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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Three-way fight for Legislative Council's culture seat

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by VIVIENNECHOW

    ... and former Arts Development Council chairman Ma Fung-kwok, 57, in the race for the sports, performing arts, culture and publication seat. Solicitor Jimmy Siu See-kong, 61, is also standing. The field ... to everyone, and it's not something that can be quantified by [gross domestic product]," he said. Chow is based at the Fo Tan Artist Village in the New Territories and has earned recognition ...

  2. 'Organic' skincare products may not be worth the high price, consumer chief warns

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... their generally higher prices. That was the message yesterday from Consumer Council chief executive Connie Lau Yin-hing. Her warning was based on council inspections of skincare products. Those who insist ... of Europe, Cosmebio of France, Australian Certified Organic, Ecocert of France and the Soil Association of Britain. The council has found some skin-care products labelled 'organic' ...

  3. Lawmakers to vote for investigative reporting council

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu It has taken nearly three years, but our lawmakers are expected to vote for the establishment of the Financial Reporting Council tomorrow. Prompted by huge global financial scandals such as Enron in the US and the collapse of Euro-Asia Agricultural Holdings closer to home, the council, made up of professionals and headed by a chief executive, will take over ...

  4. Deals with Tehran in arms, energy block council's unity

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Tait

    ... members of the UN Security Council is paramount to any prospect of punitive action against Iran over its nuclear ambitions. Meaningful economic sanctions- to say nothing of military strikes- ... expiry of the security council's 30-day deadline for Iran to abandon its enrichment activities. The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, said on Tuesday that the time had come ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... us why. It’s possible that the information office of the State Council just deleted from their end, or they asked the news outlet which published this story in the first place to inform other ...

  6. DAB chief has doubt on Exco withdrawal

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Analysts say party is unlikely to quit the council if Tsang Yok-sing steps down The new leader of the DAB, Hong Kong's largest pro-government party, says he is concerned about the negative impact of withdrawing its representative from the Executive Council. Ma Lik, elected two days ago as chairman of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, said ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Civic Party warns of complacency in Legislative Council election

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So and Tony Cheung Candidates tell voters not to assume they have enough to win re-election to Legislative Council Civic Party warns of complacency With the Legislative Council election little over a week away, Civic Party candidates are, like their pan-democratic allies, making an emergency plea to voters to help rescue their campaigns. But political observers say ...

  8. Change of heart by chief sees protests scrapped or amended

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legislators had applauded twice when the chief executive made the announcement to them at the end of yesterday's Legislative Council lunch gathering. Civic Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, ...

  9. Government has 'stalled' Medical Council reforms

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a bigger say in a body critics say looks after its own kind. Professor Felice Lieh Mak was chairwoman of the Medical Council from 2000 but left in March amid a decade-long delay to plans for reform. She said that in that period, the government had not established a time frame for when the plans would go to the Legislative Council. The council is responsible for administering ...

  10. Council reform plan under fire

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Appointed seats on district councils may become a thing of the past by 2016 under a government proposal, after one-third of the 102 seats were abolished ... to abolish the remaining 68 seats' in one go in the next district council election, instead of in phases by 2020, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen ...




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