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Lift plan a step forward for Hong Kong

Lift plan a step forward for Hong Kong

Walking unobstructed in the city should be a government policy goal. There is a strong case for catering to pedestrians because it significantly improves a community's quality of life.

Friday, 24 August, 2012, 3:08am

Champagne moment for Christine Loh and Hong Kong

Hopefully the city can breathe more easily under the new administration.

Christine Loh was espied sipping champagne in the Hong Kong Club recently and this has set some tongues wagging that she has accepted C.Y. Leung's invitation to join his government as undersecretary for environment.

17 Aug 2012 - 5:58am

Loh a curious choice for government role but could make an impact in office

Loh a curious choice for government role but could make an impact in office

In a report commissioned by the international investment group CLSA on Hong Kong's new chief executive, Christine Loh Kung-wai outlined Leung Chun-ying's most pressing environmental challenges: he should look at how to manage waste, tackle the notorious air pollution and conserve nature, she wrote.

12 Aug 2012 - 11:57pm

Who said it?

I'm not afraid of anyone. I will fight for justice and a new Mongolia

Former President Nambar Enkhbayar, who was jailed for four years on corruption charges

Whatever question you ask me, I will say only 'no comment'

Think-tank chief Christine Loh Kung-wai, who is widely tipped to become the undersecretary for the environment

15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm

Christine Loh poised for senior environment post

Environmental researcher and democracy activist Christine Loh Kung-wai is strongly tipped to become undersecretary for the environment.

Green activists welcomed the choice of the former lawmaker, but said she would have to quit her role as chief executive of public-policy think tank Civic Exchange if she joined the government to avoid a conflict of interest.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Winning play

Leung Chun-ying's sports policy has three strands, according to the chief executive-elect's election manifesto - promote sport for the community, cultivate elite athletes and make Hong Kong a place for major sports events. And a new sports commissioner will review and refine existing management.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Poor policy

Dealing with poverty is a key challenge for chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. His election promise to provide more subsidised housing won't be enough because the quality and quantity of many public services have deteriorated since 2000.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The real gap

When legislators formally debate the budget next month, they need to ask some fundamental questions about the Hong Kong style of fiscal management.

Why does the government frequently get its forecasts wrong? In February 2010, officials estimated a budget deficit of HK$25.2 billion. Yet Hong Kong ended up with a staggering HK$75.1 billion surplus that fiscal year.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Pressure relief?

Nothing, it seems, can undermine the resilience and resourcefulness of Hong Kong people and its business community. The budget shows yet again just how strong public finances are. A large surplus - HK$66.7billion - is estimated for the current year, and Hong Kong can look forward to growth despite a tough general economic outlook.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Two-way talk

Athree-way race for chief executive will be most interesting. With the selection completed of the 1,200 people who will elect Hong Kong's next leader, the pan-democratic camp can now be assured that their candidate will get the 150 nominations needed to be at the starting block. Indeed, the pan-democrats garnered 205 seats.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Divided land

We expect leaders to solve problems. One of the toughest nuts to crack is how to deal with New Territories land. The chief executive candidates, Henry Tang Ying-yen and Leung Chun-ying, are clearly being lobbied hard to keep the status quo.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Review: You Are the Apple of My Eye

Starring: Ko Chen-tung, Michelle Chen Yan-hsi, Wan Wan, Steven Hao Shao-wen Director: Giddens Ko Ching-teng Category: IIB (Mandarin)

Its Chinese title is The Girl We Chased Together in Those Years, features characters called Boner, Cock and Groin, and draws cheap laughs with gags about nudity (at home) and masturbation (in the classroom).

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Christine Loh - Public policy advocate

Boundless enthusiasm, perseverance and a searing intellect are just a few of the qualities that have made Christine Loh Kung-wai stand out from the crowd. After successful careers in business and politics, Loh has become a leading voice in the public policy sphere, particularly when it comes to the environment.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Divisive topic

National education is established policy and it will be a compulsory subject for primary and secondary schools by 2013. This subject includes study of our Basic Law, and activities to enable young people to gain a deep understanding of China and develop a strong sense of national identity.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Dirt digging

Who will be first? Hong Kong people are waiting to see who will announce their candidacy for the chief executive election. And, indeed, the race has already started; there is much backroom preparation work to be done - the most important of which is to get Beijing's support. Another critical task is to line up a credible governing team.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am