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  1. Tsang must make having children a HK responsibility

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Acting Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has correctly pointed out that more babies are needed in Hong Kong for economic and social viability. We are an ageing population. Plummeting ... But another is to encourage all members of society to take an active role in being responsible for future generations. Maintaining the viability of Hong Kong depends on this. GORDON TRUSCOTT, Yuen ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Leung's zero-quota policy for mainland women not married to Hong Kong men giving birth here. That there will be so few wage earners financially responsible for so many without incomes ... medium and long-term goals and practical solutions". But he also downgraded responsibility to a deputy chief secretary in a revamped ministerial system that is now in limbo. Raising ...

  3. Another crisis, another indecisive response

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... security laws, which Mrs Ip had been trying so hard to push through. Nor was it even a response to a poll released on Monday showing that her popularity had plunged a record 18 points in a month, ... But Mr Tung's response to the departure of his faithful servant suggests he too has not altered his approach in order to show he is listening to the public. Given the public outcry against ...

  4. Tycoons choose their responses carefully as they pay their respects

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Denis Eng and Chloe lai Reaction to the chief executive's resignation by the movers and shakers of Hong Kong's business community was muted at best, as tycoons congratulated Tung Chee-hwa on his years in office. Although many chose their words c ...

  5. Waiting for a mature response

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching It is understandable that Beijing should want Hong Kong people to act in accordance with the Basic Law. But it is unclear why doing something not mentioned in it- such as conducting a referendum- should be considered a violation. After all, wh ...

  6. Officials satisfied with 430 responses to constitutional review

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung More than 400 submissions have been received by the government taskforce on constitutional review, a response officials described as good. The submissions will be released ... submissions, 90 came from organisations. 'The response was good,' the spokeswoman said. The taskforce, headed by Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, has so far published three reports ...

  7. Population policy must be debated

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... responsible for the revised population projection. Some critics have said it is a missed opportunity to address the ageing of the population. But an open door is hardly a substitute for a coherent ...

  8. Trickle-down effect: mere drops in ocean of poverty

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the benefits of the trickle-down effect might not work in reality. 'I used to believe that different social stratums could enjoy the fruits of economic development as a result of the trickle-down effect. However, there were discrepancies between the theory and reality,' Tsang told lawmakers. For some social workers, his realisation has come far too late, and is of little use ...

  9. Tsang announces new social policies

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... CARYN YAP Updated at 4.09pm: The government was planning to introduce new social policies aimed at creating a more harmonious society, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said on Wednesday. He reiterated that the government was committed to safeguarding people's rights and freedoms. 'We will ensure that our law enforcement agencies have sufficient powers ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the train's television screens images of the killing of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and I wondered who is responsible for the harm the media does to our children. Miguel Diez, Happy Valley Tsang ducks responsibility for pensions In a very brief section of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's policy address, the idea of a universal retirement protection scheme was rejected. Hong ...




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