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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. We'll consult Beijing if court cases threaten election: Stephen Lam

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The Hong Kong government will seek Beijing's help if legal challenges to the chief executive election look like preventing it being held on July 10, the constitutional affairs secretary said yesterday, adding that state leaders would not allow Hong Kong to plunge into anarchy. Speaking during an RTHK phone-in programme, Stephen Lam Sui-lung urged the courts ...

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

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... violence. People need peace, and a decent living. I do not blame the young people. I blame those new leaders, who once declared openly that they wanted every child to learn about democracy by the age of seven. They are misleading youngsters. Let our young people think things out for themselves, and not be misled by loud demonstrations before they know all the political background. ...

  4. Underground world of wealth and impunity revealed

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines Decent people know they have to clear up their own mess. They also know that only the lowest of the low will blame members of their own family for messes for which ... of birth. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  5. Tang, the unwitting champion of democracy in Hong Kong?

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines The very best thing that can happen for the development of democracy in Hong Kong would be the so-called 'election' of Henry Tang Ying-yen as chief executive, made even more exquisite by the rumoured appointment of Stephen Lam Sui-lung as his No 2 in the government leadership. At a stroke, it would unambiguously confirm that the election process ...

  6. Analysts hail young blood in Tsang's team

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... administration young and spirited people who do not necessarily share his views. Political leaders, however, cast doubt on whether the new faces would lead to an improvement in relations with lawmakers. ... is evident between Mr Tsang and his predecessor, Tung Chee-hwa, said political observer Li Pang-kwong. 'The reshuffles by Mr Tsang show he prefers young people who are spirited and energetic. ...

  7. How The Bow Tie could capitalise on his housekeeper's barbecue

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the housekeeper and make him the chief events organiser.' Having top officials like constitutional affairs chief Stephen Lam Sui-lung, the least liked secretary, drink a few beers with ordinary ...

  8. Tung turns on the charm and impresses young protesters

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... He catches the group from partitioned homes off guard and says he will help them to move into public housing Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa managed yesterday to change the views of at least three budding young activists about his style of governance. Before Mr Tung walked into an Executive Council meeting yesterday, the first after the summer crisis over his leadership, he charmed ...

  9. Tsang wasted his chance to leave office with a bang

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines Anyone searching for a perfect example of how not to be an effective leader would have seized on the performance of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Hong Kong's chief executive, ... popularity has shrunk and then shrunk again. Maybe it is overly cynical to believe that he sought to deflect some of this disapproval by appointing someone as wretchedly unpopular as Stephen Lam ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... level, studying for a postgraduate degree. However, although the city has done well economically, there are still young people and citizens from the grass roots who feel unhappy with what ... cautious or diplomatic you are. Stephen C. K. Chan, Lai Chi Kok An abuse of taxpayers' money I refer to the letter from Guy Lam ('Over-the-top reaction to Tsang's hotel', June ...




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