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  1. Decision time for the Democratic Party

    Posted Jun 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As Donald Tsang Yam-kuen takes up the chief executive's position, Hong Kong's biggest opposition party, the Democratic Party, finds itself in deep gloom. The swift elevation of Mr Tsang- whose frontrunner status was never in jeopardy, thanks to ...

  2. We may have hurt allies, chief admits

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to serve Hong Kong. The party has been a keen supporter of government policies. Mr Tung said he had briefed the two leaders on the general picture of the election results but did not go ...

  3. Playing it safe for now

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... difficult for the next chief executive to deliver quick results in just over a year. Therefore, Mr Tsang is likely to focus initially on the philosophy of governance. The fundamentals of governance ...

  4. Vote of confidence

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... aside the administration's failings or will they consider it their right to vote with their conscience? The Legislative Council election will occur at a time when patriotism among ... Tsang's blunders and making virtually the same promises about fixing things such as the wealth gap? Would voting for the democrats betray their loyalty to China? Would supporting ...

  5. Voters' message is loud and clear

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... on its pro-government stance to maintain its support in the election. Rather, its backing was more the result of its year-round district liaison work, and during the campaign its candidates ...

  6. The power of one

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Audrey Eu, Klaudia Lee

    ... that none of the organisers of the campaign against the draft bill had imagined things would be changed as a result of their efforts. 'We did it because we thought it was the right thing ... to outlaw groups linked to organisations banned on the mainland - though Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa insisted it be put to a vote on July 9 as scheduled. The immense pressure from the public ...

  7. A seriously sincere election

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... months, is that the chief executive is pre-ordained by the central government, specifically by President Hu Jintao, and members of the Election Committee cast their votes merely as part of a ritual to sanctify the outcome. As a result, many in the international media describe our chief executive as being hand-picked by Beijing. The democrats cited as proof the famous handshake ...

  8. Two victories for the ultimate prize

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... is thinking of standing. Should there be a contest, so the theory goes, those Election Committee members sceptical of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's candidacy would have the chance to vote against him ... citizens may not have the right to vote, but public pressure, as well as the possibility of a contested election, would force any official candidate to conduct an open campaign. Should the Election ...

  9. Don't spoil our guessing game

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Saddam Hussein, he routinely won more than 99 per cent of the vote in uncontested elections. North Korea's Kim Jong-il and Cuba's Fidel Castro are leaders for life. ... in the vote count after polls close. Hong Kong is somewhere between a democracy and a bureaucratic dictatorship. Dissidents are not jailed and tortured, but neither can the people choose their own ...

  10. NPC makes it official: next chief will serve two years

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Ambrose Leung Government sees authoritative ruling; to foes it's predictable, but still regrettable The nation's top legislative panel ruled yesterday that Hong Kong's next chief executive will serve only the two years rema ...




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