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Shiu Sin-Por

C.Y.'s double-talk ensures scandal won't go away

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Sam Tsang

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

Hong Kong's leadership of fools

Exco convener Lam Woon-kwong says it is not his job to act as a mouthpiece for government policy.

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

HK$2.8m reason that this job is obscene

"Yum Cha" Shiu Sin-por

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

Row over Central Policy Unit shows up Leung's leadership

C.Y. Leung is definitely caught between a rock and a hard place at the moment, with enemies on all sides.

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

Anson Chan criticises CPU role expansion

Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang. Photo: KY Cheng

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

Who said it?

Shiu Sin-por

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 body

20 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

Legco queries purpose of think tank's new HK$2.8m post

Central Policy Unit head Shiu Sin-por. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

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 criticise proposed new CPU post

Head of the Central Policy Unit, Shiu Sin-por. Photo: KY Cheng

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

Who said it?

Jill Kelley

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 playgroup

18 Nov 2012 - 3:48am

Central Policy Unit chief defends government ads to push proposals

Shiu Sin- por, head of the Central Policy Unit think tanks. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

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

Policy sickness

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

City Digest

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

Pro-Beijing veteran to be leader of top think tank

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

Who said it?

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 Unit

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HK lacks national consensus: adviser

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