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  1. Developments raise questions over Tung's abilities

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... James Tien Pei-chun's shock resignation deepened the political crisis that erupted over the decision to bulldoze through the anti-subversion legislation on Wednesday. His move was a vote of disapproval after the government decided on Saturday to push ...

  2. Hopes rise for formula to develop Tamar site

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

    ... demands on the development of Southeast Kowloon, it's possible that we can consider [supporting the Tamar project]. 'We have to face the political reality that if we propose to relocate ... to legislators today on his policy agenda in the next 15 months. His account will include the Tamar plan, speeding up plans for the Southeast Kowloon development on the Kai Tak airport site and measures ...

  3. For many, it is still a property development in disguise

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung On the face of it, the government has moved to address concerns over the West Kowloon Cultural District development. The single- developer model has been ditched. ... remain, and fresh questions have arisen. Despite claims the much-criticised single-developer idea has been dropped, its substance remains. The winning consortium will have a big say in tendering ...

  4. In the end, everybody wins

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung From the outset, it was a win-win-win case. Despite the loss of a potential windfall, the two developers salvaged damage to their brand name and removed a flashpoint within the community. Many people who accept the principle of private ownership are also upset by the mantra of maximising profit in a free economy. The developers' decision will boost a sense of victory ...

  5. Happier estate of affairs

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... on Friday, New World Development and Sun Hung Kai Properties said in a statement they had dropped a plan to demolish the seven blocks in view of the enormity of public concerns. They would instead ... Shortly after the developers' announcement, a relieved Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands, Michael Suen Ming-yeung, said the government welcomed the decision. He insisted the decision ...

  6. Democracy is tripped up again

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The option of having universal suffrage in Hong Kong for the 2012 election may still be on the table, in theory. But for Ng Hong-mun, a veteran pro-Beijing leader, 2017 would be a more appropriate time for electing the chief executive and the ...

  7. Cracks in the system

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the government and three short-listed parties were locked in a tussle over the West Kowloon Cultural District development, and the Grand Promenade saga struck a nerve in the community over fears ...

  8. The challenges of a changing Macau

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... That comes amid public grievances about Macau's development. Macau has posed no less of a challenge than Hong Kong to the central authorities after its handover. The first task was a smooth transition of power and the preservation of stability and prosperity at the end of Portuguese rule. Now, there are signs that the city is entering a new phase of development. Before arriving in Macau ...

  9. Heritage issue obscured in magistracy row

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... as they were given new functions in line with the goals of the community. If development officials were fearful of any political fallout from the scheme, it would have been the risk of again hitting a raw nerve regarding so-called government-business collusion. In light of the depth of negative feelings about property developers, any move to grant big businesses the right to manage historic ...

  10. A year of joy, sorrow- and new conflicts

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

    ... development to new heights. If there were doubts about the nation's ability and expertise to host the biggest international sporting event, they have been laid to rest. Meanwhile, the success ... through prevention and relief work. Post-quake scenes showing shoddy building work were a grim reminder of the real state of the nation's development: in areas such as quality control ...




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