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  • Oct 21, 2014
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CY Leung policy address 2014

CY Leung policy address 2014

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying makes his second address. 

Return to rental caps proposed as Legco debates Leung Chun-ying's policy address

Lawmakers criticise government for failure to improve housing crisis, as Labour Party's Cyd Ho floats reintroduction of annual rental caps scrapped in 1998.

Thursday, 13 February, 2014, 12:44pm

CY Leung's housing policies have made situation worse

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying beat his rival in the popularity race and hence won the support of Beijing to take the top job in Hong Kong, mainly by blowing his own trumpet over his land and housing policies.

7 Feb 2014 - 3:10am 9 comments

Policy address neglected needs of children in city

The chief executive's policy address lacks a child perspective and fails to present a comprehensive child policy for the 1.1 million children aged 0 to 18 in Hong Kong.

4 Feb 2014 - 6:31am

CY scheme to shorten land premium negotiations is open to graft, lawyer says

The scheme was announced by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in his policy address earlier this month, with the aim of shortening land premium negotiations - during which a developer can sit on land set aside for redevelopment for years.

29 Jan 2014 - 1:44pm 1 comment

Conflict between Leung Chun-ying and John Tsang Chun-wah can spur debate on city's future

What happens to a government when its leader and its financial chief seem to be at odds; not about anything personal, but due to conflicting views on government spending?

27 Jan 2014 - 4:30am 3 comments

Don't take Hong Kong's middle class to be misers

I'm going to call it: the biggest loser of the policy address is the middle class. But it's not because they got "nothing" from the policy address, as Voice of the Middle Class chairman Alvin Lee Chi-wing claimed.

27 Jan 2014 - 3:21am

Proposed accounting rule on public spending would tie government hands

Ever since Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced the new provisions of more than HK$10 billion a year for the poor and grass roots in his policy address, the fiscal hawks have been coming out of the woodwork.

25 Jan 2014 - 4:10am

Hong Kong cannot afford the false luxury of wasting water

In his policy address last week, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying made it clear that "Hong Kong needs sustained economic growth to address issues such as poverty, housing, an ageing society, environmental protection and the upward mobility of our young people". Sound familiar? Yes, it is an elaboration of Deng Xiaoping's famous saying, "Development is an absolute principle".

24 Jan 2014 - 3:17am

CY Leung's policy address deserves praise for thoughtful anti-poverty measures

After reading and listening to various responses to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address last week, I am convinced some people are impossible to please. I am not talking about those who say the middle class or small business should get more, or who are impatient for solutions to big problems like housing or pollution. To some extent, these people have a point.

24 Jan 2014 - 1:50am

Business leaders quiz Leung on sustainability of his welfare package

Business leaders have expressed concerns about the city's ability to sustain a multibillion-dollar welfare package rolled out in Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address last week.

The leaders yesterday asked Leung for details on how he intended to shore up economic growth to fund the splurge on poverty alleviation.

24 Jan 2014 - 4:03am 3 comments

Lam convinced Leung to shelve plan to scrap MPF 'offsetting' mechanism: source

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor persuaded her boss to ditch a plan to abolish the mechanism allowing employers to offset severance pay against their contributions to employees' Mandatory Provident Fund accounts, according to a person familiar with the issue.

23 Jan 2014 - 4:17pm 5 comments

CY Leung's vision for Hong Kong fails the environmental test

The middle class grumbled that there was nothing for them in the chief executive's policy address. The greenies probably feel the same way, given the lack of powerful initiatives from Leung Chun-ying to tackle our major environmental challenges, from poor air quality and ever-growing waste, to ridiculous energy wastage and the conservation of country parks.

23 Jan 2014 - 3:18am 1 comment

More express dissatisfaction with Leung Chun-ying's policy address, new poll finds

Just 23 per cent of Hongkongers are satisfied with the policy address despite the announcement that more than HK$10 billion will go towards new measures to help the poor, a University of Hong Kong survey showed.

22 Jan 2014 - 4:34am 2 comments

'Give the middle class tax breaks' urges Taxation Institute

Next month's budget should feature higher tax allowances and bigger deductions to make up for the fact the middle class got "nothing" from last week's policy address, the Taxation Institute said.

22 Jan 2014 - 9:36am 2 comments

Buyers look at Discovery Bay property after Metropolis announcement

Interest in new homes in Discovery Bay is on the rise as potential buyers are lured to the area by the prospect of capital gains resulting from the construction of the East Lantau Metropolis an artificial island that is to be built to the east of Lantau.

22 Jan 2014 - 6:17am 6 comments