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  1. Make public opinion count

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... and the willingness to conduct public opinion exercises. The treatment given to the opinions obtained, and whether public opinions count in making final decisions, is more crucial. Government should adopt ... committee system. A review was undertaken by the Home Affairs Bureau. Three years later, little has come of it except the launch of the new online Public Affairs Forum in March, comprising 524 ...

  2. '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 ...

  3. Wooing the world of public opinion

    Posted Dec 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Michael Fahey

    ... are still more effective at manipulating public opinion than they are at measuring it, and this was a blatant effort to convince voters that the government has done a good job of selling Taiwan ... of governments and international bodies to the world of public opinion in key countries. Taipei realises it will soon lose its remaining diplomatic allies. But it hopes to evade the watertight diplomatic ...

  4. HKU seeks public opinion on campus revamp

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh The public are invited to give their opinions on the four proposed architectural designs for the University of Hong Kong's (HKU) campus expansion project. Last week ... staff and the public can share their views with the university. 'HKU is keen to hear from our stakeholders and has planned to engage all who are interested,' said John Malpas, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to develop a better public transport strategy

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Better transport strategy needed Hong Hong has long crowed about having one of the world's best public transport systems. The MTR in particular has been pointed to as a shining example of cutting-edge infrastructure. But a rising tide of passengers, mostly tourists from the mainland, are pushing services to the limit, leading to overcrowding and congestion. ...

  6. Public opinion can tip the scales

    Posted Oct 24th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Both need a good grasp of public sentiment. The government cannot bulldoze through something that lacks public endorsement; and the democrats cannot go it alone, either. At present, both sides are in a see-saw situation. This is the time for people to speak up and let public opinion facilitate a breakthrough. Anthony Cheung Bing-leung is a professor of public administration at City University ...

  7. Public opinion poll on democracy possible

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The constitutional affairs chief yesterday said the government would not rule out conducting a public opinion poll on democratic development. Stephen Lam Sui-lung's ... arrangements, it would be a reflection of the public's wishes. 'We will not rule out conducting a public opinion poll,' he said. The Hong Kong Democratic Foundation suggested ...

  8. Tsang has not listened to public opinion on Tamar

    Posted Oct 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that 'a strong government does not work behind closed doors. Rather it heeds public opinion'. Yet on the Tamar proposal, he and officials have refused to provide the feasibility studies ... aside all these views in pressing ahead with his dreadful conceit. Aside from his failure to take any account of public concern, there are other ways that his proposal conflicts with government ...

  9. Better way of gauging public opinion needed

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the public and from meetings held with 86 organisations and individuals. The two reports that followed cannot be said to have reflected public opinion accurately. The one dealing with principles, ... executive and legislative council it is of great importance that the community is actively and widely engaged- and that public opinion is fairly assessed and represented. The government must avoid ...

  10. 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 ...




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