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  1. Sail away

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The public preferred The Sail over the chosen design of The Door for the new government HQ at Tamar. Should officials have taken heed of public opinion and does this bode ill for future projects? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622623/sail-away
  2. EU decision is a 'political issue'

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The European Union's refusal to grant China market economy status is politically motivated, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said. Liu Jianchao's remarks came after European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said China had not been granted the status because it had not met the standards in four areas: state influence, bankruptcy law, accounting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563600/eu-decision-political-issue
  3. Poverty panel seeks more time to see ideas through

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... suggested. The Commission on Poverty is to be disbanded after it submits a final report to the government next month. The commission, one of Tung Chee-hwa's final initiatives before he stepped down as chief executive in early 2005, comprises 18 members drawn from different sectors, and five policy secretaries. It aims to improve policy co-ordination on poverty issues. Commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591876/poverty-panel-seeks-more-time-see-ideas-through
  4. Anti-poverty group may survive if members want it to, says head

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee The secretary of the soon-to-be-disbanded Poverty Commission says it could survive as a 'similar body' if there were strong enough calls from members at their final ... in the past week had shown they wanted to keep the commission. Mr Fisher's remarks were welcomed by commission members and legislators who said they indicated the government had softened its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594982/anti-poverty-group-may-survive-if-members-want-it-says-head
  5. End this delay over the next EOC chief

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Equal Opportunities Commission is, therefore, unquestionably important. But where is the government's commitment to upholding such basic rights, given its lethargy in finding a new chairman ... that this is not the case. It is in no one's interest- especially the government's- that the head of the commission is anything but impartial. A good number of the cases handled each year are brought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703432/end-delay-over-next-eoc-chief
  6. Time to move on EOC chairmaneditorial

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Discrimination is a serious matter. The work of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) is obviously important. But there are questions about the government's commitment to it given ... be the case. We hope that it is not so. The head of the commission has to be impartial. A good number of the cases it handles every year are brought against authorities. The commission is grounded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703472/time-move-eoc-chairmaneditorial
  7. Competition body to be able to drop cases

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Linda Choy

    ... Linda Choy The future commission to review anti-competitive practices will be given discretionary powers to disregard complaints that fail to make a prima facie case, in a measure billed as a safeguard against abuse of the proposed system. A source familiar with the subject said yesterday the commission, which is to enjoy statutory powers, will not be obliged to take up every complaint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555401/competition-body-be-able-drop-cases
  8. Authority of surveillance chief 'not spelled out'

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Lawmakers say bill should make clear commissioner's powers over staff The commissioner overseeing implementation of the eavesdropping law after it is enacted could easily be sidelined under plans proposed by the government, lawmakers ha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554428/authority-surveillance-chief-not-spelled-out
  9. Rights group wants review of spy bill after a year

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The covert surveillance bill, which the government aims to fast-track to meet a court-imposed deadline, should be reviewed after a year because of the lack of public consultation, a rights group said. Human Rights Monitor chairwoman Cyd Ho Sau- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554295/rights-group-wants-review-spy-bill-after-year
  10. European Union calls for universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... The ministerial system is seen as a good start The European Commission has called on the Hong Kong government to make early moves towards direct elections of the chief executive ... government's statements reiterating its adherence to this principle for Hong Kong throughout 2002 were welcomed.' The report of the commission - the European Union's executive arm - also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428215/european-union-calls-universal-suffrage

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