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  1. Ducking flak after jumping the wages gun

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Two days after saying the government's voluntary minimum-wage initiative has been a failure, Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying went into full damage-control mode, making rare appearances on radio phone-in programmes to clarify his remarks. He denied he had delivered a premature verdict on the 'wage protection movement' six months before a full ...

  2. Tang rolls out the big guns at campaign rally

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Colleen Lee, Paggie Leung and Tanna Chong If the reputations of supporters are any guide, Henry Tang Ying-yen will win hands down in the chief executive election. Unlike archrival Leung Chun-ying, the former chief secretary has the strong sup ...

  3. In control

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a presumably pre-selected, 'predestined' favourite, and won the job. In just three weeks, Leung will have control. To be sure, he has been ready for a long time. The real question is: are we ...

  4. John Tsang admits jumping the gun

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung waiyee.fung@scmp.com Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has admitted naming an organisation seen as close to the government as a suitable candidate to run a HK$220 million internet programme before the selection process had even begu ...

  5. Young-gun politicians should never give up

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Nai-keung As the saying goes: 'Old soldiers never die. They just fade away.' Yet, one would expect members of the current Legislative Council, dominated by baby boomers, to give way to younger ones. Judging from the lists of registered candi ...

  6. Jumping the gun- and calling the shots

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Donald Tsang Yam-kuen wrong-footed colleagues and the media by announcing last night that he would stand for chief executive. It was a move that said a lot about his working style and character. Just a day earlier, he had told the Executive Co ...

  7. Beijing's reminder of control

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... has moved to gain full control of the political review. In many senses, the role and power of the Tung administration in leading the reform debate has been significantly undercut. City ... and authority in framing the political reform... Clearly, Beijing is very worried that the situation in Hong Kong will get out of control. 'Over the past two weeks, some friends close ...

  8. Hands on the election controls

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... unpredictable and hard to control. All you can do is minimise their impact. We first dealt with scandals in the last Legco election, involving James To Kun-sun and Alex Ho Wai-to: the learning curve ...

  9. Tactic may spin out of control, chief told

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has been warned of over-reliance on spin-doctoring and political tactics in governing the city. Tsang Yok-sing, an executive councillor and former chairman of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong ...

  10. Democratic cure

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... 'If you don't return it on your own, we'll do it for you,' one senator warned. Dictators can, of course, renege on legally binding contracts. They can put a gun to your head and make you return what is legally yours. Democracy was the gun American lawmakers tried to use to recover US$165 million in bonus payments to AIG fat cats. When elected legislators act in unison, ...




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