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  1. Tsang fears storm to hit soon after he bows out

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The chief executive spoke like a veteran financial skirmisher yesterday, saying he was 'praying' a looming global economic crisis would not hit Hong Kong during the new government's first days in office. Harking back to 1997, when as financial secretary he controversially defended the Hong Kong dollar from currency speculators, Donald ...

  2. Tung quiet on who he's backing for HK chief

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa (pictured) is rumoured to be backing Leung Chun-ying for the city's top job- but he will not attend ... me,' he said. 'We often meet and exchange ideas over issues regarding Hong Kong.' He said the former chief executive was just another member of the public he hoped would support him. ...

  3. Tsang shows he's still driving the reform bus

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... that the administration is still in the driver's seat, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is actively promoting the government's constitutional reform package. First, he challenged one of the opposition leaders, Civic Party chief Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, to a televised debate this month. Then, he led his team of senior officials in a city-wide street campaign- 'Act Now'- to publicise ...

  4. Leung must decide if he is with Exco, or against it

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng In my last column, I suggested that Leung Chun-ying should resign from the Executive Council because he has been relentlessly criticising government policy, undercutting its authority. I still believe it is best that he steps down. That would protect the council's integrity and allow him to speak freely in future. Leung responded swiftly at the weekend, making ...

  5. No use blaming Tsang for what he can't deliver

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The government's constitutional development proposal, unveiled last Wednesday, contained few surprises and was lambasted by critics inside and outside the Legislative Council. Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, in presenting the documen ...

  6. Time for Tsang to show he is still in charge

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... system got the government working again and earned him strong popularity ratings. But the honeymoon is over. This year, he has limped from one misstep to another, his popularity falling amid ... should be means-tested. Where he faltered was in presenting it in an unsubtle way. It caused an uproar, prompting the proposal to be withdrawn. And it would seem another debacle is looming over ...

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

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

    ... 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 ... people. Two months later, he resigned. Make no mistake, the 2008 policy address by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who succeeded Mr Tung, was not even close to being a self-criticism, let alone a mea ...

  8. Tsang caned by system he so earnestly supports

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... is confined to a tiny part of the People's Republic of China. However, this was the fate of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen when he was given a public tap on the knuckles by Vice-President ... minister's office, he only did so because Mr Lee was gracious enough to allow it and the old man would remain in charge. Mr Tsang's situation is not very different. He sits in the chief ...

  9. Tung shows why he's still a big star

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai Two-and-a-half years after he stepped down as chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa is back in the public eye, this time as the host of a television documentary. Mr Tung, who confesses he has put on weight lately, features in a series about the degradation of the Yangtze River and people's efforts to restore it. Chinese Rivers, produced by Phoenix ...

  10. Tung taking rare holiday, but he's not saying where

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... today until he leaves for an official European tour this evening. The top job will be handed over tomorrow to Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, who had his first taste as acting chief executive a year ago in a similar situation. The administration yesterday announced Mr Tung would be on holiday outside Hong Kong with his family. It is understood he will briefly visit ...




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