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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 'Popular' twist to chief executive poll

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... signal if it has any preferred candidate. So far, former Legco president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying and Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen have been tipped ... chance for someone to join the race and win without Beijing's blessing. Since the chief executive is an appointee of the central government, selected by a small committee, it stands ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 1,500 rally to oppose appointed council seats

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung About 1,500 people rallied yesterday to call for the abolition of appointed seats on district councils. The Anti-Appointment Alliance, which organised the rally outside government headquarters in Central, said appointing government allies to the councils amounted to a distortion of public opinion. Academics, students and representatives from various sectors ...

  6. Chief executive 'has now become too soft and forgiving'

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Setting out Hong Kong's policy agenda for the next five years in his 2007-08 policy address in October last year, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was expressed hope ... after mistake, the feel-bad sentiments deepened in society. In this newspaper, Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, a newly elected legislator and former colleague of Mr Tsang, wrote: 'The executive ...

  7. Chief executive should have been magnanimous

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The pro-democracy camp won only 25 of the 60 seats in the Legislative Council election, a result that Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa described as 'good and comfortable' (September ... candidness, but his comment clearly reflected his dislike of the pro-democracy camp. He did not have the minimal generosity to allow for different voices in the Legislative Council, which has ...

  8. Head of HKSAR. Made in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Next-Gen Culture and Economic Institute, 'Head of HKSAR. Made in Hong Kong' takes a collective swipe at the upcoming 'election' of this city's next chief executive, calling ... of this process. 'The election of Hong Kong's chief executive has almost no relationship with Hong Kong citizens,' its curatorial statement says. 'The first one in 1997 was elected ...

  9. HK$8.3m set aside for new chief's interim office

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... executive. Raymond Tam Chi-yuen, secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs, said the new leader would have no authority until July 1. The Legislative Council's constitutional affairs ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com The government has earmarked HK$8.28 million to operate the office of the chief executive-designate who will be elected in March, documents submitted ...

  10. Voters in the dark on appointed seats

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Only half of the voters in last month's district council elections knew Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa could appoint up to 102 members to the councils, a survey has ... satisfied with the election results. More than 76 per cent said the next chief executive should be elected in 2007 by universal suffrage, while only 8 per cent were opposed. However, 52 per cent ...




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