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  1. Mixed views on status of new finance council

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The jury is out on the planned Financial Services Development Council, with some fearing overlaps in functions with other regulators and promotional bodies and others seeing an opportunity in it for Hong Kong. The proposal to set up the council was part of the election manifesto of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. The idea was for it to be 'a ...

  2. British Council extends online reach

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The British Council has launched an interactive networking website for English learners in Hong Kong, complete with caption contests, communal story-writing exercises and download features. Like the popular networking website Facebook, the British Council's English Online invites English language learners to sign up, create a profile and add friends. ...

  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 ...

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    Arts Development Council accused of ignoring views of artists in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Council accused of ignoring the views of artists The Arts Development Council has been accused of failing to canvass the views of the artists it represents before casting its vote in next Sunday's Legislative Council election. The council, made up of 27 members, 10 of whom were elected by artists- said it did not have contact details ...

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    Legal-sector candidates for Legislative Council election clash at radio forum

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Legco candidates insist that they are both pro-democracy contenders during radio forum Legal-sector pair cross swords over mainland links Two legal-sector candidates for the Legislative Council election exchanged fire yesterday over their alleged links with the mainland. Both insisted they were pro-democracy candidates. The encounter between former Law ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lau Wong-fat elected as council chief

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Veteran New Territories powerbroker Lau Wong-fat won yet another rural power struggle, when he was elected as chairman of Tuen Mun district council ... to the 74-year-old, although his age would force a transition of power at some point. Lau said he was pleased to return to the district council, adding he would remember those who had supported him. He ...

  8. Councils 'will not be rubber stamps'

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Unpopular government policies are unlikely to win support from district councils any more easily in the coming four years, despite the pro-government camp's landslide victory in the elections this month. Government allies said their majority in the councils might speed up decision-making, but they vowed to be loyal to voters in opposing unpopular ...

  9. Only third of appointed council seats to be axed

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Peter So Only one-third of the 102 appointed district council seats will be abolished in the coming elections and it could take up to another nine years before all of them ... lawmaker who last year voted for the Legislative Council electoral reform package now said that he felt cheated. Frederick Fung Kin-kee (pictured), a lawmaker for the Association for Democracy ...

  10. Fears of rush job on district council seats

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Pan-democrat legislators fear the government may be about to rush through another constitutional amendment- to scrap appointed seats on district councils ... yesterday, left too little time for proper public discussion, Democrat Cheung Man-kwong said. Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung told the Legislative Council ...




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