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  1. All work and no play leaves our leader with lots of holiday time

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law, Quinton Chan

    ... Workaholic HK leader racks up leave days Hong Kong may not have to wait until 2007 for a new leader if Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa decides to take all the leave he has accumulated during the past six years. According to the Chief Executive's office ...

  2. Tsang's Macau trip may have broken bribery law

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Amy Nip Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday faced accusations he might have breached the bribery law in a private visit to Macau, during which he stayed on a luxury yacht offered by a tycoon friend. Tsang's office denied that he violated the law, saying he paid a 'market price' for the benefits. Legislators at a special meeting voted ...

  3. Property's year of living precariously

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Hong Kong's luxury property market has been heading sky high. And what a difference a year makes- 2009 started with prices plummeting and pessimism about prospects. Now we're ending the year with the government talking about prices for high-end property getting out of hand. Crisis? What crisis? The headline-grabbing news was that an apartment ...

  4. Protest at plan for Tung law doctorate

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... standing committee of convocation. It followed an announcement by the university that it planned to confer an honorary Doctor of Laws on Mr Tung in December for his 'able leadership ... to the National People of Congress to reinterpret the Basic Law on controversial legal matters in Hong Kong, a move criticised by local legal experts. One protester wrote: 'Why an honorary LLD? What ...

  5. Rush on anti-graft law for chief executive

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The government has fast-tracked efforts to extend anti-graft laws to cover the chief executive, the constitutional affairs chief said. Responding ... time for them to trigger a formal impeachment process under the Basic Law, which would require two rounds of voting and a probe. 'The full council meeting has accumulated a lot of bills ...

  6. Old habits die hard for Fanny Law

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com There she goes again. Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun is not even in power but we're already seeing early signs of the same officious arrogance that once doomed her ... What's the rush? It's understandable that a new government waiting in the wings is itching to hit the ground running. But what Law and Leung are demanding is a substantial restructuring ...

  7. Do you think Donald Tsang broke the bribery law?

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tsang has fallen foul of the bribery law. Other scandalous revelations about chief executive candidates have prompted public concern about the integrity of officials. At difficult times like ... the bribery law. There is no direct evidence that proves he accepted bribes. What we have are some allegations that may raise some questions. These allegations indicate that Tsang accepted some ...

  8. Tung Chee-hwa in tribute to Leung's maritime work

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a maritime law programme that Leung helped to set up at City University while he was its council chairman. Tung never mentioned Leung by name, but his statement during a meeting at the Chinese ... viewed as a strong supporter of the former convenor of the Executive Council. 'If I did not get it wrong, there is a maritime law programme at the City University [which teaches] ...

  9. HK can stop mainland mums, basic law guardians say

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong, Emily Tsang and Colleen Lee Mainland legal experts known as the 'Basic Law guardians' told Hong Kong delegates the influx of mainland women giving birth in the city ... the central government would not initiate another interpretation of the Basic Law,' said Wong, a Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker who is in Beijing attending the NPC's plenary session. ...

  10. Basic Law 'last resort' to stop mainland mums

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Ada Lee It would be difficult - and strictly a last resort - for Hong Kong to seek a reinterpretation of the Basic Law to stem the influx of mainland women giving birth ... in a pre-recorded interview with RTHK broadcast yesterday. It was his first public comment on whether the government should look at amending or reinterpreting the Basic Law to tackle the issue. Tsang, who ...




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