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.

Councillors are keen to avoid the criticism provoked by a costly goose statue that was put up in Sham Tseng, Tsuen Wan. Photo: May Tse

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.