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  1. 'Zero' quota for mainland mums

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... parents, was a key issue in last month's chief executive election. Leung's warning that the quota for mainland births at private hospitals next year would be 'zero' shocked ... in talks with the Food and Health Bureau, had expected a quota of between 20,000 and 25,000 for next year, down from 31,000 this year. Public hospitals allowed 3,400 places for mainland mothers ...

  2. Tsang and Leung have to co-operate

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... months. Yesterday, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen weighed into the birth quota controversy. Stressing there would be only one chief executive before and after the handover, Tsang rejected ... the ongoing negotiations between the government and private hospitals after officials reportedly ignored Leung's election promise and planned to set a birth quota of 20,000 to 25,000 for mainland ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... development and well-being, yet officials have not been prepared to tackle them head-on. While Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has made poverty and housing strategies a priority, as important ... in Leung's zero-quota policy for mainland women not married to Hong Kong men giving birth here. That there will be so few wage earners financially responsible for so many without incomes ...

  4. Safety fears result in new rules for fish importers

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Tsang promises legislation to regulate food distribution Tighter measures have been imposed on importing fresh fish to Hong Kong and food safety laws will be enacted to regulate food importers and distributors, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday. Speaking after the signing ceremony of the 10th plenary meeting of the Hong Kong-Guangdong ...

  5. Important to find truth in row over institute: Tsang

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Institute of Education, saying it was most important to discover the truth. Mr Tsang described the controversy as unfortunate and expressed fears it would be politicised. But he sidestepped ... on Commercial Radio, Mr Tsang called for calm. 'I think it is most important that we keep a cool head and find out what is the truth. The allegations are very serious. We of course want to know ...

  6. Election result sends important message

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to an informed and rational public debate about the issues facing Hong Kong. More important, though, is the call for democracy that has been sounded through the success of the pan-democrats ...

  7. A declaration of self-importance

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring It was not a politician needing to be elected who read his policy speech to the Legislative Council yesterday. It was a bureaucratic apparatchik sure of himself and his political backing. Or perhaps, in Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...

  8. The importance of legitimate succession

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by James Tien

    ... James Tien The resignation yesterday of our chief executive has thrown up some important election issues. I believe that the National People's Congress should interpret the Basic Law, and I am also concerned at the way the election of Tung Chee-hwa's successor has been handled so far. The Basic Law is unclear. It says that the chief executive should be elected ...

  9. Tsang stresses importance of HK's design excellence

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.43pm: Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on Thursday stressed the importance of business design excellence- saying it will benefit many Hong Kong companies in the future. Mr Tsang also paid tribute to the Hong Kong Design Centre during the opening of Business of Design Week 2004. 'I am most delighted to see that in this very short space of time, ...

  10. Tsang's priority smooth transition, Leung says

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for a restructuring at the top of government and his calls for there to be a 'zero quota' for mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong next year and for housing policies to help the middle class ... Tsang Yam-kuen has a very important job to do, which is to ensure a smooth transition.' Chinese University political scientist Ma Ngok said he was always doubtful about how much effort ...




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