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  1. All views should be heard in reform process

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress meets tomorrow to decide on the way ahead for Hong Kong's political reforms, it will hold the city's future ... is what limits will be imposed on the reforms. Here, the Standing Committee has a delicate balancing act to perform. The need to maintain stability and prosperity has rightly been emphasised ...

  2. Tsang to visit Beijing next week

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will brief state leaders on Hong Kong's development and his policy address during his duty visit to Beijing on Wednesday. During the visit, from November 21 to 23, Mr Tsang will meet President Hu Jintao , Premier Wen Jiabao and the new Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs, Xi Jinping ...

  3. Good company and fair fights

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the views of Hong Kong people. I was never a supporter of Ip. However, it is clear, from her success in direct elections, her standing with the public and her experience in government, that she ... more dirt than seems likely. But, no, the 311 voters of the Election Committee who failed to nominate anyone were doing as they were told- don't nominate Ip- thus depriving her ...

  4. Mainland blesses Tsang's decision to stand

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... on this issue and the first step would be to get 100 nominations to qualify to run.' Chan Wing-kee, a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative ... Mainland authorities gave their first blessing yesterday to Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's bid to be the next chief executive, saying his decision to stand was in line with public opinion. ...

  5. Basic Law interpretation a matter of diplomacy

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an interpretation of the Basic Law's provisions from the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), China's supreme legislature. The request for clarification in the continuing ...

  6. Stand and be counted

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Linda Choy

    ... return to China, based on the sequence of events building up to the handover. In February 1997, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), the mainland's national ... of some of Hong Kong's heritage that stands in the way of development and, to an even wider extent, those who are disenfranchised under the existing electoral arrangements. In the 10 years ...

  7. Election committee debate sets the stage for knockout round

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Tanna Chong A policy forum that aims to bring the three chief executive candidates before the members of the 1,200-strong Election Committee could be a decisive moment ... a policy forum on March 19, in which the candidates were expected to debate each other and answer questions from committee members. The format for the event- to be held six days before the March 25 ...

  8. When the time is right

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a report to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, seeking its approval to amend the method for selecting the chief executive and for forming the Legislative Council. Mr ... of this report was not to advance specific reform proposals, but only to request confirmation that reforms should be introduced. Only after the Standing Committee has scrutinised the report and given ...

  9. Selection to CE election body puts Leung in bind

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in March- theoretically offering him an opportunity to vote for himself. Leung, a member of the standing committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, is among 55 ... a member of the Election Committee from standing for chief executive or to prevent a candidate from voting in the poll. But politicians and an academic said that if he declared his candidacy, Leung ...

  10. Beijing ready for a hands-on role

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... government- and members of the standing committee of the Communist Party's politburo. Mr Tung's imminent departure also reflects a gradual but continuous shift by the central government from ...




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