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Anson Chan Fang On-sang

Ex-chief secretary Anson Chan renews call for popular mandate in 2017 election

Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang renewed her call for a popular mandate for the nominating committee in the 2017 chief executive election, but said the new model may be limited in how much it can differ from the current set-up.

Wednesday, 26 June, 2013, 7:20am

Letters to the Editor, May 20, 2013

China can help to kick-start peace process

I disagree with Dr John Lee's comment that "China currently has no clear strategy for what it wants to achieve, with whom, or how" ("The peacemaker", May 14).

20 May 2013 - 1:51am 4 comments

Anson Chan's misleading view of Britain's colonial influence on policy

How true is it that, during colonial rule, our policymakers always placed the interests of Hong Kong above British interests? Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang insists Hong Kong policymakers were not required to consider British reaction. That, of course, is misleading at best and nonsense at worst.

18 May 2013 - 4:10am 23 comments

Gauging reaction of mainland China to policies not viable, says Anson Chan

The leaked memo, which first appeared in a Chinese-language newspaper, said: "From June 1, an assessment on mainland perception and related public relations measures will become … mandatory … for all Policy Committee papers."

12 May 2013 - 6:04am 7 comments

Letters to the Editor, May 4, 2013

Pass laws to enforce zero waste goal

I refer to Martin Williams' letter "(Mega incinerator project being driven by vested interests", April 26).

4 May 2013 - 4:04am 11 comments

Commerce key for universal suffrage, says Anson Chan

Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang emphasised that she hoped to forge a consensus among businesses on the path to genuine universal suffrage, as their participation would be vital to achieving full democracy and improving governance.

25 Apr 2013 - 10:20am 7 comments

Talking points

The wife of former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen and three others make their first court appearance in the case over the city's most infamous basement.

24 Apr 2013 - 3:14am

Democratic candidates must have a place in 2017 contest

Senior Chinese legislator Qiao Xiaoyang dropped a bomb last month when he presented his views on how the 2017 chief executive election should be held.

24 Apr 2013 - 3:14am 4 comments

Group to forge 2017 consensus

Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang will launch a group next week to devise a universal suffrage plan that will pass muster with both Beijing and the business sector.

The group will open an office from where its members will lobby for support - particularly from the business sector, whose backing will be critical to achieving full democracy.

19 Apr 2013 - 3:44am 2 comments

Anson Chan weighs in on heated debate over universal suffrage

Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang has weighed in on the universal suffrage issue, taking a conciliatory and pragmatic tone in the heated debate. It was not unreasonable for Beijing to expect Hong Kong's chief executive not to challenge China's one-party rule, she said at a Community College of City University seminar yesterday.

6 Apr 2013 - 3:46am 7 comments