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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Your government needs you: Thai leader says reform council open to all

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Military PM sets out criteria for joining body that will redraw policies and Thai constitution National reform council open to all, Prayuth says Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday set out broad criteria for the selection of a 250-member council to draw up sweeping political reforms and approve a new constitution, saying people from all ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    District council chiefs won't budge on rezoning plans after lunch with CY

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Chief executive's lunch with council chairmen fails to rally support for proposals that would help meet his ambitious housing target District chiefs won't budge on rezoning plans Three out of four pro-government district chiefs say they will not lend support to its ambitious housing plans, after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying tried to lobby ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief executive should consider his position, suggests Liberal leader James Tien

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... in Hong Kong. And he said the protest had dealt a severe blow to Leung's administration. Tien pointed to his own resignation from the Executive Council days after the 2003 march, which saw ... Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam Protest turnout 'puts the heat on CY' Liberal Party leader James Tien Pei-chun suggested yesterday that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying should perhaps ...

  4. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    State Council issues guidelines to reform shipping industry

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:09am by JING YANG, Ray Chan

    ... Jing Yang and Ray Chan Policy initiative issued by State Council lifts importance of shipping to national strategic level Guidelines aim to drive reforms in struggling industry The State Council yesterday issued a set of guidelines on the development of the maritime and shipping industry in a landmark move that could lead to substantial reforms in the oversupplied and loss-making ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmaker Wong Yuk-man arrested for throwing glass at Chief Executive CY Leung

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 11:17pm by Joyce Ng and Clifford Lo

    ... Joyce Ng and Clifford Lo Lawmaker arrives at station in Central to be arrested on suspicion of assault after incident involving chief executive at Legco meeting Glass-thrower Wong surrenders to police Independent lawmaker Wong Yuk-man was arrested last night on suspicion of common assault after he hurled a glass in the direction of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - MANAGEMENT

    Second Agricultural Bank of China executive leaves

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 03:30pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Agricultural Bank of China has announced the loss of its second top executive in just two weeks. Executive vice president Guo Haoda resigned “due ... in afternoon trading in Hong Kong, in line with the Hang Seng Index, which traded down 1.8 per cent, and several other big H-shares banks. An executive at Central Huijin Investment, the investment arm ...

  7. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN chides Iran over juvenile executions

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... believed to have been executed in Iran this year, while some sources suggested a "considerably higher figure", she said. The United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday called on all ... Reuters in Geneva UN chides Iran over juvenile executions The UN human rights chief yesterday appealed to Iran not to execute a woman convicted of murdering her husband at age 17. Razieh ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Party affiliation would help chief executive

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Party affiliation would help CE Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa has not been in the headlines for years. Ever since he resigned in 2005, he conscientiously kept a low ... remarks are expected to trigger a wider debate on the need to further develop party politics in Hong Kong. At present, the chief executive is barred from having any party affiliation, even though ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Former Exco member Marvin Cheung dies after long battle with leukaemia

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... over as chief executive in 2005, Cheung was appointed to the Executive Council. It was during his time in the cabinet that his health problem emerged. In 2006, he took eight months' leave ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Former Exco member who also sat on many public bodies dies after battle with leukaemia Marvin Cheung hailed for dedication Former executive councillor ...

  10. Non-official Executive Council members waive pay rise

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Non-official members of the Executive Council have decided to give up a pay rise for the second year running in a move seen as recognising mounting discontent in the community towards business and the wealthy- a group to which most of the Exco members belong. An academic says this sentiment has been fuelled by the controversy over failure by wealthy ...




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