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  1. Property's year of living precariously

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Now we're ending the year with the government talking about prices for high-end property getting out of hand. Crisis? What crisis? The headline-grabbing news was that an apartment ... They will be watching carefully for government action. Next year should be steadier. 'After running up for two consecutive quarters, luxury residential capital values are now back to their pre-crisis peak ...

  2. Tsang fears storm to hit soon after he bows out

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The chief executive spoke like a veteran financial skirmisher yesterday, saying he was 'praying' a looming global economic crisis would not hit Hong Kong during the new government's first days in office. Harking back to 1997, when as financial secretary he controversially defended the Hong Kong dollar from currency speculators, Donald ...

  3. Crisis the result of Beijing's failure to vet the candidates

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... disapproval, tens of thousands of people could to take to the streets and the city would face 'a governance crisis'. As Beijing learns the hard lessons about how to handle a truly democratic ...

  4. Constitutional crisis looms over landfill fracas

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ambrose Leung Hong Kong may be heading for a constitutional crisis. The Legislative Council asserts that it has the right to overturn an order by the chief executive, ... would continue to lobby legislators to head off a crisis, but his prospects for success looked bleak last night. He urged lawmakers to act responsibly and hinted he would look into alternative ...

  5. Manila hostage crisis

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's response to last month's Manila hostage crisis has triggered a debate over how much autonomy the city has in dealing with foreign countries. Hearing of the unfolding ... the call, it must be [President] Hu Jintao,' Yuen said. 'You [Tsang] must understand that you are not in a position to act arbitrarily in times of crisis. There are manners and protocol. ...

  6. Handling of Thai crisis showed system's failings, Henry Tang says

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... not paid enough heed to the public's anxiety during the crisis. Asked whether he and Mr Lee should step down, Mr Tang said the government had been following an established mechanism to handle ...

  7. Tsang's crisis action plan more confounding than comforting

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... warned that the destructive forces would be much stronger and more widely felt than those of the 1997 Asian financial crisis. But he reassured the public that Hong Kong could weather the latest storm ('Tsang to head credit crisis taskforce', October 16). 'The worst is yet to come. But we shouldn't be afraid because all of us have, in the past, seen more difficult ...

  8. Tsang is right to put us in crisis mode

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... has once again showed the world our tenacity and perseverance... As we face the financial crisis, such tenacity and perseverance are particularly meaningful to us.' The meeting of minds ... financial crisis, the city was swiftly gripped by uncertainty and turbulence, and the protracted economic downturn took its toll on Mr Tung's popularity. Although it is too early to know all ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhou Bajun has written about on the topic.' Another said Mr Tsang had studied EU developments, particularly the single currency, since the Asian financial crisis in 1998. The success of the Euro, for example, had inspired him to float the idea of a common currency in Asia, he said. This time, he said, Mr Tsang's key message was for political parties to adopt a pragmatic ...

  10. Government has only itself to blame for crisis

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... neither. It has only itself to blame for the present crisis. Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee is a legislator representing the legal profession and a founding member of the Civic Party ...




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