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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The latest population projections from the Census and Statistics Department put into sharp focus challenges for Hong Kong that we are well aware of but have done little to address. Society ... in Leung's zero-quota policy for mainland women not married to Hong Kong men giving birth here. That there will be so few wage earners financially responsible for so many without incomes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1014951/hong-kong-must-act-now-create-comprehensive-population
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003432/royal-pointer-hong-kongs-hybrid-politics
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002525/tsangs-style-government-has-contributed-hong-kongs-decline
  4. Hong Kong's system is running on empty

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is either greater authoritarianism or full democracy. Hong Kong people must choose. Our hybrid governing system is not without political genius. It is an amalgamation of British colonialism ... a Hong Kong citizen today- barring the lack of his right to vote- is as free as anyone living in a full democracy. As the city's mayor, the chief executive leads a government that can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996770/hong-kongs-system-running-empty
  5. New chief executive will have to rebuild trust of sceptical Hong Kong citizens

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Although the chief executive election produced a mandate for Leung Chun-ying to govern Hong Kong in the next five years, his mandate is naturally limited because of the 'small-circle 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996731/new-chief-executive-will-have-rebuild-trust-sceptical-hong-kong-citizens
  6. Head of HKSAR. Made in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kwong Head of HKSAR. Made in Hong Kong Artist Commune This group show couldn't have come at a better time. Jointly organised by Project 226, C&G Artpartment and Asian Next-Gen Culture and Economic Institute, 'Head of HKSAR. Made in Hong Kong' takes a collective swipe at the upcoming 'election' of this city's next chief executive, calling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993698/head-hksar-made-hong-kong
  7. 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 ... the well-being of Hong Kong people. Just look at Stephen Lam Sui-lung, who took over the post of chief secretary after Henry Tang Ying-yen resigned to take part in the chief executive race. Lam is widely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988320/hong-kongs-second-command-must-be-top-notch
  8. Ageing Hong Kong is coming up short

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and London. Four years on, Hong Kong's population stands at 7.1 million and the city is struggling to cope with both an ageing population and low fertility rate. University of Hong Kong ... by 2030. Hong Kong's fertility rate is among the lowest in the world, dropping to a historic low of 0.9 births per woman in 2003. Despite a rebound to 1.1 in 2010, it is still far below ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983445/ageing-hong-kong-coming-short
  9. Tang, the unwitting champion of democracy in Hong Kong?

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines The very best thing that can happen for the development of democracy in Hong Kong would be the so-called 'election' of Henry Tang Ying-yen as chief executive, made ... is a farce, that it is totally detached from the views of Hong Kong people, and that the central government has shown utter contempt for the special administrative region by anointing a candidate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980622/tang-unwitting-champion-democracy-hong-kong
  10. Beijing tips Tang to be Hong Kong's next chief

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter Beijing has picked its favourite for Hong Kong's new leader, and it's Henry Tang Ying-yen. Tang, pictured, is facing a storm of criticism over heavy-handed security imposed for a visit to Hong Kong by vice-premier, Li Keqiang, last month, a report said on Tuesday. Tang is the current chief secretary. He saw his ratings plummet after police used pepper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979752/beijing-tips-tang-be-hong-kongs-next-chief

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