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  1. Decision on sales levy put off until chief executive is elected

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not be determined until the new chief executive was elected in July. 'This is the only responsible thing to do. This is a major consultation, and we need a collective decision. This is the reality ... Cheung Chi-fai The decision whether to adopt a goods and services tax (GST) will have to wait until a new chief executive is chosen in July, the financial secretary said. The controversial ...

  2. What it means to be a good chief executive

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... candidates must have extraordinary communication skills so as to earn the public's trust. The chief executive election is no laughing matter. The winner has a busy five years ahead, with the toughest task likely to be preparing for the 'one-person-one-vote' election of the chief executive in 2017. May the election committee select a capable person so Hongkongers will cheer ...

  3. Our chief executive candidates show a poverty of imagination

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the chief executive's job what they think is the right level for Hong Kong's fiscal reserve, and what they would do with the extra cash. Almost without exception, their answers displayed ... Tom Holland Democratic countries have a problem. In the run-up to elections, politicians tend to make rash promises that they can never hope to keep in office. Typically they pledge ...

  4. Poor policy

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christine Loh Dealing with poverty is a key challenge for chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. His election promise to provide more subsidised housing won't be enough because ... lived in poverty in 2009. Just a few years earlier, in 2005, chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen told legislators: 'I do not buy the idea of assisting the poor by giving them financial ...

  5. At last, a leader who minds the gap

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of measures to help the poor, elderly and lower middle class on his first day in our rowdy legislature, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has made a first step in the right direction. The raft ... residents, and HK$1 billion to help NGOs build the first batch of a planned 3,000 youth hostel units. Leung is doing exactly what he said during his election campaign that he would do. So it's ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... development and vitality. C.Y. Leung, chief executive-elect Home-grown vets can play a vital role I have been associated with City University since its days in Mong Kok, and these words are written ... is still my chief interest. Unfortunately, I have been bombarded with appalling news about Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. No one is perfect. We should learn how to correct the faults ...

  7. Big budget increase for elections

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong The budget for the chief executive election, to be held next March, will jump from HK$13.2 million to HK$20 million, according to a written reply from the chief electoral officer to legislator Wong Yuk-man. The budget for the 1,200-member Election Committee sub-sector poll, to be held in November, is HK$93 million, a 26 per cent increase from HK$73.8 million ...

  8. Rethink needed on welfare policy

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the pressure. Chief executive election front runner Leung Chun-ying has proposed bigger cash handouts for elderly people who pass a means test, despite the financial burden that may cause in a rapidly ... the pressure on the government to do more. A minimum-wage bill has been passed and welfare budgets expanded. The wealth gap, however, remains a major concern and the change of chief executive this year ...

  9. Policy address thanks carries rider

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

    ... amendment urging the government 'to convince those who are against the implementation of universal suffrage for the election of the chief executive and legislature in 2012' to reverse ... since 2001, when Tung Chee-hwa was chief executive. The amendment calls for the standard old-age allowance to be lifted to HK$900 a month and the higher allowance for over-70s to be raised ...

  10. Budget handout cash could have helped elderly and the disabled

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and even the chief executive. But there are still certain limitations on people such as mainlanders and ethnic minorities which need to be resolved. Most importantly, can the HK$6,000 really ... ploy. They were playing to the public gallery in order to grab votes in next year's elections. The HK$37 billion handouts could indeed be put to better use. If one-tenth of the qualified ...




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