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  1. Britain calls for progressive proposals on universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... universal suffrage. In its latest six-monthly report to parliament, the British government welcomed the Hong Kong administration's commitment to ensuring that methods used to form the legislature in 2020 complied with the principles of universal and equal suffrage. 'Hong Kong should move to a system of full universal suffrage to underpin its rights and freedoms, and therefore ...

  2. Hong Kong's officials must inhabit a parallel universe

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in Britain, where government ministers actually have to stand for popular election and where civil servants are routinely held to public account, then Hong Kong must be in a really desperate plight. ... but by the arcane procedural imperatives of a paper-shuffling bureaucracy. If you don't believe it's a problem, just consider a small selection of the minor lunacies Hong Kong's government ...

  3. Tycoons float idea of two-chamber Legco

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... two-house systems to abandon them, the federation insists the system is worth considering. 'Hong Kong's democratic development is at an early stage. The adoption of a bicameral system ... Jimmy Cheung They see it as a first step towards universal suffrage A two-chamber Legislative Council has been proposed by leading tycoons and professionals as a step towards universal ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rankings, based on research contributions by business schools in 24 top journals. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was the highest-ranked business school in Asia at No 31, followed by the National University of Singapore at 49 and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University at 69. Hong Kong's Chinese University was ranked 75th and City University 90th. Singapore ...

  5. Resume

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1999: Completed a degree in statistics at the University of Hong Kong 1999-2001: Worked for KPMG as a tax consultant 2001: Joined the ICAC as an assistant investigator 2003: Promoted to post of investigator Course: Bachelor of Social Science in Government and Political Administration School: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Duration: Three years Characteristics: ...

  6. District council route a bridge to nowhere

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by James Lee

    ... James Lee Pan-democrats have vowed to veto the government's 2012 election proposals unless they are offered a road map to universal and equal suffrage that abolishes functional ... and other sectors provides checks and balance. Recent developments in Taiwan and Thailand have highlighted the importance of having constitutional safeguards to prevent universal suffrage being ...

  7. Polls apart

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... later, instead of providing a step towards universal suffrage, functional constituencies have become entrenched. Mainstream opinion in Hong Kong cannot accept part of the legislature being ... Anthony Cheung As we ponder Hong Kong's constitutional future, it would be useful to take a pragmatic view of the kind of government needed to survive today's increasingly ...

  8. Scholarship winners 'should stay in HK'

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Lawmakers are concerned that the government's HK$1 billion scholarship fund may not be able to keep elite overseas students in Hong Kong after they graduate. Introducing ... students to study and hopefully stay in Hong Kong. It was aimed at boosting the city as a regional education hub. The scheme was first announced in Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's ...

  9. Discontent at a high

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau Hongkongers' discontent with the government has risen to a record high since the city's handover to mainland rule in 1997, findings of a University of Hong Kong poll ... during official trips, which a former top official said was certain to pose a 'very big threat' to Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's successor. The Hong Kong government was viewed ...

  10. All we need to do now is agree about elections

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is unlikely to meet the democratic aspirations of most Hong Kong people. But it might move us closer to them. This is a defining moment for Hong Kong. Beijing has opened the door to universal ... long as Hong Kong can reach a consensus. Now every effort must be made to put in place reforms which bring us closer to that goal. Five years ago we missed a chance to make our political system ...




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