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  1. By-elections bill stokes public anger, poll finds

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of respondents felt 'angry', 4 per cent up on the previous poll early last month and the highest yet recorded in the public opinion programme. The poll has a maximum margin of error of plus ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The city's level of anger has risen, according to the latest opinion poll conducted by the University of Hong Kong, fuelled by events ...

  2. Serious concerns over think tank's poll results

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to find out how people feel about every step the government may or may not take. The agency is tasked, among other things, to assess public opinion for the government's reference in decision ... Opinion polls have become part of our daily life. Often we answer the phone only to find we are being asked to give our views on certain topics by an automated machine or a pollster. ...

  3. We polled on other officials, Stephen Lam admits

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the budget'. Lawmakers criticised what they described as the increasing secrecy of the taxpayer-funded CPU, arguing it has become a tool for the government to manipulate public opinion. '[The CPU] ... Tanna Chong The government has admitted asking the public if finance chief John Tsang Chun-wah should quit over this year's budget fiasco- and said it was not the first time it had ...

  4. Public opinion sought on capital adequacy rules

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The rules are now open for public review and will take effect from next year. Major banks must meet the new requirements by the end of 2013 and other lenders by the end of 2016. The weighted-average ...

  5. Public being bypassed on by-elections, poll chief says

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... opinions but still doesn't take account of the public's views, a pollster says. Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, ... to public opinion. The survey also found 58 per cent of respondents considered that the law should prohibit resigning lawmakers from standing in a by-election in the same term, while 29 per cent ...

  6. More light shed over choice of top cadres

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... rule seeks a commitment to the 'exploration of competitive elections', which would be based on public opinion, the disciplinary department's views, and a comparison between ... help to correct inadequacies and plug loopholes where people had been promoted through personal ties or by selling public service positions. The new rules created room for initial competition ...

  7. Opinion poll

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a tricky scenario in which public opinion could have at least some bearing on the endgame. The unexpectedly wide lead in popularity enjoyed by chief-executive candidate Leung Chun-ying over his ... withdraw and hinted that she would support Tang instead. A survey commissioned that month by the Post and conducted by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme showed Leung, ...

  8. Opinion leaders believe business trumps heritage

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... said they did not reflect the views of the public. 'It is normal that opinion leaders are pro-establishment,' said Albert Lai Kwong-tak, chairman of advocacy group Professional ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The city's opinion leaders believe Hong Kong means business and that the need for more commercial space overrides the need for preservation, ...

  9. MATTER of opinion

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kenneth Ko Opinions are divided on the outlook for the luxury property sector in Hong Kong. Some experts believe that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's annual policy address ... Victoria Harbour and releasing sites of certain public facilities. With the gradual build-up of land reserves and the supply of more development sites, the market is likely to see more balanced ...

  10. Public to get a vote on chief executive

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chung Ting-yiu, head of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, plans to hold a citywide vote two days before the Election Committee's 1,200 members choose Hong ... involves 500 to 1,000 people. 'Those Election Committee members who promise to take into account public opinion when they consider which candidate they will support should consider the results ...




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