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  1. Selling Chek Lap Kok - a flight of fancy?

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... for the privatisation concept to develop further. Here in Hong Kong, eager, perhaps, to be seen to be acting quickly on the budgetary problem, new financial secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen's first ... and the excessive overmanning which they preserved. But Hong Kong does not suffer from these problems. The government prides itself on the fact that the youthful Airport Authority is already regarded ...

  2. No need to declare shares, says Democrat

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... of the University of Hong Kong, said Mr To had not broken any law. 'I can't see any criminal factor in the case and he has not pocketed anything himself,' Professor Tai said. The Legco ... a month he paid in rent. The Legco secretariat confirmed there was no rule preventing legislators from renting properties owned by themselves or their respective political parties. The secretariat ...

  3. Coalition gears up to fight rent rises

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Authority's shopping malls and car parks. The move comes a day after the authority launched Hong Kong's first Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) to dispose of the assets. The coalition's ... of Hong Kong. The Reit will list on the stock market on December 16, with the units priced at between $10.51 and $10.83. Link executives have said rents might go up and that the aim is to boost ...

  4. Unfitting behaviour

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The Executive Council, which advises and assists the chief executive in policymaking, has the highest executive authority in Hong Kong. And because of its power, members ... was present in those sessions. Ultimately, Lau should resign in order to contain the damage. Albert Cheng King-hon is a political commentator ...

  5. United affronts

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Hong Kong was recently host to United Front Work Department chief Du Qinglin, who was in the city to launch a local branch of the China Reunification Council, another body seemingly designed ... and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has brought to its bosom and into Exco Lau Wong-fat, the still-expanding great landlord of the New Territories and powerful ...

  6. Ex-housing chief backed lower price in estate sell-off

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... for the Hunghom Peninsula housing estate, but it was sold, in Hong Kong dollars, for this much: $864m ...

  7. Police may force New World pair to appear, inquiry chairman warns

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Witnesses who fail to appear for Legislative Council inquiries might be brought to the chamber 'with the help of police', a legislator has warned. Lee Wing-tat, deputy chairman of the inquiry into former buildings chief Leung Chin-man ...

  8. Exco's Lau tells public to be fair

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... to be fair. It is unreasonable to keep trampling on a person,' Lau said in Taiwan before returning to Hong Kong last night. 'Where is the evidence that I have skimmed a profit after hearing ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mercy call for residents facing capital punishment Amnesty International Hong Kong yesterday petitioned the government to insist on clemency for city residents facing capital punishment ... property on the mainland, a 5 per cent increase compared with a similar survey two years ago. The agency interviewed 1,389 Hong Kong people between July 5 and 11. Shenzhen was the most popular ...

  10. Devil's advocate pitches pessimistic viewpoint

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... of affordability ratio, it's sensible to make a purchase now. However, when we look at the political environment in Hong Kong, I would not suggest people buy any property assets. Q: Why? A: The economy has a cycle but politics is not predictable. [Following the July 1 demonstration], the Chinese government made a concession by imposing measures to boost the Hong Kong economy. ...




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