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  1. District council appointees

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the chief executive reduce the number of appointed members of the 18 district councils (the Democrats say the minimum is two per council) or even abolish the appointment system altogether? He has the prerogative to appoint up to 102 members, nearly one-fifth of the total seats. Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436189/district-council-appointees
  2. Final plea for minimal council appointments

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... this week. It is understood the issue was not discussed at the last Executive Council meeting of the year yesterday. A government source said the issue was purely for Mr Tung to decide. A group ... a petition containing 10,000 signatures collected over the past week against the district council appointments system would be presented to the chief executive soon. He said there were several signs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438480/final-plea-minimal-council-appointments
  3. HK adviser to NPC defends council list

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung A leading pro-Beijing figure has accused the Democratic camp in Hong Kong of using the district council appointments issue to stir up public grievances. On Saturday, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa defied critics and picked 102 councillors to the 18 district councils, a move that the opposition camp said would distort the votes of the 1.06 million people who returned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439486/hk-adviser-npc-defends-council-list
  4. Opportunity missed in council appointments

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the larger scheme of Hong Kong politics, district councils play a role that is largely symbolic. They advise Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa on matters affecting the neighbourhoods ... council appointments he is entitled under the law to make. That he did make the maximum number of appointments represents an opportunity missed. In the month since voters turned out in record ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439395/opportunity-missed-council-appointments
  5. Welcome to reality, Mr Chief Executive

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He may be a man on the brink, but Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa can still pack a few punches. The occasion was yesterday's Conference on International Co-operation for Tourism ... of the world are on Mr Tung amid a deafening criticism of his capabilities and leadership. The chief executive stepped up to the microphone. His opener: 'Today, I would like to begin with four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421643/welcome-reality-mr-chief-executive
  6. Help the chief executive

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... does not allow Hong Kong to elect our own chief executive in the near future, it seems that Mr Tung Chee-hwa will hold the post up to 2007. With a weak leader, the best way to improve the situation depends on the Executive Council. But Exco members themselves are not united. Putting all the blame on Mr Tung is unfair. The Exco members also did not perform well. If they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422321/help-chief-executive
  7. Democrats in battle to head councils

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Appointment of 102 members has diluted their electoral gains The pro-democracy camp can only expect secure victories in two of the 18 battles to head the district councils after the chief executive appointed 102 members to the bodies, observers have predicted. The four-year term for the 18 district councils begins on Thursday with a series of elections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439558/democrats-battle-head-councils
  8. Move to cut council appointees rejected

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Calls on the chief executive to minimise the number of appointees to district councils were rejected by the Legislative Council last night. In the functional constituencies, ... members, were essential components of the councils. He also denied having promised any incumbent councillors that they could just wait for appointment without the need to seek re-election. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436894/move-cut-council-appointees-rejected
  9. ADPL eyes District Council polls

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... A pro-democracy party is fielding 37 candidates for next month's District Council elections. The Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL), a member of an alliance ... ADPL chairman Frederick Fung Kin-kee said it was hoped the party could surpass its 59 per cent success rate in 1999. Mr Fung, whose party has called for direct election of the chief executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429746/adpl-eyes-district-council-polls
  10. IMPROVING THE SYSTEM

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Actions suggested by Synergy to improve governance: Introduce universal suffrage to elect the chief executive and legislature; Reform the Central Policy Unit to better engage people in policy formulation, and establish an office to track public sentiment; Review the policy committees under the Executive Council to eliminate inconsistencies; Groom political parties that enjoy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427214/improving-system

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