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  1. Kelly says constitutional review 'has raised questions'

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... two systems' principle. 'It has raised questions' in the United States, he said, citing the timing and details of the National People's Congress statement. It is the first ... Jimmy Cheung A visiting top US official yesterday raised concerns over Hong Kong's constitutional review with Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, saying Washington would keep a close watch ...

  2. Lawyers wary of Basic Law interpretation

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

    ... 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 ... with established constitutional principles, he added. 'There should be constitutional conventions. The principles should be spelled out, and interpretations should be restricted to matters which ...

  3. Tsang's pledge on state leader's visit

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The chief executive pledged yesterday to do his best to arrange a meeting between legislators, including democrats, and a state leader expected to visit Hong Kong next month. ... are fighting for the chance of having a state leader visit Hong Kong during the Disney opening. I hope more Legco members will be able to meet state leaders as it would be good to improve ...

  4. Business leaders must unite HK, vice-president tells forum

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Boao, Hainan Vice-President Zeng Qinghong yesterday called on Hong Kong business leaders to help unite the community and support the government. The remarks came as more ... and a stable environment were the guarantees and prerequisites for progress. 'Otherwise, we can't talk about other matters,' he said. Mr Zeng, the state leader in charge of Hong Kong ...

  5. Constitutional crisis looms over landfill fracas

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ambrose Leung Hong Kong may be heading for a constitutional crisis. The Legislative Council asserts that it has the right to overturn an order by the chief executive, ... constitutional crisis, saying the only disagreement between the administration and the legislature was over the extent of the powers of lawmakers in handling subsidiary legislation. He stood by his ...

  6. Tsang signs constitutional reform package

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has signed the constitutional reform proposal, completing the last step of the official process before Beijing formally approves the package. Tsang gave his consent to the draft amendments, passed in the legislature last week, to Annexes I and II of the Basic Law concerning the methods for selecting the chief executive ...

  7. Tsang vows to keep batting for a united Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Dialogue with the public will continue, says new leader after victory is declared Donald Tsang Yam-kuen called on Hong Kong to 'unite with one heart and one mind' ... a full five-year term in 2007. The State Council will formally appoint Mr Tsang as chief executive after discussing the electoral result. He will take the oath of allegiance in a simple ceremony ...

  8. Powell praises decision to delay Article 23

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... But he also called for the speedy implementation of constitutional reform. US State Department spokesman Richard Boucher quoted Mr Powell as saying after the meeting that Mr Tsang was praised ... but this was cancelled because of tropical storm Isabel, which has disabled most government and public activities on the east coast of the United States. In the draft of the speech, Mr Tsang admitted ...

  9. A constitutional duty

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... of the green paper on constitutional development. In his election campaign, Mr Tsang pledged that the government would consult the public on how universal suffrage would be achieved and would submit ... that Legco members should constitute the nominating committee would not work, either, because it would harm the vested interests of the original 800 Election Committee members and cause fierce ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Constitutions are not fixed in stone I refer to the letter by K. M. Chong ('Small- house grant elevated to constitutional right under Basic Law', June 28). The main thrust of the letter is that because the small-house policy is now a constitutional right, this right should be protected even if the indigenous villager abuses this right by selling for a quick profit. ...




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