More than 60,000 voters did not select a candidate to be one of five "super seat" lawmakers in the Legislative Council election in September, election organisers have revealed.Wednesday, 5 December, 2012, 3:39am
We aren't racing a fair race
Paralympic 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius complains about the blades of Alan Oliveira after the Brazilian beat him to 200m gold
It's difficult for a government of low credibility to gain trust4 Sep 2012 - 2:04am
Controversial episodes probably won't jeopardise Leung Chun-ying's leadership but they may plague him for some time, according to a political commentator.26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Filling midterm vacancies in legislatures with the next-in-line candidate from the former representative's party in countries which use proportional representation system can prevent political assassinations, an academic says.7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
The government's controversial proposal to fill midterm vacancies in the Legislative Council by installing the next-best-placed candidate would serve the intended purpose: preventing lawmakers from claiming a by-election to be a referendum.
But it may lead to some unintended consequences, and even tricky scenarios that officials may not have thought through.7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Residual powers are the power in a federal system of government not explicity laid down in a constitution.
Political scientist Ma Ngok said generally states in a federal system, through a written constitution, would hand over specific powers to the federal government.7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
THE OFFICE OF Ma Ngok, associate professor in the Department of Government and Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, isn't decorated with the wall charts of government structures, the Legislative Council, or pods of social activism you might expect to find. Instead, there's a huge poster of Manchester United.11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Counting the number of protesters was a near impossible task for police, organisers and academics.
The academic team of researchers who took the Security Bureau to task in May by conducting their own analysis of submissions made during consultations on the national security laws tried to conduct an independent count of its own.2 Jul 2003 - 12:00am
Academics shared Ms Loh's frustration that legislators had found it more difficult to challenge government decisions since the handover.
They said being the sole Citizens Party legislator would have added to Ms Loh's difficulties.
Ma Ngok, a political scientist at City University, said the Basic Law had constrained the role and power of legislators.12 Apr 2000 - 12:00am