Chief Executive Candidate

Pan-democrats' proposal may run into brick wall

Elsie Leung fears too many candidates for chief executive.

Elsie Leung Oi-sie said the proposal, which might result in a situation where dozens of candidates ran for chief executive, may not be in line with a NPC Standing Committee decision.

Friday, 10 May, 2013, 5:45am 4 comments

'One man, one vote' urged for 2017 chief executive panel

Government House in Central welcomes the public on Open Day in March. Pan-democrats say the 2017 chief executive election should be elected by all 3.2 million registered voters in Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam

The Alliance for True Democracy also proposes that a candidate with the support of at least an eighth of nominating committee members, or with nominations from a certain proportion of the city's voters, should be able to stand for the top job.

9 May 2013 - 7:43am 6 comments

Lawyer calls for committee to gauge poll views

Jat Sew-tong (left) thinks Andrew Li would be a good choice

Senior counsel Jat Sew-tong, who is chairman of two influential statutory bodies - the Independent Police Complaints Council and the Minimum Wage Commission, said a highly respected figure should chair such a committee.

6 May 2013 - 5:00am

NPC's law committee chief may clear up chief-executive screening row

Qiao Xiaoyang

Qiao Xiaoyang, the new chairman of the Law Committee under the NPC Standing Committee, is likely to touch on the issue during a Shenzhen seminar today, according to Tam Yiu-chung, chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, without elaborating.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:40am 1 comment

Hong Kong needs to start talking now about universal suffrage

The recent debate over the need for a screening mechanism for chief executive candidates has fuelled emotions and unnecessary speculation. Photo: Sam Tsang

With another four years to go before the city is due to choose its leader by one person, one vote, the government seems to think it is in no hurry to flesh out the 2017 electoral arrangements for public discussion. The question of how to move towards a democratically elected legislature by 2020 appears to be even more remote. 

17 Mar 2013 - 2:21am 6 comments

Who said it?

I think you will still see him around quite a lot in the future

A supporter of Henry Tang Ying-yen (pictured) on the failed chief executive candidate's career prospects

This afternoon, it'll be cold, wet and windy across most of Scotland

Prince Charles tries his hand at announcing the weather on BBC

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

West Kowloon Arts Hub inquiry sure to open a can of worms

We wait to see how far legislators will go in their investigation into the vagaries of the contest for the design of the West Kowloon arts hub and the tendering process for the right to build the scheme.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

An article entitled 'Caring Leung 'fulfils everything as a husband'' yesterday on page A3 incorrectly quoted chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying's wife as saying that, as far as she knew, her husband was not a member of the Community Party. It should have said Communist Party.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

What's being said on

On chief executive candidate Henry Tang being told he must make himself more popular if he is to win:

Patrick Shu Wing-lee - Apart from being more popular, the chief executive candidate must prove to be capable to govern and lead as well as having integrity so that he is trusted by the people of Hong Kong.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I am a human being; I have feelings too. I simply hope the public will accept my apology

Chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen

I had a dream job of travelling the world ... It's punishment going to work now

A flight attendant on the plane Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (above) tried to blow up

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tang fails to clear doubts on illegal home structures

Embattled chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen said yesterday he had appointed an 'authorised person' to act on his and his wife's behalf in dealing with illegal structures at their home. But he refused to respond to many of the unanswered questions fuelling the row.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

No easy escape from the powers that be

Everyone is so upset at the greed of the power companies that even chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen has jumped on the bandwagon.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am