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  1. Pan-democrats at odds over what to tell Tsang on universal suffrage

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... for elections in 2012. Pan-democrats have agreed to put three demands to Tsang: Universal suffrage in 2012; If this cannot be achieved, a fulfilment of his pledge to resolve the question of universal ... with the government unless it produces a road map and timetable for universal suffrage. Cyd Ho Sau-lan, convenor of a meeting on Wednesday of the 23 pan-democrat lawmakers, said the camp wanted the four ...

  2. Tension remains in the long campaign for universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... This was despite attempts by Beijing and the Hong Kong government to depoliticise the atmosphere ahead of the handover celebrations. Friday saw the announcement of the latest phase of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement with the mainland. It came days after a mainland bank started issuing yuan-denominated bonds in Hong Kong. Yesterday, giant panda cubs Le Le and Ying Ying made their debut ...

  3. Envoy foresees universal suffrage by 2017

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong, analysed the city's progress in the 10 years since the handover, and imagined its future in 10 years' time. 'By then, I will be nearly retired... and a new chief ... '[Expatriates'] views on local issues matter, because in the last analysis it is the foreigners here who make Hong Kong international.' Responding to a question about Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's ...

  4. Universal suffrage in 2012 still an option, says Tsang

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... their views on constitutional government to the central government. In an interview on CNN's Talk Asia, Mr Tsang said he was answerable to both the Hong Kong people and Beijing. He said he was anxious to resolve the issue within his next term if re-elected. Asked if it was possible for Hong Kong to achieve universal suffrage in 2012, the chief executive would not commit himself ...

  5. Budget to unveil subsidy plan for university graduate internships

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung A one-year government plan to subsidise companies that hire university graduates as interns will be announced in next week's budget. It will cover Hong Kong students ... that hired a graduate as an intern to work in Hong Kong, and HK$3,000 for graduates hired to work on the mainland. 'The subsidies for graduates working on the mainland as interns are likely ...

  6. Public promised options on universal suffrage this year

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... on governance and political development, who accused him of delaying tactics. Pressed on whether he would strive to achieve universal suffrage in 2012, Mr Tsang said: 'Like other Hong Kong people, ... government's position and the wishes of the people of Hong Kong all had to be taken into account and a balance had to be struck in moving towards this goal. Mr Tsang said he had proposed ...

  7. University names new chairman

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron City University has netted a high-profile property developer and former Executive Council member to replace Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung as its council chairman. The appointment ... is being chaired by a City University law school professor. The Hopewell Holdings chief resigned as university council chairman despite legal advice that the move was not required. Mr Chung, who ...

  8. Handover birthday girl pessimistic about HK getting universal suffrage in 10 years

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... career,' he said. But Ki-ki remains rather gloomy about the chance of full democracy in Hong Kong in the next decade. 'I do not think there will be universal suffrage in 10 years,' she ... instead of a 'Chinese'. 'I stay in Hong Kong most of the time.' Asked to rate her liking for Hong Kong, the mainland and Britain on a scale of 10, she gave full marks to her ...

  9. Tsang to hit ground running on universal suffrage

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Linda Choy

    ... was a matter of concern for both the mainland and Hong Kong. 'If we bring ourselves to look at things from the perspective of the future of Hong Kong being the common purpose, rather than engaging ... days before he formally declares his candidacy, Mr Tsang said he hoped to 'bring Hong Kong to a much higher plateau' if he won a second term. While he stopped short of giving ...

  10. Lack of universal suffrage cause of many city ills, says legislator

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It will not blatantly serve only the interest of the tycoons, but in Hong Kong, it is not the case,' Mr Chan said on the RTHK programme Letter to Hong Kong. 'Here, the major concern of key officials, ... ears'. He also blamed the government for the hardships of the poor, saying its policies had widened the income gap and condemned ordinary people to poverty. 'People in Hong Kong have been ...




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