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  1. Mixed fortunes in 2011 for HK's property market

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... economic fundamentals, all that goes up will eventually come down,' said Richard Kirke, managing director for Hong Kong at property consultants Colliers International. In the second half, ... But a day later the chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, denied there were such plans. Thomas Lam Ho-man of Knight Frank expects Hong Kong's mass housing prices will fall as much as 15 per ...

  2. An inspiration for change (and then there's Donald)

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines What moment of madness- or outbreak of breathtaking hubris- persuaded the chief executive to choose the day of the US presidential inauguration to announce his cabinet reshuffle? In so doing, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen invited leadership comparisons that cannot, even in his wildest dreams, possibly have reflected favourably on Hong Kong's leader. In Washington, ...

  3. Donald didn't need HK$11b giveaway or Beijing solution

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... down from Beijing two weeks ago, you may recall, and delivered himself what we were told was a message of chastisement for Donald. I didn't know it was that sort of message at first. I use speech to communicate meaning, not obscure it. But apparently it was indeed a Donald-has-done-well-but-could-do-better sort of statement and Donald had to fold his hands, look embarrassed and say ...

  4. Donald Tsang godson to appear on fraud charge

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle After being on the run for eight years, a godson of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will face court this week over an alleged US$2 million scam. Stephen Chik Wai-wan, 44, is due to appear in the District Court on Tuesday charged with using a false instrument. It is alleged Chik used a fake accountant's report to trick another man he had befriended ...

  5. Lack of public trust in leaders: survey

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kirk, Edelman's Hong Kong and Taiwan managing director, said. Kirk cited protests outside a Dolce and Gabbana shop in Canton Road- when locals were allegedly banned from taking photos- ...

  6. Aye, aye, Captain Donald, full-steam ahead and drop the anchor

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... government' and 'market leads, government facilitates'. From the election platform of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen YES, I WONDER indeed what will happen to this ship if the captain first calls ... Captain Donald means by the terms 'drive' and 'leads'. You can say, of course, that someone who drives does not really lead. 'Drive' implies that you push things ...

  7. Former teacher helped with land issues pre-1997

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com When she was asked to meet the chief Chinese representative to the Sino-British Land Commission, Sun Yanxing, in September 1985, Melinda Ko Shuen-hing had no idea what the organisation did. Ko, who was then working in the ...

  8. Voyage of discovery

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... With a welcoming message from Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, the 26th International Travel Expo (ITE) and the 7th MICE, Business & Incentive Travel Expo open today. The event will be officiated by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah and chairman of the China National Tourism Administration, Shao Qiwei. The ITE & MICE Expos co-locate for a seventh year, showcasing leisure ...

  9. News - China

    Briefs, January 11, 2013

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... on the company's website. CCTV reported late last month that chicken supplied to KFC and McDonald's contained excess amounts of antiviral drugs and hormones. Reuters   Handle petitions more carefully, ...

  10. Mixed blessing

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Wu It's only fair to allow the chief executive-elect a little space now to enjoy his victory and breathe a little; he's got less than three months to prepare himself for being at the helm. We're treading on unfamiliar ground here: this will be the first official transfer of power for Hong Kong since the handover. Outgoing Chief Executive Donald Tsang ...




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