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  1. Political parties part of our democratic future

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the first direct elections to the Legislative Council. People are reluctant to nail their colours to a party mast. Many of those who opt for a career in politics prefer to join small groups (which are often careful not to have the word 'party' in their name). Roughly half of our lawmakers are independents. The result is a fragmented political scene that fails to present the public ...

  2. Fewer than half are happy with government performance: survey

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong people's satisfaction with the government has dropped 7 percentage points, according to a survey. Fewer than half are happy with the administration's performance. Forty-five per cent were satisfied with its performance, down from 52 per cent in November and 56 per cent in October, according to the survey by the University of Hong Kong's public ...

  3. Be careful of leaders touting half-truths

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the election of both the chief executive and all members of Legco. But this was postponed for 10 years, from 1997 to 2007'. This is another half-truth. What the Basic Law specifies in Article 45 ...

  4. Only half the legislature hold variety show tickets

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Half of the 60 legislators-elect will have the chance to watch a $3 million variety show marking National Day, organisers said yesterday. The 90-minute show, organised ... said about half the 60 legislators were members of the committee, with most coming from the pro-government camp. 'Those legislators who have not joined our committee and are interested ...

  5. Half a step in the right direction

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... conducive to dialogue. Within the pan-democracy camp, Beijing's half-step towards reconciliation will make it easier for moderate democrats to hold frank, genuine talks with mainland officials. ...

  6. Kuk seeks to hold the law in contempt

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com You give them an inch, they want a foot. The government has given New Territories villagers an extra half floor as a concession, but the villagers want to keep as many illegally built floors as they please on their multi-storey houses, not just a half-floor enclosure. Nothing less. This is what the Heung Yee Kuk, the largest rural representative body, ...

  7. Leung and his allies should realise the true extent of Hongkongers' anger

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... half a million people took to the streets calling for his resignation. Tung stepped down soon after that. On his first day as chief executive, Leung Chun-ying attracted far greater public ... this year, but I believe the real figure could have surpassed the half a million recorded in 2003. The organiser's estimate is challenged every year. This year, Robert Chung Ting-yiu, ...

  8. Liberals won't go into bat for Tsang team

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Since he is so clever, there is no need to defend the government, says party chief The Liberal Party nailed its colours to the mast yesterday- reiterating its support for Henry Tang Ying-yen and declaring it would not stand up for any administration led by the financial secretary's rival for the top job, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. 'People always say we ...

  9. Legco chief out but not down

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wins at least half the Election Committee votes on March 25. Tsang, the former chairman of what was then the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, said he would continue to prepare ... party should he be elected. Asked if he was 'almost certain to run' for a run-off in May should no candidate win at least half the votes, he said: 'I am not campaigning ...

  10. Milestone poll on path to democracy

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... more than half of the traditional, trade-based functional constituencies. The lack of competition makes a mockery of the democratic process and strengthens the argument to abolish ...




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