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  1. Public opinion comes second for Legco chief

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... current public opinion of me is worrying. Drops in popularity are also expected. But I cannot make such political considerations when I make rulings.' Speaking a day after he set out his ... his popularity with the public, but says personal political consequences were not his main concern. Tsang ended debate on the bill, which will ban lawmakers who resign from running in any ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. The two edges of public opinion

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... sensitivities of handling public opinion on such contentious issues as universal suffrage. By selectively using opinion poll results on controversial policies to serve its political agenda, ... Against that background, the question of how to collect and assess public opinion in the upcoming government consultation over universal suffrage is bound to become controversial. Mr Tsang ...

  4. Bulldozing public opinion

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... by the administration. Government officials argue that Legco gave its blessing to the project eight years ago- while they ignore the sharp recent changes in public opinion. If it were not for the unexpected ... public works subcommittee. So it's hardly surprising that scant attention has been paid to a call- to rethink the use of the Tamar site- by an eminent, visiting Taiwanese writer and cultural ...

  5. Court of public opinion

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... whether the proposed work will give rise to a conflict of interest (real and potential) and; second, whether it will cause unfavourable public perceptions. The arrangements expand these two ... would give rise to public suspicion of a conflict of interest or other impropriety; and Whether any aspects of the proposed work would embarrass the government or bring disgrace to the civil ...

  6. A bridge for public opinion

    Posted May 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is not enough and public backing up is needed. There is no point in being scared and keeping silent, or thinking of immigrating. We should unite and fight this white terror. The government should ... and experience'. Was the jury off the mark? If so, perhaps we should consider the viability of the entry that won second prize, from Philip Y. K. Liao. It is my opinion that Mr Liao's use of water ...

  7. Building on sensitivity to the public's opinions

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chun-yuen says in an opinion article on the facing page that the challenge is to 'find a practical way to address everyone's concerns'. He said in announcing the revised Staunton Street plans that public views had been carefully listened to. This is the right approach: development has to be based on meeting the expectations of those involved through consultation, ...

  8. Lam says national lessons A must

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... responded to public concerns by not making the subject compulsory from this year. Instead, it will become compulsory in primary schools in 2015 and secondary schools in 2016. 'Our proposal this May to have a three-year preparation period was a response to the public. The [Education] Bureau hopes parents [will] not worry,' he wrote. The man who designed the curriculum, Professor ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Identify yourself

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The University of Hong Kong Public Opinion Programme has been asking people the same question in regular surveys since 1997: 'How would you identify yourself?' Hong Kong citizen Chinese Hong Kong Hong Kong Chinese Chinese citizen Source: University of Hong Kong Public Opinion Programme ...




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