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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    All sides of the political divide must adhere to the law to move forward

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 05:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the city's leader. The endorsement for Leung is to be expected. It came at a time when the city is threatened by the gravest political challenge since the handover. It is imperative for Beijing to be seen as firmly behind the embattled chief executive. It also gives the clearest signal that Beijing will strictly adhere to the rule of law on the issue of political reform. Although Xi did ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Academic, Democrats leader urge delay in sending electoral reform report to Beijing

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Tony Cheung, Jennifer Ngo

    ... and the Democratic Party chairwoman have both called on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to delay submitting his report on electoral reform to Beijing until October, instead of this week. HKU political ... should hold off submitting it to Beijing as the public would need more time to discuss it. "Political opinions in society need some breathing space to engage each other for this process ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ICAC drops bribery investigation into CY Leung sparked by Lew Mon-hung interview

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:08pm by SAMUEL CHAN and Lai Ying-kit

    ... of the nation's top political advisory body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, after the interview. A former deputy chairman and executive director of listed Pearl Oriental Oil, ... the Chief Executive's Office would comment on individual cases. The graft-buster cannot close a case without the endorsement of its operations review committee, which scrutinises all ...

  4. Initial approval for C.Y.'s new posts

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to endorse or reject the plans as a whole when the finance committee meets on Friday. Law admitted that despite the proposed expansion of the political appointee team, she would not rule out ... secretary], and political assistants as you said there was a lot of political work to do,' said subcommittee chairwoman Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, of the Civic Party. 'But if it turned out ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SPEECHES

    Chief executive CY Leung forged early links with ex-premier Zhu Rongji

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... was determined to gain trust from Beijing, so he was very bold in terms of giving advice," Lau said. Lau said the accounts of Leung in the book should not be read as an endorsement from Beijing for the embattled chief executive. "The editing work started two years ago, so … the articles cannot be interpreted as an attempt to influence Hong Kong's politics." Nor did it mean Leung had ...

  6. Political realities

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ying-yen. The Chinese authorities shifted their endorsement to Leung only after Tang had grossly mismanaged a series of scandals that had made him unelectable. Clearly, the formal electoral results ... Party leader demonstrates that voters in Hong Kong are politically realistic and astute enough to realise there is little point in voting for a candidate with whom the Chinese government ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Leung Chun-ying faces heat over new TV licences

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Vivienne Chow and Joshua But C.Y. faces heat over TV licence debacle The long-overdue issuing of new free-to-air television licences could be the next political bomb for Leung ... was no different from political advertising and urged the Communications Authority to investigate the station. Shue Yan University journalism department head Leung Tin-wai condemned ATV for disregarding ...

  8. Arts hub juror defends C.Y. Leung

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... important issue to everybody, including myself.' Chang, who retired as City University president in 2007, said he did not endorse the candidacy of either Leung or his rival, Henry Tang ... the government. He said about seven government representatives had attended the jury's meetings. Chang is one of only a few of the 10 jurors who have remained politically neutral. Half are from ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Thousands could face court over Leung slur

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, LAUREN HO

    ... over Leung slur Thousands of people who have shared the political column that Leung Chun-ying claims accuses him of having links with triads could be subject to defamatory charges if the chief ... for defamation. Labour Party lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan endorsed the campaign and also distributed at least 700 copies of the article at the Lunar New Year fair in Victoria Park, asking supporters to make ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    C.Y. must learn to pick his battles

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... will be district councillors returned via the "super seats" in a more or less democratic manner. There will inevitably be a lot of scrutiny of the results by academics, political commentators ... will have to govern with the Legco he gets, not the one he would have wished to have. Even before he took up the post of chief executive on July 1, Leung was given an important lesson in political ...




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