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  1. Is job creation plan enough, ask lawmakers

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Paggie Leung

    ... of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, welcomed the proposal, but another lawmaker, Leung Yiu-chung, said the measures were too small and had come too late. 'Most of the jobs are related to the construction sector. It will not benefit the unemployed in the banking and finance sector,' Mr Leung said. 'And 4,000 temporary jobs are not enough, compared ...

  2. Anson Chan blasts 'lack of team spirit'

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Problems in governance are inevitable because of a lack of team spirit and confusion about the relationship between political appointees and civil servants, former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang says. She also says she regrets the government's ambiguous position on whether functional constituencies should be scrapped when universal suffrage ...

  3. Second bank to offer loans to SMEs

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Bank of East Asia (BEA) has become the second bank to set up a fund for loans to small and medium-sized businesses, announcing that HK$1 billion will be earmarked to support the government's special loan guarantee scheme. 'We may increase the top limit [of the fund] if needed,' said Adrian Li Man-kiu, the bank's general manager and head ...

  4. Frieze frame

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Janice Leung

    ... In his enamel paintings of movie frames, Chow Chun-fai transfers onto canvas memorable scenes from celluloid classics such as Infernal Affairs and Love in a Fallen City. His recreations are so faithful that they include the films' English and Chinese ...

  5. Macau security bill a threat to civil liberties, says HK rights group

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Albert Wong Despite avoiding some of the most controversial clauses contained in the 2003 Hong Kong version, Macau's national security proposal announced yesterday might still threaten civil liberties, a human rights group said. But because of Macau's controls, more stringent than Hong Kong's, observers said they believed the proposal to ban acts ...

  6. Political merger seen as hastening democracy

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The imminent merger between the Democratic Party and The Frontier would 'spice up' the campaign for universal suffrage, legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing said. While believing the party she is about to join would not budge on its commitment to democracy, Ms Lau, who is convenor of The Frontier, said she would not remain silent if she saw conservatives among ...

  7. Exco reshuffle begins with selection of DAB lawmaker

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Fanny W. Y. Fung More changes expected, to reflect new political balance Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday appointed lawmaker Lau Kong-wah to his cabinet in place of Tsang Yok-sing, who resigned from the Executive Council after being elected Legco president last week. Mr Lau, a vice-chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress ...

  8. Democrat eyes Legco presidency

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Eva Wu A moderate Democrat has been nominated by the pan-democratic camp to compete with a veteran Beijing loyalist for the post of Legislative Council president. Fred Li Wah-ming, considered a moderate and among the small number of pan-democrats allowed by Beijing to visit the mainland, is competing against Tsang Yok-sing of the Democratic Alliance ...

  9. Hectic schedule catches up with busy chief

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen may have brushed off his falling popularity as 'passing clouds', but the burden of his job seems to have taken its toll on his sleep - he drowsed off several times at a public function in Harbin yesterday. As a professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology demonstrated its latest inventions, including a vehicle ...

  10. Tsang's analysis of results challenged

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A lawmaker has taken issue with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's observation of the results of Sunday's Legislative Council election. According to Mr Tsang, electors like noisy people as well as new faces in the legislature but, based on the example of 'a successful middle-class person' he met, some voters may not have turned out because ...




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