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  1. New string to Donald's bow keeps us guessing

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Robin Kwong They don't call him 'Bow-tie Tsang' for nothing. Our acting chief executive has long been known for his style in neckwear, but CitySeen wonders if Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was also using his bow tie to send subtle political messages on the eve of his appointment. In this photo taken on Friday, Mr Tsang is sporting a very rare example- the Royal ...

  2. Trickle-down effect: mere drops in ocean of poverty

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's inability to tackle poverty and revamp the welfare system during his seven years as chief executive are the main reasons for the city's widening income gap, according to his critics. Tsang admitted as much two weeks ago, during his final question and answer session in Legco, when he finally acknowledged that his belief ...

  3. Tsang leaves legacy of love of the high life

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com A wave of scandals in his final days in office mean Hongkongers are likely to remember Donald Tsang Yam-kuen as a chief executive whose love of the high life led him to accept lifts on tycoons' yachts and planes, set up a cheap deal to rent a Shenzhen penthouse and take advantage of his position for freebies. The trouble began for Tsang, who ...

  4. The home stretch

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Tanna Chong and Stuart Lau With his days in office growing short, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen used his swansong policy address yesterday to roll out a series of long-term policy commitments that target some of Hong Kong's most pressing social issues, including housing. Tsang proposed the city restart the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) in 2016 for aspiring homebuyers priced ...

  5. Tsang takes a swipe at 'negativity'

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Fanny W. Y. Fung, Martin Wong and Ada Lee Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday defended his government- widely ridiculed for repeated policy U-turns and poor showings in opinion polls- and hit back at lawmakers for what he said were negative and confrontational attitudes. The chief executive's remarks came in the final hours of Legco's last sitting before ...

  6. Lawmakers want Tsang to face questions in Legco

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So, Joyce Ng and Johnny Tam Lawmakers still want the chief executive to face the Legislative Council on Wednesday over allegations of collusion and corruption despite a promise to review the rules of conduct. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen explained yesterday in an article in the Sunday Morning Post and on a Commercial Radio programme details of trips he had taken on private yachts ...

  7. Policy address failed to deal with Hong Kong's serious pollution problems

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... With almost seven years of experience as the chief executive of the Hong Kong government, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has obviously not done his job well if you read what was laid down for the environment portfolio in his last policy address. He chose an easy and short-term option of offering more carrots to please various sectors of our society instead of applying sticks to get polluters ...

  8. 'Certain party' is hurting city: Tsang

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Gary Cheung The chief executive yesterday launched scathing criticism of 'a certain political party' and 'some politicians', who he said were using the courts and other means to harm Hong Kong's interests by blocking major projects on environmental grounds. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen did not name names but his words were seen as being aimed ...

  9. We're already our own bosses: Tsang

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com In his first public response to Beijing official Wang Guangya's criticism of the city's civil servants, the chief executive said Hongkongers had to 'learn to act as their own boss'. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen also defended his governing team, saying officials had been making long-term plans for Hong Kong's future- a process ...

  10. New job description gets lost in translation

    Posted Jun 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Donald Tsang Yam-kuen now regards himself as a politician, but he had some difficulty yesterday explaining this in his native tongue. Caught between two Chinese terms, one with negative connotations and one he deemed far too grandiose, the chief executive-designate opted for English. 'I am no longer a civil servant,' Mr Tsang declared. 'Of course, I have ...




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