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  1. Hong Kong's parade of political apologies

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... they made that provoked immediate public outrage across the political spectrum. Apologising in public now threatens to become a political ritual in Hong Kong. It is not an accident that all three ... officials apologise or confess is when they are set for a downfall. It's quite the opposite in Hong Kong. With Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun and Chief Executive Donald Tsang ...

  2. Who'll be Hong Kong's political Valentine?

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... to a live, televised debate. He said it would match his people-led style of governance against Mr Tsang's 'paternalistic' style. 'The people of Hong Kong have waited far too long ... had yet to approach them, warning that he should not take their support for granted,' the committee member said. Wong Kwok-kin, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    A history of how national education was introduced in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... when President Hu Jintao said at a banquet organised by Hong Kong to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the handover that importance should be placed on national education in the city. Hu said: "I have something special to say about young people in Hong Kong because they represent the future of Hong Kong, indeed, the future of China … We should foster a strong sense ...

  4. Did I merit my pay, ex-political assistant muses

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... national education a compulsory subject. Asked if he would allow his children to study in Hong Kong and study national education, Young said: 'I will not decide whether I should let them study in Hong Kong based on the provision of the national education course.' $163,960 Political assistants in Donald Tsang's administration were paid as much as this amount, in HK dollars, per ...

  5. Political deadlock needs to be broken

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In just over three weeks Hong Kong will mark 15 years under Chinese rule. Coincidentally, the city's leadership will change too, bringing hope of new directions, better governance ... disengage, distrust and disown. He said he would reach out to the people and roll out measures when ready, instead of waiting until his first policy address in October. Hong Kong cannot afford ...

  6. CE election race shows up our flawed political culture

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The immaturity of political parties in Hong Kong has also contributed to the problem. As the chief executive post was designed to be independent from political parties or organisations, political parties ... Ronald Ling, University of Hong Kong Public concern has been growing over the integrity of candidates in the race for the chief executive election. I am among those citizens who ...

  7. Differences in political culture tripped up HKU

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by a lack of experience in working with mainland counterparts. There is an obvious gap between Hong Kong and the mainland when it comes to politics and culture, so we need to strike a balance when ... of the iceberg. On the mainland, politics reigns supreme, which means central government leaders always take priority and their social status is much higher than that of academics. In Hong Kong, it's ...

  8. No advantage in losing Hong Kong people's trust

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... comment on government policies and performance to tread carefully and think about the consequences of their actions. He said Hong Kong people can distinguish whether their comments are based on facts or intended to take political advantage. Tsang's position doesn't always allow him to be himself, which explains why he has been rather awkward in the way he conducts himself ...

  9. Tsang's style of government has contributed to Hong Kong's decline

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Allan Zeman's comment on the mainland's progress compared to Hong Kong is ironic ('Mainland outpacing HK, Zeman says', May 21). First, nobody in the present ... to be contradicting these comments. Second, in the same article Zeman still affirms Henry Tang Ying-yen as playing a continuous role in Hong Kong, especially with a possible attempt at the chief ...

  10. Tsang downplays hopes of mainland political post

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Information Services lunch, turning it into his farewell meeting with the media. Tsang stressed that he planned to pursue activities that would benefit the mainland and Hong Kong. However, they must ... interests in Hong Kong. He decided in March against doing that so as to clear doubts about whether he may have breached the anti-bribery law. But his pet koi will stay in the fung shui pond ...




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