Hong Kong government officials release a plan for the city's next election that reflects mainland China's desire for a tightly controlled poll.
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has hinted for the first time that his administration is considering controls on the number of tourists in Hong Kong. He admitted that the rising volume of visitors in recent years had "affected the daily lives" of residents, especially commuters and shoppers.5 Apr 2014 - 4:34am 17 comments
In Hong Kong, it's no longer clear who is governing. The ongoing free-to-air TV licence fiasco is just one glaring case in point.
Some people keep asking why the government granted only two licences instead of three, denying one to Hong Kong Television Network. If this is a valid question, then why not grant four or, for that matter, 400 licences?7 Nov 2013 - 8:39pm 6 comments
Lawmaker “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung on Friday lost his appeal against a refusal, by the High Court, to hear his judicial challenge against the president of the Legislative Council.
Last May legislature chief Tsang Yok-sing decided to halt Leung’s filibuster against a piece of legislation, leading to the lawmaker’s challenge.1 Feb 2013 - 6:08pm 4 comments
The topics in Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address that Hongkongers are most concerned about include housing, finance, education and poverty, a survey of social media showed.17 Jan 2013 - 1:05pm
A group of 400 anti-CY Leung protesters were engaged in a stand-off with police in Central on Tuesday, after they attempted to march to the former government headquarters.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
In this exclusive piece, Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung reveals how the city will enhance its role as a channel bringing capital, talent and technology into the mainland from all over the world29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Supporting our refugees has its rewards
I learned first-hand over 2-1/2 years the difficulties asylum seekers face living in limbo in Hong Kong.
Through the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre in 2010, I met Gabriel, then a 20-year-old Rwandan asylum seeker with little hope, no family and no connections here. He had survived horrendous atrocities in his youth.6 Dec 2012 - 3:29am 1 comment
Two suspected illegal structures were found at a house owned by the head of the Housing Department, Duncan Pescod, a Chinese-language newspaper reported on Monday.
Ming Pao Daily reported that the house in Clearwater Bay Road, Sai Kung, had an unauthorised glass canopy and awning. It published photos of the structures.26 Nov 2012 - 8:59pm 1 comment
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Friday issued a 30-page document explaining the illegal structures at his houses on The Peak, admitting mistakes but insisting his integrity was intact.23 Nov 2012 - 8:45pm
The long court battle over the chief executive’s election victory resumed on Friday morning in the Court of Final Appeal, where two pan-democratic lawmakers sought leave to appeal an earlier verdict.9 Nov 2012 - 6:05pm
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s popularity has rebounded since the Lamma ferry disaster but still remains below the 50-mark passing rate, according to a University of Hong Kong survey released on Tuesday.
Leung’s performance rating – measured on a scale of 0 to 100 marks – climbed to 49.2 from 46 in late September. The new poll was conducted between October 4 and 10.16 Oct 2012 - 5:45pm 1 comment
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has tried again to block a challenge to his election victory in March, filing an appeal against a court ruling that partially favoured defeated candidate Albert Ho Chun-yan.
A High Court judge ruled two weeks ago that the Court of First Instance had the power to extend a seven-day deadline for election petitions.26 Sep 2012 - 4:33am
Reporters must corner their interview subjects with the toughest questions. But whether those questions are answered is entirely up to the one being interviewed.
Thus, it was a shock to those who know him well when the normally meticulously and cautious Tung Chee-hwa answered questions in a live interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour recently.24 Sep 2012 - 4:04am
Just over half of the 70 newly elected lawmakers attended a lunch hosted by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying at the Admiralty government offices yesterday.
Major pan-democratic parties, citing national education as a main sticking point, boycotted the gathering, one of Leung's first attempts to build a working relationship with the new legislature.18 Sep 2012 - 3:24am 2 comments