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  1. Anson Chan calls for more openness

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... she be promoted to chief secretary. Chan occupied the No2 post from 1993 to 2001, first under British colonial rule, then during the administration of Hong Kong's first chief executive, ...

  2. Bets are open for top financial job

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or asking John Tsang Chun-wah, the incumbent, to stay on. Many believe Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive for 16 years, is a strong contender for the job. ... adviser Chan Tze-ching as well as Paul Chow Man-yiu, former chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing. Watch this space. Chan in call for more superheroes Lights, action... funds. ...

  3. Legco president open to job as chief secretary

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of a 'coalition' government, one with representatives from leading Hong Kong political parties. Beijing loyalist Ng Hong-mun later wrote in a Chinese-language newspaper that Tsang could be a 'strong ... and Progress of Hong Kong, was also quoted as saying that Tsang would be a suitable candidate to be a top official. Tsang is the former chairman of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong ...

  4. Now talk to everyone else in Hong Kong, Mr Wen

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... step for Beijing to take would be to listen to the views of as many sectors as possible. In March, the premier openly expressed his wish to visit Hong Kong again. Wang Guangya, director ... lacked people willing to tell the truth. During the 90-minute meeting, Ng mentioned among other things the importance of electing a chief executive of Hong Kong who could first and foremost ...

  5. An open door to bitter irony

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... is not only a distinctive design, but also a reminder to us to be always open-minded, proactive and respective to public opinions'. Hong Kong's new chutzpah master-in-chief also claimed ... an occasionally opening barrier between one place and another. Tsang's fatuous talk of 'open doors' begs the obvious question: why have a door in the first place? Stephen Vines is a Hong ...

  6. Chief executive's worrying comments challenge rule of law in Hong Kong

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Legislative Council is extremely worrying. His criticism of the launching of a judicial review leading to a court decision quashing the environmental permit relating to the Hong Kong ... are expensive in Hong Kong, yet luckily we have members of the legal profession, solicitors and barristers, who are prepared to act on a pro-bono basis in the interest of the community. The successful ...

  7. Openness needed on policy research projects

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be encouraged to use their expertise to solve Hong Kong's problems. The government partly opened that door with its public policy scheme. It must now open it wider in the name of transparency. ... The government is obligated to account for the funds it spends. Hong Kong may well be moving forward because of a public policy research scheme that has so far used more than HK$45 million ...

  8. Hong Kong will benefit from being politicised

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Last week, the city's most influential tycoon, election committee member, Grand Bauhinia Medal recipient and Basic Law drafter, Li Ka-shing, expressed concern that 'Hong Kong has been politicised'. It is unclear why Li felt that Hong Kong's politicisation was a cause for concern since he himself seemed happy to meet President Hu Jintao last year in what must ...

  9. Open to debate

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching For the first time ever, the central government is this week holding a series of high-level dialogues with democrats in Hong Kong on the development of democracy after years ... will be phased out by 2020. However, she should understand that those issues are outside the remit of the Hong Kong government, though they can be discussed with the liaison office. As the chief ...

  10. Anson Chan keeps all her options open

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... it was not a prepared speech, political watchers say Mrs Chan hit at the heart of the problem, or rather the lack of leadership in Hong Kong. And though she did not name names, they have no doubt she ... remarks have caused a stir within political circles is that they reflect a more sophisticated and measured approach to keeping her influence in Hong Kong politics, two years after her official ...




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