Eva Cheng

Activists appeal against sentence over protest

Two activists of the League of Social Democrats yesterday appealed against their convictions and sentence for disorderly behaviour over a rowdy protest in April last year.

Thursday, 5 July, 2012, 12:00am

Eva Cheng tells Leung to deliver on promises

The outgoing transport and housing secretary cautioned the next administration yesterday, saying that it would take public support as well as hard-driving ministers to resolve today's complex social issues.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

Housing chief won't serve under Leung

The housing minister, Eva Cheng, does not want to stay in government after the end of her term in June.

Cheng said yesterday she had discussed it with her family and respected their wishes. She is the second top official to express an intention to leave, after the chief secretary, Stephen Lam Sui-lung.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

Legco slams rising cost of rail link

Lawmakers yesterday criticised the soaring cost of building the Sha Tin-Central railway link, and said the government's failure to start work sooner was partly to blame.

Last week the government said the long-awaited line would cost about HK$80 billion - a third higher than the previous estimate - because of inflation in the years before its expected completion in 2020.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Public consensus has to be heeded

Public consultations are a mixed blessing to good governance. When they do not arrive at a clear consensus on legislative or administrative proposals, vested interests quickly move in to exert pressure and the result is official procrastinating and backtracking.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Exco endorses plan to ban overstated flat sizes

Hong Kong's housing minister is standing firm on a plan to ban the confusing practice of overstating the size of new flats for sale, with the bill to go before lawmakers next Wednesday, despite developers' objection.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

It makes no sense to allow people who drive like maniacs into Hong Kong

One of the much-touted aims of this administration, greater transparency, is proving to be a public relations disaster.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland cars are no menace, crash data says

Locally registered, right-hand-drive cars were involved in five times as many accidents in Hong Kong as left-hand-drive cars from the mainland over the past five years, the transport minister said yesterday.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Minister adamant on reform of flat sales

The housing minister yesterday stood firm against developers' proposals to use 'gross floor area' as the basis for listing property prices, warning that to do so would cause more confusion for buyers.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Third runway exactly what the people want... and pigs fly

Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said there was overwhelming public support for building a HK$136.2 billion third runway at the airport on Lantau, with 73 per cent of nearly 24,000 respondents backing the idea in a government-commissioned survey. Nearly four-fifths of them called for a fast decision, and Cheng agreed.

SCMP, December 30

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Loophole in rules for new-home sales

Proposals to regulate the sale of new flats by legislation leave a loophole for developers.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Funds flow for delayed inter-city bridge link

The controversial bridge project to link Hong Kong with Zhuhai and Macau was given the green light yesterday as lawmakers approved HK$48.53 billion in funding.

Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng pledged that construction would start by the end of the year.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tuen Mun residents face long wait for bridge link

Tuen Mun residents will not get quick access to the bridge to Zhuhai and Macau until a year after it is scheduled to open in 2016.

The delay was due to the legal controversy over the bridge's environmental permit that had also put 70 other infrastructure projects on hold, Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said yesterday.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Prosecution of train fare protesters is 'political'

Two young activists who protested against rising train fares when the transport minister was speaking at a public event deny allegations of disorderly behaviour.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Business first

Eva Cheng probably doesn't even realise it, but our transport and housing secretary has given us a valuable peek into how this government sees its priorities. When a court ruled against the government last week on a crucial environmental issue, it said the government had done too little to determine how much the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge would worsen our air quality.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am