix Sino-US disputes

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... of getting to grips with the underlying issues. There is of course the claim that 'currency manipulation' is a political rather than an economic term, not least since every country manages ... an expression that would have legal consequences and political fallout. Although the government has buried the controversy, it is far from dead. It was a carefully calculated- and very sensible- ...

  9. Hu issues directive to Tsang on reform

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing President Hu Jintao has asked Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to handle Hong Kong's constitutional reforms 'in an appropriate manner'. ... administration faces strong opposition as it tries to push through reforms for the 2012 elections, which the pan-democratic camp says do not go far enough. The issue has overshadowed Tsang's ...

  10. Yearly political talkfest plays game by the numbers

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... representatives to the National People's Congress preferred to push the government line of confidence in securing economic stability. All were silent on equally important issues such as political ... Professor Liu said. 'There was nothing to look forward to this year. No political reform, nothing on anti-corruption efforts, and other issues that people care about.' Wang Mengshu, an NPC ...




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