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  1. HK must act to grab slice of state investment trade

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... of making Hong Kong an international financial centre. In it, the leading United States investment bank announces that it has created a new title- Head of Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds. ... with Shirley Yam Donald Tsang Yam-kuen Chief Executive, HKSAR Dear Mr Tsang: While you are surely busy thinking about how to get Beijing's political blueprint accepted here, perhaps ...

  2. Public confidence in health secretary surges

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Public confidence in Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has surged to its highest mark for more than a year in the wake of the swine flu outbreak. The popularity of the administration as a whole also rose. Dr Chow saw the biggest ...

  3. Political appointee wants more colleagues

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

    ... example, in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, many people are appointed to the government after every election.' He said Hong Kong should allow more talented people who shared ... 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 ...

  4. Impartial adviser or political tool?

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The Central Policy Unit (CPU), billed as the Hong Kong government's top think-tank, has been embroiled in controversy over its alleged role as a political tool against ... At the centre of the controversy is a survey, covering a wide range of political and election issues, commissioned by the unit in the middle of last month. A copy was leaked to the Chinese-language Ming ...

  5. Political Animal

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the first time since he stepped down, and received a warm welcome. Speaking as the founder of the China-United States Exchange Foundation, Tung delivered a talk on the Sino-US relationship- taking ... for five years but it seems the city's biggest political party- and supposedly the government's main ally- still feels a touch of nostalgia for his predecessor Tung Chee-hwa. Tung, now ...

  6. March turnout reflects cooler political climate

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Previously, state leaders have come to take part in the official anniversary celebrations. The march is politically inconvenient for the government because it has to tolerate criticism and provide ... Today, the mood in Hong Kong is very different. Despite record inflation on the mainland and economic headwinds from the United States, our economy has been doing fine and unemployment remains ...

  7. Political Animal

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He may not get a chance to meet Santa this Christmas, but surely a get-together with state leaders is the next best thing. After opening up all the presents the pan-democrats will have sent ... speaker, in January, will be Dr Joseph Lian Yi-zheng, outgoing chief columnist of the Hong Kong Economic Journal, who was forced to quit the Central Policy Unit in 2004 after dissenting from ...

  8. Political Animal

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is that they would rather stay in the civil service than risk a free fall from grace if they stumble over the issue of universal suffrage. A hot tip from Regina Ip in the US Visitors to the United States ... ally to direct his office, because the position was filled by an equally capable former undersecretary for constitutional and mainland affairs, Raymond Tam Chi-yuen. Now, Political Animal ...

  9. Fog of denial surrounds a very political public

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... contrasts favourably with countries such as the United States, where legislators have real power and the election winners form a government. But the real action in public participation takes place ... to run through the corridors of Lower Albert Road in response to the World Bank's latest global governance report that ranks Hong Kong low in terms of public participation in the political ...

  10. Political Animal

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for election strategies As the Legislative Council election in September draws nearer, major political parties are keeping a close eye on polls in other parts of the world for fresh ideas and innovative strategies to enliven their campaigns. Following a trip to observe the primaries in the United States, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong plans ...




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