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  1. Public will get no say on cabinet shake-up

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Joyce Ng There will be no public consultation on the controversial restructuring of the cabinet proposed by chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, the head of his ... in the district to solve local issues and understand the local economy,' he added. Leung also said he wanted to see more economic activity in Tung Chung and better transport links. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000294/public-will-get-no-say-cabinet-shake
  2. C.Y. vows to close communication gap with public

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... educated. [But] when he was talking, I felt he held the belief he should not have spoken in front of the chief executive-elect.' Facing growing public worries about his reputed high-handed style of leadership, Leung has vowed to narrow the communication gap between himself and the people. He said his determination to gauge the public's mood could help with policymaking. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003221/cy-vows-close-communication-gap-public
  3. C.Y. rejects call to give public a say on overhaul

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung and Colleen Lee Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying refused last night to give in to pan-democrat calls for a public consultation on a proposed government restructure, saying ... along with a transport and works bureau. Other ideas include splitting the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau into an industry and commerce bureau alongside a technology and communications ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999699/cy-rejects-call-give-public-say-overhaul
  4. Cabinet needs to 'reach public'

    Posted Apr 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The city's next leader wants a team around him who can connect well with the public and spell out the government's policies clearly. Members of his ... spelled out the criteria for being in his top team since being elected on March 25. He had mentioned during the election campaign that senior officials should engage the public in policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998265/cabinet-needs-reach-public
  5. Democracy is no threat to our economic standing

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suffrage would incur the wrath of Beijing and condemn the special administrative region to economic deprivation. I think Mr Cheng, the managing director of New World Development, was just pandering ... seemed to imply a threat that Beijing would cut off relations with Hong Kong if the public was given universal suffrage. But he did not follow through with the argument and point out specifically ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560712/democracy-no-threat-our-economic-standing
  6. The power of public opinion

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong's reunification with China both before and after 1997. Yet, not having been appointed to any significant public body since the reunification, establishment elites have tended to look upon ... brownie points with the public. As Hong Kong's rich-poor gap widened and wealth became increasingly concentrated in the hands of property developers, Leung also capitalised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997121/power-public-opinion
  7. Economic help comes with a political price tag

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to say what senior party and government leaders find hard to utter in public. Mr Xu's remarks showed Beijing has drawn its conclusion from the demonstration and begun to tackle the aftermath. The depth of opposition to Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, aggravated by the protracted economic downturn, has prompted more active help for Hong Kong. The central leadership has promised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427597/economic-help-comes-political-price-tag
  8. Economics no answer to a question of politics

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the economic recovery now under way and the need to focus on making sure it continues. As for the central leadership, Mr Tung said they were also very concerned to see the economy stay on track and would do all they could to support this goal. When he said more 'good news' was on the way, he might have meant more economic concessions. There have already been hints in recent weeks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447303/economics-no-answer-question-politics
  9. Ip salvo on top job 'a response to public wishes'

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Fanny W. Y. Fung A growing public desire to see candidates besides Henry Tang Ying-yen and Leung Chun-ying vying to become the next chief executive has encouraged others ... of Economic Synergy, said he disagreed with Ip's remarks that Tang and Leung lacked leadership qualities. 'I don't believe Ip's comments represent the mainstream opinion,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742575/ip-salvo-top-job-response-public-wishes
  10. Public rates fairness over prosperity

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... percentage points from 2008, to its lowest point since 1996- probably due to economic recovery, said Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the Public Opinion Programme. Instead, 19 per cent ... on accusations of market manipulation. It seems fitting that looking back at this year, the number-one value Hongkongers want in their society is not prosperity but fairness. According to the Public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734429/public-rates-fairness-over-prosperity

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