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  1. Law may be needed to stop historic Central area being overdeveloped

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the west wing of the Central Government Offices complex after it is demolished. Critics said the 'conservation package' for Central announced by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in his policy address on Wednesday was only an ad-hoc measure for individual buildings rather than a genuine advancement of heritage policy. The study was released the day after Tsang said the east and central ...

  2. Few aware of Elderly Commission

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan More than 60 per cent of respondents to a survey said they had not heard of the Elderly Commission, and 80 per cent of those who had heard of it were unhappy with its performance. The result showed that the commission had not carried out its duties of monitoring the quality of social services for the elderly, social welfare legislator Peter Cheung Kwok-che, who ...

  3. Former teacher helped with land issues pre-1997

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com When she was asked to meet the chief Chinese representative to the Sino-British Land Commission, Sun Yanxing, in September 1985, Melinda Ko Shuen-hing had ... Hongkongers to take part in negotiations between Beijing and London over leases of Hong Kong land in the run-up to the handover. The commission was needed because a provision in the Sino-British Joint ...

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    Donald Tsang deserves to know his fate in ICAC's graft probe

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... in suspense. Although the former chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, was referred to the Independent Commission Against Corruption on February 25 last year, for allegedly improper associations ...

  5. Study on congestion, cross-harbour tolls

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government will commission a consultancy study this month to study how the issues of congestion and different tolls at the three cross-harbour tunnels can be addressed. The chief executive said simply adjusting the tolls of the three crossings would not solve the congestion problem; good road links to the crossings, including the delayed Central-Wan Chai bypass ...

  6. Use reserves for housing and health, says Goodstadt

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... know'.' The Central Policy Unit was criticised for commissioning a poll in March on whether Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah should resign over his budget U-turn. Goodstadt said ... adviser says. Leo Goodstadt, head of the Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997, said the reserves were now extraordinarily high and he could not think of any other major economy holding as much ...

  7. Open media briefings central to accountability

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Governments around the world have long used the media as a way of getting their message to the people. An informed citizenry is a critical part of any modern society, and there are few alternatives so far to the media when it comes to disseminating inform ...

  8. House scandal hits C.Y. ratings

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on Leung's integrity, according to the latest poll, commissioned by The South China Morning Post. The poll, Conducted by the University of Hong Kong, found 51.8 per cent of interviewees said the saga ... commemorating the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's change of sovereignty. 'The central government will fully support the new chief executive Leung Chun-ying and the new SAR government to govern ...

  9. Maritime museum has high hopes for new home

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The city's maritime museum expects to welcome 200,000 visitors per year to its new harbourfront home in Central when it opens in January, a five-fold ... in six weeks to prepare for the HK$116 million move to Pier 8 at Central. Its state-of-the-art new base will allow the permanent collection to be arranged in chronological order, tracing 2,000 ...

  10. Civil service must be taught integrity

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paul Tang Kwok-wai- once on the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service- or Permanent Secretary Raymond Wong Hung-chiu to say about this? Wong was once head, at the age of 46, of the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Another who might have some thoughts on the matter is Lam Woon-kwong, whose civil-service career also includes being secretary ...




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