Civil Decorations of Hong Kong

Democratic Party trio complain of vote-rigging and smear tactics

Three Democratic Party members cried foul yesterday over an alleged case of vote-rigging and false claims made against them ahead of the Legislative Council election on Sunday.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 10:54am

Tony Tse Wai-chuen criticises Leung Chun-ying in bid for Legco seat

A supporter of Leung Chun-ying's who is now running for the Legislative Council has criticised the chief executive for failing to lay down a clear and effective housing policy in his first months in office.

Tony Tse Wai-chuen, who like Leung is a surveyor, is vying for the seat for the architectural, surveying and planning constituency, in his first Legco run.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm

Tramways censored campaign ad, group says

Hong Kong Tramways has been accused of censorship after pulling election ads featuring radical candidates for September's Legislative Council poll.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm

Exco's 30 members declare their 142 properties; no wonder it took a while

Professor Arthur Li Kwok-cheung is the executive councillor with the biggest real estate portfolio - 31 properties, eight car-parking spaces and two lots under development.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Democrats go to ICAC over media reports

The Democratic Party has filed a complaint against newspapers which described two of its Legislative Council election candidates as 'bankrupt of integrity' for failing to declare their stakes in a firm that owned the party's headquarters.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Tycoon backs Paul Chan in flats row

Tycoon Henry Cheng Kar-shun has become the first public figure to show support for development chief Paul Chan Mo-po, whose integrity is in question because of his involvement in leasing subdivided flats.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm

Chan under pressure to resign over flats scandal

Pressure mounted on Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po yesterday to step down after he backtracked on earlier statements that he knew nothing about illegally subdivided flats owned by a company controlled by his wife.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

C.Y. reserves decision on Paul Chan flats row

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says he has reserved his judgment on the credibility of the explanation by his scandal-hit development minister Paul Chan Mo-po over his links to a company owning unauthorised subdivided flats.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Election Notebook

With the Legislative Council election campaign in full swing, the South China Morning Post resumes its Election Notebook, with our reporters providing insights into, and anecdotes about, city politics every Thursday between now and polling day

'Weird' feeling about Wong's return to campaigning

15 Aug 2012 - 10:50pm

Beijing loyalists set for Legco poll fight

The battle for functional constituency seats in next month's elections will pitch supporters of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying seeking to gain a foothold in Legco against backers of his defeated rival Henry Tang Ying-yen looking to retain their influence.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm

I Have a Date with Autumn

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Raymond To Kwok-wai's dramatic sequel to I Have a Date with Spring that is set in the 'golden era' of Canto-pop. Starring Hins Cheung King-hin (left), Alice Lau Nga-lai, Lo Koon-lan, Louisa So Yuk-wa and Fung Wai-hang. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

Record number in Legco unelected

A post-handover record 16 functional constituency candidates are set to be returned unopposed as legislative councillors in October.

Ten of them are incumbents, six of whom were also returned unopposed in 2008, including the Heung Yee Kuk's Lau Wong-fat and Abraham Razack of the real estate and construction sector.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm

Carrie Lam praises disgraced minister's dedication

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor reiterated her support for disgraced former development minister Mak Chai-kwong, as Leung Chun-ying's team continued to brave questions about their policies and integrity during the third and final round of town-hall sessions yesterday.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Breaking with the old ways

Once seen as being unprepared for command of Hong Kong's largest property developer, the third generation of the Kwok family has finally been entrusted with the task of controlling Sun Hung Kai Properties.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Credibility crisis engulfs Leung

After less than two weeks in office, Leung Chun-ying has lost a minister and seen his administration engulfed in several governance crises.

Political parties and academics said yesterday's resignation of secretary for development Mak Chai-kwong, over the possible abuse of a civil service rent-subsidy scheme, had weakened the administration's credibility and ability to rule.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am