Anthony Cheung

KMB plans route reorganisation to ease congestion, cut emissions

KMB will reorganise its bus lines in Northern District this summer in the first stage of a territory-wide bus route reorganisation. Photo: Sam Tsang

The Kowloon Motor Bus Company will reorganise its bus lines in Northern District this summer in the first stage of a territory-wide bus route reorganisation, the transport secretary said on Thursday.

Thursday, 7 March, 2013, 9:26pm

Housing chief Anthony Cheung warns of risk of property bubble

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung

Housing chief Anthony Cheung Bing-leung has warned people not to rush into buying flats, saying Hong Kong's property market is in a "strange and worrying" state.

Cheung, the secretary for transport and housing, said it was unusual for property prices to keep rising while the economy was not booming, and he warned that the risk of a bubble was increasing.

14 Oct 2012 - 11:43am 1 comment

New supply plan

Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, Secretary for Transport and Housing, says the government plans to supply 20,000 units per year in the private property sector over the coming years, though that is not a fixed target.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Leung under fire on housing vow

Lawmakers accused Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying of abandoning his pledge to restrict flat sales to local buyers after his housing chief yesterday appeared to play down the idea - just the latest official to do so.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Rethink on loan for H.O.S. flat buyers possible

The new government could scrap a controversial change in the Home Ownership Scheme rules introduced just a month ago, housing chief Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung hinted yesterday.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Leung's vow to meet the people falls flat

New chief executive Leung Chun-ying's vow to meet the public regularly in town-hall style assemblies was widely belittled yesterday - a day after his first round of such visits - with one commentator labelling him hypocritical.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Democrats' 'desertion' a welcome move

Hong Kong faces not one but two dead ends. One is represented by the die-hard pan-democrats who have no platform other than an intransigent ideological opposition to the central government. The other is the old ruling elite, made up of leftover colonial mandarins who pursue policies, either corruptly or inadvertently, that favour our business oligarchs.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

System for reviewing public rent under fire

Executive councillor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, who is widely tipped to be the next housing minister, said publicly for the first time that the mechanism determining public rent should be reviewed.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Exco member clears way to join C.Y. cabinet

Executive Councillor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung yesterday added weight to widespread talk that he will be the next housing minister - announcing that he would quit as head of the Institute of Education just before Leung Chun-ying's administration takes office.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

This matter is perhaps caused by problems in some aspects of communication. I will stay with the club

Nicolas Anelka denies threatening to quit Shanghai Shenghua

This is an absurd lawsuit that has been filed by a disgruntled ex-employee who is obviously looking to get money any way she can

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fault lines

What does the public make of the new administration under chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying? There are those who continue to harp on his pro-Beijing background, reducing everything into the same old pro-democracy versus pro-Beijing struggle which has haunted Hong Kong politics since the pre-1997 transition.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

New Home Ownership Scheme 'too complicated'

The next government should review and simplify the New Home Ownership Scheme, making it less complicated for homeowners to plan resales of their homes, a Housing Authority committee was told yesterday.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Learn to rediscover the purpose of studying

Without playing down the importance of universities in human capital formation and in leading to new knowledge that lifts human productivity, it is time to seriously reflect on the mission of a university. Do we only go for the numbers game (grant numbers, citation numbers) and international rankings?

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Beyond numbers

For many educationalists and professors, it was very discouraging to read the headline of a recent commentary in this paper, 'The last thing Hong Kong needs is more education'.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Revival of HOS gaining support by the day

Momentum is building for the government to revive the Home Ownership Scheme, suspended in 2002.

The question appears to be no longer whether to restart the scheme but how many flats to build.

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said yesterday the chief executive would announce a decision in his policy address in October.

21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am