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  1. Lam says 'two systems' intact

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the 'one country, two systems' principle. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday that she could find no evidence from her experience in the administration to support the frequently levelled ... is accountable to the public,' the former secretary for development said. Lam insisted that the boundary between the two systems, as outlined in the Basic Law, was very clear and she promised ...

  2. Confidence in 'one country, two systems' is eroding

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not only undermines the authority of the Hong Kong government and the authority of the Court of Final Appeal, it also undercuts the principles of 'one country, two systems' and weakens ... systems' policy. During the first seven years after the handover, the central government seemed to abide by the policy. But, now, it is a different story. Several years ago, Cao Erbao, the head ...

  3. Flawed system in need of a rethink

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the next leader. But there is a growing recognition that whoever gets the job will face the same problem as the first two chief executives- inherent flaws in our political system ... But the past 14 years have shown the existing framework has created more tension than co-operation between the executive arm and the legislature. Put simply, it is difficult for the government to get ...

  4. Co-operation is not collusion

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by James Tien

    ... and government. That said, there is certainly a good deal of co-operation between the private sector and government. But there is an important distinction here. Co-operation within a free-market system ... a matter that he called 'collusion between business and government', saying that the government was resolutely against it, and 'will strictly enforce our monitoring systems ...

  5. Appraisal team recommends Tradelink for DTTN operator contract

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Tradelink took the first giant step yesterday towards being awarded the contract to operate Hong Kong's precedent-setting digital trade transport network (DTTN) after the project team ... by Electronic Data Systems and Hong Kong-listed Computer and Technologies Holdings. The DTTN, an electronic platform designed to manage the physical flow and documentation of the US$1.1 billion in trade ...

  6. New official promises to uphold two-system policy

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... A pledge to uphold the principle of 'one country, two systems' was given by the new Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong yesterday. In a statement issued ... on the 159-member standing committee. 'Under the 'one country, two systems' framework, the central government is always very concerned with Hong Kong's prosperity and stability,' Mr ...

  7. A deft operator left holding a weak hand

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to operate without a genuine mandate from the people. Now, he has also been deprived of the legitimacy which adherence to the Basic Law would give him. Political expediency has been allowed ... a leader who will work hard to put in place a much more representative political system. Mr Tsang has gone to great lengths to win Beijing's favour. He must now convince the public that he ...

  8. Respect the system and it will respect you

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Huaren, said recently that he believed those outstanding people who love both Hong Kong and the country, adhere to the principle of 'one country, two systems' and strictly abide ... of a 'small-circle election', and 'black-box operations' as the dissidents would have us believe. I remember that in the 1968 US presidential election, a pig was put forward as a candidate ...

  9. Why 'one country, two systems' is now old hat

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to be the gradual evolution of 'one country, two systems' from a sound political arrangement to pure formality and increasing irrelevance- much like the militaristic lyrics in the national anthem ... surveys commissioned by the South China Morning Post- the results of which are detailed opposite- most people consider 'one country, two systems' a reasonable success 10 years after ...

  10. Systems failed in the Link Reit and West Kowloon

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Link Reit and West Kowloon Cultural District are both suffering from system failures. They are ultimately decisions on government land and finance policy which have a significant ... officials must realise that without electoral legitimacy and support from a political party they operate in the dark. The voices who whisper in their ears are biased. The bureaucracy is cooking ...




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