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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    John Tsang again delivers overly cautious budget

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial John Tsang too cautious again Delivering a budget with new thinking has proved to be a challenge for John Tsang Chun-wah. While the veteran finance chief managed to provide some short-term relief for the needy without losing sight of the need to invest for a better future, his first budget after his reappointment remains overly cautious. With a record HK$734 ...

  2. Classic Energy to prove too good again in bumper TT

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... in the run after coming up with gate four, and given this event doesn't appear a great deal tougher, he should prove too good again. An appealing double banker is promising Give Well for in-form ... John Bell Classic Energy looked a transformed horse in landing his first success last start, and despite a rise in weight, he appears to have the middle pin of Sunday's Triple Trio ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    John Tsang cautious over changes to mandatory provident fund scheme

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... as a bargaining chip," John Tsang Chun-wah wrote on his official blog yesterday. The post was seen as an implicit attack on radical pan-democrat "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung, who had ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Financial chief urges caution while admitting system has fallen short on retirement protection Tsang reluctant to axe MPF despite flaws in scheme Hong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Financial secretary John Tsang misjudges budget surplus again

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Financial results show an excess of HK$40b in coffers, which is far off the $3.4b deficit estimate John Tsang misses budget surplus again The government has yet again underestimated its budget surplus, according to financial results for the nine months to December 31. In his budget in February last year, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah estimated ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS REVIEW

    Embark! Beyond the Horizon

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by John Batten

    ... John Batten Oi! (Oil Street Art Space) Oi! - the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's first dedicated space for contemporary art - has opened in the newly renovated original ... and fog installation, Together (left), is the water equivalent. Soft blasts of water vapour are gratifying, but the installation is too literal, merely using the building's facade ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    John Tsang Chun-wah warns of 'perfect storm' from protests

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Finance chief warns of a protest 'perfect storm' Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has urged the pan-democrats to think twice before resorting to extreme acts in their fight for universal suffrage, warning that political uncertainty could increase the risk of an economic crisis. Tsang also said Hong Kong's economic outlook ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    John Tsang's modest spending cuts a wise measure

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... appeared to be sceptical when John Tsang Chun-wah imposed a 1 per cent saving in expenditure on all government bureaus and departments over the next two years. Unpopular as it is, the move ... resistance might not be as strong as in earlier times of economic woe. Tsang has rightly taken action before it is too late. There are always those who believe such doom-and-gloom scenarios ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    John Tsang calls for support on bill to exchange tax data

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Financial secretary appeals to pan-democrats to pass bill in spite of campaign of non-cooperation John Tsang wants support for bill to exchange tax data Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah appealed for support for a bill he wants passed by 2016 to allow automatic exchanges of tax information with other governments, as pan-democrats threaten ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    West Kowloon Cultural District could be downsized

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by John Batten

    ... After the first facilities of the West Kowloon Cultural District are built, there is a strong possibility the project will be downsized for pragmatic reasons, writes John Batten ... be allowed to grow organically. Facilities could be added to the site over time, as and when needed. The previous administration, headed by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, rushed the West Kowloon Cultural ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Teen drinkers to be targeted at Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Rugby chiefs join forces with support group for second year to tackle alcohol problems at event Teen drinkers at Sevens targeted Hong Kong Sevens organisers are once again working with a leading youth charity to combat teenage binge drinking at the event, after the success of last year's initial project. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ...




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