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  1. Tributes and a triumph as old make way for the new

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There was a party in the office of Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, whose staff paid tribute to their boss with farewell cards as he prepared to leave the Food and Health Burea. He promised to retain his interest ... of new flats. Cheng said earlier that passing the bill was the only outstanding item on a list of tasks Tsang had given her to complete. Lawmakers paid tribute to Cheng for her willingness ...

  2. Good times

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sentiment at a time when the wealth gap is driving a wedge between the haves and have-nots. The political objective is clear- to disregard his achievements and, ultimately, discredit those central ... is no different from when he took over. He also introduced the minimum wage to improve the quality of life for low-income workers. This helped bring the unemployment rate to a new low of 3.2 per cent; ...

  3. Time to rock the boat- Philip Bowring

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... But the final exposure of his one-time Beijing-favoured opponent as unfit to lead Hong Kong is no proof that Leung can succeed. It was unfortunate that eventually Beijing made its own support so clear, ... a policy platform that suggested a willingness to embrace new policies. Beyond that, very little is really known about Leung, who has never been in government, never taken part in an election ...

  4. Time for Some Home truths

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that it has lots of supply available and can release it on the market at any time,' Chau said. 'It should ensure that current land reserves are big enough to produce more than 100,000 new ... and suspending regular land auctions, which left the supply of new sites to the land application list system, by which sites are auctioned only if a developer bids enough to trigger a sale. The result ...

  5. Tsang still has time to look ahead

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is time for that annual ritual again. In October, the chief executive is to deliver his policy address. This will be Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's seventh and final speech. In line ... in office and is not expected to adopt dramatic measures which might tie the hands of his successor. But there is much to be done before the new chief executive takes over next July. The policy ...

  6. Timely warning for Donald Tsang

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Top mainland officials in charge of Hong Kong affairs invariably draw close public attention when they visit Hong Kong. During a high-profile, three-day duty visit, Wang Guangya, the new ... executive. Wang's visit could not be more timely. A recent University of Hong Kong's survey found that two in three people lacked confidence in Donald Tsang Yam-kuen as the chief executive. ...

  7. C.Y.'s brave new world

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... secretary, two new ministers, two undersecretaries and various aides. On top of that, more political assistants may be hired to assist ministers. Each minister will be given a budget of HK$1.2 ... it will have to wait until it wins favour with the new Legco formed after the September election. Law says the shake-up would free up ministers for more district visits so they can better gauge ...

  8. Public to get chance to suggest ideas for HK chief's new code of conduct

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that there is an opinion suggesting the internal code is insufficient.' Asked what he knew of the code, Li said he had not yet had time to go through the documents submitted to him. At a special meeting ... If the new motion is voted down, as was a similar one on Friday, legislator Cyd Ho Sau-lan said she would raise a motion of no confidence in the chief executive. The moves come as Tsang admitted ...

  9. Now is not the time to dust off Article 23

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the issue back on the agenda at this time when there was no pressing need to do so. Aspiring to turn over a new leaf in politics, Mrs Ip will be keen not to become closely associated ... it is waiting for the right timing.' When that will be remains unclear, but it is clear that circumstances have not been favourable. More than 11 years after the handover, it is arguably ...

  10. Timely call for a Beijing-democrats truce

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... this year. Almost 20 years have passed since the gunshots around Tiananmen Square strained relations between Beijing and the democrats. The time to end the hostilities and herald a new phase ... Chris Yeung Let's be frank: the issue of allowing Hong Kong's pan-democrats to visit the mainland is hardly new. Nearly 20 years after they were denied entry to the motherland, ...




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