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

Anson Chan says Hongkongers expect genuine steps forward that will achieve universal suffrage. Photo: Sam Tsang

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

Bag levy is a step in the right direction. Photo: Jonathan Wong

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

Anson Chan, the former No 2 in the government, hopes to push for political reform through her group "Hong Kong 2020". Photo: David Wong

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

Anson Chan Fong On-sang. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

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

Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River. Photo: Reuters

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

Anson Chan, the former No 2 in the government, hopes to push for political reform through her group "Hong Kong 2020". Photo: David Wong

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

Henry Tang Ying-yen

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

Martin Lee Chu-ming

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. Photo: May Tse

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 speaks at Community College of City University seminar in Kowloon Tong yesterday. Photo: Dickson Lee

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