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  1. Hong Kong's second in command must be top-notch

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the well-being of Hong Kong people. Just look at Stephen Lam Sui-lung, who took over the post of chief secretary after Henry Tang Ying-yen resigned to take part in the chief executive race. Lam is widely ... matter who is in the top post or whether he has political wisdom or is genuinely committed to serving Hong Kong; he still has no mandate or political legitimacy. However, the importance ...

  2. Margaret Chan claims edge in WHO race

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung in Beijing, Ambrose Leung and Mary Ann Benitez The former Hong Kong health chief who is a candidate to head the World Health Organisation believes backing from the city ... has a big advantage. The central government and the [Hong Kong] SAR government can extend our advantage.' Dr Chan, who appeared to be in a good mood, met Assistant Minister of Foreign ...

  3. Tien rules himself out of race for new chief

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... be 'good' for the post. The decision also came as the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) praised Mr Tsang's ability to govern, saying this would make him a good leader. The Liberal leader said he ruled himself out of the race after the results of an internal opinion poll showed Mr Tsang was 10 times more popular than he was. Mr Tien denied he was being pressured ...

  4. A race to show they care

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... should help Hong Kong companies capitalise on opportunities on the mainland. He went even further to suggest forming joint working groups comprising academics, representatives from the government and relevant industries to map out industrial policies. Leung said Hong Kong could draw reference from the experience of the Council for Economic Planning and Development under Taiwan's Executive ...

  5. Delegates await word of Beijing's thinking on race

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... official on Hong Kong affairs- may indicate a preference for either Henry Tang Ying-yen or Leung Chun-ying. 'I have heard from various sources since I arrived in Beijing... that the central ... sources in Tang's camp said Hong Kong's first chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, had canvassed votes for Leung. 'Tung has approached different deputies to canvass for votes ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Beijing gets its two-horse race as Tsang backs out

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... executive of Hong Kong. The outcome of all that wavering could not have pleased Beijing more. Tsang's step back from the brink not only allows Beijing to secure its desired 'two-horse' race, but also avoids a possible abortive election, as well as maintaining the primacy of executive-led governance in Hong Kong. 'I don't have enough time to work ...

  8. Hong Kong's system is running on empty

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is either greater authoritarianism or full democracy. Hong Kong people must choose. Our hybrid governing system is not without political genius. It is an amalgamation of British colonialism ... a Hong Kong citizen today- barring the lack of his right to vote- is as free as anyone living in a full democracy. As the city's mayor, the chief executive leads a government that can ...

  9. Regina Ip moves closer to joining race

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... elections. The former secretary for security ranked fourth among potential candidates for the city's top job with 13.8 per cent support in a recent University of Hong Kong survey for the South ... in Tung Chee-hwa's campaign for chief executive in 1996 when working for public relations firm Burson-Marsteller Hong Kong. Fan, who earlier pledged support for Tang's candidacy, said ...

  10. Arts hub needs local and international appeal

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... works from the mainland and around the world. The museum will, therefore, define Hong Kong in the years to come. Its importance cannot be overstated. Various proposals have been floated over ... to Hong Kong. However, we do want to have the best possible attractions for the cultural district. Prestigious foreign institutions can offer valuable expertise and highly sought-after artworks. ...




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