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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Help for poor as Chief Executive reveals HK$10b spending spree in policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Gary Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Chief executive unveils HK$3b-a-year allowance for low-income families among raft of measures, but middle class will have to shoulder burden Help for poor in HK$10b spending spree Boosting land supply, helping the poor and enhancing Hong Kong's long-term economic competitiveness were at the core of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's ...

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    Brokers fear new financial council lacks power

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... premier Zhu Rongji and three top executives of mainland-funded firms have been named as members of a new council to promote the local financial industry. They were among the 22 members appointed by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to the newly established Financial Services Development Council, chaired by Executive Council member Laura Cha Shih May-lung. Cha was a former deputy chairwoman ...

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    Chief executive declares his priorities for helping an overcrowded city

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... government is to tackle the housing problem," the 58-year-old chief executive told the Legislative Council, acknowledging the sharp rise in property prices and an outcry over the cramped living ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledges a raft of measures to ease the plight of an overcrowded city beset by poverty and pollution C.Y. STAKES OUT HIS ...

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    Sham Shui Po, Yuen Long empowered to get community works done faster

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 07:45pm

    ... in the community, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says in his policy address on Wednesday. District councillors from both districts said they hoped the scheme would resolve long-standing problems that had ... at the local level and capitalising on local opportunities”, he said. Yuen Long district council chairman Leung Che-cheung said district officers would meet councillors and district branches ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Critics hit back at Leung's plan to attract more visitors

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 07:40pm

    ... the major attractions are, for future reviews, she said. Travel Industry Council executive-director Joseph Tung Yao-chung putting a cap on tourist numbers. “The most important thing is to ensure ... Executive Leung Chun-ying said in the policy address yesterday. “We must expand our receiving capacity, focusing on high-spending visitors, to achieve the greatest economic benefits with limited ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Lam convinced Leung to shelve plan to scrap MPF 'offsetting' mechanism: source

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:23am by Tanna Chong, Jeffie Lam and Gary Cheung

    ... Executive Leung Chun-ying to remove the proposal from his policy address, saying it would be "impracticable" because of the political pressure from big companies it would generate, ... from the Chief Executive's Office last night but a government source confirmed Lam had met Leung to discuss the issue before his policy address. "They had a meeting specifically ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Satisfaction with policy address down from last year, says HKU poll

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Wednesday scored 54 per cent, two percentage points lower than last year's. But the poverty-alleviation segment rated 56 per cent, five points up. ... Hoi-wai, a director of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, which commissioned the survey. "Many of the public originally had negative feelings towards the administration, which can ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Lawmakers question lack of political reform measures in Leung's speech

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:15am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong Where is the political reform, lawmakers ask Yesterday's question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council showed that, for some lawmakers, what Leung Chun-ying didn't say in his policy speech on Wednesday was just as important as what he did. Top of their list of subjects under-represented in the chief executive's speech was political ...

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    Live: CY Leung undergoes grilling by lawmakers on policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 11:09am

    ... Tanna Chong and Lai Ying-kit Lawmakers are currently grilling Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on his latest policy address, with some of his usual allies attacking him for failing to realise his election pledges. At a Legislative Council on Thursday, Leung was cornered by an ally over his determination to abolish the offsetting mechanism for the Mandatory Provident Fund. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    HK$1 billion each for funds to boost recycling and reuse of old landfill sites

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Cheung Chi Fai, FANNY FUNG

    ... boost for recyclers, old landfill sites Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has vowed to pour HK$1 billion into a new fund to support recycling and tackle the looming waste crisis. Another HK$1 ... for recycling. The government is believed to have commissioned the Productivity Council to look into problems facing the recycling industry and come up with solutions. Local recycler Lau Yiu-shing said ...




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