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  1. Tang entices with economic carrots

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Colleen Lee and Tanna Chong Henry Tang Ying-yen, known for his close ties with big business, sought to entice middle- and lower-income Hongkongers with economic carrots ... more public rental flats and setting the stage for achieving universal suffrage. Tang said he would set up a special committee, chaired by the chief secretary, to ease pressures on the middle ...

  2. Economic stability 'must be preserved'

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... constitutional reform] would be acceptable to public demands, and at the same time addresses Beijing's concern. But economic stability must definitely be maintained in society,' Dr Woon said. ... reform that any changes to the political system must preserve economic stability. The call was made as district representatives urged Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, head ...

  3. Economic smokescreen?

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government officials are very short-sighted. They implement only new policies that bring immediate results and evanescent fame for themselves, believing that public trust ensures a firm standing. ...

  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. One city, two economic visions

    Posted Feb 15th 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh What is the difference between the economic platforms of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his election challenger, Alan Leong Kah-kit- according to their published ... to develop. He speaks of integrating land use, urban regeneration, job creation and environmental policies into 'engines of economic growth'. The two agree that Hong Kong has an important ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Public mood signals summer of discontent

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to a political assistant who had earlier been earning HK$30,000. It may not be a fair comparison. But it says something about the depth of public unease with economic and livelihood matters, ... be upheld. Third, he stressed the importance of economic development. 'Only with continued economic development can Hong Kong improve life for its people, maintain stability and develop ...

  8. Cold numbers alone cannot warm public's hearts

    Posted Jan 14th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... there are grave doubts about the economic situation at present and fears for the future. From a broader perspective, his assertion has raised the sensitive question of the public's feelings about ... Hu's advice. Citing economic statistics to substantiate his claims, he was quick to take heed of Premier Wen Jiabao's advice to keep a 'clear mind'. 'We must not overlook ...

  9. However you spin it, public mood is clear

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Barring a dramatic change of mood among the people, the July 1 rally today looks set to attract the biggest turnout since the 500,000-strong public uproar in 2003. From that perspective, the significance of the final number of participants is immaterial. Public discontent over a plethora of issues has reached a high point again, after the massive outburst six years ago. ...

  10. It's time to involve the public

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... opportunities spurred by the mainland's rapid economic development was also a key message during last year's National People's Congress, shortly before Beijing vetoed universal suffrage for 2007 and 2008. Such an economic message was at the time perceived as an attempt to divert people's attention from political reform. However, for many Hong Kong people, economic progress ...




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