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The Link (or is it our judicial system?) in Peril; New Leader for the Democratic Party; Living in the Smog (17 Dec 2004)

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Hong Kong is built on the Rule of Law, so our politicians keep telling us. But the Housing Authority has been accused this week of trying to pressure the courts into rush decisions. The authority wanted to abridge the length of time one litigant, Lo Siu-lang, would have to go to the Court of Final Appeal in her bid to stop the listing of the Link. The government's strategy failed though, and it looks as if the IPO will now almost certainly have to be delayed. Last Sunday, after its first contested election for chairman, the Democratic Party chose Lee Wing-tat as its new leader, but is the leadership change enough to reverse the party's slipping fortunes and popularity? And, James Tien introduces a motion trying to give us better air to breathe. But as most of our air pollution comes from the mainland, is our administration going to be willing or able to do anything about it?

Program: 
A Week in politics
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2004
Station: 
RTHK
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