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  1. News - Hong Kong - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

    Revealed: turnout figures for Executive Council meetings

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Tanna Chong, Gary Cheung

    ... Tanna Chong and Gary Cheung 'Breakthrough' as attendance figures for the Executive Council are released for the first time; one member has a 100 per cent record Revealed: turnout figures for Exco Disclosure of attendance rates at Executive Council meetings for the first time has been hailed as a breakthrough by a lawmaker whose question extracted the information. ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    District councils should play role in nominating chief executive hopefuls

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:08am by LETTERS

    ... District councils have important role to play in nomination process Paul Serfaty took up the issue of verifying suitable nominees for the 2017 chief executive election ("Election process will need credibility and public support", February 26) in response to my letter ("Candidate backing by district councils could make 2017 poll fairer", February 14). I wish ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former Executive Council members say advisory body is not a 'jury'

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 05:13am by JEFFIE LAM, Johnny Tam

    ... is no 'jury', say former members Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's claim that the Executive Council acted like a jury when it considered free-to-air television licence applications ... licence application. The decision was credited to the Chief Executive in Council, indicating it was made collectively by the chief executive and his top advisers. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats not ruled out of 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:14pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam in Shanghai and Tony Cheung But in a meeting with lawmakers, mainland officials reject possibility of public or parties putting forward names for chief executive Pan-dems not ruled out of 2017 election Beijing has left the door open on the possibility of a pan-democrat being allowed to run for chief executive in 2017. But there is no possibility of public nomination ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A long road to a pan-democratic chief executive for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by Alex Lo

    ... or deputies and Executive Council members. These are trust-building measures to produce a pan-dem chief executive with whom Beijing can do business. ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A long road to pan-dem chief executive From central Europe to the Baltic states, post-Soviet satellites that have made the successful transition to full democracy ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying conspicuously absent from reform publicity stunt

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 08:31pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Open-top bus parade featuring casually dressed politicians bypasses protests as it weaves along its route … and where is the chief executive? Political reform: who's aboard? Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was conspicuously absent from an electoral reform publicity stunt led by his top aide Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor yesterday. An open-top, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-establishment New People’s Party candidate wins Southern District Council by-election

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 06:51pm by Phila Siu

    ... A candidate from the pro-establishment New People’s Party defeated two rivals from the pan-democratic camps in a close battle in the Southern District Council by-election. Judy Chan Ka-pui, ... Wai-kwong resigned his seat in the South Horizons West constituency, and from the Democratic Party, at the end of last year to become the information co-ordinator for the Chief Executive ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - MEDICAL

    Suspended cardiologist Yu Cheuk-man appeals to chief executive to review his case

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 07:43pm

    ... of Wales Hospital cardiologist Professor Yu Cheuk-man “I am appealing to the Chief Executive [Leung Chun-ying] and the Executive Council to raise attention to this injustice to the public ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Scholars suggest a middle way for 2017 chief executive poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... executive candidates in 2017 without breaching the city's mini-constitution. The plan, from a group of 18 academics, is the latest attempt to ease tension between pan-democrats, who want ... Chi-hang, vice-chairman of think tank SynergyNet; former Legislative Council president Andrew Wong Wang-fat, who now lectures at Chinese University; and Community Care Fund head Dr Law Chi-kwong. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    How the Executive Council lost its voice and power

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... an overhaul to restore its credibility How embattled Exco lost its voice "During British rule, the Executive Council was a body with actual power. [Its members] had a strong say in front of the governor; their words carried a lot of weight … we can't see the Executive Council performing the same function." Those were the lamentations of Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang ...




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