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  1. Make public opinion count

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... and the willingness to conduct public opinion exercises. The treatment given to the opinions obtained, and whether public opinions count in making final decisions, is more crucial. Government should adopt ... committee system. A review was undertaken by the Home Affairs Bureau. Three years later, little has come of it except the launch of the new online Public Affairs Forum in March, comprising 524 ...

  2. Wooing the world of public opinion

    Posted Dec 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Michael Fahey

    ... are still more effective at manipulating public opinion than they are at measuring it, and this was a blatant effort to convince voters that the government has done a good job of selling Taiwan ... of governments and international bodies to the world of public opinion in key countries. Taipei realises it will soon lose its remaining diplomatic allies. But it hopes to evade the watertight diplomatic ...

  3. Public opinion can tip the scales

    Posted Oct 24th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Both need a good grasp of public sentiment. The government cannot bulldoze through something that lacks public endorsement; and the democrats cannot go it alone, either. At present, both sides are in a see-saw situation. This is the time for people to speak up and let public opinion facilitate a breakthrough. Anthony Cheung Bing-leung is a professor of public administration at City University ...

  4. Tsang has not listened to public opinion on Tamar

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

    ... that 'a strong government does not work behind closed doors. Rather it heeds public opinion'. Yet on the Tamar proposal, he and officials have refused to provide the feasibility studies ... aside all these views in pressing ahead with his dreadful conceit. Aside from his failure to take any account of public concern, there are other ways that his proposal conflicts with government ...

  5. Yau Tong Bay project at mercy of public opinion

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of land would be reclaimed from the sea. 'Public opinion has been strongly against any land reclamation in Victoria Harbour, so we don't expect to see any breakthrough for the Yau Tong ... in the near future as public calls to protect Victoria Harbour from reclamation delay proceedings, according to one of its investors, Henderson Land Development. Under the redevelopment plan, which ...

  6. Public may be asked opinions on city's political development

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung A white paper on Hong Kong's political development to go hand in hand with any constitutional reforms in the coming years may be issued for public discussion. Chief ... can formulate something like a white paper so that the public will know the direction we are heading.' One of the key responsibilities of the chief secretary is to assist the chief ...

  7. Public opinion poll on democracy possible

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The constitutional affairs chief yesterday said the government would not rule out conducting a public opinion poll on democratic development. Stephen Lam Sui-lung's ... arrangements, it would be a reflection of the public's wishes. 'We will not rule out conducting a public opinion poll,' he said. The Hong Kong Democratic Foundation suggested ...

  8. Court of public opinion on Big Tobacco's case

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that in the court of public opinion, the tide is shifting in the other direction. The American appeal court ruling will make it more difficult for government litigators to obtain the nearly US$300 billion ... however, must be distinguished from the other campaigns to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco and limit the public health impact of smoking. The latter, with the support of governments ...

  9. A matter of opinions

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... views. And academics, politicians and barristers are calling on the Hong Kong government to follow suit- to transform its methods of gauging public opinion and make the process more transparent ... they have carefully considered the views of the community via public consultation before reaching a decision on anything, from major developments to wine taxes? If you say no, you would ...

  10. Gay rights 'a right, not a matter of opinion'

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... or not to protect basic human rights principles should not be dependent upon public opinion. 'Even if people hate or love homosexuals, we have to protect their rights to equal opportunity, ... Ravina Shamdasani Lawmakers yesterday warned the government against using an opinion poll on attitudes towards homosexuals as an excuse not to introduce anti-discrimination legislation. ...




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