Chief Executives of Hong Kong

HK has a role to play in East China Sea disputes, analysts say

Anti-Japan protesters step on mock Japanese Rising Sun Flags during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong Thursday Aug. 16, 2012. AP Photos

The Diaoyu Islands saga shows that Hong Kong has a role to play in China's diplomacy and handling of regional territorial disputes in the East China Sea, analysts say.

Friday, 17 August, 2012, 2:47pm

Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

The latest population projections from the Census and Statistics Department put into sharp focus challenges for Hong Kong that we are well aware of but have done little to address. Society is fast ageing, the workforce shrinking, fertility rates are among the lowest in the world and the ratio of females to males is widening.

15 Aug 2012 - 1:51am

HK leader Leung must focus on building team as controversies mount

When is a good time to take a break? If you are the chief executive of Hong Kong, the answer is probably never.

12 Aug 2012 - 10:17pm

C. Y. Leung defers policy address

In a break with tradition, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (pictured) will delay his first policy address until January.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:56pm

What's being said on

On parents and their children marching together against national education subject:

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Fool's pride

The Basic Law stipulates that the Hong Kong government shall 'on its own, formulate policies on the development and improvement of education'. Yet the idea of national education, which is arousing such controversy, was evidently conceived not by the government here. It was proposed in Beijing by President Hu Jintao.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm


Leung must solve housing problems

As a keen supporter of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, I agree with those commentators who have asked him to be given the chance to do his job.

Whether it was a superficial gesture or he genuinely cares, Mr Leung has tried to reach out to the people of Hong Kong.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HK$10m refit for Government House

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will spend at least HK$9.95 million of taxpayers' money to renovate his new home, the Government House on Upper Albert Road, before moving in in the autumn.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Chief executive must learn from predecessor's mistakes

If Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying makes the same kind of mistakes as his predecessor, then his administration will quickly find itself bogged down in a morass of recriminations and ineffectiveness.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Material for course must be objective

The government-funded national-education teaching handbooks and exchange groups have proved controversial.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Like it or not, C.Y. is chief executive

I watched live on television last week part of the resumed second reading of the Companies Bill in the Legislative Council chamber. I was appalled at what I saw.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Constitutions are not fixed in stone

I refer to the letter by K. M. Chong ('Small- house grant elevated to constitutional right under Basic Law', June 28).

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

To succeed in HK politics, don't follow the leaders

Hong Kong's desperate scramble for the bottom of the world leadership table has reached another nadir, as the people who lead the special administrative region appear to be vying for pole position among those who believe that nothing can be learned from history.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Leung and his allies should realise the true extent of Hongkongers' anger

Our first chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa, provoked widespread public outrage during the seven years that he ruled Hong Kong. When public anger reached a boiling point in 2003, half a million people took to the streets calling for his resignation. Tung stepped down soon after that.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Red Cross denies it has snubbed Leung's wife

A decision not to invite Regina Tong Ching-yee, the wife of the new chief executive, to be the president of the Red Cross was not political, the organisation said, even though its past two presidents were married to the city's leaders.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am