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  1. Pro-Beijing parties set to dominate council seats

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Beijing loyalists are likely to take most of the seats in the two district council subsectors of the panel that will choose the next chief executive ... on December 11. The panel will then choose the next chief executive in 2012. One of the subsectors is for Hong Kong and Kowloon councillors, the other New Territories. Democratic Party chairman Albert ...

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    Leung Chun-ying pays first duty visit to Beijing as chief executive

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Chun-ying flies to Beijing on Thursday to make his maiden three-day briefing as chief executive to the nation's leaders. While details of his trip have not been confirmed, pan-democrats have ... of Hong Kong affairs next year. He may also meet top officials from the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. Veteran China ...

  3. Beijing adviser calls for C.Y. to assert executive's role

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying should strengthen the executive-led system of government after he takes office in July, a top adviser to Beijing says. Zhu Yucheng, a former deputy director of Xinhua in Hong Kong, made the suggestion a day after pan-democrats succeeded in delaying a Legislative Council debate on a by-elections bill ...

  4. 'Spiritual advancement' should not be a chief executive's priority

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was appalled to hear Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen say in a Legislative Council question-and-answer session that he has had no political ambitions since becoming financial ... these jobs were handed to him, but what we did not know was that he actually did not aspire to them. So why did he agree to become chief executive? He should know the weight of a job that affects ...

  5. Handling tips

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Wu In a week's time, we'll know who this city's next chief executive will be, or- with the growing possibility of a hung vote on Sunday- at least to expect more mud ... executives will no longer be a spectator event for Hongkongers. Beijing must find a new way of engagement; a paradigm shift in the way Hong Kong affairs are handled will take a lot of work, ...

  6. Why Beijing must edge forward in 2012

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... suffrage will not apply in the next elections for the chief executive and Legislative Council members. However, it will say something positive about 2017: namely, that the chief executive may ... Frank Ching The National People's Congress Standing Committee is already considering the chief executive's report on universal suffrage and all signs are that, by the weekend, ...

  7. Top official says next chief should have wide support

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for a long time,' Cheng said. Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying, Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen and Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, a member of the National People's Congress Standing ... Gary Cheung, Tanna Chong and Jennifer Ngo The mainland official in charge of Hong Kong affairs says the next chief executive should have a high degree of acceptance among the general ...

  8. The media and people of Hong Kong must frame debate for its next leader

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty Congratulations: Beijing, through Wang Guangya, the mainland's top man in charge of Hong Kong, has realised that a chief executive without popular support is more ... Affairs Office, told visiting trade unionists in Beijing that: 'The future chief executive should enjoy a relatively high degree of acceptance among the general public, who should feel ...

  9. Passionate participation by the young boosts movement for democracy

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and 2008. It will be under growing pressure, however, to make a firmer and clearer commitment to the eventual election of the chief executive and legislature by 'one person, one vote'. Any ... at the Legislative Council elections in September than for the last Legco poll in 2000 looks almost certain. For its part, Beijing will stick to its kid-glove tactics in the lead-up to the elections. It has ...

  10. Waiting for Scrooge

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... by 2012, the year when we have elections for both the chief executive and Legislative Council. Mr Tsang knows the Standing Committee members would tremble at the thought of letting us freely choose ... By the Scrooges I mean the members of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. Our chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, has warily asked them to be a bit charitable and toss us ...




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