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  1. It doesn't take a crisis to test competence

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of an outbreak, the government must be seen to have acted. However, the system of government is not only tested in times of crisis. People's perceptions of the government are often shaped ...

  2. Flu response will test government's fitness

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Six years ago, Hong Kong was given the unwanted title 'a city of masks' by an international magazine as it was devastated by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Schools were closed. Tourists shunned the city. Expatriates sent their ch ...

  3. Test of character

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Vice-President Zeng Qinghong moved to bolster the authority of the beleaguered Tung administration when he met a delegation from the pro-Beijing flagship in Hong Kong on Saturday. Speaking to leaders of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, ...

  4. Testing times

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Halfway through his first term in the summer of 2000, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa faced the most severe challenge to his governance following a spate of protests against his policies. The summer of discontent prompted national leaders to mount a 's ...

  5. Test for democracy

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... For Hong Kong's long-time democracy campaigners, the events that have unfolded since the July 1 rally are a dream come true. More than two decades after democratic elections were introduced, the historic rally by half a million people and the two sub ...

  6. Tsang's baby will test his political mettle

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... a good opportunity for a climbdown by Mr Tsang. More importantly, how the Tsang-Hui partnership handles the cultural project, and constitutional reform, will be a test of the 'people-based, ...

  7. Tamar project a test of Tsang's political nerve

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... CHRIS YEUNG Sitting vacant on the Central harbourfront since 1997, the Tamar site has been a makeshift venue for car parking, open-air concerts and commercial exhibitions over the past eight years. But there are signs that it will soon become a battlefiel ...

  8. Two masters will test the mettle of leader

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Beijing's rhetoric of trust, support and high expectations regarding the leadership of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen may sound familiar. In the context of the leadership shake-up, the positive remarks about Mr Tsang have carried profound messages ...

  9. Joint Declaration has stood the test of time, says UK envoy

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The Joint Declaration has stood the test of time over 20 years, with the mainland's system moving closer to Hong Kong's and the city enjoying a high degree ... when neither people in Hong Kong nor foreign visitors were persuaded. I genuinely believe it is a document that has stood the test of time.' He said none of the doubts people had over ...

  10. Meltdown at the top is last thing we need

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... he ignored demands to raise the old age allowance to HK$1,000 and, instead, proposed means-testing applicants if the allowance were raised, he announced on Friday he had agreed to the increase- without means-testing. Since he floated the means test in his policy address, there had been a chorus of opposition to it from political parties, welfare groups and society at large. ...




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