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  1. Few Asian economies are as exposed to the crisis as HK

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... economy that is more exposed to the global financial crisis, global economic slowdown, unstable US currency regime and the mainland's economic slowdown than Hong Kong. Despite the dive ... with Shirley Yam Hong Kong people must be united to face the financial storm which has yet to arrive. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah October 9, 2008 For most of you who have lost ...

  2. Tense start to Legco year after crisis in the summer

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... in the dining room. But there was tension beneath the surface as legislators and officials entered a new legislative year after a summer of political crisis, fuelled by a politically charged motion calling for the chief executive's resignation. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong failed to mobilise government supporters and the handful of pro-government protesters who ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The latest population projections from the Census and Statistics Department put into sharp focus challenges for Hong Kong that we are well aware of but have done little to address. Society ... 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 ...

  5. Taskforce to tackle financial crisis likely to be wound up

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung A taskforce set up in October to assess the impact of the global financial crisis on Hong Kong is likely to be disbanded after its fifth meeting today. A member ... the source said. 'The Education Bureau is studying the feasibility.' The government considers educational services and the environmental industry as the two areas in which Hong Kong ...

  6. Identity crisis

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

    ... to formulate the so-called British nationality scheme, aimed at stemming brain drain as the city was plunged into a crisis of confidence after tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square. Fast forward 18 years ... so [renounce their foreign nationality], it would reflect much better on their commitment and loyalty to our country and Hong Kong if they did so before they were appointed,' she said. ...

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    More pressing needs for Hong Kong than 'city of lifts' plan

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be HK$100 million in the coming year, with the cost rising to over HK$1 billion annually. It is imperative the government ensure taxpayers' money will be well spent. After all, ... the city in the coming years. We do not doubt many of them are genuinely needed and are long overdue, but a high-profile announcement by the top leader has inevitably raised many eyebrows. Some ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    A history of how national education was introduced in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... when President Hu Jintao said at a banquet organised by Hong Kong to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the handover that importance should be placed on national education in the city. Hu said: "I have something special to say about young people in Hong Kong because they represent the future of Hong Kong, indeed, the future of China … We should foster a strong sense ...

  9. Hong Kong expects

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Hongkongers suffer the job layoffs and belt-tightening now heading our way. The wealthy are well equipped to handle tough times, but Hong Kong has a growing poor class. Figures show Hong Kong has over ... threatening to drown them with job losses, falling wages, shrinking pensions, depleted home values and bankruptcies. His immediate audience is Hong Kong's 60 legislators, but he'll ...

  10. Crisis is worse than 1929, says Tsang

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Martin Wong

    ... prospects with chief executive election opponent Alan Leong Kah-kit in public debates last year. Since taking office, he has made subsequent assurances that Hong Kong would enjoy economic prosperity ... policy address last year, Mr Tsang said he had 'full confidence' in Hong Kong's economy, which was 'back on track'. Political analyst James Sung Lap-kung said ...




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