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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Oxfam urges chief executive to set poverty threshold

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... says Oxfam Hong Kong. The charity group yesterday urged the government to create a new post of commissioner for the body and to define the poverty line. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying chairs ... chair an anti-poverty body from February 2005 to June 2007. "The commissioner for poverty alleviation can foster collaboration between the government and the community," said Alfred ...

  2. Top official should stay mum on CE election: Fan

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with more than 40 lawmakers who either chair or are vice-chairs of the Legislative Council's panels and committees. Some legislators have urged Wang to meet the legislature en masse. Wang ...

  3. Tang backer returned as fund chief

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to continue chairing the committee,' he said. 'We have done many things in the past three years and we have more to do in the coming years.' The Mega Events Fund was set up to subsidise ...

  4. Tsang aide rejects calls for refunds

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... saying: 'It showed that the Chief Executive's Office was too late to react to the loopholes.' So ping-chi, honorary chair of the Senior Government Officers Association, welcomed ... executive to accept advantages in special circumstances. The committee must have three members, chaired by a person appointed jointly by the chief justice and the Legislative Council president. ...

  5. YouTube sensation takes bow at awards

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai In a tribute to the power of the internet, Taiwanese YouTube sensation Jimmy Lin Yu-chun flew in to Hong Kong to perform at the Yahoo! Big Chair Awards this week at the Conrad hotel in Admiralty. The event honoured the most creative Web ad campaigns chosen from more than 420 entries from all around Asia. 'I'm obviously a huge fan of the Web,' said Lin, ...

  6. The man on Henry Tang's coat-tails

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to improve the image of property tycoons, some of whom pledged funding. But only young Lau made it to a steering committee, set up to oversee the fund's operations, and Tang chaired it when he ...

  7. Civil service chief faults Tsang for accepting gifts

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... not apply to the chief executive. An independent commission to review the situation chaired by former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang said earlier this month that the exception was 'totally ...

  8. Official trips cost HK$24m

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to lawmakers' questions, the administration said overseas travel plans were discussed and approved by a committee chaired by the chief secretary. The code of conduct for political appointees also sets ...

  9. C.Y. spent heavily to gauge public's views

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the One Country Two Systems Research Institute, which he chairs, to carry out 12 tracking polls from January 9 to March 22, each one costing HK$25,000. He also spent HK$22,000 on a poll last ...

  10. Heung Yee Kuk chief plays peacemaker in village row

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... staged a rally outside the kuk headquarters in Sha Tin and burned an effigy of Lam. The demonstration drew about 1,000 villagers. Lau later showed up and chaired a meeting that followed, saying ...




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