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  1. Democrats bottom of the class

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... meetings. Democratic Party members Wong Sing-chi and Law Chi-kwong were not much better: Mr Wong showed up for less than a third of the total, while Mr Law's attendance rate was 45 per cent. ... legislator Howard Young and National People's Congress member and independent legislator Ma Fung-kwok. Each came in at 100 per cent. When asked to explain, Wong Sing-chi and Law Chi-kwong said ...

  2. Crusading legislators' ratings soar

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Audrey Eu and James Tien rise in the popularity listings, boosted by their stance against the Article 23 legislation The controversy over Article 23 may have shaken the government to its roots and divided the Legislative Council, but it has boosted the po ...

  3. Meet Legco's silent minority

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... David Li, Andrew Wong and Philip Wong prefer to keep their hands down If silence is a virtue, then legislators David Li Kwok-po, Andrew Wong Wang-fat and Philip Wong Yu-hong should be lauded for their contributions to the Legislative Council this year. Ac ...

  4. Satisfaction with legislators falls to new low, says survey

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Public satisfaction with the performance of legislators has dipped to an all-time low, according to a survey, while respondents also said Hong Kong's prosperity, stability and freedoms had been eroded. The University of Hong Kong survey of 1,073 peop ...

  5. Announcement ends guessing game

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Niki Law

    ... But mild businessman probably was not first choice for job The announcement yesterday of Henry Tang's appointment as finance chief ended a fortnight-long guessing game following the resignation of Antony Leung. It was not until the beginning of last ...

  6. Reform paper flouts Basic Law, Law Society says

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Law's principle of 'gradual and orderly progress', the Law Society says. In its submission, released yesterday, on the document, the society concludes the reform proposals ... restricts this government to dealing with transitional reforms in 2012 only, leaving the issue of full universal suffrage to the next administration. But the Law Society says the absence of a road ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legislators who break Basic Law pledge should resign

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Patrick Ho

    ... Patrick Ho Patrick Ho says Legco members who violate their vow to uphold the Basic Law- such as by burning a copy of it in protest- should resign and oppose the system from the outside ... month. The day will of course be mainly taken up with the swearing-in ceremony for the new members. According to Article 104 of the Basic Law, key members of constitutional institutions ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong election laws favour big parties, says candidate

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com People Power member claims big parties have an advantage in their promotional material Election laws on publicity 'unfair' A candidate in next month's Legislative Council election is seeking a judicial review of the laws governing the poll, claiming they favour big parties that have members running in both geographical constituencies ...

  9. 'Amend HK law to deny babies abode'

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to babies born in the city to mainland parents. Wang Zhenmin, the dean of law at Tsinghua University and a former member of the Basic Law Committee, said the issue could be addressed by amending local laws without seeking an interpretation from the National People's Congress. However, Wang did not go into detail about how to achieve this, and did not say whether it would ...

  10. Rule of law's health a matter of interpretation

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Basic Law from Beijing. Legal experts agree the rule of law remains intact and is something Hongkongers can be proud of. However, they are divided on the significance of those interpretations ... importantly, the court sought to assert its own powers, ruling that it had the power to interfere with decisions of the committee that were inconsistent with the Basic Law. That provoked a backlash ...




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