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  1. Scrap appointed district seats, minister says

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Peter So Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen has called for the abolition of appointed district council seats by the next district ... appointed district council seats should be gone before universal suffrage for the chief executive is in place in 2017,' Tam told RTHK. 'But I have to wait for the government's stance ...

  2. A casino for HK is not such a political long shot

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and delights of Las Vegas, Mr Tsang told the South China Morning Post: 'I'm absolutely overwhelmed.' But he said there was a long way to go before Hong Kong got a casino because ... in on the casino business was revived. Ronnie Yuen Ka-chai, chairman of the Travel Industry Council, said a casino should be built on Lantau to attract tourists. Within days, Mr Tung ruled out the idea. ...

  3. Eye on the polls, politicians bend to the populist wind

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be hotly contested because there will be 10 additional seats- five in the geographical constituencies and five so-called 'super seats' in the functional constituencies for district ... an intricate part of the political game in any democratic society, allowable under the rules. Every politician seeks to draw in supporters with their views. As long as they are consistent in what ...

  4. A long way to fall

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for almost 90 minutes. In the event, he managed something never achieved before during his seven years as chief executive: he kept 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung and 'Mad Dog' Wong ... of tycoons with whom he had private dealings. It's lonely at the top, and Tsang probably never felt lonelier in his long public career than during his appearance in Legco yesterday. The short ...

  5. Trusting the people

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to its best. Y. K. WONG, Yuen Long ... The massive march on July 1 did not seem to sharpen Tung Chee-hwa's perceptions of political weakness and strength. He still appointed 102 district councillors despite strong ...

  6. Beijing loyalist turns on Tsang

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Federation of Trade Unions honorary president Chan Yuen-han has become the first pro-establishment heavyweight to break ranks and demand Chief Executive ... in the district council functional constituency in September, made the remarks a day after incoming leader Leung Chun-ying said Tsang needed to focus on ensuring a smooth transfer of power rather than ...

  7. Heat off Tung as reform forces move on

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... District Council elections, the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong swiftly distanced itself from the government. Uncharacteristically, unionist Chan Yuen-han has been openly critical ... and in print. For his part, Mr Tung has attempted to avoid politically controversial issues in recent months, except for a decision to handpick 102 members to sit on the District Councils. His diary may ...

  8. Tung picks maximum 102 district councillors

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Tung Chee-hwa yesterday appointed the maximum 102 members to the 18 district council seats- including more than 60 from the private sector. Political analysts and human ... with calls for it to be abolished or the number of appointees reduced to a maximum of two per district. Releasing the official list yesterday, Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping rejected ...

  9. C.Y's challenging juggling act

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... his supporters and those who favoured Henry Tang Ying-yen, long the favourite for the top job until scandals surrounding the former chief secretary- including one involving illegal structures- ... uncertain when or even if Leung's government revamp will be approved. So far, five of Leung's 15 top aides are new to the government- Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, ...

  10. Wanted: one-term chief with a long-term agenda

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... communicator, able to inspire people of all ages. To do these things, he will have to put aside all considerations of a second term. Hong Kong is crying out for long-term vision and an action agenda ... Chun-ying. Both have their merits and weaknesses. Tang can claim a long track record in administration, having held two of the top three posts. He has experience, certainly, but his greatest strength ...




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