John Tsang Chun-Wah
John Tsang Chun-wah has served as Hong Kong’s financial secretary since appointed to the position by former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in 2007. He was secretary for commerce, industry and technology between 2003 and 2006. He chaired the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong in December 2005.
City Digest, November 5, 2012
Police probe death of HK couple in Okinawa
Japanese police are investigating the death of a Hong Kong couple whose bodies were found in a hotel in Kunigami district, Okinawa. Burned charcoal in a stove was found in the room on Saturday, Xinhua said. The keyhole and gaps in the door were sealed with tape, it said. The Chinese consulate in Fukuoka and Hong Kong's Immigration Department assisted the police. The family will fly to Okinawa tomorrow.
Minister keeps eye on commercial property
Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah would consider measures to cool the commercial property market if necessary to prevent a bubble that could harm the economy, he said yesterday in an article posted on his official blog. He also defended the special stamp duty imposed to check housing prices.
Seven hurt as bus hits parked truck
Seven Department of Health workers were slightly injured when their bus hit a parked container truck on Pak Wo Road, Sheung Shui at about 6am. The driver, who was among the injured, passed a breath test.
Workers fell unstable Chinese banyan
A 16-metre Chinese banyan near the junction of Garden Road and Kennedy Road, Central, was cut down after government tree experts determined it was in danger of collapsing.