Archive for the ‘Terminology’ Category

Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Lesser Evil

Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Lesser Evil

“Lesser evil” refers to supporting a less undesirable pro-establishment candidate in the small-circle Chief Executive election.

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Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Thunderbolt Rescuers

Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Thunderbolt Rescuers
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Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Kingmaker

Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Kingmaker

When pro-democracy candidates won an unprecedented 327 seats on the 1200 member Election Committee,  some commentators started to discuss whether the group – making up more than a quarter of the body that nominates and elects the Chief Executive – could act as a “kingmaker”. What does this mean?

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Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Conspirary theories

Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Conspirary theories

All signs point to Carrie Lam being Beijing’s favourite for the Chief Executive’s job but one popular theory attests that this is just a smokescreen, and that Xi Jinping’s pick is really John Tsang. What are we to make of conspiracy theories at election time?

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Chief Executive Election 2017 terminology – D-Day

Chief Executive Election 2017 terminology – D-Day

In the first of our election buzzwords, we bring you D-Day:

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