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  1. Henry Tang to consider tax cuts with caution

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... by bird flu, our spending on public health would surge. All in all, we are still in a state of wait and see,' he said. 'While we stay alert, we urge people not to be too worried,' ... or 25.1 per cent, according to Mr Tang. He pledged to give an account of the public consultation on a goods and services tax in his February budget. But unionist legislators called for more tax ...

  2. Clean seawater the key to cholera fight

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Seafood restaurants and wet markets will always face the risk of cholera contamination unless the government helps ensure a clean seawater supply, says the catering sector representative in Legco. 'If the government genuinely wants to help revitalise the economy, if it is to safeguard public health and restore people's confidence in seafood, it has to curb contamination ...

  3. Listen to the people, says Tsang

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Air quality 4. Public health-care reform 5. Poverty 6. Executive-Legco relations 7. Small class teaching 8. Welfare reform 9. Urban renewal 10. Poultry central slaughtering; bus fare ... Jimmy Cheung Democracy is well down the list of the public's priorities, the new chief executive tells lawmakers Donald Tsang Yam-kuen urged lawmakers yesterday to listen to the views ...

  4. Health minister biggest loser in popularity poll

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Health minister York Chow Yat-ngok was the biggest loser in the popularity stakes last week amid public concern about Hong Kong's handling of the pig-borne bacteria ... in the HKU public opinion programme's previous survey, carried out between July 25 and 29. Just 33 per cent of the 1,015 people polled had confidence in the new chief secretary, Rafael Hui ...

  5. Public takes shine to youthful new minister

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... was up 0.2 points from the association's previous survey in August. It is the first public rating for the 41-year-old. The association attributed the high scores to Mr Wong's image of youth and competence. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong remains the most popular minister, according to the survey, with a rating of 3.28. Health minister York Chow Yat-ngok, who has ...

  6. Cash incentives for policy research

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung A think-tank offers $30,000 grants to encourage studies A private think-tank has offered sponsorship of $30,000 each to a series of policy research projects up to 2007, the first its kind by such a group in Hong Kong. Led by professionals and academics, SynergyNet is inviting studies in eight areas, including health finance, privatisation of public assets, class ...

  7. Health toll too heavy, says Tung

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... health was affecting his judgment and decisions. Look cheerful and relaxed, he also firmly rejected any suggestions he had been sacked or pressed to quit. 'Since the third quarter of last ... won't stand still. My health has been affected by continuous 16 to 18 hours of work every day. 'The work of the chief executive is very heavy. The responsibility is huge. If I stay ...

  8. Call to punish wastage of taxpayers' money

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... not to cut expenditure on education, health and welfare. But he disagreed that departments found to have wastage should face cuts in funding, fearing public services would be undermined ... that the government could raise public fees and charges in order to help ease the budget deficit. He suggested implementing the increases in stages by first targeting corporations. Fees that affect ...

  9. Motion will put Tung under fresh pressure to quit

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... and called for more democracy during the march. Bejing and Mr Tung were very wrong to think that economic favours from the mainland would address the public's demands,' she said. Ms Lau said the reaction to the Sars report had shown the public strongly believed that officials who had made mistakes should go. '[Health minister] Yeoh Eng-kiong is under pressure to quit ...

  10. Tsang's approval at record high

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... was four points higher than one taken early in the month, according to the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme. The unprecedented level of support stands in stark contrast with that for Tung Chee-hwa, who scraped 18 per cent in a poll shortly before he quit last month, citing poor health. Mr Tsang's popularity rating also increased, by 2.5 points to 71.8 per cent, almost ...




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