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  1. Executive Council?s role to be expanded

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... ROBERT CAIRNS Updated at 1.13pm: The role of the Executive Council in Hong Kong would be expanded in order to improve governance, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said on Wednesday. ... them with an opportunity to play a greater role in the different levels of leadership of the SAR,? he added. The Executive Council assists the Chief Executive in his decision making. Mr Tsang ...

  2. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Economy

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... hinterland and a robust regional market,' says Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying (pictured). The city has just recorded its first year-on-year export growth since the global financial ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong weathered the financial chaos of the past year relatively well. Just this past week, the chief executive reported to central government leaders that Hong Kong's ...

  3. Only third of appointed council seats to be axed

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Peter So Only one-third of the 102 appointed district council seats will be abolished in the coming elections and it could take up to another nine years before all of them ... lawmaker who last year voted for the Legislative Council electoral reform package now said that he felt cheated. Frederick Fung Kin-kee (pictured), a lawmaker for the Association for Democracy ...

  4. Chief executive candidate forum blocked

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Pro-Beijing political parties yesterday blocked a proposal from the democrats to invite prospective candidates in the chief executive election to a forum in the Legislative Council, saying that doing so would turn the legislature into 'a private club'. They also set aside a watered down plan, also proposed by the pro-democracy camp, to hold an unofficial ...

  5. James Tien eyes district council seat in Legco

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Tanna Chong

    ... Ambrose Leung, Tanna Chong and Fanny W. Y. Fung Former Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun has expressed interest in running for a Legco seat representing the district councils ... constitutional reform package, which will create five new district council seats in Legco. 'This is very attractive, especially for business sector people who have the resources to run ...

  6. Legco may host chief executive debate

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The Legislative Council could organise a forum inviting chief executive candidates to debate on their platforms, according to a senior source at the legislature. The source ... if lawmakers want the forum in the Legco chamber- where the weekly council meeting is conducted- rather than in a meeting room. 'If the forum is held in a Legco chamber, lawmakers have to consider ...

  7. Consumer Council to boost check on prices

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan, Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung and May Chan The government will give HK$5 million to the Consumer Council to expand its price monitoring system. '[This is] to provide the public quicker and more accurate information on essential commodities' prices,' Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said. From late August, the watchdog will increase the frequency of its price surveys from ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Chief executive must learn from predecessor's mistakes

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mike Rowse If Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying makes the same kind of mistakes as his predecessor, then his administration will quickly find itself bogged down in a morass of recriminations ... a constructive working relationship with the Legislative Council. He needs to think about how and why his predecessor's administration began with such promise, but deteriorated so sharply. ...

  10. More council seats for Islands and Sai Kung

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... recommendations on the demarcation of the city's 405 district council constituencies for public consultation later this year. 'The final recommendations will be submitted to the chief executive ... Gary Cheung and Dikky Sinn A resolution to create five more elected seats in two of the 18 district councils because of rapid population growth in two new towns was passed ...




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