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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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Liberals may duck Exco to shed ally tag

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Party urged to rethink government ties Several senior Liberal Party members believe it should shed its image as a government ally. One way to do that, they say, is to opt out of the Executive Council. The calls follow the party's humili ...

  8. Ducking flak after jumping the wages gun

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Two days after saying the government's voluntary minimum-wage initiative has been a failure, Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying went into full damage-control mode, making rare appearances on radio phone-in programmes to clarify hi ...

  9. A new way to duck succession question

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The constitutional affairs chief has again ducked the question of whether he still stands by his previous position- backing a full five-year term for Tung Chee-hwa's successor. A day after the 67-year-old chief executive confirmed he had submitted his resignation to Beijing, Stephen Lam Sui-lung no longer said he would not comment on speculative reports. ...

  10. Public Eye

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani Leung conjures up HK$7b magic trick after ducking questions Public Eye is aghast. We were hoping, stupidly perhaps, that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying would finally come clean on his illegal structures when he faced legislators on Monday. He didn't. Instead, he hid behind a pending court case. Doesn't he know the more he ducks the more he'll trip ...




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