Advisory Board

Li Keqiang well advised to keep foreign wise men at bay

Premier Li Keqiang. Photo: EPA

I remember when Tung Chee-hwa did this as Hong Kong's first chief executive not too long after taking office. It was his big idea for gathering big thoughts on Hong Kong. He wouldn't otherwise have had many, I gather.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 2:40am 1 comment

HSBC appoints anti-crime advisers

HSBC has named former British tax chief Dave Hartnett to advise a new board committee created to tackle financial crime. Photo: Reuters

Bill Hughes, ex-head of Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency, Juan Zarate, a former counter-terrorism adviser to the George W. Bush administration in the United States, and former British diplomat Nick Fishwick will also advise the bank, London-based HSBC said in a statement yesterday.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:20am

Bernard Chan decides to stay on advisory board

Antiquities Advisory Board chairman Bernard Chan did a U-turn yesterday and withdrew his resignation, saying he wanted to unite the board and stop members from leaving over the Government Hill saga.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

No excuse for keeping women a small minority on advisory boards

When questions were raised about the suitability of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's (HKEx's) new chairman, the response was that while Chow Chung-kong, an engineer by training and retired chief executive of the MTR Corporation, has no experience in the financial and securities sectors, he does have considerable management experience.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Advisory board backs cut in wages levy Joshua But

The Labour Advisory Board voted unanimously yesterday to endorse a proposal to cut the levy of the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund, which exceeded HK$1 billion this month. The levy, which helps settle workers' unpaid wages and is included in Business Registration Certificate fees, will be cut from HK$600 to HK$450 a year.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Critics urge top advisory bodies to open up meetings to the public

Critics and academics have called on the government to make the meetings of its major advisory boards more open to the public to enhance their transparency and foster consensus building on major policy issues.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Scrap board

I am increasingly disgusted by the behaviour of the so-called Antiquities Advisory Board.

In your editorial of February 19 you said that perhaps the board was not worth preserving.

I believe it should be demolished and that more responsible individuals - including those qualified to assess historical antiquities such as Patrick Hase - should be appointed.

25 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Advisory board pay cut 'mean'

The Government was accused yesterday of being mean and using double standards in introducing a 3.68 per cent cut to the maximum remuneration rate for advisory bodies.

The Labour Advisory Board, which suggested the guidelines for a pay cut and lay-offs last October, is one of the bodies affected by the increase, which takes effect from Sunday.

30 Jul 1999 - 12:00am