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  1. Government House has a 150-year history

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines It's big. It's white. It's Chris Patten's old haunt and Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is moving in soon. What else do I need to know about Government House? Did you know it has had a succession of Cantonese names in the past eight years? The translated versions were 'Governor's House ...

  2. Petition drive launched

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Pan-democrat legislators are determined to get people to take to the streets on July 1 to show their support for universal suffrage. Yesterday they launched a petition ... that we have a detailed proposal, he should make a positive response,' Lee Cheuk-yan said. The pan-democrats will stage events and seek signatures for the petition every weekend until July 1. ...

  3. Petition delivered in move to block high-rises at historic site

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Central residents and district politicians yesterday petitioned the Town Planning Board with more than 1,000 signatures to make the former married police quarters in Hollywood ... land application list and developers will be permitted to build two 43-storey residential blocks there. The Central and Western Concern Group handed out the petition in Staunton Street last ...

  4. Anson Chan signs Ching petition

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang is among 1,779 people who have signed a petition calling for jailed journalist Ching Cheong's release on medical parole. The petition was handed to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday by members of the Ching Cheong Incident Concern Group. The names of all who signed it are published in Ming Pao and Apple ...

  5. Clean up our air, 600 children plead

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... The sky is meant to be blue but it is always white. We want the government to reduce pollution and to get people to use things that produce less pollution,' said the Primary Five pupil. ... to view Hong Kong's geographical features, but the excursions had to be changed because the haze cloaked even nearby landmarks. 'On a good day, we used to be able to see small houses ...

  6. Tsang, C.Y. in top-level meeting

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... supportive of Leung despite the controversy over illegal structures at his houses on The Peak. Meanwhile, there were signs that the Democratic Party is backing away from a court challenge ... the questions sought more details about the six illegal structures found in Leung's houses in Peel Rise, the identities of professionals Leung said he had consulted in checking the houses ...

  7. HK$10m refit for Government House

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will spend at least HK$9.95 million of taxpayers' money to renovate his new home, the Government House on Upper Albert ... is now working on the interior alteration and improvement proposals for Government House for the chief executive and his family having regard to the modest and conservative principles,' ...

  8. Tsang's term chimes with strong housing market

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong Special Administrative Region. In a speech at the inauguration of the fourth-term government, Leung pledged that new administration would address the people's concerns over housing ... said the number of sales in both markets had slowed in the past two months amid uncertainty in the market over housing policy under the Leung administration, as well as doubts about the global ...

  9. Housing crunch 'could have been averted'

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was the administration's refusal to accept his proposals to relieve the city's housing crunch. The outgoing Central Policy Unit chief said he urged the government to take a more proactive role in increasing the housing supply and slowing the rise of property prices, but found leaders reluctant. 'We have been researching the land-and-housing issue for several years. We could have done more, years ...

  10. House scandal hits C.Y. ratings

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Leung was still embroiled in the row over illegal structures at his houses on The Peak. Fresh media reports accused him of lying about the timing of the construction of one of the six exposed ...




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