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Lau Siu-Kai

Pro-Beijing forum attacks advocacy of Hong Kong's special identity

A recent outspoken defence of local culture was the result of a "psychological imbalance" among Hongkongers who felt powerless when faced with the mainland's economic growth, said speakers at a pro-Beijing forum yesterday.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 4:04am 18 comments

Fears blockade plan may end in bloodshed

An academic's plan to block the roads in Central demanding genuine universal suffrage may end in bloodshed, a former government adviser warned yesterday. Professor Lau Siu-kai, who used to head the Central Policy Unit, told RTHK that he feared the movement will "start peacefully but end in bloodshed".

11 Apr 2013 - 5:24am 1 comment

2017 chief executive poll isn't city's 'last battle for democracy'

Former Central Policy Unit head Professor Lau Siu-kai said it would take some heat off the debate on universal suffrage if both sides viewed the city's political reform as a continuing process.

9 Apr 2013 - 4:27am 1 comment

Public could be confused over Leung's policy committees

Committees set up by Leung Chun-ying to study policy issues could cause confusion over whether top officials or committee members are calling the shots in the areas under scrutiny, the government's former top adviser has warned.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:18am

Former adviser critical of Tsang

It may be the final nail in the coffin for Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's tainted reputation, and it is particularly ironic that the man who holds the hammer is his former top adviser.

19 Nov 2012 - 4:35am 3 comments

System works - everyone gets to suffer

So, "one country, two systems" is working after all. Why? Because it makes everyone unhappy: the government, Beijing and its political allies in Hong Kong, and the pan-democrats and their supporters.

At least that is the inadvertent admission of Professor Lau Siu-kai, the long-serving former head of the Central Policy Unit, the government's think tank.

1 Nov 2012 - 2:57am

Beijing failed HK administrations on patriotism, says ex-think tank chief

The administrations of Tung Chee-hwa and Donald Tsang Yam-kuen never fully responded to Beijing's call to groom "patriotic forces" in Hong Kong, a former top government adviser says.

30 Oct 2012 - 2:51am 4 comments

Leung Chun-ying too close to Beijing, ex-think tank chief Lau Siu-kai says

Leung Chun-ying's administration, already struggling with a combination of social and political conflicts, will face mounting tension with the public amid growing anti-mainland sentiment, the government's former top adviser says.

6 Oct 2012 - 3:12am

Public Eye

A cautious type, it's no exaggeration to say ...

14 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Political Animal

Social Democrats roll out the rallying cries

Central Policy Unit chief Lau Siu-kai did his best to pour cold water on suggestions - raised by a Chinese University survey last week - that growing social conflict in Hong Kong could spill over into violence.

13 Apr 2010 - 12:00am