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  1. Finance chief to loosen public purse-strings

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said yesterday that he expects public spending to increase in the coming years, but warned that policymakers must ... was right. The financial secretary reiterated that there may be a need to revise the government's forecast for economic growth this year of 1 per cent to 3 per cent. Tsang said the government ...

  2. Public Eye

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani Keep it simple, C.Y.- don't muddle up our ministries Someone please help- Public Eye is getting lost in translation. All this talk about incoming boss Leung Chun-ying ... person would care about such things as the Commerce and Economic Bureau being sliced into an industrial, commercial and tourism bureau and a communications and technology bureau? And who cares ...

  3. Tsang breaks silence on ICAC arrest of Rafael Hui

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's economic and trade ties. 'I hope the public would not doubt the government's determination in combating corruption,' he said, but declined to comment ... Affairs Office, for residents to get behind chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, Tsang said: 'After an election, like all governments, Hong Kong would like to have stable economic ...

  4. Public dissatisfied with Tsang apology

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the 'accountability system' of ministerial responsibility and justify his actions to the public. The Democratic Party said yesterday it would ask Tsang to resign. Following the disclosure of Tsang's ... it was 'totally inappropriate' the chief executive was not covered by rules banning other public officials from accepting advantages. Chan, of the New Century Forum, said lawmakers should impeach ...

  5. Public spending will exceed 20pc of GDP this financial year

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Government likely to violate cherished economic principle Public spending will exceed 20 per cent of gross domestic product this financial year and is likely to do so again ... a balanced budget. But Chinese University associate professor of economics Terence Chong Tai-leung said he would not be too worried if public spending exceeded 20 per cent of GDP for a year or two. ...

  6. Tsang fails to win the economic legacy he wants

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland In his final policy address delivered yesterday, Donald Tsang laid claim to what he hopes will be his economic legacy. Among the 'achievements' he listed in the years ... of economic prosperity'. Yet even his claim of a 31 per cent increase in average employee income will have sounded far-fetched to many Hong Kong workers. A quick look at the detailed indices ...

  7. Leung pays another visit to Beijing liaison officials

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... election victory in March. The visit was a chance to exchange views on closer economic partnership, Leung said. But one observer said his frequent visits to the office, which has found itself in the spotlight for its role in local affairs, may be an attempt to numb the public's sensitivity to his contact with Beijing officials. 'The two-hour visit was to discuss some final work ...

  8. Crisis shows it pays to invest in public services

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... relative decline. Hong Kong, meanwhile, tackled corruption and developed a government structure with a public service culture. The result for Hong Kong is what we have today: an economically ... or police, though it seems that some officials in Manila have admitted that their special task force was not up to the job. The fact is that the Philippines is not a wealthy place. Their public ...

  9. Show us you can do better, C.Y.

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to uncertainty about global growth and financial market jitters. Leung must ensure that the city is well prepared to weather economic turbulence. At home, he assumes office with low public approval ... behind him and repairs public trust, so he can focus on the issues that really matter to Hong Kong people, and on enhancing the city's future as a special part of China under the 'one ...

  10. An honest public servant who just wants a quiet life

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com When Donald Tsang Yam-kuen completes his tenure as chief executive on June 30 next year, he'll have notched up 16,240 days as a public servant- 2,567 ... and economic development in 2008 because of a brain tumour, joined the listed China Strategic Holdings a year later as its chairman. Tsang said learning the importance of being silent would be his ...




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