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  1. Eyes closed

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Fahey

    ... international experts and five Nobel laureates who attended the conference. Taiwanese politics, as usual, was partly to blame. Most of Taiwan's mainstream media supports the KMT-led opposition, and has never forgiven Dr Lee for interfering in politics and endorsing President Chen Shui-bian in 2000. But, at a more basic level, Taiwanese across the political spectrum are simply ...

  2. Confidence in judiciary is key to rule of law

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... endorsed by political parties. This is seen as a way of making sure they are accountable to the public. Political affiliation, therefore, does not necessarily prevent a judge from ruling ... been asked as to whether the political affiliations of part-time judges might undermine confidence in the rule of law. But there are good reasons for believing this is not the case. To be sure, ...

  3. Row over speed on surveillance bill

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... declare at the resumption of the second reading in the Legislative Council that 'this bill was endorsed under political pressure'. However, Lau Kong-wah of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong said he did not feel any 'political pressure'. Bills Committee chairwoman Miriam Lau Kin-yee finally allowed Mr To to return to the earlier clause. ...

  4. Tsang is accused of sidelining opponents

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... to show only support and not opposition... and not to query projects hand-picked by him to demonstrate his strong governance. By accusing the political parties and legislators of not endorsing his ...

  5. Business bias feared in political reform talks

    Posted Jan 21st 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... the second meeting of the committee which deals with political development under the Commission on Strategic Development, unionist legislator Lee Cheuk-yan said there was a danger of twisting ... Committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu, also a member of the Basic Law Committee, suggested that functional constituencies should nominate candidates before they were publicly endorsed by all eligible ...

  6. Rival camps in Taiwan take battle overseas

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... demanding Mr Chen's resignation. Mr Shih, a former political prisoner and comrade of Mr Chen, has obtained endorsements from more than 1 million people and NT$109 million (HK$25.76 million) ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Rival camps supporting and opposing scandal-plagued Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian are taking their campaigns overseas to justify their roles in the political ...

  7. Language pride and prejudice

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the grounds that children learn best in their mother tongue- Mr Szeto's rhetoric also had strong nationalistic and political overtones. Mother-tongue education was endorsed by the Education Commission in the early 1990s. But, in what could be interpreted as a politically shrewd move by the departing British, a plan was drawn up to implement it from 1998- a year after colonial rule ...

  8. Party elite hand Hu vital endorsement

    Posted Oct 12th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing China's ruling Communist Party elite concluded an annual meeting yesterday, endorsing a policy document aimed at consolidating President Hu Jintao's grip ... and alternate members, the decision-making body said the party would commit itself to limited political reform, fighting corruption and reducing the chasm between rich and poor. 'The party will, ...

  9. One big headache

    Posted Jan 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the dissidents. The discussion on future political development has moved to the Political Committee in the Commission on Strategic Development, where the democrats have a small voice. Their very presence there is a sign that they acknowledge the leadership of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in political reform, and an implicit endorsement of the report the committee will produce next year- which ...

  10. Hi-tech initiatives are unnecessary

    Posted Oct 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the board of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants are not elected 'to control the Legislative Council representative or take part in politics'. Neither are they elected to endorse or support a particular political stance. It is important that the institute makes its apolitical stance clear to its members and the public. Contrary to Mr Young's comment ...




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