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  1. Political Animal

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... team, including Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, had already fled before the extended Easter holiday break began today. Mr Tsang is due to return from a trip to Japan today. Others who ... destination for Chinese leaders. Political Animal has learned that former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa will spend the Easter holiday with his wife Betty, their children and grandchildren in Japan, ...

  2. Chief executive's discretion upheld in cases of low pay

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani, Nick Gentle

    ... Justice Michael Hartmann in the Court of First Instance made the observation as he dismissed an application for a judicial review regarding the chief executive's refusal to implement ... the outcome as a fast track to securing minimum-wage protection for all low-paid workers. Ms Chan said her pay was so low and conditions so bad, the chief executive should use powers conferred on him ...

  3. Chief executive in wage, sales tax clash

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The chief executive was yesterday involved in a rowdy session with legislators representing trade unions and the grass roots, who questioned him over a minimum wage and a sales tax. In a consultation meeting ahead of next month's policy address, Mr Tsang was accused of making 'political and economic mistakes' in floating the idea of introducing ...

  4. Tsang 'more willing to bend on labour policy'

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... whose FTU is the key supporter of Beijing and holds 37 seats on the 800-member Election Committee, said he had noticed a change in the chief executive's view on the issue since Mr Tsang ... a breakthrough in his mindset. It also shows that his labour policy has taken a step forward.' Asked if the FTU's Election Committee members would vote for Mr Tsang during the chief executive ...

  5. Chief Justice bars judges from active politics

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... councils, the Election Committee or the chief executive election, will not be allowed, but part-time judges can vote in the polls. They will also be allowed, as practising barristers and solicitors, ... Ambrose Leung Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang yesterday issued a new guideline to part-time judges, barring them from actively participating in political parties. The move follows ...

  6. Court upholds pay cut for maids

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on April 1, 2003, at the height of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) outbreak. At the same time, the Chief Executive in Council had introduced a $400-a-month levy on their employers. ... said the law did not require the Chief Executive in Council to have public consultations before making decisions on labour importation policy. The appellants were: Julita Raza, Erma Geolamin, ...

  7. Reading between the lines on power of functional constituencies

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'this is a very good project. i haVe very gOod justifications for proceeding wiTh this project simply from thE point of view of additional employment for the conStruction industry whIch suffers at the momeNt over 10 per cent of unempLoyment rate, probably onE of the hiGhest among all major oCcupatiOns.' Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen NO, DONALD ...

  8. Sweeten the rewards of politics

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The current chief executive and his predecessor have both cited Hong Kong's shortage of political talent, and the immaturity of its political parties, as reasons for delaying the adoption of universal suffrage. To encourage wider involvement in politics, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has created new positions in executive agencies for people who want to dedicate ...

  9. Have your say

    Posted Apr 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Executive Donald Tsang's list of things he wants to achieve during the remainder of his term. A minimum wage, reduction of air pollution, a new government headquarters, a fair ... the finance chief Henry Tang announced that low-income workers living in certain areas will be given a transport allowance. I think this initiative will help people who are poor. Workers need about ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were not being affected in the run-up to the chief executive election next month. Rafael Hui Si-yan said the government had continued operating smoothly and officials would continue to serve ... speculation that the government would delay introducing policies that might stir up controversies until after the March 25 chief executive election. ...




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