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  1. Macau has right recipe on housing (and egg tarts), Wang Guangya says

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... attention to solving the housing problems of the low-income group,' Wang Guangya said. 'On this visit in Macau, I feel Macau is progressing faster... because I know the chief executive ... has started.' Wang spoke of the importance of solving housing problems faced by the poor before he left Hong Kong for Macau on Tuesday, warning discontent on such issues could grow ...

  2. Wang Guangya says no rush on Article 23 law

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... had reached a consensus on the issue. It is the first time such a high-ranking official has stated publicly that the central government is in no rush for the law to be enacted. Wang Guangya ... Article 23, Wang said: 'Hong Kong should introduce a national security law under Article 23 of the Basic Law. It will be introduced when everyone reaches a consensus.' He said he would ...

  3. Thanks, but no thanks, Mr Wang

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of housing for people in need could turn into a political problem. SCMP, June 19 Let us consider the career of Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, a man who believes ... Wang was a student in Britain for three years, joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a translator and then rose rapidly through the ministry, spending a considerable portion of his career ...

  4. Hong Kong urged to get back to basics

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday. Speaking on the last day of his first official visit, Wang Guangya, director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, also said a sense of urgency was needed to keep ... government because there were many policies supported by the central government, Wang said. He singled out housing as a potential political problem if not handled properly. 'The housing demands ...

  5. 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 ... local papers. Others who would have preferred a more meaningful exchange may have dismissed his walkabout as a public relations stunt. Wang is directly responsible for Hong Kong and Macau ...

  6. The direct approach

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung waiyee.fung@scmp.com In his whirlwind visit last week, Wang Guangya gave Hongkongers a fresh impression of a Beijing official in charge of Hong Kong affairs. Tasting an egg ... and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) presented himself as a markedly different kind of mainland leader. But there was more to Wang's high-profile visit than a fresh personal style. It was a sign ...

  7. Seeking masters among servants

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Regina Ip If officials are to be rated for their willingness to share their insights with the public, Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in Beijing, would score very high points for being forthright and forthcoming. During a meeting late last month in Beijing with undergraduates from Hong Kong, Wang, who recently spoke on the three criteria ...

  8. Good reasons to welcome Beijing's more upfront views

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... two weeks ago when Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director Wang Guangya visited Hong Kong. I met Wang in New York in 2007 when he was China's permanent representative to the United ... was that they kept a low profile to avoid giving any impression of interfering with how Hong Kong was being governed. But Wang did more than eat tarts for the cameras. He acknowledged in public that Hong ...

  9. Beijing's man in HK meets the media

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Beijing's new man for Hong Kong, Wang Guangya, met the city's media for the first time yesterday. He spoke in the capital on the sidelines of a meeting with a visiting Hong Kong group, a move that marks a break from the typically secretive operations of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office since the handover. Wang, 60, took over at the HKMAO last month, ...

  10. Housing chief rejects quip by Beijing

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com The housing minister has challenged the assertion by top mainland official Wang Guangya that Macau is progressing more quickly than Hong Kong in building ... was building 19,0000 public housing units and said its progress was 'faster' than Hong Kong's. Wang was speaking in Macau on Thursday as he wrapped up a five-day trip to Hong Kong ...




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