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  1. Hong Kong's political reform

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President Hu Jintao says Hong Kong's political development must proceed step by step according to the Basic Law and he urges Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to continue his government's efforts 'to improve communications with [people of] all walks of life'. What do Mr Hu's remarks mean for political reform? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436934/hong-kongs-political-reform
  2. Political wilderness

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... The July 1 demonstration and the demand for greater democracy has put the spotlight on Hong Kong's political parties. Liberal Party Chairman James Tien Pei-chun said, correctly, ... capable political parties.' Encouragingly, Sunday's edition of the Post brought the news that more and more people were interested in joining political parties. However, as Mr Tien ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423834/political-wilderness
  3. Opportunity for political change goes begging

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mass demonstration on July 1 fuelled many hopes and dreams. Predictions of a new world for Hong Kong politics were on virtually everyone's lips. Things would never be the same again, they said. Certainly, we have witnessed some significant changes. The government has started listening to the people and the movement towards political reform has gathered pace. The main ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435216/opportunity-political-change-goes-begging
  4. Political fallout

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... by some as coming close to a constitutional crisis, it has touched the sensitive nerves in the political interface between Hong Kong and the central government in the post-July 1 political scene. ... administration, the auditor's appointment was yet another political event that saw the authority and power of the chief executive being challenged. Following the resignation of former Equal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436766/political-fallout
  5. Promoting interest in politics among youth

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... A political leader should be communicative, charismatic, persuasive, ambitious and have foresight - all of which Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa lacks, said former executive councillor Allen Lee Peng-fei. 'A political leader has to be able to communicate, this is first and foremost. If not, [you] should not be in politics,' Mr Lee said. 'Secondly, you should be able ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431382/promoting-interest-politics-among-youth
  6. Leading academic cites evils of multiparty politics

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland would never copy the multiparty political system of western countries, said a top political academic. Li Shenming, vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), said at a political seminar in Beijing that the main objective of political reforms on the mainland was the 'self-perfection of [China's] socialist political system' so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420760/leading-academic-cites-evils-multiparty-politics
  7. Democracy debate rages as Bush lauds US political model

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... and Egypt- to view the fall of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein as 'a watershed event in the global democratic revolution'. The comments were applauded on both sides of the political spectrum. University of Maryland professor of politics William Galston, an adversary of the right-wing Bush administration, said it was good that a US president was calling for democracy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434731/democracy-debate-rages-bush-lauds-us-political-model
  8. Indonesian bank-loan scam turns political

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on political overtones, with links being made to Golkar party presidential candidates. The events have added to fears that political figures are again raiding state-owned enterprises to boost ... shares in the company, but it is still majority-owned by North Sulawesi Governor Fadel Muhammad, who is one of Golkar's treasurers. Observers say the scandal smells suspiciously political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435170/indonesian-bank-loan-scam-turns-political
  9. China Daily attacks 'political' Bishop Zen

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Kong's Catholic diocese, accusing him of turning it into a political organisation that breached the separation between church and state. But Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun dismissed the article and said state leaders, who were liberal-minded, would not be 'misled' into believing that the church had been wading into politics. A signed commentary published in the English-language ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422910/china-daily-attacks-political-bishop-zen
  10. Transparency needed on political funding

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of local political parties, while they did raise the standing of independent politicians. The development of a sophisticated debate about the city's future should, of course, include independents who are not affiliated with any larger groups, but the political system cannot develop without healthy and credible parties either. And an integral part of this development would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425810/transparency-needed-political-funding

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