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  1. Rights groups and MPs to protest at assembly address

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... Some human rights groups and French politicians are planning to protest against the visit of President Hu Jintao when he arrives to address the French National Assembly this afternoon. A spokesman for the Paris office of Amnesty International said his gro ...

  2. After a scorching summer, France faces the political heat

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... Enduring a sizzling summer, France now looks set for a politically blistering autumn. A grassroots leftist movement, which has gathered an unexpected following, is planning to organise street rallies beginning next month to counter government reforms and ...

  3. 'France's Thatcher' trips on reforms

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... When centre-right Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin took office a year ago he vowed that his planned shake-up of France's rigid economic structure would not leave behind 'the French who live down below', a term he coined for the country&# ...

  4. John Tsang berated for leaving budget 'mess'

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to do his job, a public forum heard yesterday. Speakers at RTHK's City Forum in Carpenter Road Park in Kowloon Tong said John Tsang Chun-wah had failed to tackle the city's structural ... these are one-off measures and shouldn't affect the city's long-term growth,' he said. But the size of the government's financial reserves, equal to more than 20 months of public ...

  5. Size of Tamar HQ to be scaled back, harbour activists are told

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of their representatives had come to us,' Mr Lee said, although he had discussed the issue with John Tsang Chun-wah, director of the Chief Executive's Office, twice in the past three weeks. Under ...

  6. John Tsang admits jumping the gun

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung waiyee.fung@scmp.com Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has admitted naming an organisation seen as close to the government as a suitable candidate to run a HK$220 million internet programme before the selection process had even begun. Tsang told legislators inquiring into allegations of political pressure in the appointment of the Internet Professional ...

  7. Pan-democrats launch campaign to cut John Tsang's salary

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong Pan-democrats took action yesterday to cut the pay of Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah and three other officials in protest at their performance. In a move that has little chance of success, the camp applied to the Legislative Council Secretariat for amendments in the budget plan to cut a month off the salary of Tsang; Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva ...

  8. Survey on John Tsang of dubious value

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as if it had no rational principles of governance and little idea how to proceed in the face of discontent. Now, officials have secretly asked the people what they should do next: 'Should John ... found fewer people with confidence in John Tsang than those who had last confidence in him. Following the budget, 37 per cent of the respondents gave him a vote of no confidence compared ...

  9. John Tsang rolls the dice

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... was at pains to point out that 'Macau has Macau's way, while we have our way'. Then, by way of bolstering his boss' sentiment, in February 2009, Financial Secretary John Tsang ... have raised an eyebrow when, on March 2, John Tsang announced a plan to distribute HK$6,000 in cash to each of Hong Kong's six million adult permanent residents. It will cost more than ...

  10. Should John Tsang resign, government survey asks

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Is Hong Kong facing a crisis of governance and should John Tsang Chun-wah resign over his unpopular budget? These are the key questions posed in a survey ... Tsang Yam-kuen, according to a Cable TV report yesterday. They were then asked if they agreed with John Tsang's proposal to grant a HK$6,000 cash handout to Hong Kong's six million ...




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