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  1. United they stumble

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... and accused the liaison office of meddling in the city's electoral affairs. When Mr Lau was named an Executive Council member by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen last month, ... Albert Cheng taipan@albertcheng.hk The pan-democrats are deeply divided over how to co-ordinate their candidate lists for the district council elections in 2011. The negotiations within ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Commercial Radio row points to campaign to silence critics

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 05:53pm by Albert Cheng

    ... The only difference is that, in the past, central government leaders were even more bold and direct. Back then, Leung, who was the convenor of the Executive Council, was said to have advised ... affairs programme. The move was done without warning or consultation, she said. Next Magazine reported that she was handpicked for criticism by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during a daily ...

  3. Tung's empty promises

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... The Executive Council is no longer a high-powered decision-making centre. The chief executive is supposed to be held accountable to Beijing. In reality, there is no effective mechanism to restrain him, ... Albert Cheng Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa raised some hope for genuine reform when he made the unexpected pledge during his policy address to remain 'resolutely against collusion ...

  4. Airs and graces

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Former Executive Council member Allen Lee Peng-fei, who lived in Sha Tin, once requested the privilege of using designated bus-only lanes at the Lion Rock Tunnel. And, some years ago, former Exco ... Betty Tung Chiu Hung-ping, the wife of former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, raised a lot of eyebrows not very long ago when she attempted to get seat 'A1' on a Dragonair flight ...

  5. Making the news fit

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... on the point that Tsang failed to declare a possible conflict of interest, which showed that the administration lacked political wisdom. But, according to Executive Council rules, the chief executive ... of energy-efficient light bulbs proposed by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was premeditated to benefit his son's father-in-law, said to have run a company representing the largest supplier ...

  6. Officials' health care at the heart of the matter

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... potential candidates. Most people believe the frontrunners are Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen and Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying. Although Tsang is not considered a hot candidate, ... main responsibility is to assist the chief executive to oversee policy formulation and implementation in financial, monetary, economic and trade matters. He has control over the Exchange Fund, ...

  7. Missing the point

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng taipan@albertcheng.hk Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's announcement of the new composition of the Executive Council has drawn scathing rebukes from pundits ... or another. Hong Kong's political system is executive-led, and there is no universal suffrage yet. It is therefore necessary for the chief executive to form a cabinet of government-friendly faces ...

  8. albert cheng

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... The so-called accountability system created by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa is on the brink of collapse, even though he does not appear to be aware of it. Instead of working as a team, his principal secretaries and the five non-government appointees of the Executive Council are all running in different directions. Chaired by Mr Tung, his 20-strong de facto cabinet has ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    End occupation of Hong Kong and focus on mass electoral campaign for democracy

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 05:13pm by Albert Cheng

    ... for the campaign. The pan-democratic camp could then use the electoral campaign to regain the momentum and refocus on the major stumbling block for true democracy in Hong Kong- Chief Executive Leung ... but even half that figure would be equivalent to the total number of votes the pan-democrats got in the geographical constituencies in the 2012 Legislative Council poll. In that ballot, support ...

  10. Privileged minority

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... while some are members of the executive or legislative councils. One premium privilege is that they can hold foreign passports, something denied to our directly elected legislators and even ... in local affairs, violating the 'one country, two systems' principle. The central government's liaison office and the chief executive have subsequently denied the reports. Among ...




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