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  1. Thrown to the wolves of public opinion

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wolves, the Hong Kong public. There have been grumbles about Cultural Revolution tactics being used against Leung and his officials. But it's useless for a political leader to complain if he can't handle the public and the media; that's his job. Hong Kong does not lack great entrepreneurs and competent civil servants; what we don't have is professional and charismatic ...

  2. The power of public opinion

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... but there is no denying that public opinion, and the influence of the popular media in shaping public opinion, played a decisive part in changing the course of the election. It is premature to say whether ... 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Tsang 'will heed public opinion on democracy'

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if a plan to represent mainstream political opinion could be arrived at. Mr Tsang, speaking in an interview with Commercial Radio, also said universal suffrage in Hong Kong was a goal for Beijing. ... not- shall not- act against the wish of the Hong Kong people. I shall try my best to strive for the central government's consent when a mainstream opinion can be concluded,' he said. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Official admits negative opinion on bid

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said public opinion on the city's bid to host the 2023 Asian Games was once 'rather negative', but is 'ever-changing', in a video uploaded to the chief executive's Facebook page last night. Tsang previously said there was 'a big consensus' of support for the bid. Chief Executive Donald Tsang ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Expert says opinion polls were flawed

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unprofessional means, a public-opinion expert says. Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the Public Opinion Programme of the University of Hong Kong, criticised the government's report for extensively ... carried out by the Public Opinion Programme, Chinese University and Lingnan University are conducted through real interviews by research assistants. Ma Ngok, a political analyst with Chinese ...

  10. Different opinions on reform welcomed

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concerning public interests'. While we may take issue with the professor's opinions, his presence in Hong Kong and participation in the debate should be welcomed. It is part and parcel ... The opinions of mainland legal expert Xiao Weiyun, expressed at a forum on constitutional reform on Friday, have ruffled a few feathers in Hong Kong. Professor Xiao, one of the architects ...




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