City Digest, October 30, 2012
C Y moves in after HK$4.9m renovation
Chief executive Leung Chun-ying and his family moved into Government House yesterday after an internal refit that cost HK$4.9 million, substantially less than the HK$14.5 million spent by predecessor, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. The Chief Executive's Office said that the work had been done to meet the "modest and conservative" needs of the Leungs. A further HK$9.95 million had been spent on preservation work for the 157-year-old mansion.
Two new government appointments
Law Wing-chung, a journalist at Ming Pao Daily, will be appointed political assistant to Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, possibly as early as tomorrow. Tse Shu-Chun, retired police regional commander of New Territories South, will become a political assistant with the Security Bureau.
Law don 'shoplifted after bad break-up'
An assistant law professor at Chinese University, Rita Cheung Siu-wa, 35, said she did not recall shoplifting because she was too emotional. She told Eastern Court of the strain of writing a book and breaking up with her fiancé hours after buying her engagement ring. Cheung has pleaded not guilty to stealing food from Apita supermarket, Taikoo Shing, and two T-shirts from Marks & Spencer.
URA offers HK$10,323 a sq ft in Kowloon City
The Urban Renewal Authority is offering up to a record HK$10,323 per square foot for a group of 1950s low-rise buildings on Kowloon City and Sheung Heung roads, Kowloon City. The site will yield about 180 flats.