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  1. A game of musical chairs with three acting chief executives

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... without a break can seriously affect mental and physical health.' While the 'musical chairs' arrangement for acting chief executive is certainly unprecedented, the government ...

  2. HK security officials absent from Thai briefings, says Tang

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... because the occasions were meant for political appointees to discuss action on developments of the day with the top government leadership. The chief executive usually chairs the meetings but recently Mr Tang has chaired them from Mondays to Thursdays. Mr Tang said that following the closure of Bangkok's airports on November 25, he was personally 'concerned and was kept up ...

  3. Politicians criticise lack of progress in Family Council

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... by Mr Tsang in his 2007 policy address as an integrated, holistic and high-level body, the 21-member Family Council, chaired by Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, aims to promote social ... of Social Democrats who chairs the Legco welfare services panel, said Mr Tang had neglected his duties and should be held responsible for slow progress in developing such a mechanism. 'Henry ...

  4. Talk-shop fear voiced on bid to fight poverty

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... for the 24-member commission, chaired by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. It was set up under an initiative announced by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa in his policy address last month. 'I think ... and People's Livelihood- who also chairs the Legco subcommittee to combat poverty- said he was hopeful the commission would achieve solid results. He said both the government and the business sector ...

  5. Bauhinia honours for current and ex-top officials

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Authority, and businessman Hari Naroomal Harilela. Although Mr Tang chairs the honours committee, which nominates and considers the list, a Protocol Division spokesman said the chief secretary opted ...

  6. Experts to defend tobacco tax rise

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... lives. About 60,000 students from Form One to Form Five admit smoking. Fellow chair professor of community medicine, Anthony Hedley, said: 'I am sure the league is not asking for more ...

  7. Pan-democrats hope to meet candidate for chief justice

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... commission is chaired by the chief justice himself, while the secretary for justice is an ex officio member. Other members include Chief Judge Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, Court of Final Appeal judge Mr ...

  8. Beijing woos democrats on Basic Law

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... will be chaired by National People's Congress Standing Committee deputy secretary-general Qiao Xiaoyang, and will be similar to the one held for the legal profession, also in Shenzhen, on Tuesday. ... whether to attend the seminar because he was due to chair a Legco meeting on Thursday. Lingnan University political analyst Li Pang-kwong took a cynical view. 'Beijing only wants to engage ...

  9. Minibonds meeting ends in recriminations

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... of importance. What is more, we were not even given chairs during the meeting,' Mr Chim said. In the meeting, He Guangbei, chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, said the banking sector ...

  10. Lesson of 1997 learned, says think-tank

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... said measures announced by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who chaired yesterday's meeting, had been disheartening, and more should be done. Independent lawmaker Regina Ip Lau ...




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