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  1. Balance returned to the powers in US politics

    Posted Nov 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Americans have voted out one-party government. The divisive politics with which President George W. Bush cemented his party's hold on the White House and both houses of Congress ... of voter discontent with the course of the Iraqi war and political scandals. Two years ago, the Republicans dumped the conventional political wisdom of seizing the middle ground and shifted ...

  2. Give us policies, not politics

    Posted Dec 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... provide a fast track into political office for those who catch the chief executive's eye, and the consultation paper on the plan is 'seriously flawed and poorly argued' ('A ... and the kindergarten voucher scheme. The government argues that appointing two more layers of political appointees to assist principal officers will help Hong Kong groom badly needed political talent. Other ...

  3. Give us a new perspective on politics

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Fanny Wong

    ... Fanny Wong Does anyone familiar with local politics find it ironic that the latest impetus for greater democracy for Hong Kong should come from two ex-civil servants- former chief ... and what impact are they going to make now? Instead of harping on the ultimate goal of a speedier adoption of universal suffrage, what new ideas can they bring to rejuvenate our political system? ...

  4. Political appointees

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of the government's $62-million-a-year plan to create positions for politically appointed deputies and assistants to support Hong Kong's policy secretaries? Write to us ...

  5. Nuclear politics

    Posted Dec 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japan says it is capable of producing nuclear weapons, but has no imminent plans to do so. Do you think the threat posed by North Korea provides it with the justification to do so in the future? Write to us ...

  6. A political turn-off?

    Posted Jan 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the government be included in a law banning political advertising? There have been complaints about government political ads on its constitutional package broadcast before the December 21 vote. Write to us ...

  7. Party politics

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A bid to change the electoral law and end the ban on Hong Kong's chief executive belonging to a political party was thrown out by the Legislative Council's president late last week. Write and tell us your views on the matter ...

  8. So now you know: health is a chip in some political game

    Posted Oct 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been available for a long time. What we really need is an independent inquiry into the political decision-making that has led us into an unsustainable environment. WONG CHIT-MING, SARAH McGHEE ... and mortality in Hong Kong associated with air pollution can- and will- be traded off against an undisclosed political agenda. There appears to be no way back from this blind alley, since the government ...

  9. Political learning or leaning?

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... 'political learning'. That's according to the organiser of a visit by the former US vice-president and one-time presidential candidate. Gore will be in Hong Kong this month to promote his ... the political background of the interviewee.' Gore's film, directed by Davis Guggenheim, was screened at the Sundance Festival in the US and the Cannes Festival in France earlier this year. ...

  10. President in for a politically charged trip

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... executive of APCO Asia. Dragon-slaying talk from US senators and congressmen tends to rise and fall according to the American political cycle, increasing most noticeably in election years ... Strategic discussions are expected to take precedence over Sino-US trade and currency issues, writes Jamil Anderlini President Hu Jintao leaves next week for his first official visit ...




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