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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung says he 'regrets' controversial remarks about low-income voters

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 01:32pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Chief executive says he should have made himself clear in controversial comments about low-income voters, sports and religious sectors C.Y. regrets his 'poor voters' remarks Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has expressed regret over remarks he made last week that suggested an open ballot for Hong Kong's next leader could not be allowed ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung denies wrongdoing in accepting HK$50m in UGL deal

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... there was no conflict of interest. He also denied tax evasion. "Because this [income] is to compensate me for not competing with it [UGL] or poaching its staff, under the taxation system of Hong Kong ... an indirect answer. "Such advice did exist. Over the past one or two days it has become clear that what matters is that [what is stipulated] in the contract is not income. The Australian firm ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmaker wants British regulator to probe CY Leung's HK$50 million deal with Australian company

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by Joyce Ng, JAMES GRIFFITHS AND BENJAMIN ROBERTSON

    ... it is still taxable income since he has received the money and the contract was signed locally," Hung said. Leung's office would not say whether or not he paid profits tax.   ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Mongol ally of incoming premier to become chief of State Council

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Incoming premier picks Yang Jing as his right-hand man and the first cabinet secretary general from an ethnic minority Yang Jing, an ally of incoming premier Li Keqiang , is poised to become secretary general of the State Council in Li's cabinet, to be unveiled next week. The secretary general takes care of the cabinet's daily work as the premier's right-hand ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Guangdong to double incomes 2 years ahead of schedule, governor says

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Province will double incomes by 2018, ahead of schedule, governor tells congress, while also predicting annual economic growth will be 8pc Guangdong chief vows pay spurt Guangdong would double per capita incomes from 2010 levels by 2018, two years ahead of the national goal, provincial governor Zhu Xiaodan told the opening of the provincial people's ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Bosses at China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50pc

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... point to their counterparts in the West and complain their incomes are too low. Former premier Wen Jiabao pledged in 2002 when he took office that he would push for reform and cap the salary ... times". By the time he stepped down in 2012, no reform had been carried out. Professor Li Shi, executive dean of the China Institute for Income Distribution at Beijing Normal University, said talk ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'I will clear my name': Lawmaker Claudia Mo submits files disputing claims of Jimmy Lai payments

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Peter So

    ... over HK$1,000. Mo submitted records of her personal income for the financial year starting April 2012 and bank transfers related to campaign funds to the Legco Committee on Members' ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Slow progress to clear HK$6.8b funding requests to Legco Finance Committee

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:56pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Blood, sweat and … a HK$6.8b backlog An allowance for low-income families, a pay rise for civil servants and an innovation and technology bureau are among ... These include the low-income family allowance, civil servants' pay rise and the new bureau. Government officials reiterated yesterday that they would not reorder the committee's agenda to put ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Queen Mary Hospital to get HK$1.6b overhaul as Legco says 'yes' in dying seconds of meeting

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:39pm by Tony Cheung, Ada Lee

    ... an incinerator project, an allowance for low-income families, a pay rise for civil servants and a new innovation and technology bureau. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor expressed disappointment that the committee did not get to those items. She said the government would have to find a way to minimise the impact of the delay to the low-income family allowance. Finance Committee chairman Ng ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Some Hongkongers choose flags, dancing and music to mark handover

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... assessment of the state of Hong Kong, saying that income levels among the city's poorest residents were on the rise and home prices and rents were "under control". "At present, there is mild economic growth and people's employment is not a problem," Leung said. "The income of people are the grass roots are [increasing], prices are stable … the government has ...




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