Districts of Hong Kong

Democratic Party trio complain of vote-rigging and smear tactics

Three Democratic Party members cried foul yesterday over an alleged case of vote-rigging and false claims made against them ahead of the Legislative Council election on Sunday.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 10:54am

Tourism boss James Tien in warning over Shenzhen entry permit influx

Democratic Party members smash a cooking pot symbolising the pressure on Hong Kong society of the cross-border influx on a march to the central government offices at Admiralty to protest about the multi-entry permits for Shenzhen residents yesterday. Photo: Nora Tam

Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun says a change of rules which would give 4.1 million non-permanent citizens of Shenzhen easier access to Hong Kong should be postponed.

He warned many of the new visitors could take jobs illegally or become cross-border traders.

30 Aug 2012 - 9:30am

Five more jailed for vote-rigging in Hong Kong district council election

Five men were each sentenced to two months in jail yesterday for vote-rigging in last November's district council election.

Questions, however, linger as to who masterminded the scam, despite several people being convicted over giving false addresses when registering to vote.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:14am

Pamela Peck Wan-kam accused of 'confusing voters'

A banner in Pok Fu Lam displaying a "3" - Josephine Chan, a Democratic Party candidate, is to complain. Photo: Tony Cheung

Democratic Party candidate Josephine Chan Shu-ying says she will complain to graft-busters as "super seat" hopeful Pamela Peck Wan-kam is still using the wrong number on her election banners.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:50am

Mini-office rents surge 10pc in past six months

Soaring main street rents and property prices have pushed up rents of mini-offices in industrial buildings by over 10 per cent in the past few months, property agents say.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Wan Chai named richest, most educated and oldest district

Wan Chai is the richest of the 18 districts of Hong Kong and Sham Shui Po is the poorest, according to statistics released by the Census and Statistics Department yesterday.

The median monthly income of the city's families stood at HK$17,500 last year, up from HK$17,000 in 2006.

The figure for Wan Chai was HK$28,000 a month.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Little to show for devolving public works

District councillors blame time limitations, elections for lack of finished projects

Three months before the end of a HK$32 million pilot scheme to give district councillors more power to manage regional facilities, only one minor project has been completed: a green avenue along Choi Hung Road in Wong Tai Sin.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

An easy way to improve the political system

Contrary to appearances, district councils have an important place in the evolution of political participation in Hong Kong. Their predecessors, the district boards, were established 25 years ago amid debate about the city's future, when negotiations leading to the Sino-British Declaration of 1984 had only just begun.

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Councils told not to seek short-term political gains

The chairwoman of one of four district councils selected for a scheme granting wider autonomy to manage facilities has called on councillors not to focus on projects for short-term political gain.

18 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Government may expand function of district councils

Updated at 6.22pm: The government on Thursday proposed expanding the function of District Councils by allowing members to participate in managing facilities such as public libraries, swimming pools and recreational venues.

The proposal was included in a consultation paper released on Thursday afternoon.

27 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Scholar pours scorn on 'effective' opinion-poll plan

An academic yesterday questioned the motive behind Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's promise to establish an effective opinion survey system.

17 Dec 2001 - 12:00am