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Chief Secretaries of Hong Kong

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.

Sunday, 12 August, 2012, 10:17pm

Appointment could signal end of C.Y. plan

Paul Chan Mo-po's appointment as development chief (instead of the proposed new post of deputy financial secretary) signals that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has pulled the reins on his restructuring plan.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Did I merit my pay, ex-political assistant muses

When he became the youngest political assistant in then chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administration in 2008, Paul Chan Chi-yuen asked himself a question: was he really worth his monthly pay of HK$134,150?

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Paul Chan in mix for development post

The administration has discussed the vacant position of development chief with lawmaker Paul Chan Mo-po - already tipped as a candidate for deputy financial secretary.

'If the government invites me [to be secretary for development], I will proactively consider it and I am willing to take it up,' the accountancy sector legislator said on a Commercial Radio programme yesterday.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Upright ways

All the insiders know it: serving as a senior official in colonial Hong Kong government is the next best thing to being the most powerful ruler in the world. Perhaps even better.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Civil service must be taught integrity

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying certainly has not helped himself with his apparent lack of candour over unauthorised structures. But a bigger issue has come to the fore which, while not his fault, raises serious questions about standards of integrity among senior government servants more broadly.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

ICAC chief faces credibility hurdle

Simon Peh Yun-lu, the new chief of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, is likely to have proven his hard-nosed credentials by keeping out of the city people whom Beijing has deemed as persona non grata.

9 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

ICAC chief denies Tsang urged him to probe Leung

Chief graft-buster Timothy Tong Hin-ming has rejected a media report that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen urged him over lunch to investigate allegations of false statements by his successor, Leung Chun-ying.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, the former head of the Monetary Authority, has been criticised by Legco for not preventing banks from selling the disastrous Lehman Brothers minibonds - what with Hong Kong being known for its particularly tight regulation of the financial industry.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am