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  1. Letters

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... academics at the Chinese University. They are to award an honorary doctor of laws to Tung Chee-hwa, for his 'able leadership... and remarkable contributions to the smooth transition ... to Beijing, he lost the confidence of most Hongkongers, and eventually of Beijing as well. His indecisive and low-key style in high office was a far cry from the 'able leadership' now so ...

  2. My team is no lame duck, says Tsang

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Tanna Chong Outgoing Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday denied his government was having transition problems with the incoming administration. However, political ... the continuity of existing policy. 'I have the same target with Leung in ensuring a smooth transition of the two administrations. It is of the utmost priority for my government,' Tsang said. ...

  3. Envoy foresees universal suffrage by 2017

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

    ... the timetables,' he said. Arriving at a brighter future would take leadership, he said. 'On some of these issues, searching for a consensus is searching for the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. ... the city's government showed leadership in 2005 when it proposed a constitutional reform package, which was voted down by lawmakers who felt it lacked commitment to universal suffrage within a time ...

  4. Political deadlock needs to be broken

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In just over three weeks Hong Kong will mark 15 years under Chinese rule. Coincidentally, the city's leadership will change too, bringing hope of new directions, better governance ... seeking re-election in September are likely to step up political theatrics to win publicity and voters' support. The situation this year has been further compounded by the leadership change, ...

  5. Good times

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for his leadership and contributions towards the city over the past seven years. Xi is a leading central government official in charge of Hong Kong and Macau affairs. His evaluation of Tsang and praise for him were fair and just. Since the chief executive election in March, when most people believed the focus would be on the transition of power, Tsang has faced a barrage of criticism ...

  6. Pragmatism rules, but expect a rough ride

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... have emerged under two more years of Mr Tung. The likely successor, Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, may be merely a transitional housekeeper. The fact that Beijing shrugged off his ... leadership change. In a bid to shore up the authority of the next administration, Beijing will move to repair any damage by giving its backers a bigger role. Doing so will raise the thorny issue ...

  7. Tsang's policy blueprint a promising start

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... taking the helm was delivered at the University of Hong Kong last Friday. It provided him an early opportunity to begin asserting his style of leadership. He did not pass up the chance. The principles set out by Mr Tsang were broadly in keeping with those so often espoused by Tung Chee-hwa- not surprising during this transitional period. But there were some subtle- and perhaps ...

  8. Chief's record could be worse, could be better, say his critics

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... said. He said this was the result of Mr Tsang being in charge of the 'transitional administration' he inherited from former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa. 'But he did much better than [Mr] Tung in reacting to a political crisis,' he said. Examples of this included subduing the KCRC management's leadership 'rebellion' and turning ...

  9. Bureaucrats need a good shaking

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for stronger political leadership is evident after years of the well-meaning but inexperienced Tung Chee-hwa followed by Tsang, the very incarnation of the bureaucratic characteristics mentioned. ... Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun to head his transition team. It has been bad enough that Tsang's government initiatives in so many areas have been characterised by lots of small schemes that sound ...

  10. Wen's concern over mainland mums

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... groups and small businesses amid the dim economic outlook for next year. He promised he would ensure that the transition to the next administration would be smooth. In their meetings earlier ... measures to improve people's livelihoods. Tsang met Wen in Zhongnanhai, the residential compound for the senior leadership, where he was told by Wen that he would have to fulfil his duties ...




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