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Political Appointments System in Hong Kong

Time to pay attention to C.Y.'s faceless political appointees

Another batch of political appointments has been announced by the government. In line with the two previous announcements, the seven people remain faceless to the public. Their names and a brief biography were released to the media only in a press release.

Tuesday, 6 November, 2012, 2:26am

A cool head takes on Legco's 'hot kitchen'

While his former colleagues try to put out the fires of scandal surrounding the new administration, former deputy education minister Kenneth Chen Wei-on will today swap the 'hot kitchen' of government for a job that could prove even hotter - as the Legislative Council secretary general.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm


Material for course must be objective

The government-funded national-education teaching handbooks and exchange groups have proved controversial.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Carrie Lam praises disgraced minister's dedication

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor reiterated her support for disgraced former development minister Mak Chai-kwong, as Leung Chun-ying's team continued to brave questions about their policies and integrity during the third and final round of town-hall sessions yesterday.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Intimidating minority not democracy

It does not look as though our new chief executive will get the honeymoon period most leaders enjoy when they start their first term.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Task forces to co-ordinate policy

The government plans to set up four high-level task forces to better co-ordinate policy proposals before they reach the Executive Council, says Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor.

Lam yesterday told TVB in an interview that they were needed because key issues had become more complicated and required more focused discussions among ministers.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

New team needs to be given time

Hong Kong's new ruling team has been sworn into office, albeit not quite in its final shape. The voices of the people in Sunday's protest have also been heard. Now that ceremonies and protests are over, the public awaits some actions from the government.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

It's time for the big sell

When Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying toured working-class districts yesterday he and his ministers may have been hoping to ease at least some of the fears expressed by hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers in Sunday's demonstrations.

Their decision to meet and greet the people on his first working day indicates his government's priorities.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tsang smiles his way through imperfect ending

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen smiled his way through his final hours in office - but acknowledged that the final months of his term were less than perfect as he said goodbye to the public at Government House.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

WINDS of change

Hong Kong is bracing itself for a new housing policy after Leung Chun-ying takes up his role as chief executive on July 1, but analysts believe change will be progressive rather than draconian, with a view to tackling the deeply rooted problems of the property sector.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am