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  1. Hong Kong lowers the bar on racial equality

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... standard. Similar Hong Kong laws state that they bind the government and apply to it 'in the performance of its functions and exercise of its powers'. The Race Discrimination Bill ... Margaret Ng As a civilised and open society, we have every right to expect the Hong Kong government to be fully committed to the promotion of racial equality. We rightly expect ...

  2. Restructuring plan faces race against time

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The Legislative Council's finance committee yesterday began a marathon series of meetings in an effort to push through Leung Chun-ying's government restructuring plan before he takes over as chief executive in two week ...

  3. CE election race shows up our flawed political culture

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ronald Ling, University of Hong Kong Public concern has been growing over the integrity of candidates in the race for the chief executive election. I am among those citizens who are increasingly unhappy about the entire election. What worries me most is the apparent lack of talented candidates for the position. The same goes for previous holders of Hong Kong's highest ...

  4. Plenty of fireworks but the race is just heating up

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com It was like the changing of the guard as Hong Kong's present and probable future leaders gathered to celebrate National Day yesterday. With both ... Chief executive hopefuls Leung Chun-ying and Henry Tang Ying-yen struck contrasting tones in their race for the top job. Leung, the outgoing convenor of the Executive Council, joined Tsang ...

  5. Fight for the right for everybody in Hong Kong to breathe easier

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In April, Tung Chung resident Chu Yee-wah successfully challenged the government for allowing the environmental assessment of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. That court decision ... and Albert Cheng in the South China Morning Post blamed the Civic Party for engineering this judicial review. In our opinion any person, organisation or party in Hong Kong that defends the right ...

  6. Hong Kong can't afford to stand still

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Criticism of the poor performance of bureaucratic leaders by Hong Kong and Macau affairs head Wang Guangya, a man with immense international experience, was followed by a comment by Li Keqiang ... done much for Hong Kong- such as former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang, former Monetary Authority chief Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, or a real businessman with an international outlook ...

  7. Who'll be Hong Kong's political Valentine?

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... to a live, televised debate. He said it would match his people-led style of governance against Mr Tsang's 'paternalistic' style. 'The people of Hong Kong have waited far too long ... had yet to approach them, warning that he should not take their support for granted,' the committee member said. Wong Kwok-kin, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, ...

  8. Manila's ignorance of Hong Kong affairs an insult

    Posted Aug 30th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... There seems little doubt that the eight Hong Kong tourists who perished need not have died were it not for the incompetence of the police, who provoked the hijacker- former senior inspector Rolando ... are told, the staff members did not recognise the name 'Donald Tsang' and did not know he was the Hong Kong leader. This is a sad commentary on the Philippines and its knowledge of Chinese ...

  9. In search of someone to blame for running a bad race

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... reaction to public disquiet over the marathon, the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, the race's organisers, said it would consider imposing extra requirements on next year's event, ... runners. The Chinese-language Hong Kong Economic Times has also listed the marathon's 'five crimes': the failure to warn participants about poor air quality, the failure to screen ...

  10. Leung defends Tsang over airport post 'interference'

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to continue serving as the CEO of the Airport Authority,' Hui said. 'I look forward to seeing Hong Kong International Airport continue its development as an international and regional ... for our airport as we plan for Hong Kong International Airport's development into a three-runway system, and I am very pleased that Stanley has accepted the extension offer.' ...




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