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  1. Talking points

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... state that borders the Tibet Autonomous Region. Wrong-footed Microsoft's window for recovery Microsoft unveils its Windows 8 operating system, designed to work with touch-computing, ...

  2. Tsang caned by system he so earnestly supports

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... 'sensibly and reasonably'. Stronger words may well have been uttered in private or maybe nothing further was said. We are unlikely to find out because the new Hong Kong operates within an opaque system that is increasingly selective in what it reveals. However, what we do know is what we can see precisely because it was on open display, a display designed and rightly recognised ...

  3. Despite a rocky year, there will be no report on accountability

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Post, the bureau said: 'We recognise the operation of the accountability system has not been entirely smooth in the past two years.' Like all major political reforms, the system needed ... Jimmy Cheung No progress report will be issued by the government this year on the much-criticised 'accountability system', which the administration admits has not gone entirely ...

  4. Tsang stresses?strong governance?

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... ROBERT CAIRNS Updated at 11.51am: Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on Wednesday pledged to provide Hong Kong with strong governance and uphold the?One Country, Two Systems? principle. In his first policy address since becoming Hong Kong?s top politician, Mr Tsang reiterated his commitment to implementing the political system established under the Basic Law? the former colony?s ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Stop the Sars blame game: minister

    Posted Jul 11th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... the operation of the medical system relies on teamwork, not individuals'. Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai, Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food, who is tipped as a possible candidate to succeed ... tangled up in it.' Following suggestions that a system for punishing ministers be established, the secretary said he did not think there was a need to set up a 'complicated ...

  7. More than a personal failure

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that could make the current system work better. It is disappointing, however, that even the pro-government camp has failed to make meaningful suggestions to improve its operation. The Business ... of our politicians and the system in which they operate. C. K. Lau is the Post's executive editor, policy ...

  8. Pay cut plan for political appointees

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... assistants and their job title changed. But he defended the operations of the quasi-ministerial system adopted since 2002 as having the general support of the public. In an interview with Commercial ... administrative officers, HK$83,000 to HK$95,600 a month. Political assistants are part of the expanded political appointee system introduced in 2008, along with the new posts of undersecretaries. ...

  9. If chosen, Donald Tsang would be on a short leash

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... joined the ministerial system. The co-operation with civil servants might not be as smooth as people think,' he said. Both Professor Li and Professor Cheung said they believed Mr Tsang would ... operations under Mr Tsang's leadership. 'I think Beijing will make sure things will develop according to its plan. The room for him to manoeuvre will be even less than that for Mr ...

  10. City urged to boost co-operation with Taiwan

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Hong Kong may lag behind mainland cities in cross-strait co-operation if it does not accelerate efforts to liaise more with Taiwanese cities and counties, visiting Taipei ... financial system and English-language education. A keen painter, the magistrate yesterday launched a six-day exhibition of his own oil paintings at Pao Galleries at the Arts Centre. On Sunday he ...




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