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  1. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    HK leader Leung must focus on building team as controversies mount

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam After recent controversies, Leung's rumoured attempt to bring environmentalist Loh on board makes sense C.Y. must focus on building his team When is a good time to take ... and draw lessons from his efforts at team-building over the past few months? An August 7 editorial on Chan's contradictory statements over the flats business in this newspaper pointed out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1008741/hk-leader-leung-must-focus-building-team-controversies-mount
  2. Quiet start to building crackdown

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The government started its crackdown against illegal building work in the New Territories yesterday, but there were no officials to be seen in villages rumoured to be on the list. The Buildings Department is to send removal orders to owners of village houses that seriously breach the standard three-storey format. However, under a new system, villagers who own homes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997269/quiet-start-building-crackdown
  3. Illegal building crackdown 'will not be derailed'

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of dollars. The government said last week that the Buildings Department's budget this year would rise by HK$153 million to HK$1 billion. A large part of that increase will go towards enforcing the law on village houses, alongside checks on subdivided flats in urban areas and mandatory building inspections. 'I feel that other people are even more anxious than me to see the start ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992139/illegal-building-crackdown-will-not-be-derailed
  4. Building without equal before the law

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... recess, it will close the doors on a slice of history. The Legislative Council building, which has played a pivotal role in the democratic process of government through two administrations for the past 26 years, will bid farewell to the shouting and jostling of spirited debate as lawmakers move to the Tamar development in Admiralty. When the building reopens in 2012, it will return ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973059/building-without-equal-law
  5. Less legal action over N.T. buildings

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Fanny W.Y. Fung olga.wong@scmp.com Prosecutions over unauthorised building structures in the New Territories hit a new low last year despite a continuing rise in complaints ... a glass-panelled balcony at a MacDonnell Road property he owns amid concerns he may have been in breach of building laws. Prosecutions for illegal structures in the New Territories fell 38 per cent from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969439/less-legal-action-over-nt-buildings
  6. Building family bonds

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Gary Cheung In a sign of growing integration with the mainland, the Hong Kong government is doubling its programme for civil servants' education on China- from its laws and political structure to its economy and environment. Abou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967844/building-family-bonds
  7. Marathon debate as legco has last word

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Detractors often deride it as a talking shop, and as the Legislative Council building prepares to take its final bow as the crucible of Hong Kong's ... Godfrey over the award of a HK$220 million contract. Lau is also expected to move a motion to say 'goodbye' to the Legco building. Lawmakers will start work in the new Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972977/marathon-debate-legco-has-last-word
  8. Martin Lee's comments won't help build bridges

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... actions, past and present, have made the process of building ties all the more difficult. There may also be more immediate ramifications. Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613199/martin-lees-comments-wont-help-build-bridges
  9. Time to build a broad consensus

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by James Tien

    ... The decision can help facilitate the course of consensus-building in Hong Kong over the final proposal with regard to political reform. Undoubtedly, there is a strong voice among the people of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453721/time-build-broad-consensus
  10. Building bridges

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... representing different political views to build a community-based forum and enter discussions on the specifics of the political system. Their efforts, however, have proved futile as the debate ... the people's views to Beijing and forward Beijing's concerns to help narrow the differences. The sharp exchange of words on such issues as patriotism has highlighted the importance of building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445532/building-bridges

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