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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tearful Carrie Lam says she put reputation on the line

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Chief secretary blames national education controversy for damaging her approval rating, as she loses her composure in TV interview I've put my reputation on the line, says tearful Lam Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor broke down in tears in a televised interview, admitting her credibility has suffered in the new administration. Losing her ...

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    Tighter rules urged over declaration of interest for Exco members in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Academic says Exco members should be required to provide details of stakes in any subsidiaries The government is being urged to make the system under which executive councillors declare their interests more open to scrutiny as pressure mounts on Chief Exe ...

  3. John Tsang's rating slips to record low after budget speech

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's support rating has reached a record low, following a budget that failed to live up to public expectations and subsequent comments ... Tsang Yam-kuen, Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, and Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung have all dropped significantly,' Dr Chung said. Mr Wong's latest rating of 58.8 marks ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Where's John Tsang?

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's extended absence from the budget debate earlier this week will be the main topic of discussion when Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen meets Legislative Council House Committee chairwoman Miriam Lau Kin-yee on Monday. During the House Committee meeting yesterday, lawmakers said Mr Tsang's absence showed a lack ...

  6. Lau Wong-fat admits failing to declare banned property deals

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Executive Council member Lau Wong-fat (pictured) has admitted failing to declare his property deals, with some of the transactions allegedly involving conflict of interest. ... under the existing declaration system, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah had announced a basket of measures towards the end of February aimed at stabilising the soaring property market. ...

  7. Budget delivers for tortoise John Tsang

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung He has been likened to the proverbial tortoise trying to overtake the hare, so the acclaim in which Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has been basking since his HK$75 ... Lee's wartime drama Lust, Caution and his observations on visits abroad. Still, John Tsang's popularity was lagging considerably behind that of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...

  8. Controversial budget approved without any fireworks

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Phyllis Tsang Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's controversial budget easily secured approval in the Legislative Council yesterday, clearing the way ... behaviour that crossed the line of peaceful demonstration would not be condoned. Inside Legco, lawmakers voted 34-0 in favour of an amendment tabled by John Tsang to give each of Hong Kong's ...

  9. Ada Wong tipped as culture minister

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Olga Wong and Tony Cheung Arts critic Ada Wong Ying-kay is expected to take up the post of culture minister to lead a newly created bureau, the South China Morning Post has ... government restructuring plans, is up for discussion in the Legislative Council today. Both Wong, chief executive of the Institute of Contemporary Culture, and Ma Fung-kwok, former chairman ...

  10. A network of influence

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The controversy might have died down, but a question mark continues to hang over how Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah awarded a HK$220 million ... no longer iProA president, she also retains close ties with it. A policy group convenor for iProA when Quat became president, Wong Sai-chak, said iProA had positioned itself as politically neutral ...




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