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  1. Political Animal

    Posted Apr 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... retires from the legislature after two decades in politics? Friends believe he could take on an international role. 'Martin has so many friends in the United States and at the United Nations, ... became a UN special envoy to Cambodia. 'Then, when the UN sends Martin to investigate human rights problems in, say, Tibet, can Beijing refuse him entry?' Mr Lee was too busy to think ...

  2. A distinguished figure in political and legal circles

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong John Swaine 1932-2012 John Swaine, QC, SC, one of the city's most senior barristers and a former Legislative Council president, died on Tuesday. He was 80. Swaine (pictured) had remained active in legal circles until his retirement last y ...

  3. Official 'fearmongers fed data' to political parties

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the rule of law,' Leong said. 'It should not spread data it dared not submit to court ... through some government-friendly political parties.' The Court of First Instance ruled last ... the ruling. Leong said there was a 'conspiracy' between the administration and some political parties in distributing the data. He was referring to government data released last week ...

  4. Political parties in a legal grey area

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Little is known about the way in which political parties are financed in Hong Kong. But some light has now been shed as a result of the leaking of documents said to detail donations made ... But the revelation has reignited the debate about whether political parties should be more transparent and accountable. Hong Kong still lacks a law which would put political parties on a firmer footing. ...

  5. Public confidence in Donald Tsang hits low

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Public disapproval towards Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has reached a record high since he took office in 2005, according to a survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong. In the poll of 1,015 respondents conducted last week, th ...

  6. Reform upheaval exposes rifts in political landscape

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The past 12 months have been a year of upheaval in Hong Kong politics, resulting in a radically altered political landscape and changes to the dynamics of various political ... the beleaguered political group. Many members believe the reform controversy has further weakened their party unity. The Democratic Party is still in disarray because of the government-sponsored reform ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Claudia Mo warns of 'Big Brother culture' in Civic Party

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Maverick legislator reveals her surprise at ex-chairman Kenneth Chan's public proposal for Sichuan aid before the party discussed it Civic Party's Mo warns of 'Big Brother culture' Maverick lawmaker Cla ...

  8. Political parties that defy the laws of physics

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines The peculiarity of Hong Kong politics is relatively well known but insufficiently discussed. When it is, the discussion tends to focus on the impotence of political parties ... indeed flow both uphill and down, here. In the fallout from the great constitutional reform debate, public support for various political parties changed significantly. The latest opinion poll ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the constitutional reform package, Beijing loyalist Lam Tai-fai yesterday offered a concession which would compromise the interests of his fellow Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    New term for URA chief seen as reward

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Leung Chun-ying, was a "political reward", the Civic Party said. It said the government had breached the convention that no one should hold the same public service post for longer than ... the "exceptional reappointment" showed Leung's tendency to use only those close to him and to treat public posts as political rewards. Cheung played a leading role in Leung's election ...




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