If a prerequisite for this open forum was to require the government or myself to pledge a 'no-relocation, no-demolition' for Queen's Pier, then, sorry, I can't do it.
July 2007: on the demolition of Queen's Pier in Central
I have never seen a developer willing to scale down its projects by this much ... it has fulfilled corporate social responsibility.
November 2008: praising Hopewell Holdings reducing the number of floors in its hotel tower in Wan Chai (Hopewell Centre II) by one third.
I told the chief executive that the incident not only reflected the building failure problem, but also a more serious social problem. These most dilapidated blocks are housing the most underprivileged group in Hong Kong. They need our care.
February 2010: on the tragic collapse of an old tenement in Ma Tau Wai, which killed four people
I am not that tough. I am not a good fighter, indeed. I just take things to heart.
March 2010: a rare plea for public sympathy in a nine-hour Legco debate over a controversial proposal making it easier for developers to acquire old buildings.
Our determination to enforce the law won't be affected by some sort of emotion in the New Territories.
January 2012: on indigenous villagers' opposition to a government crackdown on illegal structures
In dealing with suspected illegal structures in a property of a chief executive candidate, we insist on using the same principle - that is, act according to the law, and equal treatment for all.
February 2012: on chief executive election candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen's basement in his Kowloon Tong house