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  1. Heavy lifting left to the next team

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the likely event they feel the pinch from the euro-zone debt crisis. Increased outlays on education, health and the pillar industries of economic diversification and growth are important investments ... John Tsang Chun-wah presented his maiden budget as the US subprime mortgage crisis was unfolding and delivered what may be his last yesterday as the European debt crisis threatens a global ...

  2. Summit of all fears

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... revenue, dries up during a worsening recession. When asked how serious Beijing expects the euro-zone crisis to become, and how it would affect Hong Kong- a city whose open market makes ... to deal with the Asian financial crisis soon after being sworn into office. The euro-zone crisis and the blow it may inflict on Hong Kong's economy may be Tsang's first big test ...

  3. Mister positive

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... bore little fruit. Asked about the impact of the global economic crisis on Hong Kong, he said the US economy was slowly recovering, although the euro-zone countries were heading into recession. ... of crisis' and warned that Hong Kong had already been marginalised. But Tung said the city should consider the mainland's needs in science and technology and get more involved in those areas. ...

  4. Leung the man for the job, says Tung

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Germany, Italy and Spain to come up with a solution for the euro zone debt crisis was a positive sign. But he conceded that there was not much that Hong Kong could do at this stage except ... the crisis. Instead, he said Leung's tenure should not be judged on 'one or two events. It's about the big picture, about the ability of the person'. As for Hongkongers' ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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