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  1. Young people being misled by power-hungry pan-democrats

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they get what they want- power for themselves. They have split into groups and are quarrelling among themselves. Every new group raises a new leader. What is that but dictatorship in the making? ...

  2. Give power-sharing a chance, Donald

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... to be used as long as members of the parties are not given an opportunity to assume executive office. But Mr Tsang has no plans to share power with the pro-Beijing parties by appointing their members ... is willing to share power. Donald Tsang's reluctance to appoint Tsang Yok-sing is not surprising. It is an open secret that the chief executive detests and despises Legco members. Furthermore, ...

  3. Embracing the power to change

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Dubbed 'iron-faced Zhu', former premier Zhu Rongji was fond of telling a joke about coffins. He said he would prepare 10 coffins: nine for the wrongdoers he was after and one for himself. He wanted to show that he was prepared to giv ...

  4. Power play

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... vetoed any slogans calling on Mr Tung to step down. In fact, there were only two authorised slogans: 'Return power to the people' and 'Improve people's livelihood'. Even so, Beijing appears to be unhappy with the former, which appears to suggest that Hong Kong people used to have power before, under the British, and now want it given back to them. In a way, ...

  5. Tsang and finance chief need new power, says scholar

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... More power should be given to Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and the new financial secretary, the chairman of a policy think-tank said yesterday. Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, chairman of SynergyNet and a professor in public administration at City University, also said some of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's powers and duties would be transferred to pacify civil servants. Mr Tung ...

  6. People power

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... Harbour-protection activists have spent the past week immersed in an intense battle with the government - but it has become apparent that the rift goes far beyond the row over reclamation. If you have listened to the phone-ins, monitored the daily news co ...

  7. Dilemmas of power

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to succeed him. At this stage, we need to select the most suitable people for the legislature in order to voice the feelings of 'people power' and guide Hong Kong towards a more democratic ...

  8. The power of one

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Audrey Eu, Klaudia Lee

    ... subconsciously we've never lost hope.' The turn of events that followed the historic 500,000-strong march on July 1 surpassed all expectations. Before the unprecedented show of people power ... Eu says: 'Political reality is based on people's power. Without the march, the Liberal Party wouldn't have changed its stance.' Since the rally Mr Tung has accepted ...

  9. People power

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... July 1, 2003, will be remembered in the history of Hong Kong as the day of people power, marking a watershed in its political development. Despite the dismissive remarks of officials and government advisers, the historic turnout on Tuesday against the national security bill - and a litany of government failures over the past six years - has rung the alarm bell about the wide gulf ...

  10. Balancing the seats of power

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... executive is not popularly elected, a meritocratic civil service upholding political impartiality provides the only countervailing force to any excessive use of power. The price we pay for this, however, is the further entrenchment of bureaucratic power. This renders political parties 'essentially on the outside looking in' when it comes to policymaking and governance- as former ...




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