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  1. Did I merit my pay, ex-political assistant muses

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com When he became the youngest political assistant in then chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administration in 2008, Paul Chan Chi-yuen asked ... it,' the former political assistant for food and health said. Chan was just 28 when he was one of nine political assistants hired as part of Tsang's effort to expand the political ...

  2. CE election race shows up our flawed political culture

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... political office. Neither Tung Chee-hwa nor Donald Tsang Yam-kuen managed to live up to the public's expectations. It's already 15 years since the handover, yet we are still waiting for a chief executive with excellent political skills, long-term vision and unquestioned moral integrity. None in the current line-up of candidates command widespread public support and respect. ...

  3. Changing faces in political list poll

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang and Civic Party lawmaker Alan Leong Kah-kit have dropped out of a list of top 10 most visible political figures, according to a University of Hong Kong poll. Unionist legislator Lee Cheuk-yan and Legco president Tsang Yok-sing move onto the list. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen retains his top spot, in a survey of 1,003 ...

  4. Political appointee wants more colleagues

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The government should appoint more politically accountable officials, the undersecretary for commerce and economic development says. Greg So Kam-leung said there was a manpower shortage in the politically appointed tiers of the administration, despite an extra two levels of appointees being introduced last year. He was one of the appointees. So, a member ...

  5. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Political Reform

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Not since the bitter protests over the national security bill in 2003 has Hong Kong politics been so charged up, and well, nasty. Although the banana throwing seems to have ... consultation on political reform, the Civic Party hopes that 2010 will see Hong Kong people directly taking part in the 'de facto referendum' whereby one legislator in each of five districts ...

  6. Political Animal

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the often-repeated claim by Beijing about foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs. But issues relating to universal suffrage were mentioned when Ehrman- who served as political adviser to former governor Chris Patten and will retire in January- called on Tsang and Chan separately on Monday during his overnight swansong trip here to 'meet old friends'. 'Naturally politics were ...

  7. Political Animal

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the handover anniversary yesterday, so there must have been close to 40,000 marchers in the subsequent parade. Mustn't there? Perils of DAB-bling in politics When you claim to have no political ... after shouting slogans demanding universal suffrage- in the absence of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who had already left the venue. Political wills wilt in the heat The real weather ...

  8. Political Animal

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to map the country's future- then he should be worrying about the political heat he is facing in the run-up to the July 1 march. The government's spin doctors have argued that those ... his reputation, adding that he had passed the matter to his lawyer. Asked by Political Animal whether he had taken part in the operation in 1989, he first replied: 'I won't respond ...

  9. The many paths to politics in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung They were seated on opposite sides of the host in a debate on Hong Kong's political future. But when it comes to their views about becoming politicians, the differences ... Mrs Ip, a former secretary for security, said she had dropped the idea of rejoining the governing team after almost 30 years in the bureaucracy. 'If I were to return to politics, I need ...

  10. Political Animal

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to cast a vote for chief executive, a group of youth leaders and students taking part in a political forum displayed greater patience. Participants who spoke at the forum, attended by Secretary ...




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