Executive Council of Hong Kong

Letters to the Editor, June 8, 2013

The To Kwa Wan area has been neglected. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Protect historic treasures of To Kwa Wan

As a resident of Hong Kong I have come to care deeply for this city.

Part of what makes it such a wonderful place to live in lies in the character of its distinct neighbourhoods. To Kwa Wan is among these.

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 2:11am

Hunt for new Equal Opportunities Commission chief launched

The Equal Opportunities Commission launched a hunt for a new chairman yesterday after its chief decided to step down in January in favour of his new role as Executive Council convenor.

25 Sep 2012 - 10:42am

Ministerial scandals prompt calls for reform of background checks

Illustration: Henry Wong

To lose the services of one ministerial colleague to scandal may be unfortunate. To lose the minister's replacement in similar circumstances seems like carelessness on the part of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration.

20 Aug 2012 - 5:32am

Leung Chun-ying is urged to declare all stock interests

Leung Chun-ying has been urged to declare all his links to his former property business no matter how small.

The call for the chief executive to adopt a "whiter than white" policy came after new media revelations that Leung has share options in surveying giant DTZ Holdings, of which he was once Asia-Pacific chairman.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:52am

Quotes of the week

Hong Kong has always had potential. Now we have showed we also have quality

Jonathan McKinley, Home Affairs Bureau deputy secretary on the city's Olympic performance

It's up to the public to decide whether they trust him or not. But... there are doubts

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm

Exco's 30 members declare their 142 properties; no wonder it took a while

Professor Arthur Li Kwok-cheung is the executive councillor with the biggest real estate portfolio - 31 properties, eight car-parking spaces and two lots under development.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Last chance for chan, says exco convenor

It was understandable people would question the credibility of development minister Paul Chan Mo-po, Executive Council convenor Lam Woon-kwong said yesterday.

In a radio interview, Lam urged Chan to 'grasp the last chance' to clear his name in a row over subdivided flats owned by his wife's company and apparent contradictions in his subsequent explanations.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Who said it?

It's up to the public to decide whether they trust him or not. But I agree there are doubts

Exco member Lam Woon-kwong, referring to scandal-hit Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po (above)

We will continue to invest in sport and all our promises will be kept

Jonathan McKinley, deputy secretary at the Home Affairs Bureau in charge of sport

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Record number in Legco unelected

A post-handover record 16 functional constituency candidates are set to be returned unopposed as legislative councillors in October.

Ten of them are incumbents, six of whom were also returned unopposed in 2008, including the Heung Yee Kuk's Lau Wong-fat and Abraham Razack of the real estate and construction sector.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm

Pro-Beijing teaching kit a problem for Exco man

As thousands of parents and students flocked to Victoria Park to protest against national education, more members of Leung Chun-ying's top advisory body spoke out against the course material's content.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Taipan' says radio row about politics

A major shareholder's decision to put the Digital Broadcasting Corporation at risk of liquidation by refusing to pump in extra cash is 'politically motivated', the station's co-founder, 'Taipan' Albert Cheng King-hon, says.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Exco member dissents on national studies

Schools should not be required to make national education a compulsory subject in three years, says Executive Councillor Anna Wu Hung-yuk - the first dissenting voice in the government's advisory body.

Wu said the government should show some 'political wisdom' to resolve an issue that has triggered a big protest tomorrow.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Loss of mutual trust' at Albert Cheng station

The future of the newly established Digital Broadcasting Corporation is uncertain after its co-founder, 'Taipan' Albert Cheng King-hon, said yesterday the shareholders had 'lost mutual trust'.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Government must deal with problem of staggering number of unused flats

When Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced the line-up of the Executive Council, around the dinner table the question was: Franklin Who? A number of media interviews later, we are not much the wiser as to what Franklin Lam Fan-keung brings to the table other than a strong interest in the development of residential towers and shopping malls, particularly on Lantau.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Legco ties with administration 'may worsen'

The relationship between the administration and the legislature has deteriorated and could get worse still, the Legislative Council's house committee has warned.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am