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  1. A royal pointer for Hong Kong's hybrid politics

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong seems to have acquired the worst of both worlds. We have an allegedly elected head of government but that election is notoriously rigged and confined to a small circle of participants; meanwhile, the head of state is far away in Beijing, effectively chosen in secret by a small cabal of Communist Party grandees. Of the two heads of government in Hong Kong so far, one ...

  2. The many paths to politics in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung They were seated on opposite sides of the host in a debate on Hong Kong's political future. But when it comes to their views about becoming politicians, the differences ... be the best way to nurture political talent. The fact that she is adamant Hong Kong deserves a better government has become a driving force in her efforts to take her political journey forward. ...

  3. Hong Kong's political reform

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President Hu Jintao says Hong Kong's political development must proceed step by step according to the Basic Law and he urges Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to continue his government's efforts 'to improve communications with [people of] all walks of life'. What do Mr Hu's remarks mean for political reform? Write to us. ...

  4. Beijing has laid down new rules for the game of political reform in Hong Kong. Last night, Donald Tsang said: let's play

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing and Jimmy Cheung The chief secretary last night declared Hong Kong people's demands for political change were still alive after Beijing ruled it had the power ... [and] build a consensus so Hong Kong's political development can move forward.' He said the calls for change were clear. 'The general view is that [the public] believes ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Hong Kong needs to reassert its political autonomy

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... influence over our internal affairs. The people of Hong Kong, not Beijing, should be the judges of our chief executive's performance. Second, Beijing meddles in our local politics by currying favour with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Liberal Party. Under such circumstances, the need to assert our political autonomy is heightened. ...

  7. New chief executive will have to rebuild trust of sceptical Hong Kong citizens

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... election'. The election campaign brought out so many scandals and revelations that the entire political system of Hong Kong is heading towards deep distrust in the coming years. In view of the deep ... political reform and Article 23 of the Basic Law will test his degree of autonomy vis-a-vis the central government in Beijing. Finally, the people of Hong Kong will adopt a wait-and-see attitude ...

  8. To succeed in HK politics, don't follow the leaders

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines Hong Kong's desperate scramble for the bottom of the world leadership table has reached another nadir, as the people who lead the special administrative region appear ... government is on shaky ground, especially in Hong Kong where it faces an opposition that has won hundreds of thousands of votes. Tung and Tsang stumbled through their periods of office either ...

  9. Hong Kong's second in command must be top-notch

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... matter who is in the top post or whether he has political wisdom or is genuinely committed to serving Hong Kong; he still has no mandate or political legitimacy. However, the importance ... in appointing his lieutenant, for the sake of the people of Hong Kong, and the integrity of the administration. Albert Cheng King-hon is a political commentator. taipan@albertcheng.hk ...

  10. Pay cut plan for political appointees

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... problem was the system's degeneration into an unaccountable, elitist group of insiders and cronies. In a poll conducted by the University of Hong Kong in 2009, 91 per cent of respondents ... Ng Kang Chung kc.ng@scmp.com Political appointees, widely criticised as overpaid political novices, could see their monthly salaries of between HK$134,000 and HK$164,000 cut by as much ...




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