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  1. Tung keeps his focus on business

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's earlier discussions with members of the pro-Beijing camp were all business. Property developers came in for specific attention, with pledges of support from the chief executive to address their concerns. They were among about 100 pro-government business leaders and professionals who met Mr Tung at the China Resources Building in Wan Chai, where ...

  2. Democrats advised to improve business links

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The democrats should better engage the business sector and the Commission on Strategic Development for an early consensus on universal suffrage, Executive Councillor Anthony ... with the business sector was equally important because of its strong resistance to giving up its interests in the functional constituencies, he added. Professor Cheung said Beijing could not possibly accept ...

  3. Bickering is bad for business, says Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Hong Kong will become marginalised in an increasingly competitive world if internal political bickering continues, a senior mainland official has warned. Peng Qinghua, deputy director of the central government's liaison office, said Hong ...

  4. Tung too busy for Legco question time

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa will be too busy to appear at another Legco question time tomorrow, his office said yesterday. But he will meet legislators in groups for closed-door talks over the next few weeks, with the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong first on the list. Mr Tung will meet DAB lawmakers this morning, followed by the labour sector ...

  5. Business leaders ask Tung for clear goals on reforms

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Business leaders yesterday urged Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to increase public confidence by mapping out clear milestones for reforms covering democratic development, ... in the future. This is in the interest of people's confidence.' Mr Woon called for better efforts to tackle air pollution, which he said was a major concern of the business community. 'Mr ...

  6. Consultation on sales tax to go ahead, vows official

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Government plans to consult the public on a proposed goods and services tax and a widening of the tax base will continue regardless of who the next chief executive is, a finance official said yesterday. 'The government has done considera ...

  7. Officials don't dismiss tax-free zone

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... back the clock to the high time of plastic flowers manufacturing. The remarks were widely seen as provocative as Mr Li, chairman of Cheung Kong (Holdings), first began his business in plastic ...

  8. Budget is unlikely to surprise

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen's first budget will not contain any drastic measures, a government source has revealed. Preparations for the budget are understood to have gathered momentum, with Mr Tang laying down the broad fiscal direction. ...

  9. Officials irresponsible on investment, says legislator

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... An independent corporation should be established to manage the government's investments and returns after its assets are privatised, says legislator Eric Li Ka-cheung. Mr Li, who represents the accountancy sector in Legco, made the appeal as he criti ...

  10. Exco member urges change to deadline

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen should review the deadline for eliminating the budget deficit by 2006-07, said Executive Councillor Tsang Yok-sing. But Mr Tsang said Mr Tang should not abandon all the goals laid down by his predecessor Antony Leun ...




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