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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ray of hope as focus shifts to key issues for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by Mike Rowse

    ... at the end of a storm, some of the recent proposals for reform of the chief executive election arrangements bring both light and joy. No wonder Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor ... are enjoined to take as a starting point- is chronically unrepresentative and its structure is very complicated. The simplest thing would be to make the existing 70 members of the Legislative Council ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Candidate backing by district councils could make 2017 election fairer

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:36am by LETTERS

    ... Candidate backing by district councils could make 2017 poll fairer I commend Paul Serfaty for his letter ("Compromise needed in chief executive nomination process", February 7)" urging public discussions on the 2017 chief executive election. His suggestion comes at a time when dialogue between Beijing and the pan-democrats has reached an impasse; when political ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Compromise needed in chief executive nomination process

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 03:10am by LETTERS

    ... Compromise needed in chief executive nomination process Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, the secretary for justice, drew a very firm line in the article ("Plain language", January 29)- only the nominating committee, in whatever form it takes, should be involved in the nomination of candidates for the next chief executive election. Given current tensions, it is a mistake ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to revamp Hong Kong's neglected district councils

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 04:37am by SONNY LO

    ... Sonny Lo Sonny Lo says no political reform can be complete without looking into Hong Kong's neglected district councils, so representatives can truly serve as government advisers A new dawn While the current public discussion on political reform in Hong Kong focuses on the methods for electing the chief executive and Legislative Council, an examination of how our ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing must keep its word on universal suffrage

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by Emily Lau

    ... Emily Lau Emily Lau says Beijing must keep its promise on universal suffrage in 2017, and trust that the people of Hong Kong, given a free choice, will elect a chief executive acceptable to all sides No compromise With the government's public consultation on political reform drawing to a close, Beijing decided to invite all Legislative Council members to Shanghai. The visit, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Rules governing Hong Kong's district councils outdated

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial District council rules outdated The way a district council goes about its daily business does not usually excite the media or public. But not so 10 days ago, when police were called in to throw out a member accused of disrupting a Central and Western District Council working group meeting. Trivial as it may sound, the incident is more than political farce. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    One law for us, and another for the favoured few

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by Philip Bowring

    ... was invited by then chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to sit on the Executive Council, giving the feudal kuk a direct influence over policy and the non-enforcement of laws. A newer problem ... selectively One law for us, one for the few The rule of law in Hong Kong is being eroded, little by little. Seemingly small episodes become cumulative as executive fiat takes precedence over law. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The middle way to electing the next chief executive

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:22pm by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... Michael Davis In an open letter to Carrie Lam, Michael Davis suggests a way for Hong Kong to elect the chief executive in 2017 that would conform to the Basic Law, as the government insists, while being consistent with international human rights standards Sweet spot Dear chief secretary, considering your frequent calls that proposals for nomination of the chief executive ...




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