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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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  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. Politics takes front seat as directors break down barriers in Berlin

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... that the show, which is popular in the US, represented a view of a better America. Altman demurred, but says all films inadvertently reflect the politics of the time in which they're made. The other big US film at Berlin was also political. Syriana, starring George Clooney, is an analysis of what's being called petro-politics. An attack on US policies in the Middle East, Syriana has ...

  9. Where energy and politics collide

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... largest natural gas producer and No2 in oil) exported more energy to China (the world's second-biggest oil consumer and importer after the US), it could make Beijing less reluctant to see ... to complete a deal worth as much as US$100 billion that would allow the state-owned energy firm Sinopec to take a majority stake in developing the Yadavaran oilfield in Iran. US reports said ...

  10. 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 ...




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