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  1. A leader who cannot learn from his mistakes

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines What does it take for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to admit that he was wrong? Or maybe, more tellingly, what does it take for him to learn the lessons of an easily ... that the fallout would hit them in the coming Legislative Council election. Even so, Mr Tsang thought he could still remain quiet and despatch one of his least popular ministers, Stephen Lam Sui-lung, ...

  2. Fear of the unspeakable

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Insecurity is a terrible thing, and when it comes to insecurity over national identity, the repercussions are profound on a personal and a political level. These thoughts ... to the same objective. Political and moral cowardice is rarely a recipe for success. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  3. Pacific Concord shareholders reluctantly vote for buyout

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... Independent shareholders of property developer Pacific Concord Holdings have voted in favour of a controversial privatisation offer which had been criticised as 'ridiculously cheap'. The approval at an extraordinary general meeting yesterday cam ...

  4. Rocking the boat- Stephen Vines

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines The trouble with young people today...' How often have you read these words, or something similar? For many years, young people in Hong Kong were criticised for being ... suppressed by the government. Yet these protests continue, albeit nowadays with tacit government backing. And it was around this time that another group of young people formed the Hong Kong ...

  5. Stephen Lam won't discuss remarks by law guardian

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The constitutional affairs chief refused to be drawn yesterday on the contention by a mainland scholar and 'young guardian of the Basic Law' that Hong Kong had ... for universal suffrage, Stephen Lam Sui-lung told the Legislative Council. Beijing understood the public's demand for democracy, the minister said. Pro-democracy lawmakers pressed Mr Lam ...

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    Physicist Stephen Hawking praised and decried for joining academic boycott of Israel

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... it was rank hypocrisy. Stephen Hawking's decision last week to joint the academic boycott of Israel, by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former chief secretary Stephen Lam upbeat on Hong Kong in UK speech

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong in Oxford, England Former chief secretary gives an upbeat speech in Britain on the state of affairs in Hong Kong, with remarks that echo his time as a minister Stephen Lam out of office, on message Stephen Lam Sui-lung - nicknamed the "human recorder" - was in top form when he made his first public appearance since leaving the government. He treated a British ...

  8. Stephen Lam swaps politics for theology

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung says he is not interested in joining the new government. Instead, he has a higher calling. Lam said during a radio interview yesterday that on separate occasions the central government and chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying had asked about his intentions to stay in the government. But the devout Protestant ...

  9. Hundreds of marchers call for Stephen Lam to resign

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Hong Kong's new Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung yesterday received fresh evidence of his unpopularity when a crowd estimated by organisers to be around 3,000 marched to the new government headquarters calling on him to step down. The rally was organised by the Civil Human Rights Front- which includes pan-democratic parties and other pressure ...

  10. Stephen Lam has to win public trust

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The revelations by Henry Tang Ying-yen about having strayed in his love life have drawn attention away from the appointment of his successor as chief secretary. But the selection of Stephen Lam Sui-lung has been controversial, given his low popularity in the opinion polls. The veteran civil servant's first challenge in his new role will be to win over the public. ...




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