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Libraries in NT to open 7 days a week

Public libraries in the New Territories will open seven days a week, in line with arrangements for libraries in urban areas.

Sunday, 11 May, 2008, 12:00am

Government shows it is trying to be responsive

Last year, it was described as the biggest giveaway budget, starring a HK$20 billion package that made taxpayers and welfare recipients happy. But as soon as then-financial secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen delivered his blueprint, he faced harsh words for leaving certain members of society out in the cold.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Donald Tsang seeks co-operation between art and commercial life

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has asked for closer co-operation between the art and commercial sectors to achieve what he believes the ideal stage of art in life.

Mr Tsang, in an article entitled 'Art Re-visited' posted on his blog yesterday, urged private enterprise to play a more active role in integrating elements of art into daily life.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Heat is on for tough firemen

Fireman Wong Ka-wai was crowned the winner of the first race of the King of the Hills time trial summer series after beating a fellow firefighter home in Sunday's tough Discovery Bay event.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Student welcomes political wake-up call

An A-level student randomly selected for last night's debate and who asked a question said he would now pay more attention to political news after his experience.

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Fabricated Mortals

Osage Kwun Tong

Opening reception tomorrow, 6pm-8pm

The human body has been an endless source of fascination and inspiration for artists.

Osage Kwun Tong's latest exhibition, Fabricated Mortals, gathers the works of three Hong Kong photographers - Almond Chu Tak-wah, Lester Lee Po-fun and Tsang Kim-wa - focusing on nudes.

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Support for chief surges, poll finds

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is leading by a margin of nearly 49 percentage points as public support for his election challenger continues to fall, a Chinese University poll has found.

Those backing Alan Leong Kah-kit's bid dropped from 22 per cent last month to 18.4 this month, the poll by the university's Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies showed.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Universal suffrage in 2012 not ruled out

Tsang says HK should avoid 'excessive devolution of power that paralyses government'

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday he had not ruled out universal suffrage in 2012, but he warned that democracy was not a panacea for Hong Kong's problems.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


'We have to reach out and be prepared that there will be minority views'

The government was wrong, Mr Tsang said during the interview, in failing to take into account differing views over demolition of the Star Ferry pier in Central, a row that has prompted a rethink on the city's consultative mechanism.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

A lesson in political pragmatism

The climbdown on the goods and services tax is a slap in the face for the self-proclaimed 'can-do' administration.

At the same time, it is another reminder of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's political pragmatism.

6 Dec 2006 - 12:00am