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  • Apr 24, 2014
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CY Leung policy address 2013

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying delivered his maiden policy address on January 16, 2013, in which he unveiled a blueprint that will set policy direction in the next five years. Acknowledging soaring property prices and cramped living conditions, he said his top priority is housing.

Chief executive declares his priorities for helping an overcrowded city

Embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday laid out ambitious plans in his maiden policy address to boost land supply and address the city's acute housing problems.

Thursday, 17 January, 2013, 8:56am

Councils to stay pragmatic on HK$100m after goose fiasco

At least 12 district councils are planning projects to improve local facilities and health care using their HK$100 million from Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Councillors say they are taking a more pragmatic approach after criticism of district bodies spending millions on building statues.

29 Apr 2013 - 8:18am

Spend HK$100m cash wisely

Correspondents have expressed the hope that the HK$100 million allocated to each of Hong Kong's district councils will be spent wisely and be used to develop signature projects.

7 Apr 2013 - 1:42am

Standard work hours 'won't cost more' in the long run

Legislating standard working hours will not result in a rise in business costs in the long run as companies will look for ways to rearrange work flow in a more efficient manner, an expert with International Labour Organisation has said.

1 Apr 2013 - 10:31pm 2 comments

No simple solution to flats crisis

Solving the housing problem has become a top priority for the Hong Kong SAR and its chief executive Leung Chun-ying. This was reflected in his policy address.

18 Mar 2013 - 1:41am 1 comment

Budget meets its first duty, but where's the vision?

In carrying out the chief executive's vision, Tsang has done his duty, but only just. Enough resources will be allocated to Leung's projects, such as the new Old Age Living Allowance. But Tsang did not seem to share Leung's enthusiasm in certain areas.

1 Mar 2013 - 3:32am 3 comments

Housing Society seeks help to rehouse tenants while it rebuilds estates

The Housing Society says the lack of vacant flats for temporary relocations is the main obstacle to redevelopment of public housing - despite this approach being highlighted as a way to increase supply in Leung Chun-ying's policy address.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:34am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, February 17, 2013

The Environmental Protection Department's fluorescent lamp recycling programme provides public collection points for old fluorescent bulbs, although the container does not cater to longer tubes that some households, like my own, use.

17 Feb 2013 - 1:59am

Improve care at home for the elderly

This year's policy address outlines a blueprint for the development of Hong Kong in the next five years. There has been a wide discussion in Hong Kong about the policies, and what concerned me most is the one on elderly care.

8 Feb 2013 - 3:25am 1 comment

No quick fix to our complex problems

Hong Kong people are frustrated and impatient for action to tackle issues like housing affordability, poverty and the environment. It is not surprising that some people were disappointed with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's first policy address.

8 Feb 2013 - 8:52am 2 comments