Arts council rejects magazine's funding

Thursday, 19 November, 2009, 12:00am

Plan to move resolutions for bond programme withdrawn

The government has withdrawn its plan to move two resolutions related to its proposed bond programme next Wednesday, after legislators criticised it for being too hasty.

12 May 2009 - 12:00am

Report blasts watchdog for lax governance

Auditor highlights low attendance at Consumer Council meetings

The Consumer Council, known for its fearless criticism of business malpractice, has become the target of criticism from the Director of Audit for sloppy corporate governance.

27 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Rita Fan not banking on Standing Committee place

Outgoing Legislative Council president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai played down her chances of becoming Hong Kong's representative on the National People's Congress Standing Committee after winning the most votes in yesterday's ballot.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Primary to be held for Central Committee

Presidium opts to continue poll method

The 17th National Congress presidium has decided to hold a primary election to choose the new Central Committee - the same method used by the party since 1987.

The 237-member body held its second meeting yesterday and announced it had approved the method, but it still has to be endorsed by the more than 2,200 delegates.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Expectations of UN must not be set too high

Expectations that solutions will be found to some of the world's problems are high whenever the leaders of nations meet. Hopes were even higher than usual last week when what was hailed as the biggest-ever gathering of kings, presidents and prime ministers took place at the United Nations for the organisation's 60th anniversary summit.

19 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Arts grant system is flawed, says filmmaker

Assessments are incomplete and fail to give the true picture, she claims

A controversial film director is questioning assessments by the Arts Development Council after her group was ruled out for more funding for the 2005-06 financial year.

15 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Delegates paper over charter dispute that threatened rupture

Delegates at the forum have papered over a behind-the-scenes dispute that threatened a rupture at the pan-regional meeting.

The controversy centred on rival proposals for the forum's charter - which determines how the organisation's board of directors is elected and other key matters - set forth by Chinese and non-Chinese delegates.

12 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Make realistic resolutions

Most of us make New Year resolutions and most of us find it difficult to keep them.

One reason is that we are too ambitious. We set unrealistic goals or attempt to make too many changes at the same time. Here are some tips for making resolutions and keeping them:

8 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Turner's largesse

When the United Nations was established more than 50 years ago, its founding fathers restricted membership to independent nations. Otherwise, Ted Turner the media magnate might well be a leading contender for UN membership.

27 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Rights push

Legislators last night approved a motion urging the Government to improve women's rights and implement measures recommended by the United Nations.

22 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

New Order

UNITED NATIONS (March 30): DEVELOPING countries representing about three-quarters of the UN membership today proposed a new international economic order that would give them preferential, non-reciprocal treatment and allow the nationalisation of industry under domestic laws.

28 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Officials breached policy to let college heads pay no rent

Two senior officials were at fault for allowing the heads of the seven tertiary institutions to live rent-free, the report said.

The two were identified as the Secretary for Education and Manpower and the University Grants Committee secretary-general.

The posts were filled by Joseph Wong Wing-ping and Nigel French, although the committee did not name them.

12 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Defeat looms for UN rights attack move

France and Germany are expected to block a proposed joint European Union-United States resolution at the United Nations attacking China's human rights record.

The UN Human Rights Commission began a six-week hearing in Geneva on Monday but it has become clear France and Germany are against a resolution calling China to account.

12 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

UN permanent seat a priority

Acquiring a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council is a focal point of German foreign policy.

Germany has long felt itself deserving of such leading status. In 1995-96, it served as non-permanent member for the third time since joining the UN in 1973.

3 Oct 1996 - 12:00am