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  1. All work and no play leaves our leader with lots of holiday time

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law, Quinton Chan

    ... Workaholic HK leader racks up leave days Hong Kong may not have to wait until 2007 for a new leader if Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa decides to take all the leave he has accumulated during the past six years. According to the Chief Executive's office ...

  2. Rush on anti-graft law for chief executive

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The government has fast-tracked efforts to extend anti-graft laws to cover the chief executive, the constitutional affairs chief said. Responding ... time for them to trigger a formal impeachment process under the Basic Law, which would require two rounds of voting and a probe. 'The full council meeting has accumulated a lot of bills ...

  3. Old habits die hard for Fanny Law

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com There she goes again. Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun is not even in power but we're already seeing early signs of the same officious arrogance that once doomed her ... What's the rush? It's understandable that a new government waiting in the wings is itching to hit the ground running. But what Law and Leung are demanding is a substantial restructuring ...

  4. HK can stop mainland mums, basic law guardians say

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong, Emily Tsang and Colleen Lee Mainland legal experts known as the 'Basic Law guardians' told Hong Kong delegates the influx of mainland women giving birth in the city ... the central government would not initiate another interpretation of the Basic Law,' said Wong, a Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker who is in Beijing attending the NPC's plenary session. ...

  5. Do you think Donald Tsang broke the bribery law?

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tsang has fallen foul of the bribery law. Other scandalous revelations about chief executive candidates have prompted public concern about the integrity of officials. At difficult times like ... the bribery law. There is no direct evidence that proves he accepted bribes. What we have are some allegations that may raise some questions. These allegations indicate that Tsang accepted some ...

  6. Basic Law 'last resort' to stop mainland mums

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Ada Lee It would be difficult - and strictly a last resort - for Hong Kong to seek a reinterpretation of the Basic Law to stem the influx of mainland women giving birth ... in a pre-recorded interview with RTHK broadcast yesterday. It was his first public comment on whether the government should look at amending or reinterpreting the Basic Law to tackle the issue. Tsang, who ...

  7. Tsang's Macau trip may have broken bribery law

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Amy Nip Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday faced accusations he might have breached the bribery law in a private visit to Macau, during which he stayed on a luxury yacht offered by a tycoon friend. Tsang's office denied that he violated the law, saying he paid a 'market price' for the benefits. Legislators at a special meeting voted ...

  8. Basic Law interpretation a matter of diplomacy

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Yesterday's decision to seek a Basic Law interpretation, initiated by a Hong Kong court, seems likely to provoke less hostility than on previous occasions, when the executive branch asked Beijing to re-examine rulings by the top court in light of the city's highest governing law. Never before has the Court of Final Appeal sought ...

  9. Chief executive's worrying comments challenge rule of law in Hong Kong

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... bridge amounts to a challenge of the rule of law which is the very foundation of our society. The right to question the decisions and performance of the government by judicial review is essential to ensure that the administration will be competent and will not abuse its powers. If the legal challenge is successful after a fair hearing in a court of law, the government only has itself ...

  10. Beijing envoy backs security law decision

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A senior central government envoy in Hong Kong said Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administration was right to defer introducing a national security law. Li Gang, a deputy director of Beijing's liaison office, praised Tsang for setting up the Community Care Fund to help the needy, and said he did not believe the move was intended to help Chief ...




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