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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing will keep a close watch on Hong Kong's electoral reform: Maria Tam

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Beijing will keep a close watch on reform: Tam The central government will be very closely monitoring the city's political reform, a prominent Beijing loyalist has warned. Basic Law Committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu was interpreting remarks that Zhang Xiaoming, Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong, made on Thursday. "The political ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Universal suffrage not same as direct election, Maria Tam tells city

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Tony Cheung

    ... that the nominating committee is the only official body [empowered] to put forward candidates," Wang said. Also speaking at the forum, Basic Law Committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu agreed. She said ... unreasonably … while a direct election means there shouldn't be any medium [working between voters and candidates] making the election indirect; they are two different ideas," Tam said. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HONOURS

    Basic Law panel member Maria Tam receives Grand Bauhinia Medal

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Maria Tam, who said nomination of candidates not universal right, among four to get Bauhinia Basic Law panelmember receives city's top award Political heavyweight Maria Tam Wai-chu, who recently sparked controversy with her remarks on universal suffrage, is one of four people who have won Hong Kong's highest honour. Other recipients ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Beijing-loyalist Maria Tam says the right to be elected is not universal

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 08:25pm by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau, Colleen Lee

    ... Basic Law Committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu yesterday weighed in on the debate over how universal suffrage should be implemented in 2017, saying an interpretation of the Basic Law by Beijing ... on Hong Kong. The report expressed concern at the "lack of a clear plan to institute universal suffrage" and possible limits on who can stand for election. Tam said the UN's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BASIC LAW COMMITTEE

    Veteran Maria Tam rules out Basic Law Committee role for Stephen Lam

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... of the Basic Law Committee as had been rumoured, veteran committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu said. Another member, Johnny Mok Shiu-luen, a senior counsel, also told the South China Morning Post that he had not heard of Lam, 57, being mentioned as a replacement for Leung, 73. "The Hong Kong members in the committee will all serve another term," Tam said. "The rumour is wrong. ...

  6. NPC deputy Maria Tam admits she has cancer

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee NPC deputy Maria Tam Wai-chu yesterday confirmed she was suffering from ovarian cancer. Ms Tam, 58, the vice-convenor of the Hong Kong delegation to the National People's ... me,' she wrote in a statement. Ms Tam, who is also a Basic Law Committee member, has been an NPC deputy since 1998. She and Ng Ching-fai were elected vice-convenors of the delegation ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Basic Law Committee's Maria Tam, on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights   I just want to clean up Manila and put its affairs in order before retiring Joseph Estrada, ...

  8. Members reappointed to Basic Law Committee

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... chairman Wu Bangguo. Six of the panel members - Maria Tam Wai-chu, Raymond Wu Wai-yung, Wong Po-yan, Ng Hong-man, Anthony Neoh and Albert Chen Hung-yee - come from Hong Kong. Qiao Xiaoyang, head of the legislative affairs commission of the NPC, was reappointed as chairman of the Basic Law Committee, with Mr Wong as vice-chairman. After the meeting, Ms Tam said the committee's work in the coming ...

  9. NPC deputy fuels debate

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the national education curriculum, as the outcry against the proposal intensified. Maria Tam Wai-chu said yesterday that students could learn about those events- which stirred international controversy- through news reports, so they should not be included in teaching materials for the subject, which is set to be introduced in primary schools in September. Tam, who is also a Basic Law ...

  10. 'Internal conflicts'

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Deputy to the National People's Congress Maria Tam Wai-chu has criticised the Hong Kong government and says 'internal struggles' are harming the city. What do you think of her remarks? Share your views: write to us ...




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