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  1. Public-opinion wars

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... of the project, ranging from rallies to full-page newspaper advertisements. The administration of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has become quite sophisticated in fighting 'public-opinion wars', and, ... of the government is in decline, as it has been reluctant to seriously consider even constructive alternative views. After each 'public-opinion war', there is a heavy political price to be paid. ...

  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. Public opinion sought on maglev extension

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Shanghai's government said yesterday that it was still seeking public opinion on an extension of the maglev railway line, which sparked massive protests earlier ... a revised route for the maglev late last month, which it said took into account the opinions of residents. The project was temporarily suspended in May after a public outcry. Shanghai already has ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. HIV activists take on court of public opinion

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Two young men, both recently graduated from university, are fighting legal battles this month, one in Henan and the other in Anhui. But their battles go beyond the courtrooms: they are both victims of the Aids epidemic on the mainland and the d ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 'Public opinion' delays ruling on tiger photos

    Posted Jan 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... most endangered species. Yet serious doubts have been raised about their authenticity. 'Now the public opinion is overwhelming that Mr Zhou is making things up,' the official said. ... considering public opinion, it also has to respect facts and science. If the result shows that the photos are real and that Zhou Zhenglong has not made things up, then the public will certainly doubt ...

  8. Voice of public opinion starting to be heard

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is not often that public opinion has a decisive impact on development in this city. But that is the case in revised plans for a HK$2.4 billion extension of the University of Hong Kong ... unprotected from demolition. That is not to say that they are all worth preserving without regard for a sensible balance between development and preservation. But as things stand, public opinion may ...

  9. Public opinion battle good for governance, says Rita Fan

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The government is competing for public opinion with the legislature, which is good for public governance, the Legislative Council president says. Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai said Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen had attached great importance to public opinion since taking the top post last year. 'There is a kind of competition. Both make efforts to garner ...

  10. 'Public opinion' to test party's new members

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Guidelines meant to ensure more objective appraisal process Cadres will be appraised by 'public opinion' and 'analysis of work performance' under a new ... in those situations, candidates must be those already chosen through a non-competitive election. While the new rules emphasise the importance of 'public opinion' in assessing cadres, ...




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