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  1. Incomes matter most

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unless there is a corresponding rise in their real incomes. Indeed, over the last few years Hong Kong has experienced (slow) GDP growth while median incomes dropped rapidly, indicating a consolidation of wealth in the hands of a small minority. Experience in the US has shown that even during long periods of economic health, the incomes of much of the population can remain stagnant. ...

  2. C.Y. Leung in silent tribute to Tiananmen dissident

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Peter So Incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday observed a minute's silence to mourn Tiananmen dissident Li Wangyang, whose suspicious death in a Hunan ... by provincial authorities. Another pan-democratic lawmaker, Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, said he would ask the incoming chief executive ...

  3. HK$7b extra enough for the elderly, says adviser

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com A boost of up to HK$7 billion in annual welfare spending can go towards improving care for the elderly and the needy under the incoming Leung Chun-ying ... be used as financial aid for low-income earners and the elderly.' Wong, who is also an associate director of the university's Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, had advised Leung ...

  4. C.Y. reaffirms HOS plan

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on its tax income from property and its housing and lands policy. Leung was questioned on TVB yesterday about whether the government's plan to reintroduce HOS flats would be affected ... the demands of people on various income levels and decide on housing supply. Cheung said local people's needs would have top priority, but Leung's manifesto pledge that some private flats ...

  5. Political deadlock needs to be broken

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and a brighter future. The air of optimism, however, is noticeably waning as the clock ticks rapidly towards July 1. The outgoing and incoming administrations appear to be in limbo amid intensifying ... with incoming leader Leung Chun-ying determined to push for funding approval to appoint a bigger ruling team. The pan-democratic camp is tabling more than 900 motions challenging Leung's ...

  6. Tsang and Leung have to co-operate

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mothers in 2013. The episode has raised doubts about whether the incoming and the outgoing leaders were serious when they pledged to co-operate on a smooth transition. Tsang has stressed that he ... mothers is probably just one of the many issues that may run into conflict with the policies promised by the incoming leader. Another looming controversy is the HK$15 billion funding to build ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... expenditure is larger in Hong Kong, how well the average resident lives is better reflected in median incomes and consumption. Median consumption expenditure per household member is higher ... spending, what matters to individuals is their total income and hence their ability to provide for future needs. Median incomes in Singapore have risen faster over the last five years, ...

  8. New justice secretary quits mainland post

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Tanna Chong The incoming secretary for justice, Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, has resigned from his post on the Guangdong government's advisory body after being named in Leung ... to make it clear that I have not been told to complete any so-called 'political mission',' Yuen said. But the incoming security minister, Lai Tung-kwok, later said it would ...

  9. Leung's audit chief seen as a minus

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... official trips. Pan-democratic lawmakers accused incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying of appointing a political ally to the key position to prevent his government from being criticised. Sun ... said Sun's inexperience in the government operations could see audit reports called into question by the public and civil servants in future. Meanwhile, incoming ministers denied ...

  10. Exco changes 'may bring confusion'

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung Incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying may cause confusion with his plan to raise the profile of non-official Exco members, Executive Council convenor Ronald ... trying again. Looking forward, Arculli sees an ageing population and widening income gap as the main challenges for Hong Kong. But he is optimistic the city will thrive because ...




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