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  1. Council won't be knocking on doors

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... internet learning support programme. 'We use schools and community centres as our service points,' said Erwin Huang, chief executive officer of WebOrganic, a body under the council ... Meng-sang, the council's chief executive, said: 'By asking them to come to our service points, this will facilitate community centres to reach out to the lowincome families.' ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Oxfam urges chief executive to set poverty threshold

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Oxfam is urging the chief executive to define the penury line, propose targets to help the poor, and avoid previous mistakes ahead of body's relaunch ... says Oxfam Hong Kong. The charity group yesterday urged the government to create a new post of commissioner for the body and to define the poverty line. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying chairs ...

  3. Politicians criticise lack of progress in Family Council

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung More than one year after Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen created a Family Council, officials have yet to finalise a mechanism by which various bureaus and departments can assess the impact any policies might have on families. Politicians urged the government to speed up plans involving the council. Democrat Law Chi-kwong, an associate professor ...

  4. Aids groups deplore lack of role in advisory council

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Aids groups are meeting this week to plan action against the government's failure to appoint stakeholders and patients' representatives to the Advisory Council ... on HIV/Aids. Professor Chen, who has been a council member for six years, succeeds dentist Homer Tso Wei-kwok. Nine new members also appointed for three-year terms were Fok Tai-fai of Chinese ...

  5. In the chief executive's own words ...

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... held two special sessions of the Executive Council, one yesterday and one today. I am weighing carefully the views that have been presented to me, the suggestions that have been made to me. ... Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa gave his first public address yesterday since Tuesday's mass protest against Article 23. This is what he said: I understand people's concerns about ...

  6. Exco convenor defends right to comment on housing policy

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying has defended comments he made on government housing policies- a day after fellow Beijing-loyalist Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai openly queried his remarks and questioned his suitability as a candidate for chief executive. Leung, who is widely tipped to run for the city's top job in 2012, wrote in his blog that Exco members ...

  7. Poor policy

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it at the time or not, Leung must have witnessed many moments when important decisions were made or endorsed by the Executive Council, of which he was a member from 1997, that affected vulnerable groups. ... Christine Loh Dealing with poverty is a key challenge for chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. His election promise to provide more subsidised housing won't be enough because ...

  8. letters

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and progress from there. Chan Sing-leong, STFA Tam Pak Yu College Our political culture needs more civility During a recent question-and-answer session on the chief executive's policy address, two lawmakers were expelled from the Legislative Council. They were deemed to be too belligerent and disruptive. In fact, I think the problem was caused by the chief executive. During the Q&A, he ...

  9. Policy address thanks carries rider

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The Legislative Council yesterday passed a motion of thanks on the policy address, amended to include a call on the government to increase the old-age allowance and expressing ... since 2001, when Tung Chee-hwa was chief executive. The amendment calls for the standard old-age allowance to be lifted to HK$900 a month and the higher allowance for over-70s to be raised ...

  10. Report 'ignores ideas by public'

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... was the secretariat for the council when the report was prepared. He also criticised the chief executive for making the statement that the population should increase to 10 million, adding ... and flexible working hours, even though they were put forward at an earlier stage of the study. Members of the Council for Sustainable Development and some experts involved in the exercise expressed ...




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