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  1. A pointer or poisoned chalice for Legco candidates?

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... might in fact be a poisoned chalice for Mrs Ip if pan-democrats rallied after sensing danger. A spokeswoman for Mrs Chan said the former chief secretary did not believe the district council ...

  2. Beware of poisoned words

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Chu

    ... Margaret Chu Given human nature, truth often goes unheeded and rarely helps. Still, it must be spoken. Since the day it was made known that colonial Hong Kong would be returned to Chinese sovereignty, there has been endless anxiety over the rights and fre ...

  3. Can't-do spirit just won't do, Mr Tsang

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... on the economy. Other contentious policies would also be reviewed, and unnecessary ones delayed- something any responsible government should do in times like these, he said. ' I believe people ... it or not, the government-run broadcaster faces a long spell of uncertainty. Mr Tsang's new-found caution stands in stark contrast to the can-do spirit with which he imbued his two most recent ...

  4. Show us you can do better, C.Y.

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in poverty. That cannot be good for social stability and cohesion. Leung needs to show that government can do better than occasional cash handouts to paper over a widening rich-poor gap. At the same ...

  5. HK's government doing a good job in comparison with those in Europe

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that our chief executive would be enjoyable company over a beer, I do feel that his comments are excessively negative. Most of us moan about the government's lack of competence in relation to certain issues, and many others feel the administration should do more. For me though, the Hong Kong government does pretty well in most policy areas, and I am keen that it stays out ...

  6. Do Hong Kong police have too many discretionary powers?

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... that by doing so they have somehow abused their powers. The question is whether the police have acted in ways that may be considered unethical. The answer is no. The reason why there has been a stir ... radical actions. While activists justify their actions using phrases like 'right to free speech' or 'freedom of assembly', the truth is, their actions do cause public ...

  7. Doing Hong Kong justice

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 1900: Construction begins on what was then to be the Supreme Court building. Designed by Aston Webb and E. Ingress Bell, consulting architects to the Crown Agents to the Colonies, the building features colonnades, dome and hip roofs covered by Chinese til ...

  8. One year left- and still much to do

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... When Hong Kong returned to China and put into practice the novel 'one country, two systems' concept, our city took a step into the unknown. Before the handover, there were many uncertainties about whether our values, rights and way of life would ...

  9. Two names we can do without

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Philip Bowring Let us hope that Wang Guangya, head of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, was not just listening to the faithful during his visit here, doubtless not unconnected with the 2012 decision on the next chief executive. On another occasion, ...

  10. Red-faced officials failed to do their sums

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong and Fanny W.Y. Fung in Beijing The unprecedented Legislative Council veto of the government's interim funding yesterday showed how small tactical errors can lead to political failure. Officials chose a time for the vote when 13 government ...




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