• Sun
  • Apr 20, 2014
  • Updated: 8:26pm

Fanny W. Y. Fung

Reciprocity 'never an issue in ties'

Taiwan's mainland affairs minister, in Hong Kong yesterday to mark a milestone in the forging of official contacts, said reciprocity was not an issue in relations between the two sides.

Thursday, 21 July, 2011, 12:00am

Majority oppose polls-axe bid

A majority of Hong Kong people - particularly the young and educated - oppose the government's plan to scrap by-elections for Legco seats and think a consultation should have been held before attempting to push the amendment through, a poll has found.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

About-face on rules for web radio

The election watchdog has withdrawn a controversial proposal to toughen restrictions on online election programmes, after receiving overwhelming opposition in a public consultation.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Officials hit back at legco hearing into I.T. contract

Government officials hit back yesterday at claims of political interference by whistle-blower Jeremy Godfrey in the awarding of an HK$220 million contract to run an internet learning programme.

They accused former government information technology chief Godfrey of overseeing an unfair selection process at a special meeting of a Legislative Council panel.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Whistle-blower swears affidavit

Jeremy Godfrey, the former government chief information officer who alleged political pressure from the highest official levels to award a HK$220 million contract to a particular company, yesterday swore an affidavit verifying his account.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Online poll broadcasts face restrictions

Election programmes broadcast online are set to be subject to the same regulations as those shown on television and radio before the coming district council elections.

The proposed guidelines were rolled out by the Electoral Affairs Commission yesterday.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Wage joy for civil servants in survey

Civil servants may get more than they had hoped for, following the release of a government survey that showed pay in the private sector rose more than 6 per cent in the past financial year.

The figures made civil servant unions happy, but businesses doubted the findings, saying they did not reflect the actual market situation.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Plan to scrap by-elections criticised

Government allies, miffed at not being consulted before a proposal to scrap by-elections for some constituencies was announced on Tuesday, have expressed doubts whether the plan is the best way to prevent dissident lawmakers from resigning to trigger polls.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-IT chief seeks Legco help over his early exit

Former government IT chief Jeremy Godfrey - who quit his job over what he claimed was 'the conduct of government business' - wants lawmakers to use their special powers, if necessary, to help lift the lid on the reasons for his early departure.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

More exemptions for new stamp duty rate

Property owners forced to sell by court orders and people transferring home ownership to siblings will be exempted from the additional stamp duty introduced by the government to curb property speculation.

The government has agreed that the exemptions should be added to proposals being studied by a Legislative Council bills committee.

2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am