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  1. Spy trial puts Beijing in the dock of public opinion

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ching and laying those heinous charges against him, Beijing has put itself in the dock in the court of public opinion. So far, what the world has seen is not a pretty sight. Ching has been ... proceedings are being held behind closed doors, allowing no public monitoring of whether they are fair. The treatment Ching has received is not unlike that meted out to other journalists trapped ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Public's view unheard in Beijing: Anson Chan

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... in December's Legislative Council by-election, said she hoped she would be elected as one of the 60 representatives of public opinion in the legislature, and act as a bridge between the public ... public opinion to Beijing. She said people could say it was arrogant for her to believe that the central government should listen to her views. 'Of course, the point is not whether Beijing ...

  4. Public Eye

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the selection to be fair. They want Tang and Leung to campaign as if it were a real election. They want the committee to vote according to public opinion, not based on Beijing's wishes. ... no mandate to rule. So here's Public Eye's plea to Beijing: stay out of it. No time for Fan dance, Regina Run, Regina, run! Or, don't! But please spare us the guessing game. We've ...

  5. Action on press hurt public rights

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their views on a political issue? One may conclude that the latest demonstration was a result of the government's ignoring of genuine opinions from the public. CARMEN CHOW, student, University ... restricted the public's right to know. A similar thing happened two years ago in the same area during a protest by abode seekers. That incident also resulted in a designated area for reporters, ...

  6. Beijing loses the early rounds of pre-Games public relations battle

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... mainland officials may not fully comprehend is the western culture of revering celebrities more than politicians- Spielberg's words may just carry more weight in public opinion. Having said ... public relations battles to wage, but judging from the past few days, it has fumbled with its head-in-the-sand approach. It is time for mainland officials to review their strategy to win more ...

  7. Microblogs become crucial state tool

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for government departments and about 9,000 for officials from all provinces, according to a report released by People's Daily Online's Public Opinion Monitoring Office at a Beijing forum on Monday. The report said that microblogs had helped government boost its image, make its voice heard and gauge public opinion. There are 485 million internet users on the mainland, with almost half ...

  8. Tang may put Beijing in a spot

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... would feel the pressure if they ignored Hong Kong public opinion when selecting the city's next leader. Lau's comments came a day after the South China Morning Post reported that a survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme found that the popularity of presumed front runner Tang was flagging, apparently hobbled by his confession two ...

  9. Locals have little faith in Beijing

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... was conducted this month by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme. Results showed 37 per cent of 1,003 respondents distrust Beijing. 'The rein on human rights has tightened ... Xiaobo, echoed by other cases, has created intense disappointment and worry among Hong Kong people', he added. Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the public opinion programme, said ...

  10. Shake-up may see more skeletons come tumbling out

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to whom the saga might come as a shock is the general public. So, clearly, in Tang's mind, their opinion does matter. First reactions were inevitably a fluttering of schadenfreude. ... displayed by the candidate and the loyalty of his wife. The other three potential candidates have also been addressing public opinion, albeit less dramatically. For months now, it has hardly been ...




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