Tsang to visit Brussels, London and Edinburgh
Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen leaves on Thursday for a trip that takes in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. In Brussels he will meet European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme, address a dinner celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Belgium-Hong Kong Society and officiate at the Dragon Boat Festival in Antwerp. Moving to London on Sunday, Tsang will meet British Prime Minister David Cameron and other senior officials, as well as officiating at the opening of a Hong Kong Tourism Board street carnival. In Edinburgh he will meet First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond. Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen will be acting chief executive.
Tribunal grants forced sale of Happy Valley block
The Lands Tribunal yesterday ordered the compulsory sale of a rundown 50-year-old residential building in Happy Valley with a reserve price of HK$1.038 billion. Developer Best Insight's application to force the sale of the 14-storey building in Shan Kwong Road was granted because it satisfied the tribunal the building was unfit for habitation and that it had taken all reasonable steps to find the owners.
Cyclist dies after collision with minibus
A 55-year-old cyclist died at about 5.30pm after his bicycle and a minibus collided in Sha Tin at about 9.45am. In a separate accident, a street cleaner was hit by a delivery van in Ting On Street, Ngau Tau Kok, and was taken to hospital in critical condition.