Is Leung Chun-ying a very good liar or is he just a chief executive who doesn't know how to tell the truth?Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 3:39am 2 comments
How do you turn a muddle into an extraordinary mess? It's easy - join the administration of Leung Chun-ying. Let us momentarily set aside the mounting controversies confronting the government and turn to the dysfunctional way it conducts its affairs.24 Nov 2012 - 3:03am 1 comment
It doesn't have a proper title yet, but if I had to describe it, I would use the Chinese euphemism "the position of double happiness". Sorry, it's not another 3-D porn movie but a new full-time salaried position that the government is creating under its Central Policy Unit.23 Nov 2012 - 2:21am 1 comment
It looks like Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has been backed into a corner now that he is being attacked from both inside and outside the administration.
Just when recent polls showed his approval ratings were rising slightly, an unexpected "attack" has come from his much-trusted Central Policy Unit's head, Shiu Sin-por, who is supposed to report directly to him.23 Nov 2012 - 2:21am
A chaotic situation would develop if an official think tank got involved in co-ordinating appointments to government bodies, former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang warned on Thursday.22 Nov 2012 - 4:02pm 1 comment
As a government department, the Central Policy Unit is, of course, a government tool. What can it be if it isn't a tool? Yum cha?
Shiu Sin-por, head of the think tank
We don't need to treat a foreign magazine's report as guidance from a superior body20 Nov 2012 - 3:09am
A new, salaried position that an official think tank is proposing to create may be meant as a channel to rally Hongkongers' support for the government, according to pan-democratic lawmakers.
Some legislators were also riled by repeated comments from Central Policy Unit head Shiu Sin-por acknowledging his agency was a "government tool".20 Nov 2012 - 4:50am 1 comment
Lawmakers criticised the government’s official think tank for seeking to create another salaried position, suspicious that it wants the new employee to rally support for the government.19 Nov 2012 - 5:39pm
I have Petraeus and Allen both e-mailing me about getting this dealt with
Florida socialite Jill Kelley, embroiled in scandal that saw David Petraeus resign as CIA chief, wrote to Tampa mayor about a DJ's offensive remarks on the Koran
We must be a tool to serve the government. We are not a chit-chat unit or a playgroup18 Nov 2012 - 3:48am
The government must engage in a public relations battle to drum up support for its policies, and pay more attention to views expressed online about its policies, the head of the Central Policy Unit think tanks says.18 Nov 2012 - 5:18am
Hong Kong's Central Policy Unit is a semi-submerged government body. Since its inception, it has only twice come up for air: once in 2003 when its former head, Professor Lau Siu-kai, famously predicted that only 30,000 people would turn out for the July 1 protests and more than half a million marched in anger.26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
C.Y.'s restructuring plan runs out of time
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's hope of getting his government restructuring proposal through the Legislative Council before its term ends died when the finance committee failed to discuss an application for funding for the changes at its last meeting yesterday, meaning it cannot be passed before Legco rises on Tuesday.14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Beijing-friendly politician Shiu Sin-por is expected to take the helm of the Central Policy Unit, the government's top think tank.
Shiu has been a member of the unit since 2007 and is a Hong Kong delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
I am just a guy that likes to go out there and ride winners
Douglas Whyte on new rules limiting the number of rides a jockey can have for one stable
I'm worried that many intellectuals will be further alienated from the Leung administration
A critic of the appointment of politician Shiu Sin-por (pictured) as head of the Central Policy Unit7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
People in Hong Kong hold diverse views over Communist Party rule on the mainland, and constitutional reform in the city could not proceed without 'basic consensus' in society, a top government adviser has said.16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am