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  1. Mainland mum issue 'settled In 1993'

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... had over the issue at the time. 'The right way to address the [mainland mothers] issue is not to ban them from coming to Hong Kong, but to not grant their babies right of abode ... their children to become permanent residents with Hong Kong passports and entitle them to education and health-care benefits. Professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting, a constitutional law specialist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989425/mainland-mum-issue-settled-1993
  2. Tsang's address lives up to low expectations

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong needs. As a result, our city has not dealt with issues underlying housing, economic diversification, ageing and health. Tsang notes that while Hong Kong has emerged in better shape ... market policies in an open economy that is now a magnet to cashed-up mainlanders, is another big issue left to Tsang's successor; likewise the growing wealth gap, despite increased ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727435/tsangs-address-lives-low-expectations
  3. Heavy lifting left to the next team

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the event of another economic storm. The financial secretary offered modest relief measures to supplement increased investment in education, health and welfare, leaving longer-term issues critical to Hong Kong's competitiveness to the next administration. Hopes that the outgoing government would address social unrest over a widening wealth gap compounded by inflation were disappointed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991469/heavy-lifting-left-next-team
  4. Hong Kong needs more than a healthy economy

    Posted Sep 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as being the most urgent are those related to making Hong Kong a better place in which to work and live. Improving the environment, easing poverty, and furthering health-care reform were among ... not back away from initiatives, even those which are long-term. There is a need for concrete policy proposals to meet the many challenges Hong Kong faces. Mr Tsang should also bear in mind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562690/hong-kong-needs-more-healthy-economy
  5. Tsang told to put political reform at top of work list

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... the review on constitutional reform. It's very important for Hong Kong, just like building a house- there should be a good foundation,' she said. She noted that the new chief executive ... structure that accurately reflected the 'mainstream opinions' of Hong Kong people and was acceptable to them. Only when such a system was in place could the city concentrate on tackling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/499704/tsang-told-put-political-reform-top-work-list
  6. Final address must tackle housing issue

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in 2003. In a random telephone survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme since September, 69 per cent of about 1,000 respondents said housing was a 'very important' issue for Tsang to address, followed by health care policy (60 per cent). Tsang, in a rare admission, said in a radio programme on Saturday there had been shortcomings in government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981640/final-address-must-tackle-housing-issue
  7. Pregnant mainlanders threaten protest march

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Disgruntled pregnant mainland women and their Hong Kong spouses yesterday threatened to launch a city-wide march if the government refuses to repeal a policy which has sharply ... an hour outside the Murray Building in an attempt to secure a meeting with him. The Hong Kong husbands wore plastic sieves over their stomachs as a symbolic act to tell officials they wished ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583925/pregnant-mainlanders-threaten-protest-march
  8. Promises and yet more promises

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... market forces. Hong Kong has largely been fashioned in this way. Mr Tung, nevertheless, talks about the process of 'reaching a consensus' so that 'the direction of restructuring ... Budget. One is housing, where Hong Kong can surely not afford in the long run to have half its population living in subsidised flats. Another is the related question of land supply and pricing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486270/promises-and-yet-more-promises
  9. Patriotism key to the job, says Tsang

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... decision on whether to run- his health, support from the central government, and from the people of Hong Kong- his confidence in doing the job well would also have an influence on his decision. ... Ambrose Leung But chief executive has not yet considered a second term The chief executive said yesterday he hoped people who were competent and patriotic could continue to lead Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558283/patriotism-key-job-says-tsang
  10. The virtues of electoral competition

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... of its social and economic importance in Hong Kong. Poor air quality affects public health as well as the city's 'brand' image- both of which carry a large economic price. He ... candidates to come forth, in both years, because it sought to ensure the success of its own favourite. In the Hong Kong system, the leader assumes power without ever having to articulate and test ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558905/virtues-electoral-competition

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