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  1. Tien set to head tourism body

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Hong Kong Tourism Board after Donald Tsang Yam-kuen wins an expected second term in Sunday's chief executive election. Two sources familiar with the situation said the government had ... The Tourism Board, a government-subsidised body, was founded in April 2001. It spends more than HK$100 million each year to market and promote Hong Kong as a destination worldwide. However, critics ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Hong Kong for a forum on tourism, business and trade. Mr Hu is expected to make a courtesy call on Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen and Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah during his stay. He is to meet Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung today for a briefing on Hong Kong's experience under ...

  3. Jackie Chan rejects two sites offered

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said yesterday. Mr Tien urged the government to take up the matter because the conservation of the historic houses ... the tourism board had understood Chan's desire to keep the historic houses in Hong Kong and his hope for government support. He said the government would study the viability of the proposal ...

  4. Site still to be developed...

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Early 1998 Hong Kong Tourism Association commissions a study on a new performance venue Oct 1998 Chief executive Tung Chee-hwa announces plans for a giant venue on the West Kowloon reclamation Apr 2001 Concept plan competition launched Feb 2002 Lord Foster's canopy declared winner Sep 2002 Steering committee for scheme set up, chaired by then chief secretary Donald Tsang ...

  5. Sunset on Foster's canopy dream

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It began in the spring of 1998 with a tourism association study recommending Hong Kong get a new performance venue. Then-chief executive Tung Chee-hwa picked up the cue in his second policy address later that year- and the West Kowloon Cultural District was born. Government officials appeared to realise something special was needed and, in a break with practice, announced ...

  6. A recipe for clear thinking

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... trade, logistics and tourism- Hong Kong's so-called 'pillar' industries. Furthermore, the Bauhinia Foundation, a group close to Mr Tsang, has commissioned studies on various ... a comprehensive effort to make our port, airport and logistics operations as environmentally friendly as possible? Such activities in Hong Kong are already among the busiest in the world. As for tourism ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on December 6. Olympic promotion in UK The Hong Kong Tourism Board has launched promotions in Britain to attract visitors to the city to watch the equestrian events of the Olympic Games next year. ... Chinese University to give Tung honorary doctorate The Chinese University of Hong Kong is to make former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa an honorary doctor of laws in recognition of his ...

  8. Tsang is told to ignore airy-fairy policies

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... with the change in the economy, and people had higher expectations of him. 'Instead of coming up with airy-fairy concepts, the chief executive should concentrate on the reality in Hong Kong. We should look at our strengths, such as building up Hong Kong as a tourism and logistics centre,' Mrs Law said. She hoped Mr Tsang could do better than former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, ...

  9. Two terrific years

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the north, boosted by the opening of the Hong Kong Disneyland this September, tourism-related trades such as hotels, retailers and restaurants will have nothing to worry about except capacity. ... Lau Nai-keung I have been pestered recently with the same question: what do you think life will be like in Hong Kong in the next two years, under Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's leadership? ...

  10. New opportunities

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lay in finance, logistics, tourism, conferences and exhibitions, legal and accounting services and in the depth of its talent pool. He also pointed out that Hong Kong could not compete ... to the context in which those remarks were made. The whole thrust of Mr Tung's speech was to point out to investors and entrepreneurs the business opportunities in Hong Kong, particularly in light ...




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