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  1. Voters spoilt for choice on crowded campaign trail

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not have the requisite political skills, unfortunately. This government is still run by civil servants or former civil servants who have no political experience.' In spite of new flags flying ...

  2. Civic Party makes early start on campaign trail to Legco

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Islands district councillor Amy Yung Wing-sheung formally announced their intention to run in the Hong Kong Island constituency and 16 more members are slated to contest other seats. ... executive and district council elections, and the Island by-election. Despite the candidates' accumulated experience, Ms Eu said this would be toughest run yet because the system for returning ...

  3. Parties reach for familiar tactics as they return to the campaign trail

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Leaders of the Liberal Party also returned to the election routine of ditching their usually immaculate suit jackets on the campaign trail in favour of white T-shirts- rumoured to be made ... 'Actually, there are not many new things we can do. Not everyone uses the internet. If we don't print leaflets, it will be hard to reach voters,' he said. Kam Nai-wai, who is running ...

  4. Contenders make early start on campaign trail

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Carrie Chan Candidates declare election bids four days ahead of the nomination period A number of Legislative Council hopefuls kicked off their election campaigns yesterday, four days before the start of the official nomination period for candidates. Among the early birds were Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, who is running for Hong Kong Island, retired ICAC officer Char ...

  5. First woman runs for Taiwan's top job

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the island's history to run for the presidency. The 54-year-old former vice-premier will face Ma Ying-jeou, who was nominated by his ruling Kuomintang yesterday to run for a second term in presidential ... stopped short of saying whether he would reverse his earlier stand and campaign for Tsai. Su previously said he would not be Tsai's running mate, despite calls from supporters ...

  6. Why it's too risky for Anson Chan to run

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. All the other potential pan-democratic candidates trail Mrs Ip in opinion polls. So Mrs Chan, who remains highly popular, has become the obvious choice ... the seat. It is an open secret that Mrs Ip has set her sights on next year's Legco election as her next step towards running for chief executive in 2012. She set up the Savantas think-tank last ...

  7. Taiwanese rivals enter final stretch

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As election fever grows in Taiwan, the Post follows the campaign trail this week in the run-up to Saturday's poll. Today, Allen T. Cheng follows Kuomintang leader Lien Chan as he tries to wrangle votes in the southern heartland of Chen Shui-bian's DPP. Full report- A8 ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... to be fired,” said a senior editor at a state-run media outlet who asked not to be named. “Just a call from provincial propaganda departments asking for some ‘co-ordination’ can solve this problem. It’s ... outlets to delete it.” The Jilin province panel discussion was a closed-door session, which only allowed several photographers from state-run media to take photos at the start. Therefore, ...

  9. Graft trail may go back further

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com The downfall of a high-ranking official in a northeastern city was a precursor to the troubles of Wang Lijun, the vice-mayor of Chongqing who was removed earlier this month as the city's tough police chief, analysts said ye ...

  10. Thaksin's risky steps on the comeback trail

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Pavin Chachavalpongpun Former Thai prime minister turned fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra is apparently pursuing the first step in a political comeback. But his high-profile visit to Japan has caused controversy at home and could jeopardise the newly formed go ...




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