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  1. All work and no play leaves our leader with lots of holiday time

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law, Quinton Chan

    ... Workaholic HK leader racks up leave days Hong Kong may not have to wait until 2007 for a new leader if Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa decides to take all the leave he has accumulated during the past six years. According to the Chief Executive's office ...

  2. New chief executive will have to rebuild trust of sceptical Hong Kong citizens

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... government. Many ordinary citizens are now distrustful of political leaders. How to rebuild the trust of citizens toward political leaders will remain a priority of Leung, whose policies towards political reform and Article 23 of the Basic Law will test his degree of autonomy vis-a-vis the central government in Beijing. Finally, the people of Hong Kong will adopt a wait-and-see attitude ...

  3. Restore trust in our core values

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... broom to every inch of the government machine. He must reassert the core values of the body politic, and show that all are equal before the law. Once trust is restored, it must be retained, ... breaches of the law. For example, although education minister Michael Suen Ming-yeung was found last year to have an illegal structure on his property, Wong was silent as to why no prosecution ...

  4. Trust Beijing's wisdom: Donald Tsang

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Professor Xiao, a Basic Law drafter and one of the four so-called guardians of the Basic Law on the mainland, dampened hopes of the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2007 when he said on a visit to Hong Kong recently that the 'ultimate goal'' was universal suffrage by 2030 or 2040. The mainland scholar also said the Basic Law did not allow ...

  5. Citizens' trust swings towards HK leaders

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Tung resignation seen as turning point in affections For the first time in four years people trust the Hong Kong government more than they trust Beijing, according to an opinion poll. Pollster Robert Chung Ting-yiu said this was apparently due to Tung Chee-hwa's resignation as chief executive and the controversy over the imminent Basic Law interpretation ...

  6. Trusting the people

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of reaching a consensus based on the Basic Law; Give up its conservative, obstinate ways of thinking and expedite constitutional reform; and Be humble and trust in the people, proving its sincerity ...

  7. Old habits die hard for Fanny Law

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the government. That cannot be done on the strength of 'trust me because I say so'. No one can doubt Law's ability and experience, but patience has never been among her many public virtues. ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com There she goes again. Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun is not even in power but we're already seeing early signs of the same officious arrogance that once doomed her ...

  8. Mastermind?

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has denounced the 'mastermind' behind the legal challenge to the listing of the Link Reit, and says this will damage the interests of the public. What do you think? Share your views: write to us ...

  9. Let the Law mean what it says

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be avoided. All the central government has to do is to adhere to the clear wording of the Basic Law- and trust the new chief executive with a five-year term. Survival of the common law lies ... decision can be seen as a choice between two perceived evils. Either it trusts Mr Tsang with a full five-year term- or it allows serious damage to be done to the rule of law in Hong Kong. ...

  10. Lawyers wary of Basic Law interpretation

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle An influential legal group with ties to Beijing has called on the government not to seek an interpretation of the Basic Law just because it wants to head off a legal challenge over the length of the chief executive's term. Alan Hoo SC, chairman of the Basic Law Institute, also urged officials to set out constitutional principles governing the circumstances ...




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