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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Return to rental caps proposed as Legco debates Leung Chun-ying's policy address

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 12:44pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Lawmakers criticise government for failure to improve housing crisis, as Labour Party's Cyd Ho floats reintroduction of annual rental caps scrapped ... basis. “Housing expenses have been growing but wages have not grown accordingly,” Ho said on Thursday morning. “Pressure is mounting on people who are ineligible to apply for subsidised housing. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Last time they let Albert Ho run …why not in 2017?'

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and willingness to return to the city or the mainland to pursue a career in public service. The scholarships- two each year from 2015- will cover tuition fees and living expenses, that could go up ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers To and Mo given HK$500,000 each by Jimmy Lai, leaked emails suggest

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... to the legislature or as part of their election expenses when they ran for Legco in 2012. None of the latest emails offered any concrete proof, such as receipts or bank statements.  Yesterday Chan denied ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... employment, the provision of a living allowance to carers for the elderly who are from low-income families, providing hostel subsidy for needy undergraduate students, increasing the academic expenses grant for needy students pursuing eligible self-financing post-secondary programmes, and providing a one-off subsidy for low-income families not living in public rental housing and not receiving ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-dems to release report condemning ex-ICAC chief Timothy Tong

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Gary Cheung and Danny Mok

    ... committee that he was complying with "the mainland culture of guest receptions" by serving the expensive spirit mao-tai when hosting mainland officials. The report also "strongly ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers do away with talks and veto Long Hair’s motions against technology bureau

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 01:37pm by Phila Siu

    ... I have put forward were reasonable,” said Leung, who has criticised the lack of consultation on the project and its expense.  Lawmakers spent one minute voting for or against each motion without ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    District councillors may get 20pc more in rent subsidy

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... in their districts. "We are very much aware of the concern, and one of the solutions is to increase the operating expenses reimbursement so that they can have more flexibility to cover office rental ... may get 20 pc more in rent subsidy The government is set to improve district councillors' remuneration packages, and this could include a HK$6,000 rise in their operating expenses subsidy ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Fred Ma calls for widening of tax base

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Fred Ma calls for widening of tax base Hong Kong should consider introducing indirect taxes and importing more workers to cope with the strain caused by an ageing population, the former commerce minister says. It was an "indisputable fact" that economic growth would slow as an elderly population caused government expenses to rise but tax ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibustering lawmakers say fiscal crisis is government bogeyman

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Olga Wong

    ... cuts in 2004 to 20005. "We had to stop renewing contracts for university staff, lower staff salaries and cut expenses on equipment," he said. "I was under enormous pressure. ... expenses for those aged 75 or above were more than twice the amount spent on those aged 65 to 74, due to longer stays in hospitals and more frequent admissions. "People criticising the study ...

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    Blame game on for lawmakers as budget bill debate postponed after filibuster

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:40pm by TANNA CHONG AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... for all Hongkongers. The government has warned that the account for its operating expenses could dry up if the budget is not passed by the end of this month. Tsang also blamed Leung, who he said ...




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