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  1. Public has no truck with empty promises

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung A long-running row between residents of Fairview Park in Yuen Long and truck-driving villagers over their vehicles' use of a private road hit the headlines again last week when more than 20 elderly villagers sat in a row on stools to block the main entrance to the estate. That came after the estate's managers put up signs in Tai Sang Wai village warning ...

  2. Power block

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to reinvigorate district politics. Recalling his experience in Yuen Long in the 1960s, Sir David said district-based community associations could be closely integrated in district affairs. He suggested ... viewed the proposals as piecemeal, lacking a long-term vision about the place of the councils in the political structure. And privately, government officials admitted that room for any drastic ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Liberals' turmoil a real life soap opera

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the Legco elections last month may have long settled, but the fallout from the Liberals' humiliating defeat in the geographical constituency polls has only just begun. With the departures of three Liberal legislators- Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun and Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen- on Wednesday, the political farce that has unfolded since the polls is seemingly doomed ...

  5. It doesn't take a crisis to test competence

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... plagued with incompetence, inertia and a weak appreciation of risk. The Architectural Services Department has been ordered to compile a report within 10 days on why it took so long to arrange ... have revealed more cases of long delays to small construction and repair projects in districts. For example, Democrat legislator Lee Wing-tat said the Kwai Tsing District Board had been told ...

  6. Democrats in revival mode

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of Social Democrats (LSD)- led by popular activists including 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung and Raymond Wong Yuk-man- is no doubt a force to be reckoned with in geographical constituency ... significantly disrupt the party's plan for the 2008 Legco election. A further decline would then become inevitable. Long-time political watchers may think the leadership change was not drastic ...

  7. A heavy hitter comes to bat

    Posted Jan 04th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... After Donald Tsang became leader in July, the post was filled by a high-flying civil servant, Andrew Wong Ho-yuen. That was widely seen as a temporary arrangement: John Tsang was expected to move in after the World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting last month. A well-placed source says the commerce secretary has the chief executive's full trust. They have a long ...

  8. The harsh realities

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Even at 88, Sir Sze-yuen Chung still has a sharp insight into the clash between the ideals and realities of Hong Kong politics. The former Exco convenor hit the nail ... Mr Chen said it was impossible for certain democrats to visit the capital because they had endangered national security. Sir Sze-yuen praised Mr Chen for making Beijing's stance ...

  9. Peace breaks out

    Posted Nov 29th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... months, if not years, of internal squabbling. The two would-be vice-chairmen, Sin Chung-kai and Tik Chi-yuen, are known as moderates in the party. The election of the New Territories East branch, ... members. One major contentious issue at the time was a sharp divide over labour-rights issues. This time, however, the long-running dispute between the reformist and mainstream factions stemmed ...

  10. Old camp, fresh faces

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of the pro-Beijing camp. With a strong professional background and a diluted pro-Beijing image, Mr Lee represents the new generation within long-established, pro-Beijing groups such as the FTU. His ... elections. The FTU has two members in Legco apart from Mr Kwong: Chan Yuen-han and Wong Kwok-hing. Both Mr Kwong and Mr Wong represent the labour functional constituency, while Ms Chan is an elected ...




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