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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tearful Carrie Lam says she put reputation on the line

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Chief secretary blames national education controversy for damaging her approval rating, as she loses her composure in TV interview I've put my reputation on the line, says tearful Lam Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor broke down in tears in a televised interview, admitting her credibility has suffered in the new administration. Losing her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031942/tearful-carrie-lam-says-she-put-reputation-line
  2. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION: ANALYSIS

    National education can still be shelved to avoid a crisis, analysts say

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com As opposition mounts, lack of guidance from Beijing means government could put off launch and avoid a major political crisis, analysts say National education 'can still be shelved' The city has room to shelve the launch of national education in schools, since the central government has not given any instructions on how the subject should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1028923/national-education-can-still-be-shelved-avoid-crisis-analysts-say
  3. Keep athletes village in the public sector, lawmakers urge

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Lawmakers have urged the government not to grant development rights for the 2023 Asian Games athletes' village to private developers to avoid giving an impression of business collusion. While trying to drum up public support for a bid for the Games i ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725425/keep-athletes-village-public-sector-lawmakers-urge
  4. Rights groups and MPs to protest at assembly address

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... Some human rights groups and French politicians are planning to protest against the visit of President Hu Jintao when he arrives to address the French National Assembly this afternoon. A spokesman for the Paris office of Amnesty International said his gro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442392/rights-groups-and-mps-protest-assembly-address
  5. After a scorching summer, France faces the political heat

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... Enduring a sizzling summer, France now looks set for a politically blistering autumn. A grassroots leftist movement, which has gathered an unexpected following, is planning to organise street rallies beginning next month to counter government reforms and ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424974/after-scorching-summer-france-faces-political-heat
  6. 'France's Thatcher' trips on reforms

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... When centre-right Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin took office a year ago he vowed that his planned shake-up of France's rigid economic structure would not leave behind 'the French who live down below', a term he coined for the country&# ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423705/frances-thatcher-trips-reforms
  7. Legco shows courage in holding Lehman probe

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... Joseph Wong Last Wednesday, an overwhelming majority of lawmakers supported a motion to invoke the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance to investigate the sale of Lehman ... it is calling the government and banks to account for their actions, it is also putting the ability, professionalism and integrity of members on display. Joseph Wong Wing-ping, formerly secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660667/legco-shows-courage-holding-lehman-probe
  8. Schools seek 'extras' from lunch suppliers

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Some school lunch suppliers had been pressured by schools for donations or sponsorships of up to HK$1 million in return for contracts, a survey of suppliers has found. The Health Department, in response to the findings, yesterday warned suppliers to report any inappropriate demands from schools to the anti-corruption enforcers. The information came from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635770/schools-seek-extras-lunch-suppliers
  9. Charges filed over dumping near reservoir

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong People who discarded construction waste near Shing Mun Reservoir have been charged with illegal dumping, officials revealed yesterday as they admitted the government was powerless to monitor dumping on private land. Last month, bags of rubbish, soil and industrial waste spread over an area of 1,400 square metres were found outside the boundary of Shing Mun Country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633363/charges-filed-over-dumping-near-reservoir
  10. Spectre of Sars led to closure order

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Denise Hung and Martin Wong The dark shadow cast by the Sars epidemic in 2003 was behind the government's decision to close all primary and special schools, nurseries and kindergartens, according to a government source. While the government knew the drastic action taken late on Wednesday would leave it open to criticism and cause inconvenience to pupils and parents, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629786/spectre-sars-led-closure-order

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