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  1. Fall guy for the Harbour Fest fiasco

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... servant. What is going on? Remember, a little more than a year ago, Hong Kong was paralysed by Sars, with the economy virtually at a standstill. To revive the economy, the government created ... whose job description is to bring investment into Hong Kong and has nothing to do with the promotion of pop concerts? On April 17, 2002, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa explained in detail ...

  2. Probe launched into shipping firm that abandoned 11 seamen

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Labour Department has launched an investigation into the shipping company that employed 11 seamen who have been stranded in Hong Kong since January. Ten of them won ... left in February without completing the tribunal process. One of the eight Filipinos left Hong Kong at the weekend, disappointed and penniless, and it was unclear if he could still collect ...

  3. Pinning a fiasco on a scapegoat

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Relaunch Working Group (ERWG), as a way of relaunching Hong Kong once the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome had been contained. ERWG was chaired by the financial secretary, and its ... failed to reach its objectives of boosting local morale, attracting tourists and demonstrating to the world that Hong Kong had recovered from Sars, the public- and Legco- demanded accountability. ...

  4. Move with the times

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... no longer favours small-scale export-dependent economies like Hong Kong. The 1997-98 Asian financial crisis was a dividing line. From now on, Hong Kong has to map its developmental path within ... The government needs to reinvent itself and become proactive in this new era of community politics, writes Anthony Cheung As Hong Kong celebrates its 10th anniversary of reunification ...

  5. Restructuring is vital even as we enjoy boom

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be an ongoing priority if Hong Kong is to meet the challenges of a global, knowledge-based economy and ride out cyclical troughs. Much remains to be done to ensure our future competitiveness. ... raised Hong Kong's sovereign debt rating to an unprecedented AA. It may be argued that the 23,000 barrier is a number of no special importance and that the rating upgrade means little ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More feel system in HK can work in Taiwan The number of Hong Kong people who believe the 'one country, two systems' principle is applicable to Taiwan has risen by 10 percentage points to a record high of 59 per cent in the past three months, a University of Hong Kong poll shows. This is the sharpest increase since the survey started in November 1996, said Robert Chung ...

  7. Why we don't talk to the neighbours

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode When it comes to its role in its region, Hong Kong occupies an uncertain place. The breakdown in communication that saw Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen fail to reach ... It was also a jarring reminder that Hong Kong's place in the region is ill-defined, for all its rhetoric about being 'Asia's world city'. Thirteen years on from the handover, ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... regardless of our background. We all have a duty to protect human life and not to inflict suffering on future generations. The aim of low-carbon economy proposed by the Hong Kong government, in fact, ... service and eventually got the chief executive's job by default. A successful career without doubt, but the service was not to Hong Kong. He served whoever was his master at any given time, ...

  9. New year, same old grievances for determined campaigners

    Posted Feb 16th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... policies that will help improve the competitiveness of the Hong Kong economy,' Lau said. Meanwhile, 10 members of the Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood, wearing ... suffrage. Meanwhile, the financial secretary predicted that Hong Kong's economy would continue to revive in the Year of Tiger but there might be fluctuations. He had faith that people's ...

  10. One term too many

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... earned his place in history. However, largely because of the Asian financial crisis, the Hong Kong economy was in decline during most of his first term. Presumably, he accepted a second term ... It is significant that, when he resigned last Thursday, he said that the Hong Kong economy was now 'the best ever since the handover'. The chief executive's job is really one ...




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