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  1. Politics likely to play title role at HK Book Fair

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Rush of mainland exhibitors for the five-day show The number of mainland exhibitors at this year's Hong Kong Book Fair has almost doubled and politically sensitive titles are expected ... was deleted because it touched on sensitive political events such as the June 4 Tiananmen crackdown, according to publisher Oxford University Press. With Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...

  2. Vice-premier's illness a test of Hu's political skills

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Executive Vice-Premier Huang Ju's cancer diagnosis has become a hot topic in Beijing political circles and the overseas media in the past few days, with speculation focusing ... of the delicate balance of power in the Politburo Standing Committee. Mr Huang, who was party secretary of Shanghai from 1995 to 2002, is seen as one of the political leaders closest to former president ...

  3. Cutting political ties that bind

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... The process of democratisation will only quicken that politicisation. It is unusual, at least by international standards, for local law to prohibit a leader from belonging to a political party, even though party politics are becoming the order of the day in the legislature. All this will have to change as we move closer to universal suffrage. The political layer of government must ...

  4. The rise of identity politics

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung As 2006 draws to a close, Hong Kong is going through a significant new political transition. The first element of that change emerged from the recent Election Committee ... to the demolition of landmarks in our collective memory points to the rise of a new politics of identity. We are seeing not merely a conflict between development and conservation, but calls for policymakers ...

  5. HK's idling political engine needs to slip into gear

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... aplenty of the city's near-stalled political engine. Last week saw the government put the brakes on proposals for a goods and services tax (GST). Halfway through the nine-month consultation ... government officials sought to lessen the political fallout, claiming officials had already paved the way for an early end to the consultation in October. But a cabinet member has revealed that many ...

  6. A political weather report for 2006: showers and storms

    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung In a flashback to this time last year, the state of Hong Kong politics had entered a lull after a storm over political reform. With hindsight, that lull turned out to be a short break before the onset of showers and occasional rainstorms in the socio-political scene in 2006. Against the backdrop of feel-good atmospherics prevalent after the unpopular chief ...

  7. The political year

    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... completion of her studies at Stanford University. Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, visits Hong Kong. July Despite the high-profile participation ... for a nine-month consultation. Proposals on the installation of two additional tiers of political appointees, namely deputy and assistant minister, are published for consultation. Action Blue Sky Campaign ...

  8. A lesson in political pragmatism

    Posted Dec 06th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Tsang Yam-kuen's political pragmatism. Two months after the government rejected lawmakers' calls for the GST consultation to be shortened in the face of public opposition, the Tsang ... was risky in the charged political environment ahead of the chief executive election in March and the 10th anniversary of the July 1 handover. Never mind the repeated assurances since the exercise ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's the Albert and Audrey school of political charm Forget, for the time being, the speculation about potential rivalry between the Democratic Party and the Civic Party for flagship ... chairman, Albert Ho Chun-yan, known for his no-frills style, flashed an embarrassed smile when asked by a political scientist how he could charm supporters after charismatic leaders such as Martin ...

  10. Political Animal

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... These boots are made for walking: parties stride out in quest for funds Health tip for January: donate money to political parties. Perhaps it was the success of the 100km Trailwalker charity hike for Oxfam, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, but political parties seem to have got the idea that walking is good for the purse as well as the heart. Both the Civic ...




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