The government has withdrawn its plan to move two resolutions related to its proposed bond programme next Wednesday, after legislators criticised it for being too hasty.12 May 2009 -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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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