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  1. Economics no answer to a question of politics

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people, among the most pragmatic anywhere, are keenly aware of this. Yet it is hard to believe that economic recovery and the debate over political reform cannot continue on parallel ... support for reform, this strategy is unlikely to be effective. No one in Hong Kong would argue with the need to continue on the path of economic recovery. Mr Tung expects gross domestic product ...

  2. Political reform needed to further HK's success

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... systems'. Political reform, he said, should be gradual and orderly, and a democratic system can only emerge if there is continued economic development. He also warned Hong Kong people ... anyone in Hong Kong would disagree. What made his speech different, however, were the references to both political reform and democratic development. A few years ago, the inclusion ...

  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. A blueprint for political and constitutional reform

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh Kung-wai A consensus has developed that our political system needs to be reformed to function more smoothly. Our current structure was conceived during the 1980s. ... the public to contribute actively to the debate on electoral reform. I appreciate that various political parties, political groups, think-tanks and scholars have put forward reform ideas in recent ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lawmakers in last-ditch bid to alter election reform bill

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... of Hong Kong's constitutional reform. The city's long march to democracy will take another step after the vote, which spells out detailed arrangements following the passage of the reform ... on the chief executive poll. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong confirmed their nine votes against all amendments, as do the four from the pro-business Economic ...

  7. Democrats face losing battle over reform plan

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Major roadblocks stand in the way of lawmakers who want to roll back the government's reform plan for the chief executive and Legislative Council elections in 2012. So ... election expense cap, both criticised as too high and favouring established and well-funded political groups. But at least 10 of the 30 lawmakers in the functional constituencies say ...

  8. Tsang seeks middle ground on reform

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing Compromise was needed for progress to be made on electoral reform, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday. His government ... 'This requires compromise. It requires reasonable, rational steps.' The government would have to negotiate with political parties, he said. Tsang said he had discussed the latest political ...

  9. Loyalist parties stick by 2012 reform agenda

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Two Beijing-friendly political parties say they will continue preparations for 2012 electoral reform, despite a remark by central government liaison office deputy director ... about political reform. 'The government is set to launch a consultation in the coming few months. I think people can start the discussion beforehand,' said vice-chairman Tommy Cheung ...

  10. Civil service groups tell lawmakers to pass reforms

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'as soon as possible'. But the four unions that backed the shake-up quickly found themselves accused of an unprecedented breach of civil servants' political neutrality. Chief ... of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau. Some lawmakers say the changes are being rushed through before he takes office on July 1. The Chinese Civil Servants' Association, the largest civil ...




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