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  1. Henry Tang's tentative trip on thin ice

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung It is almost six years since Henry Tang Ying-yen joined the government, then led by Tung Chee-hwa, as a political appointee. Reflecting last week on his political journey, Mr Tang said he was still learning new things - and still feels he is walking on thin ice. He certainly was when he weighed into the row over the government's new political appointees. Mr ...

  2. The price of attracting new political talent

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung There is never a good time to propose a pay rise for legislators. And, given the public's generally negative image of our lawmakers, the idea of raising their salaries ... to be unworthy of their rewards, they can always be voted out of office via the ballot box. Chris Yeung is the Post's editor-at-large. ...

  3. Wen's words a timely reminder for Tsang not to drop his guard

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao's reminder, during a meeting with the chief executive in Beijing yesterday, of the importance of keeping a cool head over Hong Kong's developments could not be more timely. With the public mood lifted by the festive season, Mr ...

  4. Patriot games just the beginning of Beijing hard ball

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... The writing is on the wall. Forget about the official rhetoric - the depth of discontent within the central government over the political development of Hong Kong since the handover has become clear over the past few months. If the first dialogue between ...

  5. Administrative talent

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung is the Post's Editor-at-Large ...


    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Linda Choy

    ... 'We have to reach out and be prepared that there will be minority views' The government was wrong, Mr Tsang said during the interview, in failing to take into account differing views over demolition of the Star Ferry pier in Central, a row that ...

  7. Patten speaks up in defence of Donald

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong's last governor, Chris Patten, was asked his opinion of Tsang, in light of the so-called scandal over various advantages Tsang supposedly accepted from some dodgy tycoons. Patten said: ...

  8. Tsang reinforces the 'us and them' mentality

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Formed in 1998, the Commission on Strategic Development was revitalised by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in 2005, when he explained his strategy ... relations with the pan-democratic camp. Worse, it will deepen the perception that the 'friend-foe divide' remains lodged in the minds of Mr Tsang and his team. Chris Yeung ...

  9. Despite privacy clamour, Tsang won't rein in media

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Reading carefully from a prepared statement, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was on thin ice as he waded into the controversy over the publication of photos showing Twins ... of the media of the perils of tougher laws if they breach society's moral standards. Chris Yeung, the Post's editor-at-large, is a member of the Press Council ...

  10. The budget surplus game

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung It has become normal for the government to release bad news during long weekends, to minimise the backlash from holidaying politicians, the media and the community in general. ... with the budget. But that may not matter: both the government and the people seem to view the long reach of politics in the budget-making process to be the order of the day- for better or worse. Chris ...




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