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  1. Tsang is right to put us in crisis mode

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... unfolding in recent months have proved to be far more acute and complex than Mr Tsang could have envisaged when he mapped out his second-term policy blueprint last year. In his call for Hong Kong ... Chris Yeung As I prepared for this policy address, images kept flashing through my mind of our countrymen fighting the terrible floods... As we in Hong Kong face one of the most severe ...

  2. Jailing activist shows contempt for rights

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... citizens are entitled under the constitution. What he said may have sounded critical and embarrassing to the ruling party. But to people in a free society like Hong Kong, branding criticism ... by publishing articles on overseas-run websites and through interviews he gave to foreign media from August 2006 to October last year. He was jailed for 31/2 years. The Beijing First Intermediate ...

  3. Despite rethink, episode has done damage

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

    ... crisis within the ruling team. Its reassessment will go ahead despite the announcement early yesterday by Mr Leung- a former buildings and housing chief- and New World that they had agreed his ... But judging from the political furore over his appointment two weeks ago, most people have already drawn their own conclusions. Rightly or wrongly, they believe Mr Leung did favours for New World when ...

  4. Democrats start over

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... behind Mr Kam, a long-time district council member who had aspirations to run for Legco. A near-crisis was averted after Mr Sin ruled himself out of the Hong Kong Island poll. Looking back, Mr ... number of seats and total vote share in the Legco and district councils has dropped and the past few years have seen the party beset by negative publicity over sex and money scandals, infighting, ...

  5. What identity crisis?

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... for Betterment of Hong Kong chairman Ma Lik in the Legislative Council last week. It calls on the government to require the national flag to be displayed on all major office buildings and schools. Given ... the excellence or inferiority of their country, Hong Kong Chinese are never slow to reveal their pride or despair. Of course, there is no denying that a sense of Hong Kong identity has emerged. Under ...

  6. A job that suddenly got a whole lot harder

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... economic policies. The State Council's decision to turn Shanghai into an international financial hub by 2020 has deepened further the air of uncertainty over Hong Kong's competitiveness ... to introduce extra measures to help people through the financial crisis this year. Looking at the medium to long term, Mr Tsang called upon people to adopt new thinking, with new strategies to enhance ...

  7. Do we 'dare to hope'?

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... said. 'If the US economy is going to shrink further, the whole global, and Hong Kong, economy will suffer over a longer period of time. It may last for five years. We don't have ... Chris Yeung Concluding his maiden budget speech on February 27 last year, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah underscored the importance of holding on to the convictions of Hong Kong ...

  8. Tough times await the successor

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen sought to quell speculation that sprang up about Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief Joseph Yam Chi-kwong's retirement schedule after ... appointment has a length limit. He has done a lot of work. But everyone must be prepared to hand over the torch to his successor to inject fresh impetus for change.' With the financial crisis ...

  9. Don't keep maid levy if it can't be justified

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Lau Suk-yee acted on her campaign pledge: to get rid of the levy. With the exception of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Federation of Trade Unions, ... Chris Yeung When the government announced a suspension of the levy on foreign maids for two years in its HK$11 billion economic relief package in August, it was seen as a smart move ...

  10. Can't-do spirit just won't do, Mr Tsang

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... policy addresses. In his 2007-08 address, entitled 'A New Direction for Hong Kong', he outlined his five-year agenda and invoked a sense of togetherness to create new miracles. 'The Hong Kong spirit- pragmatic, responsible and determined to get things done- should not and cannot change,' he said. And in last October's address, he told Hongkongers: 'Our ...




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