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  1. Tsang gambles on TV debate

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... who see it as a plot to further split the pan-democratic camp and secure votes for the reform proposals, one thing is clear: it is a daring move, with his credibility at stake. The Democratic ... the pan-democrats can veto if they all vote together. In a statement yesterday, the Chief Executive's Office said a letter had been sent to Eu inviting her to the debate on June 17- less than a week ...

  2. Tsang is urged to quit taskforce

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Jimmy Cheung Heading panel on political reform is deemed a conflict of interest A Democratic Party district councillor yesterday asked Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to stand down as head of the government's taskforce on cons ...

  3. Successor won't rock the boat... for now

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Analysis Chris Yeung The post-Tung power game has begun in earnest. Over the past few days, speculation has been rife over who will succeed Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen after he takes up the post to be vacated by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa. A ...

  4. Asian Games bid faces defeat in decisive vote

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the proposal ahead of the Legislative Council Finance Committee's vote to approve the bid in principle on Friday. Individual calls by the South China Morning Post have established 30 of the 60 lawmakers, including 16 from the two largest political parties- the Democratic Party and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong- will vote against the motion. ...

  5. Cat-and-mouse game played over voting showdown on reform deal

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Council summer recess in mid-July. But speculation is rife that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen wants an early vote on the reform package to avoid public pressure building as a result ... Ambrose Leung, Albert Wong and Gary Cheung The controversial electoral reform package may be put to a vote as early as June 23, prompting pan-democrats to consider rescheduling the annual ...

  6. Election result sends important message

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

    ... that achieved in direct elections for district and legislative councillors. The 56,000 people who voted constitute about 1.2 per cent of Hong Kong's voting-age population. Sunday's results ... be a welcome development. But the significance of the results announced yesterday lies in the message they send about the aspirations of Hong Kong people. There is a very strong desire for democracy. ...

  7. March for universal suffrage one week before vote

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... for preparation could result in poor turnout for the march. Dr Yeung would not be drawn on the turnout and he denied that the march was a publicity stunt for Mr Leong's campaign. He said ...

  8. Result 'reflects desire for democracy'

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... if the chief executive and central government continued to drag their heels on universal suffrage. Democratic Party chairman Lee Wing-tat said while it was unlikely the election result would prompt ... its grips on the pace of democratisation because Sunday's vote showed that middle-class voters were dissatisfied. 'But what we think logical might not be the case for Beijing,' ...

  9. Government may boycott by-elections

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not to vote, and that the government is going to ignore the results of the elections.' Political analyst Dr Ma Ngok of Chinese University said: 'It is very strange for a government leader ... Staff Reporters Signs of a government boycott of the forthcoming Legislative Council by-elections are emerging, with ministers shying away from saying if they will vote. Their reluctance ...

  10. Tsang's last budget squeaks past the post

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... HK$108,000 to HK$120,000 and a property rates waiver. Critics say the measures will benefit the middle class, while offering little help for the poor. The budget bill eventually passed by 39 votes to 12 in the Legislative Council, with lawmakers from the Civic Party, Labour Party and People Power opposing it to the end. Ten amendments from pan-democrat lawmakers were also voted down. ...




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