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  1. Budget expectations close in on John Tsang

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... government-friendly political parties in the election. Former financial secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen was able to delay major tax cuts in the 2006/07 budget on the grounds of uncertainty about the long-term ...

  2. Great expectations

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... arguably present a more accurate picture of how rich, or vulnerable, the government is. According to the records published last December, the government's net assets in 2006-07 totalled ... In the first of a three-part series on the upcoming budget, Jimmy Cheung looks at the wealth of assets built up by the government As Hong Kong's financial year enters its final weeks ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    A history of how national education was introduced in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... when President Hu Jintao said at a banquet organised by Hong Kong to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the handover that importance should be placed on national education in the city. Hu said: "I have something special to say about young people in Hong Kong because they represent the future of Hong Kong, indeed, the future of China … We should foster a strong sense ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More pressing needs for Hong Kong than 'city of lifts' plan

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial A 'city of lifts' is just not enough Leung Chun-ying must have surprised many in the community when he announced a multi-billion-dollar spending spree to improve the city's access for the elderly, disabled and children. Dubbe ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The latest population projections from the Census and Statistics Department put into sharp focus challenges for Hong Kong that we are well aware of but have done little to address. Society ... in Leung's zero-quota policy for mainland women not married to Hong Kong men giving birth here. That there will be so few wage earners financially responsible for so many without incomes ...

  6. Tsang's style of government has contributed to Hong Kong's decline

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Allan Zeman's comment on the mainland's progress compared to Hong Kong is ironic ('Mainland outpacing HK, Zeman says', May 21). First, nobody in the present ... to be contradicting these comments. Second, in the same article Zeman still affirms Henry Tang Ying-yen as playing a continuous role in Hong Kong, especially with a possible attempt at the chief ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Appeal begins for Asia's sacked football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam (left), the former president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), begins an appeal against his sacking and lifetime ban for corruption by Fifa. The two-day hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, ...

  8. Hong Kong can and should pay for good health care

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... cannot accept that third-world medical hardware is still being used in our public hospitals. With the rapidly rising demand from mainlanders for medical services in Hong Kong, our public system ...

  9. Hong Kong's government planners are out of control

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland The government-developer complex in Hong Kong is out of control and urgently needs to be reined in. On Wednesday, the government announced proposals for new reclamation projects at up to 25 sites around Hong Kong's coastline, with plans for vast new artificial islands complete with bridges and tunnels to connect them to the city. The government says all ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... warned they would move more than 900. These tactics mean doubts persist on whether Legco will approve the plans before Leung takes office on July 1. Rusal meeting may depose HK chairman Hong Kong-listed aluminium producer Rusal holds its annual meeting amid predictions that Barry Cheung Chun-yuen (left) could be deposed as chairman. Cheung, chairman of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange ...




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