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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. On the Move

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on regulatory compliance issues in data privacy. Pierre Chan Partner, Baker and McKenzie Chan focuses on Hong Kong and regional tax planning, stamp duty, wealth management and succession planning, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. A man who sees it as his duty to serve

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the former executive councillor and lawmaker, who has been dubbed the 'king of public duty' because of the numerous positions he has held on a wide range of statutory and other bodies over ...

  5. Citizen's duty

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani Leaders who draw lines in the sand take big political gambles in that they deprive themselves of the flexibility they may need. George H.W.Bush, who was president when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, drew a line in the sand by decla ...

  6. Rise and fall of a scholar who left his stamp on HK

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Hong Kong people know well about the concept of 'one country, two systems', conceived by late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, but not many know that it was originally contrived as a solution for the unif ...

  7. I have a duty to speak out, says Leung

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as criticism.' Leung said Exco members had a duty to participate in discussions on social issues and speak out. An advocate of the minimum wage law, he said: 'The majority of businessmen do not know ...

  8. Tsang is accused of sidelining opponents

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... not elect their representatives to rubber-stamp government projects and policies. He said Mr Tsang was forcing the legislature to surrender its duty of checks and balances. '[Mr Tsang] told us ... Jimmy Cheung The chief executive has been accused of marginalising opponents who refuse to rubber-stamp his favourite policies. Independent legislator Kwok Ka-ki said Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...

  9. It's a duty to ask Beijing, court told

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... should be able to decide on state immunity, the court had a duty to refer the issue, he said. 'The case directly and substantially affects the interest of the central people's ...

  10. NPC will stamp its authority

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The national legislature looks set to eradicate any illusion that Hong Kong people control the pace of progress towards fully democratic elections. Ng Hong-mun, a member of the Basic Law Committee, yesterday clarified one major purpose of the ...




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