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  1. Friendly fire

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's famous 'friends or foes' dichotomy isn't completely accurate. Chief executives banned from party politics can't have friends. As long ... that changes, the chief executive could face opposition on any issue; it's open season in the legislature. Foes organise mobs but so-called friends may not actually be friendly. Just look at how ...

  2. Tsang 'did little' to improve air

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chee-hwa, Friends of the Earth said. It urged Tsang's successor, Leung Chun-ying, to roll out more assertive measures to combat the problem. 'Tung had set clear objectives, ...

  3. Friends in high places had better deliver

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung To win more friends and to have fewer enemies- this is the rule of thumb in the world of politics. The Chinese Communist Party considers keeping up a united front one ... days after Mr Tsang was re-elected with the backing of the Liberals and other government-friendly and Beijing loyalist allies, so it was hardly surprising that pan-democrats and media ...

  4. Taxing the poor will fund cushy jobs for friends

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I must be missing something here. We are told that we need a goods and services tax because of dire shortcomings such as a narrow tax base and a fiscal structure that undermines Hong Kong's ability to cope with cyclical downturns in the economy. So T ...

  5. Telling friend from foe

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung 'Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is the first and foremost question [one must ask] in revolution.' These words of wisdom from the late chairman Mao ... friends and foes. Speaking at a Legislative Council debate on the West Kowloon arts hub, Mr Tien noted that the Liberals were the only ones who had firmly supported the government on the troubled ...

  6. '7-eleven' still a busy man in the thick of it

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... President Barack Obama, or has acted as a senior adviser on behalf of Beijing, meeting business and political heavyweights. Many of these heavyweights are 'old friends' from whom he seeks ... as an example. 'I'm a man of the ocean,' he said. 'The earth is covered by oceans; on the bottom there is enormous wealth, in energy, minerals and other unknown materials. By 2050, ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... leaders and the local media sitting on a bed? Surely that would send the wrong signals and give the mistaken impression to our foreign friends that Hong Kong was in dire financial straits. ... financial centre, which produces more rubbish per capita than anywhere on earth. Yau and others remind me of the department head in the British comedy television series Yes Minister: 'My ...

  8. Tsang: no regrets, I did my best

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... affairs manager of Friends of the Earth, wondered whether Tsang had exaggerated his contribution towards reducing roadside air pollution, as there was no clear benchmark to set against his ...

  9. Agony and the ecstasy

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the delivery of services to the public, in terms of managing all the things we have to manage, I think perhaps it is one of the most effective governments on earth. 'With a very highly democratic ... to scrap Legco by-elections were threatened by some government-friendly legislators. Tsang defended the government's controversial decision in March to give HK$6,000 to all adult permanent ...

  10. Opponents crying wolf over Leung's 'threat' to core values

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... vulnerable, how can they be 'core values'? The core values of any place on earth are the result of many years of accumulation and are therefore highly resistant to change, let alone ... remain as to whether they are endangered and, if so, whether it is because Leung is chief executive-elect. Hong Kong is arguably among the freest places on earth and its citizens are allowed ...




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