Cheng Yiu Tong

Exco member dissents on national studies

Schools should not be required to make national education a compulsory subject in three years, says Executive Councillor Anna Wu Hung-yuk - the first dissenting voice in the government's advisory body.

Saturday, 28 July, 2012, 12:00am

FTU may shun offer of cabinet posts

The city's largest labour organisation may not take any leading posts in the new government despite giving Leung Chun-ying all its 60 Election Committee votes, a veteran union leader says.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Two things were clear the moment he walked in: this was a very big deal, and this was a very unsavoury character

A former U.S. official on the attempt in Chengdu by Wang Lijun (above) to obtain asylum

People are in shock and ... scared of what's going to happen. They want reassurance that this is real, this is happening

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Exco member condemns 'heartless' bosses

Exco member Cheng Yiu-tong says employers who avoid paying workers for their meal hours should be condemned. 'They are using every means to exploit employees. Citizens find this heartless,' he said. Cheng, president of the Federation of Trade Unions, urged the government yesterday to legislate to protect workers' rights.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Maybe meal message was misunderstood

It could all be a bit of a misunderstanding - that HK$200 'meal allowance' or HK$30 to enjoy an eight-course seafood meal in return for joining a June 19 rally to support the government's reform package.

The chief organiser of the rally, Cheng Yiu-tong, says 'some organisations may not understand the nature of our event'.

9 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

From bellboy to powerful leading man

Cheng Yiu-tong, viewed as a kingpin of the Beijing-friendly Federation of Trade Unions for more than two decades, will stand down as president next year.

The 60-year-old veteran unionist said he had told other federation leaders he intended to retire from the union leadership when his current term expired.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing loyalist defends democracy time frame remarks

Veteran Beijing loyalist Cheng Yiu-tong yesterday defended his statement on Saturday that universal suffrage in 2012 was 'impossible', insisting there was no conflict in expressing his personal views despite being an executive councillor.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Air force to drop in with parachute display to help mark the handover anniversary

Parachute aerobatics by the PLA will be one of the highlights when the 10th anniversary of the handover is celebrated.

The performance will be part of a show by the air force during the celebrations on July 1.

Troops stationed in Hong Kong will stage military shows in Happy Valley.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

New Exco faces score highly on popularity

Two high-profile newcomers are among the three most popular non-official members of the Executive Council, an opinion poll shows.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

17 HK tourists hurt in crash at Thai resort

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Help lacking over border: survey

As the number of people travelling and working on the mainland surges, a majority feel they are not getting enough support from the Hong Kong government when they run into trouble.

5 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Handover parade expected to draw 20,000

About 20,000 people will take to the streets on July 1 to celebrate the eighth anniversary of the handover, while 50,000 are expected to join a protest march on the same day.

15 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Career move

Recruits complete their 13-week induction at a passing-out parade at the Immigration Service Training School yesterday at Kowloon Bay.

Some 206 immigration assistant graduates had been selected from more than 18,000 applicants in the Immigration Department's last recruitment exercise.

11 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

'Passport' to work on mainland

People will soon be able to obtain mainland accreditation for various trades in Hong Kong that will let them work across the border, after an agreement signed yesterday.

31 Aug 2004 - 12:00am


A proposal to cut Comprehensive Social Security Assistance by 11.1 per cent was not designed to target the poor, said Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong. He said the allowance only served to provide a safety net to the public. Executive Councillor Cheng Yiu-tong also said before an Exco meeting that everyone in society had to share the burden of the economic downturn.

19 Feb 2003 - 12:00am