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  1. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Legco approves HK$100m Sichuan quake donation

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 05:41pm by Colleen Lee, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... In a 37-23 vote, with pan-democrat Dr Joseph Lee Kok-long abstaining and with the support of pro-establishment lawmakers, the proposal was approved by the Legislative Council Finance Committee after ... to relief groups or victims. We only leave the victims to suffer if we do not donate the money Legco member Priscilla Leung Mei-fun People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip had earlier warned ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Lam regrets filibuster over quake donation

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee and Lo Wei

    ... Colleen Lee and Lo Wei Chief Secretary tells lawmakers not to 'make a mountain out of a molehill' after failure to decide on contribution to disaster relief effort Lam regrets filibuster over quake donation Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was disappointment yesterday after lawmakers failed to vote on a proposal to donate HK$100 million to the Sichuan earthquake ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong activists try to block quake donations over corruption fears

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang and Joshua But

    ... a letter-writing campaign to urge lawmakers not to approve the funding, while internet users of the popular Golden Forum on the internet set up a campaign called "Don't donate a single ... on fancy meals and building unused roads. A HK$2 million secondary school was built with donations but torn down after 11 months to make way for luxury flats. Lawmaker Ip Kwok-him, ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong-funded schools survive Sichuan earthquake

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Joyce Ng

    ... Keith Zhai in Lushan and Joyce Ng Safety of buildings funded by HK government shows better construction saves lives, but city lawmakers say money can be misappropriated HK-aided schools ... lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan, a member of the Labour Party. "We'd rather the money went to NGOs so they can buy relief supplies such as food, which will reach people directly." The Hong ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong-sponsored projects for 2008 Wenchuan quake still unfinished

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... The government had told lawmakers in December that they expected most of the projects to be completed by early this year. Authorities said the delay was because construction of Provincial Road 303 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Leung Chun-ying says Hong Kong ready to send rescue team

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... meeting this week to discuss the relief fund application. Lawmaker Gary Fan Kwok-wai, of the NeoDemocrats, said he would raise concerns about possible abuse of donations by corrupt mainland ...



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