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  1. 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? ...

  2. Political tomes fair game

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... parents told us they are not happy about national education [to be introduced in primary schools this September], and they want to know more about the topic,' Kwong said. Other popular books ...

  3. Dismissal of political opposition doesn't look like government 'for the people'

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... holds such views is disturbing. He laments political opposition, dismissing it as a waste of energy and focusing on issues of 'mere passing significance'. Most Hong Kong people would ... and government collusion with tycoons as matters not worthy of full debate. But Cheung pleads for a political 'ceasefire', as if political discourse inconveniently gets in the way ...

  4. Pay cut plan for political appointees

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... assistants are still needed. I dare to say no legislator can name all the political assistants. To many of us, they have been out of our minds. I don't know what actually they are doing or what ... Ng Kang Chung kc.ng@scmp.com Political appointees, widely criticised as overpaid political novices, could see their monthly salaries of between HK$134,000 and HK$164,000 cut by as much ...

  5. Dysfunctional politics

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than a vote in other states. The US political system is in poor health because of the outdated and undemocratic features within its constitution. Contrast this with the situation in Hong Kong, ... Dennis Kwok One clear sign of change that emerged from last year's constitutional debate is the shift in the political fault line over functional constituencies. Even hardliners now ...

  6. A false political dawn

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and scholars have shown us how constructive political dialogue and mutual trust can bring real benefits to the community.' Without naming names, Tsang obviously had the Democratic Party, and its ... it as a historic moment which opened a 'new door' for politics in Hong Kong. 'I hope that from now on, divisions, attacks and hatred will become bygones. Hong Kong will no longer ...

  7. School politics

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some democrats oppose the promotion of the Basic Law in Hong Kong secondary schools, saying the programme will be biased against them. What do you think of such a promotion? Share your views: write to us. ...

  8. Political winds reshape HK's top job

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip A recent cover story in Newsweek magazine showing US President Barack Obama juggling multiple, conflicting tasks posed the question of whether the US presidency had grown too big ... Diplomatic Service- bearing the titles of political adviser and deputy or assistant adviser- functioned as integral members of the Hong Kong government, tendering advice on matters ranging from ...

  9. League set to be first HK political party with overseas branch

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... support during elections. 'Some told us that they made dozens of calls during the [so-called] de facto referendum exercise [on political reform] asking their relatives in Hong Kong ... Ambrose Leung The League of Social Democrats will become Hong Kong's first political party with an overseas branch, after its leadership finalises the plan at a meeting tomorrow. ...

  10. 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 ...




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