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  1. 'Taipan' says radio row about politics

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Niall Fraser A major shareholder's decision to put the Digital Broadcasting Corporation at risk of liquidation by refusing to pump in extra cash is 'politically ... Tang Ying-yen his first interviewee. 'This is all politically motivated. This government seems to want to go all out to suppress the opposition and get those who refuse to toe ...

  2. Political drama sequels and reruns aplenty at this year's Book Fair

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip, Jennifer Cheng and Tanna Chong The city's political battles will reverberate at this year's Book Fair, when publishers release more books on current affairs than ... Book Fair to be the most political that the public has ever seen. 'There has never been a year when the chief executive election has been in the same year as the Legislative Council ...

  3. Chief secretary should structure her political support more carefully

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in village houses in the New Territories. In fact, the illegal structure issue has now evolved into a political issue, all thanks to Lam. Is the illegal structure problem now being used as a political weapon? No doubt, it will become an even bigger issue during the Legislative Council elections this September. We have come to a critical point where we must resolve this long overdue ...

  4. Political tomes fair game

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Johnny Tam The Hong Kong Book Fair is an echo of what is happening in society, according to many publishers and booksellers attending this year's event Wan Chai. Hongkongers turn to books to understand the issues dominating the newspaper ...

  5. Dismissal of political opposition doesn't look like government 'for the people'

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... holds such views is disturbing. He laments political opposition, dismissing it as a waste of energy and focusing on issues of 'mere passing significance'. Most Hong Kong people would ... and government collusion with tycoons as matters not worthy of full debate. But Cheung pleads for a political 'ceasefire', as if political discourse inconveniently gets in the way ...

  6. Tsang downplays hopes of mainland political post

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung With scandals plaguing the final months of his tenure as chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen does not seem to have high hopes of joining his predecessor in the mainland's top political advisory body. Tsang had been tipped to become a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), along with former chief executive Tung ...

  7. Political aide unlikely to join new Leung team

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Political assistant for education Jeremy Young Chit-on says he is unlikely to join Leung Chun-ying's administration. Asked about his chances of serving another term, Young- one of the nine political aides- said it was unlikely, but that a final decision had not been made. His remarks came as Leung's recruitment for undersecretaries ...

  8. Justify the expense of political posts

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hundreds of applications were received for the lower two tiers of the government's ministerial system- undersecretary and political assistant. Among the aspirants are people with top ... Kong's public opinion programme stopped conducting surveys gauging the public's familiarity with them. The political assistants are so little known that, as Secretary for Constitutional ...

  9. Political deadlock needs to be broken

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... seeking re-election in September are likely to step up political theatrics to win publicity and voters' support. The situation this year has been further compounded by the leadership change, ... the pan-democrats' filibustering tactics against the contentious by-election bill is an example. Arguably, the wrangling in Legco is part of the political process and falls within the rules. But it does ...

  10. Politics for laughs

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong Lawmakers are often the subject of political satire, but one has taken to the stage for a stand-up comedy routine mocking herself, her colleagues and the city's political and social scene. In her debut talk show Lost and Found, Civic Party legislator Tanya Chan reviewed what she called an 'era of wrong timing' for Hong Kong since former British prime ...




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