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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

Illustration: Craig Stephens

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

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

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

The allocation of HK$100 million to district councils is viewed as payback by Leung Chun-ying for support during the chief executive election and a way to retain the councillors' loyalty. Photo: Sam Tsang

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

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. Photo: EPA

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?

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

Wong Kit-loong, chief executive and executive director of the Housing Society

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

HK$1 deposit for fluorescent lamps. Photo: SMP

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

To secure quality care for the elderly and for social stability, a long-term, proactive policy on elderly care is crucial.

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

A tourist uses binoculars to view the city's skyline over a thin haze of pollution on a clear day in Hong Kong on February 1, 2013. Photo: AFP

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

CY urged to show caution in race to boost housing supply

Stanley Wong Yuen-fai says the Town Planning Board serves as a gatekeeper against excessive urban building density. Photo: Dickson Lee

The message was spelled out by influential figures in the wake of his policy address, which put housing at the top of his administration's agenda. One of the short-term measures to increase land supply involves the rezoning of at least 36 "government, institution or community" sites into residential use.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:10pm

Exco convenor Lam says public will not back Leung if he does not deliver

Executive Council convenor Lam Woon-kwong says Leung Chun-ying is prepared to face thorny issues. Photo: May Tse

Executive Council convenor Lam Woon-kwong said the embattled chief executive must deliver concrete measures if he is to achieve the targets set out in the policy goals he outlined in his maiden policy address.

4 Feb 2013 - 5:43am 3 comments

Public housing target unrealistic without imported labour

Surveys conducted immediately before the policy address indicated a clear consensus that the housing problem is the priority. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

As a directly elected member of the Legislative Council, my responsibility is to ensure the overall interest of the community and to help find workable solutions to urgent social and economic problems.

4 Feb 2013 - 3:02am 1 comment

Time to end throwback to colonial days

Lawmaker Sin Chung-kai with figures depicting 'no thanks'. Chief executives keep allowing motions of thanks for their policy addresses to be tabled in the legislature only for them to be rejected. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Insanity has been described as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. So it's intriguing that our chief executives keep allowing motions of thanks for their policy addresses to be tabled in the legislature only for them to be rejected.

4 Feb 2013 - 3:02am 2 comments

SCMP Debate: Do you think CY Leung's measures to boost housing supply will be effective?

SCMP Debate: Do you think CY Leung's measures to boost housing supply will be effective?

Housing was the dominant theme of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address last month. His plans include rezoning green-belt land, reclamation outside Victoria Harbour and stepping up production of public housing flats after 2018. But the range of measures he announced has drawn criticism, both from those who feel he has done too little and those who say he is taking the wrong options. We speak to developers, planners, academics and property agents about Leung's plans to fight soaring flat prices, build up a land bank and provide more subsidised homes.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:58am 1 comment

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