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  1. Chief Executive-in-Council approves Shau Kei Wan draft zoning plan

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... CELINE SUN Updated at 6.10pm: The Chief Executive-in-Council has approved the draft of the Shau Kei Wan Outline Zoning Plan, a Town Planning Board spokesman said on Friday. 'The approved plan provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide development and redevelopment within the Shau Kei Wan area,' the spokesman added. The planning scheme area is about 201 ...

  2. State Council orders end to theft of public funds

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... that should 'arouse serious concern'. The State Council executive meeting also discussed and approved a development blueprint for coastal regions in the northeastern province of Liaoning. ... and giant state-owned enterprises every year for the past decade. But it was the first time that the State Council had held a special meeting to discuss follow-up action. The State Council urged all ...

  3. Chief executive holds power to decide on response to emergency

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has the power to activate the highest level of emergency response, including the evacuation of a large number of Hong Kong residents at risk overseas as a result of natural disaster or social unrest. The chief executive's powers are outlined in the Government Emergency Response Operations plan, issued last last year. Mr ...

  4. Minister to meet police threatening pay rally

    Posted Jun 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cut. Representatives of the Police Force Council, however, do not expect a solution at the meeting. Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying hoped both sides could settle the issue through ... will be the second in a month between Miss Yue and the Police Force Council. They have already met to discuss the government's review of the grade structure, which recommended raising the maximum pay ...

  5. Chief executive's right, he needs to deliver

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... been far from reassuring or inspiring. He has pledged to bring in new faces to the Executive Council. But the curtain- raiser to this revamp- the replacement of Tsang Yok-sing by Lau Kong-wah, ... Chris Yeung In his 2005 policy address, the chief executive at the time, Tung Chee-hwa, made the toughest self-criticism of his seven years in the job. He admitted failing to deliver ...

  6. State Council orders action to rein in prices

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The State Council rolled out a raft of measures yesterday to curb the worst inflation in a decade. They include subsidies for vegetable growers, guaranteed power supply to fertiliser producers and the possibility of price caps. The directive contains details of measures proposed in a meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao last Wednesday to tackle rising prices for food ...

  7. State Council gives rail minister demerit over crash that killed 72

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The State Council has given Railways Minister Liu Zhijun a demerit for the train crash in Shandong province last year that killed 72 people and injured 400. It is rare for a ministerial-level official to receive a demerit, a type of official warning that may harm the recipient's political prospects. A report on China Central Television's Network News said Mr ...

  8. Involve public in managing aid, council orders

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The State Council has ordered local governments in parts of Sichuan affected by last month's earthquake to invite public representatives to jointly manage relief ... and abroad by yesterday. The public is concerned with making sure that the donations will not be abused, and some are raising their fears openly. The State Council promised that it would closely ...

  9. Public mood signals summer of discontent

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... over the past year could cause some jitters in Zhongnanhai. Despite Beijing having signalled in December its lack of opposition to universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017 and for all legislators in 2020, this fixing of a timetable- of sorts- has failed to end the protracted political bickering. An attempt by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to shift public focus ...

  10. Tokyo executives descend on HK

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... At first he laughed when people in other firms said they were leaving Tokyo following the earthquake 250 kilometres to the north. They must be overreacting, he thought. But within a few days this man, working for an international brokerage, found himself ...




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