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  1. Annual rally 'key' to raising political awareness in city

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The annual handover rally plays a significant role in raising Hongkongers' political awareness and promoting discussion in the city, academics say, recalling the record turnout ... to amend legislation for a replacement mechanism in Legislative Council elections. Dr Dixon Sing Ming, a political scientist at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, said ...

  2. Tsang defends political team's 5.38pc pay cut

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Dennis Eng Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday defended the pay cut of 5.38 per cent for his political team, which will save about HK$440,000 a month, as a commitment to stand together with the public during difficult times. The announcement of the voluntary pay cut for the chief executive and 33 political appointees, which will take effect from July 1, came ...

  3. RTHK suspending political satire again

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The embattled but popular political satire series Headliner will be suspended again later this week amid a series of programme changes, RTHK says. But the government-funded broadcaster rejected claims the decision was politically motivated, saying it planned to resume the show. 'It's just a usual programme break. The programme will definitely come back,' ...

  4. Political distance in land policy called for

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Acting Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his administration have been urged to reduce their political influence over land policy to avoid the risk of creating market ... market-driven mechanism or it would cause big ups and downs in the property market.' Mr Koh is worried that the new chief executive may bend to political forces rather than let the market dictate ...

  5. A rare spectacle of inner politics

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... appointment to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. It is a question to which the real answer will probably never be known, because what we hear and see of politics in public ... that not even a senior lawyer like himself, who has denounced previous NPC interpretations, can resist the temptation to put politics above the law, should it serve one's purpose. As the week drew ...

  6. Political pop tunes

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... By Lau Kit Wai You'll be hard-pressed to find a local music album as politically conscious and entertaining as Gayamyan's East Wing, West Wing. Collected from songs performed by the band in Zuni Icosahedron's drama series of the same name, the album is a reflection of Hong Kong people's political and social sentiments since 2003- a year marked by the Sars ...

  7. The politics of livelihood

    Posted Sep 28th 2004, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... and 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung, the opposition to the Comprehensive Social Security Allowance cuts signals the revival of livelihood politics in the new Legislative Council. It was not purely ... the chief executive and all of Legco- was vetoed by the central government in April. The pro-democracy camp was not able to push for a political showdown on that issue, as it had sought to do. Once ...

  8. The body politic's call to account

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Choy

    ... Kong's administrative system is characterised by a permanent civil service dominated by generalists, and underpinned by the values of impartiality and political neutrality. This can be traced ... were conducted within the framework of a bureaucracy administered by a permanent civil service, which prided itself on being politically neutral during the colonial era. The administrative ...

  9. More important than politics

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not want to be bogged down by politics again. They were also a subtle reminder to our newly elected legislators that while they might have been elected on the basis of their stance on political ... accumulate political capital to deal with a major political issue that it cannot avoid - a renewed push by the pro-democracy camp to elect by universal suffrage the chief executive and all ...

  10. War, love and political disaster all put in a birthday appearance

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael On the day Tung Chee-hwa was born, Japan attacked China. On the same day 23 years later, Mr Tung announced his engagement to sweetheart Betty in London. And last year on his birthday, he was busy trying to avert a political crisis over the proposed national security legislation. Today, the chief executive celebrates his 67th birthday, but his staff say he is unlikely ...




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