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  1. Sweeten the rewards of politics

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The current chief executive and his predecessor have both cited Hong Kong's shortage of political talent, and the immaturity of its political parties, as reasons for delaying the adoption of universal suffrage. To encourage wider involvement in politics, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has created new positions in executive agencies for people who want to dedicate ...

  2. Joining politics

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should civil servants be encouraged to switch to politics and accept senior appointments by receiving cash compensation to make up for their lost benefits and pensions? Share your views: write to us ...

  3. Tung again reflects on political failings

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... of crisis, political sensitivity and the capability to cope with political and economic changes. Meanwhile, members of his cabinet elaborated on the policy address yesterday. Secretary for Economic ...

  4. Political Animal

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... destination for Chinese leaders. Political Animal has learned that former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa will spend the Easter holiday with his wife Betty, their children and grandchildren in Japan, just days after Mr Tsang took a post-election break in the country. A knowledgable source said the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference vice-chairman wanted to take his ...

  5. Question of the week: Which political figure do you admire the most?

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sharon Luk, 14 George Washington is the political leader I admire the most. He was born at a time when slavery was allowed, but felt that slavery was wrong. Even though he didn't make ... included, could learn a lesson from his simple but implacable political philosophy. I also feel he was a tremendous influence on people like Martin Luther King and has changed our world ...

  6. Part-time judges' political ties backed

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Part-time judges will continue to be allowed to maintain affiliations with political organisations, following support from members of the legal community and a human rights group. The secretary for justice had no wish to amend guidelines that require full-time judges to stay out of politics, but put no such restrictions on part-timers, legislators were told ...

  7. Chief Justice bars judges from active politics

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang yesterday issued a new guideline to part-time judges, barring them from actively participating in political parties. The move follows ... to be members of political parties. However, full-time judges are barred from being party members. Mr Li said there was a need for judges to avoid the possibility of being biased. It was thus ...

  8. No cure for politics in health care

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung If you believe media speculation, you may think the government's public consultation on reforming health-care funding might be delayed for political reasons. Namely, ... that reforming health-care financing, in all countries, is as much about politics as economics. In Hong Kong, the debate has been with us for almost two decades: the 'problem' has yet ...

  9. 'Long Hair' turns up to pick bone

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung has done it again. The League of Social Democrats lawmaker, known for disrupting proceedings in the Legislative Council, did so at a lawmakers' meeting yesterday by offering a dog's bone to Tam Y ...

  10. Union seeks stronger presence in Legco

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong's largest labour union is considering setting up an affiliated political organisation to focus on electoral affairs as it attempts to secure more seats in the Legislative Council and on district councils. Cheng Yiu-tong, president of the 300,000-strong Federation of Trade Unions, said union members had suggested forming a political group to take charge ...




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