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  1. Exco convenor is eyeing run for the top job

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung and Ambrose Leung Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying has privately confirmed his intention to run for chief executive in 2012, a source says. He has been publicly non-committal about running, despite much speculation that he will. But there have been growing signs in recent months that he is preparing to do so. The source said Mr Leung had stated categorically ...

  2. The Anson factor looms larger than ever

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung On the face of it, Anson Chan Fang On-sang is only one of 60 legislators. The fact that the question of whether she will run in the next Legislative Council election has hit ... would run, Mrs Chan was rightly seen by the pan-democratic camp and its supporters as the best candidate to frustrate the former security chief's political comeback. At a time when ...

  3. Voice of the people? Not yet, Mr Leung

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to a reliable source, Mr Leung has confirmed at least once- in private- his intention of running for chief executive in 2012. With Donald Tsang Yam-kuen less than halfway through his second and final ... denied having said he will run, while at the same time taking a position that provides ample room for him to enter the fray 'as and when I can make a contribution'. Compared with 1996, ...

  4. Rehab centre row requires a sensitive touch

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and thought-provoking that emotions should run so high and there should be so much tension between residents and the representatives and students from the Christian Zheng Sheng drug rehabilitation college. ... not be more ironic that an acclaimed rehabilitation project should run into a wall of resistance, prejudice and misunderstanding. Instead of merely giving lip-service to the importance of embracing ...

  5. A normal exchange on June 4 is overdue

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung When Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen led a Legislative Council delegation on a landmark visit to Guangdong four years ago, there were high hopes that the long-running ... Politicising the trip is hardly desirable, nor conducive to effective dialogue in the long run. Given the extent of cross-border social and economic integration since 1997, relations between Beijing ...

  6. Anson Chan's decision brings camp new strife

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Eu in the 2004 Legco election, has already announced that she will run in September. Wong Yuk-man of the League of Social Democrats has also indicated he would consider running on Hong Kong ...

  7. City must find balance in stormy seas

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... he reiterated that any proposals Hong Kong put forward must be win-win- benefiting not just the city but the nation in the long run. With fears growing about the stability of the financial ... its economic and financial integration- in the long run. Given the scale of the global recession, it is not surprising that state leaders did not say anything publicly during Mr Tsang's ...

  8. Time to take a stake in The Link Reit?

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung In an 11th-hour legal challenge in 2005, public housing tenant Lo Siu-lan temporarily derailed a government plan to privatise shopping centres and parking facilities run ... after the failure to lure private investors through open tender. And officials have not ruled out running ferry services to and from outlying islands, given that the private sector finds ...

  9. A little retail therapy isn't the answer

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and ridicule. Doubters questioned its effectiveness and government officials were unenthusiastic, seeing Dr Law's proposal as welfarist and running counter to its long-standing policy of only ... for February. But in the run-up to Christmas and the Lunar New Year holiday, it looks as if shops and restaurants- and some political parties- will step up their campaign for shopping vouchers ...

  10. Happy ending, farce or another tragedy?

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the long-running dispute once and for all. Superficially, the DAB could claim success for having found a balance between the interests of the middle class and the supporters of the levy, particularly unions, which have benefited from the levy in running retraining programmes. As the five-year waiver looks set to face amendments from legislators, including Mrs Ip and the Democrats, the DAB ...




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