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  1. Legco probe best hope for minibond mess

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... it would allow Legco to exercise 'unlimited' powers over banks. It would set a bad precedent and might undermine the status of Hong Kong as an international financial centre, he added. ... settlement between banks and investors is important. But, as the row has already damaged the authority and credibility of political and financial institutions, failing to seek a solution through ...

  2. Lawmakers must prove cynics wrong

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung On the eve of Wednesday's vote by lawmakers on whether to invoke special powers to investigate the Lehman Brothers minibonds saga, two Chinese-language financial ... commission. It feared that the banks, the government and investors would all be losers from a Legco inquiry and that it could even harm the reputation of Hong Kong as an international financial ...

  3. Public-safety awareness still in short supply

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... There has been no lack of grand visions, such as building a global financial centre, a cultural hub and the like, together with mega projects such as the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge. Though ...

  4. A casino for HK is not such a political long shot

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of building a casino and entertainment centre surfaced in 1999 about the time the then financial secretary, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, made a surprise trip to Las Vegas. Fascinated by the lights ... said: 'I have never heard of financial centres like New York having casinos.' In early 2002, when Hong Kong had slipped into a serious budget deficit, the idea of cashing ...

  5. Half-step to meeting people's aspirations

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... changes. Mr Zeng's emphasis on Hong Kong's status as an international financial, trade and shipping centre indicates its position in the big picture of a rising Chinese economy ...

  6. Time to take a stake in The Link Reit?

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung In an 11th-hour legal challenge in 2005, public housing tenant Lo Siu-lan temporarily derailed a government plan to privatise shopping centres and parking facilities run ... and for practical financial considerations. Not only could the listing help finance the building of public rental housing by the Housing Authority, but The Link could also inject new ideas and vigour ...

  7. Premier's silence on Tung speaks volumes

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... toasting themselves in the grand hall of the Convention and Exhibition Centre to mark the sixth anniversary of the return to Chinese sovereignty. In his speech, Mr Wen gave an upbeat message ... 'Hong Kong's tomorrow will be better.' As he rehashed Mr Jiang's wish in the grimmer context of Hong Kong's challenges after the 1997 financial crisis and the Sars outbreak, ...

  8. Do we 'dare to hope'?

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Concluding his maiden budget speech on February 27 last year, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah underscored the importance of holding on to the convictions of Hong Kong ... and livelihood-subsidies package, worth HK$75 billion. Changes in the past 12 months have been breathtaking, however. As the global economic crisis triggered by the financial meltdown last autumn lingered on, Hong ...

  9. Flu response will test government's fitness

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... prevalent since the 1998 financial crisis. People's anger and disappointment at the government's handling of the deadly outbreak was one of the sparks that ignited the 500,000-strong ... of a 'Clean Hong Kong Campaign', similar to the one during Sars. On Thursday, Mr Tsang said, after inspecting the infectious disease centre at Princess Margaret Hospital, that Hong Kong ...

  10. League a symptom of greater malaise

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... during Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's budget speech in the Legislative Council last week. On Monday, the league accused the two parties of smear tactics by branding their protest ... of the five geographical constituencies. To the league, it would be both unrealistic and unnecessary to try to grab more seats by shifting closer to the centre of the political spectrum. Doing so ...




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