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Leung Chun-ying's petty politics distracts from pragmatic policies
Beijing's hard line the real cause of the protests

Both the Beijing and Hong Kong authorities have had more than a year to consider how best to deal with Occupy Central, whose launch became only a matter of time after the NPC Standing Committee set limits on the nominating process for the 2017 chief executive election.

6 Oct 2014 - 3:49AM

Both the Beijing and Hong Kong authorities have had more than a year to consider how best to deal with Occupy Central, whose launch became only a matter of time after the NPC Standing Committee set limits on the nominating process for the 2017 chief executive election.

Beijing's hard line the real cause of the protests
By-election 'referendum' would allow Hongkongers to decide on Chinese-style democracy

Han Han, the post-80s bestselling mainland writer, once said: "There are two kinds of logic in the world: one is logic, the other is China's logic."

8 Sep 2014 - 3:46AM

Han Han, the post-80s bestselling mainland writer, once said: "There are two kinds of logic in the world: one is logic, the other is China's logic."

By-election 'referendum' would allow Hongkongers to decide on Chinese-style democracy
Government's electoral reform report leaves hopes for democracy in tatters

It is true that during the consultation period, the public focused on the method for electing the chief executive and did not have much to say regarding the 2016 Legco election.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:25AM

It is true that during the consultation period, the public focused on the method for electing the chief executive and did not have much to say regarding the 2016 Legco election.

Government's electoral reform report leaves hopes for democracy in tatters
Higher retirement age for civil servants mustn't harm public interest

The government's proposal of a higher retirement age for newly hired civil servants and more flexible post-retirement opportunities for those already serving have far-reaching implications across society.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The government's proposal of a higher retirement age for newly hired civil servants and more flexible post-retirement opportunities for those already serving have far-reaching implications across society.

Higher retirement age for civil servants mustn't harm public interest
John Tsang must show real vision on Hong Kong's economy

It would be an understatement to say that Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's coming budget is unlikely to be popular. He has already given ample hints that the one-off relief measures given year after year will be withdrawn or substantially reduced.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

It would be an understatement to say that Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's coming budget is unlikely to be popular. He has already given ample hints that the one-off relief measures given year after year will be withdrawn or substantially reduced.

John Tsang must show real vision on Hong Kong's economy
Pragmatism will help Hong Kong reach deal on electoral reform

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor successfully launched the public consultation on the arrangements for electing the chief executive in 2017 and forming the Legislative Council in 2016. This was no easy feat, given the politically charged background of calls for the public nomination of chief executive candidates, as well as the threat of Occupy Central if arrangements for electing the chief executive do not meet international standards of universal suffrage.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor successfully launched the public consultation on the arrangements for electing the chief executive in 2017 and forming the Legislative Council in 2016. This was no easy feat, given the politically charged background of calls for the public nomination of chief executive candidates, as well as the threat of Occupy Central if arrangements for electing the chief executive do not meet international standards of universal suffrage.

Pragmatism will help Hong Kong reach deal on electoral reform
Winds of change
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Winds of change
A closer look
3 Jul 2008 - 12:00AM
A closer look
Set appointees' rights and obligations in stone
Voters' message is loud and clear
More than trust
23 Jul 2008 - 12:00AM
More than trust
Code of impartiality
30 Jun 2008 - 12:00AM
Code of impartiality
Vision of the future
24 Sep 2008 - 12:00AM
Vision of the future
Forgotten lessons
3 Sep 2008 - 12:00AM
Forgotten lessons
Off the record
30 Jul 2008 - 12:00AM
Off the record
Ways and means
29 Oct 2008 - 12:00AM
Ways and means
Strength in unity
1 Oct 2008 - 12:00AM
Strength in unity
Tripping point
6 Aug 2008 - 12:00AM
Tripping point
Repairing the damage
5 Nov 2008 - 12:00AM
Repairing the damage
Legco shows courage in holding Lehman probe
Court of public opinion
13 Aug 2008 - 12:00AM
Court of public opinion
Obama shows how to stir a jaded electorate
A helping hand
26 Nov 2008 - 12:00AM
A helping hand
Spanner in the works
20 Aug 2008 - 12:00AM
Spanner in the works
The team screen
10 Dec 2008 - 12:00AM
The team screen
The big picture
31 Dec 2008 - 12:00AM
The big picture
From the heart
10 Sep 2008 - 12:00AM
From the heart
Bureaucratic burden
7 Jan 2009 - 12:00AM
Bureaucratic burden
English policy will need more than just fine-tuning