Donald Tsang Yam-Kuen

CY Leung's popularity in his first year lags behind Donald Tsang

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: David Wong

Leung Chun-ying's popularity in his first year as chief executive has lagged far behind that of his predecessor Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, according to an analysis by the Democratic Party.

Tuesday, 25 June, 2013, 10:52am

Up to 3 in 10 complaints to ICAC deemed too weak for further action

Chief executives past and present had to fend off criticism.

Corruption complaints that are deemed "pursuable" - excluding election-related cases - account for 70 per cent to 80 per cent of all reports the ICAC receives every year, a review of its annual reports for the years 2000 to 2011 shows.

12 May 2013 - 7:55am

Paper talk, May 11, 2013

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Photo: Dickson Lee

Sunday, Oriental Daily

Professional drivers agree to having health checks at 60

11 May 2013 - 3:55am

All around town, March 7, 2013

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam is tough, but not as fearless as she seems. Photo: Nora Tam

Donald Tsang turns to golf after CPPCC slight

Former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who missed out on the annual session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing because he was not named a delegate, has a new hobby. The ex-civil servant, who came under fire for allegedly accepting favours from his tycoon friends, has started playing golf.

7 Mar 2013 - 4:13am

Time to tackle this alarming issue

Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai. Photo: Nora Tam

Population policy is an important issue that was very much neglected by former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administration for seven years. The present government, however, takes the matter seriously and has set up a high-level committee to deal with it. The committee is chaired by the chief secretary and includes six other policy secretaries and other department and bureau staff. I have been asked to serve on the steering committee.

1 Mar 2013 - 3:49am

Stop politicising ICAC, top officer says

Ex-chief executive Donald Tsang is under ICAC investigation.

Filing corruption complaints in a high-profile way only serves to tip-off any potential subject of the inquiry so they can destroy the evidence, a senior officer with the graft-buster said yesterday. The officer said such complaints politicised the commission and he doubted their sincerity. "If a person knows that he is the subject of an investigation, he will surely destroy any incriminating evidence before the [Independent Commission Against Corruption officers] arrive," the officer said.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:14am

No evidence Donald Tsang paid yacht owner, says Marine Department

Donald Tsang is still being investigated by the ICAC.

The Marine Department has found no evidence that former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen paid for a trip with his wife on a luxury yacht to Macau, despite Tsang's claims he did. The finding comes a year after the incident came to light. It was revealed that Tsang travelled on the yacht with tycoons, sparking an uproar that he appeared to be accepting favours from them.

16 Feb 2013 - 3:46am 1 comment

How graft-buster morphed into political tool

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Felix Wong

It used to be that the ICAC went after serious stuff like crooked cops stashing away millions in corrupt money. And now? Illegal structures, broken promises to election supporters, and political leaders with rich friends. What next? Cats stranded on trees? Yes, chief executive election candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen built an unauthorised basement. But how is that corrupt?

6 Feb 2013 - 5:28am 2 comments

Maybe it's time for Donald Tsang to step back and relax

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, a staunch Catholic, may have a fresh understanding of these two phrases after he missed out on a place in China's top political advisory body recently.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:40am

Donald Tsang declines CPPCC invitation because of graft inquiry

Donald Tsang

Former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said he was invited to join the nation's top political advisory body, but felt it "inappropriate" to accept while he was being investigated by graft-busters.

Tsang was denied the opportunity to follow the steps of his predecessor, Tung Chee-hwa, by becoming a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

1 Feb 2013 - 4:09am 3 comments

Shine is fading fast from CY's policy address

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: AP

The public continues to pour cold water on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address, as the latest poll reveals that 45 per cent of Hong Kong people are dissatisfied - making it one of the worst received policy addresses since the handover.

1 Feb 2013 - 4:09am

Henry Tang appointed to China's top advisory body

Henry Tang

Beijing has appointed Henry Tang Ying-yen to the nation's top advisory body, along with high-profile business leaders who refused to support Leung Chun-ying in last year's chief executive race against Tang.

31 Jan 2013 - 7:56am 5 comments

Beijing 'did not want precedent'

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen

Beijing's unwillingness to set a precedent to have every former SAR chief executive take up the vice-chairmanship of the nation's top advisory body could be the reason Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was denied the post, insiders said.

31 Jan 2013 - 4:53am

Letters to the Editor, January 5, 2013

Donald Tsang can be proud of Disneyland. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong's travel warning on India is unfair

I refer to the report ("Women's group warns India over rape", January 1). I also read with anger that the Security Bureau issued an amber alert for travellers visiting India.

5 Jan 2013 - 2:38am 2 comments

Donald Tsang retirement prospects diminish even further

Delegates vote at yesterday's meeting of Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. The chances of former chief exceutive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen becoming a vice-chairman of the NPC appear slim. Photo: Dickson Lee

Former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's chance of becoming a vice-chairman of the mainland's top advisory body appears to be diminishing, according to a local delegate to the national legislature.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:44am 2 comments