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  1. Councils 'will not be rubber stamps'

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Unpopular government policies are unlikely to win support from district councils any more easily in the coming four years, despite the pro-government camp's landslide victory in the elections this month. Government allies s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986193/councils-will-not-be-rubber-stamps
  2. HK Basic Law Committee is definitely not just a rubber stamp

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tat-ming that the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee is just a rubber stamp are regrettable. The committee was established pursuant to the decision of the NPC made on April 4, 1990, to study questions ... on whether or not and how to interpret the relevant articles of the Basic Law is certainly not a rubber stamping process. Six NPC delegates from Hong Kong went to Beijing to attend the meeting, so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977275/hk-basic-law-committee-definitely-not-just-rubber-stamp
  3. My team is no lame duck, says Tsang

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... denied his government was a 'lame duck', saying it played a role in shaping his successor's 'zero' quota. Banning private hospitals from admitting pregnant mainlanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998678/my-team-no-lame-duck-says-tsang
  4. 'Rubber stamp' councils lashed over pier vote

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... as a rubber stamp, said Li Pang-kwong from Lingnan University. Dr Li was commenting on accusations that the government had orchestrated the views of district councils on the future of Queen's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647831/rubber-stamp-councils-lashed-over-pier-vote
  5. NPC may be a rubber stamp, but reports' fine print will have big impact

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... It is fashionable for many overseas media and analysts to dismiss the annual session of the National People's Congress, which ended yesterday, as a gabfest of unelected 'people's deputies' rubber-stamping government proposals. There is no argument there. NPC deputies have traditionally toed the preset lines of the Communist Party, and it was no exception ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540535/npc-may-be-rubber-stamp-reports-fine-print-will-have-big-impact
  6. Idealism gives way to rubber-stamp reality of congress

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

    ... Mr Hong and hundreds of other congress deputies and they are expected to rubber-stamp decisions already made. The congress allows government leaders to chart the course of the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624001/idealism-gives-way-rubber-stamp-reality-congress
  7. I'm no rubber stamp: Selina Chow

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the government and the legislature, but said frankly that she had 'no idea' how to achieve that, except speaking out when problems were seen in the cabinet. 'I won't be a rubber ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429833/im-no-rubber-stamp-selina-chow
  8. A lame duck lost up a blind alley

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... weak government, now into its early lame-duck stage, tied even tighter. It is now open for attack from all sides without any credible options for defence. The immediate consequence is that our ... will this hand-tied, lame-duck government have the guts to take tough action, and will its decisions be allowed to be effectively followed through? Even as an optimist, I can only say I am not sure. After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728843/lame-duck-lost-blind-alley
  9. Lame-duck governance not on Tsang's agenda

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday dismissed recent criticism that, with less than two years in office, he would become a lame-duck chief executive. Speaking in his first district consultation session for next month's policy address, in Tsim Sha Tsui, he said: 'I have heard some comments that I will only be a caretaker government... ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724351/lame-duck-governance-not-tsangs-agenda
  10. Leadership tussle 'does not mean lame-duck government'

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... a lame-duck government. While such ambition was natural, it should not undermine his administration, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said in his first comments on a successor. 'People want people from ... simplistic to say that the emergence of a contender immediately equates to a lame-duck government. 'The important thing is I have promised the people to deliver certain things, and I set my mind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705780/leadership-tussle-does-not-mean-lame-duck-government

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