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  1. A good leader doesn't need a rule book

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The so-called luxury scandal surrounding Tsang is collateral damage from mud-slinging in the chief executive race. No one will take much interest in it after a new chief executive has been chosen later ...

  2. Good company and fair fights

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... before the basement scandal surfaced, it already seemed bizarre, given his poor track record in government, that Tang was the best that Beijing could find. Was it enough that he came from a good ... Tsang's choice of friends and his enjoyment of the luxuries at their command was a side of him that had been kept well-hidden. His hob-nobbing with the Macau gambling industry fraternity ...

  3. 'No need' for the luxury

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com The government spending watchdog says the chief executive hosted just one 25-minute meeting in the US$6,900 presidential suite he stayed in during a one-night visit to the Brazilian capital, despite government claims that ...

  4. For now, any luxury too dear for Donald

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by pan-democrats in the Legislative Council, who have accused him of conflict of interest in accepting hospitality from those tycoons on private jet and yacht trips, as well his plan to rent a luxury penthouse in Shenzhen from wealthy businessman Bill Wong Cho-bau. If your enemies make an issue out of luxury, then it becomes an issue. It becomes imperative to avoid the appearance of indulging ...

  5. Tighter loan caps expected for luxury homes

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng, Maria Chan Guidelines that will place tighter restrictions on home financing in the luxury property market are expected soon, although banks may be given a grace period to comply, banking sources say. Capping the amount banks can lend at 60 per cent of a property's value for homes worth more than HK$20 million, down from 70 per cent, was one of the measures ...

  6. Good times

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... year after year. He turned the situation around. Of course, without the extensive support from Beijing, Hong Kong would not be where it is today. As Tsang's good friend, it is difficult ...

  7. Bureaucrats need a good shaking

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... good in a speech but involve relatively small amounts of money but large amounts of time (and power) for civil servants. The 'My Home Purchase Plan' is one such sop; it pretends ...

  8. HK's government doing a good job in comparison with those in Europe

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I wish to follow up on Peter Berry's comments in his letter ('Donald Tsang blind to reality', March 13). While much of what he says may be correct, and I cannot imagine that our chief executive would be enjoyable company over a beer, I do f ...

  9. Calling time on a good innings

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Danny Lai wants to get on the golf course, lower his handicap to single digits and not have to worry about his job or irksome questions from the chairman of the Hong Kong Cricket Association. The man behind the bamboo cu ...

  10. Hong Kong can and should pay for good health care

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the community at large. The good news is that the finance chief is expected to allocate HK$15billion for the redevelopment of two ageing public hospitals- Queen Mary Hospital, which was founded in 1937, ...




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