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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    5,000 more subsidised elderly-care places to be provided by 2017

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 02:21pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for the roughly 30,000 applicants. "The waiting time is long," Cheung admitted yesterday. "But we are trying to tackle the issue." The current administration serves until 2017, when the next chief executive will be elected. Cheung said another 7,000 places would be available after the redevelopment or expansion of 60 sites owned by 40 NGOs, but gave no timeline for when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407620/plan-subsidise-5000-more-places-homes-elderly
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Lawmakers question lack of political reform measures in Leung's speech

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:15am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... election promise to abolish the much-criticised mechanism that allows employers to offset severance and long-service payments to employees against their contributions to an employee's ... said she did not believe Leung has enough time to fulfil such a promise before his term expires in 2017.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407204/lawmakers-question-lack-political-reform-measures-leungs-speech
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Live: CY Leung undergoes grilling by lawmakers on policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 11:09am

    ... to realise his election pledges. At a Legislative Council on Thursday, Leung was cornered by an ally over his determination to abolish the offsetting mechanism for the Mandatory Provident Fund. The pro-government Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Tang Ka-piu said the federation could not approve of Leung’s policy address as he had failed to make good on his election promise to abolish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406758/live-cy-leung-undergoes-grilling-lawmakers-policy-address
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Help for poor as Chief Executive reveals HK$10b spending spree in policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Gary Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... public debate ahead of the 2017 election for chief executive. Leung said the government was committed to achieving universal suffrage. Additional reporting by Fanny W. Y. Fung   C.Y. Leung's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406478/help-poor-chief-executive-reveals-hk10b-spending-spree-policy-address
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    New 'East Lantau Metropolis' set to become a core business area

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Sandy Li and Olga Wong

    ... Territories such as Tuen Mun. The source said the Development Bureau would start a feasibility study by June, to be completed by 2017. To prepare an economic and social development strategy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406451/new-east-lantau-metropolis-set-become-core-business-area
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    HK$10 billion discrepancy over welfare bill after policy address

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by TANNA CHONG AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... until the end of his term in 2017, Leung answered: "Yes, I do." The chief executive added that Tsang had appointed a working group to look at Hong Kong's long-term public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1408078/hk10-billion-discrepancy-over-welfare-bill-after-policy-address
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    No plans to scrap MPF 'offsetting' mechanism, says Leung Chun-ying

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 12:52pm by Tony Cheung and Jennifer Ngo

    ... for the minimum wage could become a [problem]." On Thursday, FTU lawmaker Tang Ka-piu slammed the chief executive for "failing to make good on his election promise" that he would set out his plan to scrap the mechanism. Leung said his election manifesto only stated that he would "adopt measures to progressively reduce the proportion" of accrued benefits attributed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407582/no-plans-scrap-mpf-offsetting-mechanism-says-leung-chun-ying
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    VOXPOP: What do they say about CY Leung's latest blueprint?

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 07:06pm

    ... Carol Cheung and Edward Tang Yiu Chung-hung, 53, businessman "The CE touches on everything in his policy address, but his work is not in-depth. He has fulfilled few of his election promises. Property prices are still very high." Yeung On, 65, retiree "I hope the government can hand out rent subsidies, and increase the old-age allowance. My retirement fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406246/voxpop-what-do-they-say-about-cy-leungs-latest-blueprint
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Chief executive declares his priorities for helping an overcrowded city

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... billion in subsidies to replace 80,000 heavily polluting ones. Leung said little about universal suffrage and did not give a timetable for the consultation on the chief executive election in 2017 and the Legislative Council election in 2016, saying only that these would be conducted at an "appropriate juncture". Political scientist Dr Li Pang-kwong, of Lingnan University, said the chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1129726/chief-executive-declares-his-priorities-helping-overcrowded-city
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Leung Chun-ying's concrete action plan for Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by REPORTERS

    ... commercial vehicles in phasing-out scheme Inject HK$5 billion into the Environment and Conservation Fund POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT Launch a consultation on methods for electing the chief executive in 2017 and the Legislative Council in 2016 at an "appropriate time" Scrap appointed district council seats from 2016 A one-off grant of HK$100 million for each district to carry out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1129718/leung-chun-yings-concrete-action-plan-hong-kong

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