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  1. Beware of those seeking to manipulate public opinion

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... popularity hitting a new low. According to a University of Hong Kong opinion poll in mid-October, public distrust almost doubled, from 14.3 per cent in August to 28 per cent last month. On the other ... and allow the media to pull the wool over our eyes with reports that are based on false information. Sensational news does not represent public opinion. In any event, those accusations have turned ...

  2. Officials criticised for failing to censor Web public opinion

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to control public opinion. The Xinhua-run Outlook Weekly magazine published a detailed report yesterday on the internet's role in creating 'mass incidents'. Quoting internet censors ... Office, Zhang Xiaoyu, was quoting as saying that 'in the current transitional period of society, people are highly sensitive about how public powers participate in the allocation of social ...

  3. Let public opinion guide electoral reform

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... proposals next year should reflect public opinion. Finally, legislators- when deciding whether to back the government proposals- must reflect the views of the public, as disclosed ... to be guided by public opinion. If so, there will be a better chance of progress in 2012 and universal suffrage in 2017. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. ...

  4. public opinion

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 How many people did Deng Yujiao stab? a. four b. two c. three d. one 2 Who was the blogger who highlighted the case? a. Zhou Jiugeng b. Xia Lin c. Wu Gan d. Wang Wei 3 Why did Ms Deng's mother d ...

  5. Opinion of Beijing down, but still high

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... evaluation' of the central government's policy on the city dropped to 53 points, down from 57 last year, in the handover anniversary survey conducted by the Public Opinion Programme ... range since 2005,' Dr Chung said. The Public Opinion Programme, which has canvassed public opinion since 1991, will conduct a headcount and on-site survey of participants in today's ...

  6. Opinion sought on simplified characters list

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu The Ministry of Education is seeking public opinion on a draft list of simplified Chinese characters, and says it will not permit the use of traditional characters in the near future. The list has been drawn up over the past eight years under the ministry's supervision, and was opened to public review from yesterday until the end of this month. The aim ...

  7. Mixed opinions on Deng Yujiao verdict

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... they planned to greet Deng by singing the national anthem, but she did not come out of the courtroom. The fallout from the slaying of the official and ensuing attempts to manipulate public opinion ... by deterring potential victims against defending themselves from danger. 'Deng Yujiao was lucky to have so much online support and public furore, but other victims might not be so lucky ...

  8. Macau audit boss departure sparks difference of opinion

    Posted Nov 25th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... an 'unusual criticism' of her department last month for publicising the wasting of 3.4 billion patacas in public funds by a government committee. Chui asked people to look beyond Choi's ... to the public- that hard-working and responsible officials would be punished. Chui, who will be sworn in as chief executive on December 20, announced yesterday the appointment of his 10 principal ...

  9. Bridge that splits north and south splits opinion

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... construction of the bridge, saying that it was a waste of public money and would widen the gap between the relatively rich southeastern coastal region and the struggling north. Xun Delin, a Huaian ... as a boundary marker. Many mainland cities have been criticised for wasting public funds on unnecessary and extravagant construction projects to drive up gross domestic product, and many have been ...

  10. Opinions divided on hosting 2019 Asian Games

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Following the 'baptism of fire' of organising this year's East Asian Games, public opinion seems divided on whether Hong Kong should bid for the 2019 Asian Games. Lawmaker Tanya Chan, a critic of the East Asian Games, said she remained unconvinced this should happen, although she understood athletes' desire to compete at home. She said hosting the Asian ...




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