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  1. People's Party to hold elections tomorrow

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to the National People's Congress, retired director of civil aviation Peter Lok Kung-nam and Priscilla Leung Mei-fun, associate dean of the City University's school of law. A party source said ... the middle class. A source from the People's Party said Laurie Wan Sek-luen, former chairman of the Conservancy Association, would be one of the candidates. Another party source said Lo ...

  2. People's Party pair to do battle for leadership

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... founders include Kan Fook-yee, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, retired director of civil aviation Peter Lok Kung-nam and Priscilla Leung Mei-fun, associate dean ... Gary Cheung A senior banking executive and an environmentalist will tomorrow contest the chairmanship of a political party targeting the middle class. A source from the People's Party ...

  3. People's right to know overrides confidentiality

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chief executive contender Henry Tang Ying-yen's stirring accusations that election rival Leung Chun-ying wanted to use riot police and tear gas to suppress protests staged against national security legislation in 2003, and that Leung tried to stifle freedom of speech by proposing a shorter licence duration for Commercial Radio in the same year, have fuelled extensive public ...

  4. Vigil a reminder of people's aspirations

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the nation among those in Victoria Park last night commemorating those who died on that day. They were there because they care about the nation they are part of and want it to prosper and thrive. ... much in that time. But while the nation's economy is booming, a middle class evolving and China now a key player on the international stage, an important part of its development- ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most deputies had advisory jobs Roughly 70 per cent of the 36 current local deputies to the National People's Congress were once appointed to advisory or statutory bodies, while 30 per cent of the 202 local delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference were also appointed to such bodies, according to the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs ...

  6. People's charge to the ballot box will spur wind of political change

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... The election tomorrow is being seen as a litmus test of people's political and civic awareness. While it is given that pro-democracy forces will win an even stronger presence in Legco, the degree ... the national security bill last year and the opposition of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong over the land departure tax. Both parties have representatives on the Executive Council. ...

  7. NPC rules on Macau poll reform

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Beijing will retain the final say on Macau's electoral reform, the National People's Congress ruled yesterday, after the city made its first request for an interpretation of its Basic Law. Any changes to electoral rules will first need to be cleared by a two-thirds majority of the city's legislature, then by the chief executive, ...

  8. Hong Kong deputies must tread a fine line

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung They have been dubbed China's rubber-stamp parliament and 'political vase'. Yet, since the 1990s, changes have become apparent in the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference systems. Although the Communist Party retains its tight grip on power, it has moved to allow a degree of liberalisation ...

  9. Dual role can help bridge gap between HK and mainland

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The article by Joseph Wong ('Liaison office must put out fire raging over delegates', March 25) claims that Vice-President Xi Jinping has told Hong Kong National People's ... On the contrary, the dual role can help to bridge the gap of understanding between Hong Kong and the mainland legislators. Some NPC deputies, as well as Chinese People's Political Consultative ...

  10. Bar chief's role demands sensitivity

    Posted Jan 20th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... There will be clear changes in the city's political interactions with the mainland this year. A new batch of Hongkongers are about to be chosen to sit on the National People's Congress and CPPCC, and provincial people's congresses and CPPCCs. Of the 36 NPC deputies to be elected by a 1,231-member panel on Friday, at least one-third will be new faces, including some prominent figures who have ...




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