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  1. Six Exco members may be replaced after poll

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Six Executive Council members are unlikely to be reappointed to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's cabinet after the Legislative Council election in September. ... chairman James Tien Pei-chun resigned from it in a move that forced the government to withdraw the national security bill from Legco. The source said Mr Lee's age was the major reason for his ...

  2. 'National' study plan fires debate

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... thinks steps should be taken to encourage students to appreciate their country. In his 2010 policy address, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced that national education would be taught, starting with primary schools next year, then secondary schools in 2013. Each school will have to provide teaching in the subject for up to 50 hours a year, or two lessons a week. National ...

  3. A royal pointer for Hong Kong's hybrid politics

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines It's been a tough few weeks for republican-minded Brits as the nation erupted in a wave of enthusiasm for the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations. Few national leaders have enjoyed this level of enthusiasm after six decades of rule; indeed, the only other leader who springs to mind is another monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. Both monarchs ...

  4. Two-thirds say city worse off than in '97

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... business. He was also criticised for failing to tackle the wealth gap and high property prices. Leung's integrity was also challenged after it was revealed that he had six illegal structures ... respiratory syndrome outbreak and massive protests against a plan to introduce controversial national security legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law. In the latest survey, a third ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... National League for Democracy, Nyan Win (left), goes on trial in the capital, Naypyidaw, after denouncing irregularities in the parliamentary elections held in April. Nyan Win, who complained about ballot papers covered in wax and thereby impossible to mark, has been charged with violating a law that makes it an offence to give false information to a public servant. He faces up to six ...

  6. Fool's pride

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of national education, which is arousing such controversy, was evidently conceived not by the government here. It was proposed in Beijing by President Hu Jintao. At a dinner on June 30, 2007, the president suggested to Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who was to be sworn in as chief executive the following day, that Hong Kong 'should put more emphasis on national education for the youth'. ...

  7. Leung heads for Beijing to confirm appointment

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in 2007. While Leung is in Beijing, Tsang will also be away. Having barely had time to unpack his bags following a six-day holiday abroad, the chief executive is off to New Zealand, Chile ... better utilise the support of the nation and make contributions to the mainland,' Leung said. Medical Association president Dr Choi Kin said he expected Leung to facilitate ...

  8. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... On parents and their children marching together against national education subject: Philip Ho- Sunday's anti-national-education rally, with a huge turnout of 90,000 taking part, mirrored our outrage against its implementation in primary schools in September. The government should heed public demands. To withdraw national education for the time being in readiness ...

  9. C.Y's challenging juggling act

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... for six months. 'He wanted them to express their discontent, but failed to mobilise many people to come out in the end... Instead, his move left pan-democrats disgusted. In his attempt to get ... of mainlanders giving birth in the city- study seeking interpretation of the Basic Law from the National People's Congress Standing Committee- amend the Basic Law or the Immigration Ordinance- ...

  10. Hot favourite for legal chief keeps his counsel

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... meeting of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference last month. His chairmanship of the Independent Police Complaints Council, on which ... on statutory bodies to six years, so theoretically Jat could serve the IPCC for a further two years. A Security Bureau spokesman would not say if the government had entered a renewal process ...




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