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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Lawmakers question lack of political reform measures in Leung's speech

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:15am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong Where is the political reform, lawmakers ask Yesterday's question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council showed that, for some lawmakers, what Leung ... in his second policy address. "Leung Chun-ying, go to hell!" Wong yelled, before Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing ordered him removed from the chamber. Civic Party lawmaker Dr ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Live: CY Leung undergoes grilling by lawmakers on policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 11:09am

    ... Tanna Chong and Lai Ying-kit Lawmakers are currently grilling Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on his latest policy address, with some of his usual allies attacking him for failing ... The pro-government Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Tang Ka-piu said the federation could not approve of Leung’s policy address as he had failed to make good on his election promise to abolish ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Lawmakers grill CY Leung over policy address

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 06:08pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... on which Leung spent the most of his passage, some lawmakers said his production targets for new public housing flats were even lower than what was set earlier in his election manifesto. Others ... lawmakers. “You are lying to people” People Power’s Albert Chan Wai-yip said Leung’s goal of building 75,000 new public housing flats over the next five years, or 15,000 a year, fell well short ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Environment Secretary offers few details on long-term waste plans

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... park were approved by lawmakers in 2009 and 2006 respectively, the rest of the facilities were proposed and developed in the 1990s. "The proposals to build an incinerator [for solid waste] ... were rejected by lawmakers, while the incinerator plan is being challenged in the courts. Wong has vowed to resubmit those plans early this year. His bureau will continue to take a multifaceted ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    HK$1 billion each for funds to boost recycling and reuse of old landfill sites

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Cheung Chi Fai, FANNY FUNG

    ... The two initiatives come with politicians and lawmakers at an impasse over funding requests by environment officials to extend the city's three landfills. The government wants to expand ... "It might even boost property prices." But Gary Fan Kwok-wai, a Sai Kung district councillor and lawmaker, was unimpressed. "It will take years or even decades before any ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Policy address revives plan for technology bureau

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Staff Reporters

    ... Chief Information Officer would be transferred to the bureau, he said. In 2012, Leung shelved a plan to set up three new bureaus, including an IT and a cultural bureau, after lawmakers mounted a filibuster against them. But he said his latest proposal had the support of a majority of lawmakers. "Hong Kong needs sustained economic growth to address issues such as poverty, housing, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    No plans to scrap MPF 'offsetting' mechanism, says Leung Chun-ying

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 12:52pm by Tony Cheung and Jennifer Ngo

    ... leader said yesterday. "Alternatives" will be considered before a decision is made, Leung said, in the face of calls from unionist lawmakers, including some from the Beijing-loyalist ... for the minimum wage could become a [problem]." On Thursday, FTU lawmaker Tang Ka-piu slammed the chief executive for "failing to make good on his election promise" that he would set out ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Lam convinced Leung to shelve plan to scrap MPF 'offsetting' mechanism: source

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:23am by Tanna Chong, Jeffie Lam and Gary Cheung

    ... Party lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan said that if Lam really had convinced Leung to ditch the plan, it showed she was helping businesses to further her own political ambitions.   ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    New 'East Lantau Metropolis' set to become a core business area

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Sandy Li and Olga Wong

    ... by Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po, it will include representatives from the commercial and recreational sectors, planning and architectural fields, district councillors and lawmakers. Leung ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Critics hit back at Leung's plan to attract more visitors

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 07:40pm

    ... to one trip to Hong Kong a month. Lawmaker Claudia Mo Man-ching found a temporary freeze acceptable. ”Still, the government should continue to monitor the situation, especially how crowded ...




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