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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Patriotism and Basic Law ‘non-negotiable’ for chief executive election in 2017

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:26pm by joyce ng and peter so

    ... Joyce Ng in Shenzhen and Peter So Both principles vital to chief executive election, top Beijing official tells Shenzhen meeting; while those who seek independence have 'no ... Congress- the top national legislature- meets next week to lay down a framework for electing the chief executive in 2017. Afterwards, a session was arranged for 14 pan-democrats to talk directly ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Universal pension? It's all up to the chief executive now

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... pension: it's all up to chief executive now Universal pensions are a minefield where the colonial government once trod with trepidation, mindful of resistance from businesses and Beijing. Now, after more than 40 years of debate, the issue has dropped in the lap of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration. And whether a universal pensions scheme will finally come to pass, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Executive Council convenor complains of policy making ambush

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Criticism comes amid calls to revitalise role of key policymaking body in running of city Exco chief complains of policy ambush Executive Council convenor ... Starry Lee Wai-king, a vice-chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, last week asked Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to think about how to inform council ...

  5. Comment - Debates - SCMP DEBATE

    SCMP Debate: What say will voters have in nominating 2017 chief executive candidates?

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by STAFF

    ... universal suffrage for election of the chief executive in 2017 and all members of the Legislative Council by 2020, including necessary changes to Legco in 2016. The community is deeply divided ... Every Hong Kong voter will get to cast a ballot in the 2017 chief executive election. But what say will they have in nominating candidates? For the second part of the Post's debate ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Call for Executive Council members to declare liabilities as well as assets

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Enoch Yiu and Joshua But

    ... Phila Siu, Enoch Yiu and Joshua But Exco members should be made to declare their liabilities, say legislators Lawmakers want the Executive Council's declaration-of-interest system to include its members' liabilities as well as assets, amid the controversy over Exco member Barry Cheung Chun-yuen and his failed Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange. They say Exco members should ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council could face major surgery as government plans reforms

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:50pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Plans to cut waiting times for complainants by boosting assessment panel with 'lay people' are heading to the Legislative Council for approval Medical Council reforms to be issued 'this year' The Medical Council faces major surgery after a highly publicised case in which a celebrity couple whose newborn baby died waited nine ...

  8. Business - Money

    Fallen Centaur fund linked to regulatory executive

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Fallen Centaur linked to insurance executive An unlicensed investment fund under investigation by the Securities and Futures Commission ... in the islands' high court since June after financial irregularities were discovered. Business Class Group's chief executive is Mark Kirkham, a member of the general committee of the Confederation ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Financial Reporting Council backs government plan to widen its oversight

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com FRC supports proposal to widen its oversight The government-appointed Financial Reporting Council yesterday showed its support for a government proposal ... "The independence of the FRC, both in fact and in the eyes of the public, is paramount at all times," Poon said, adding that the majority of its council would be comprised ...

  10. Comment - Debates - SCMP DEBATE

    SCMP Debate: How could the chief executive nominating committee be more representative?

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:57am by STAFF

    ... should go to district council members. A2 The Basic Law and the Standing Committee's decisions have stipulated that a certain number of chief executive candidates should be nominated ... Law, and in light of current political reality, the chief executive, universally elected or not, must work with a divided and partisan Legislative Council and with Beijing. The primary aim ...




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