Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah in his budget yesterday stressed the need for projects that will ensure growth and jobs in the long term.Thursday, 12 September, 2013, 10:40am
UPDATES AND COMMENTARY | Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang delivered his sixth budget speech, saying relief measures should help ease the pressure on middle-class, grass-roots and small and medium-sized businesses.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Buyers snapped up 100 flats at a new development last night as sales were brought forward to beat the introduction at midnight of government measures announced yesterday to cool the property market.27 Oct 2012 - 2:35pm
Gunrunners in Security Council
A report described the arrest of Chinese and American gunrunners, showing how they smuggled guns and bullets into the mainland ('Sino-US gunrunning ring foiled', June 13).29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Former monetary chief Joseph Yam Chi-kwong has done a service by igniting discussion of the dollar peg.17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
A master plan by chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to restructure the government would create an unclear chain of command and end in administrative chaos, two prominent critics have warned.15 May 2012 - 12:00am
Nearly three-quarters of Hongkongers no longer support Donald Tsang Yam-kuen as chief executive, following the row over his dealings with tycoons.14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Top officials grossly overpaid8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
There was a wealth of curiosities in yesterday's budget.
Jake van der Kamp has noted that the most expensive measure of all - the financial secretary's HK$11 billion proposal to expand government loan guarantees for smaller companies - hands bankers a free licence to shovel rotten assets off their balance sheets and on to the taxpayer.3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
A day after criticising the Urban Renewal Authority for selling 'pricey' and 'fancy' flats, chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen had to defend himself yesterday against counter-criticism that he approved the authority's expensive projects when he was financial secretary.14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah yesterday warned of the risk of a property bubble, saying the price of flats had not fallen to a satisfactory level.
SCMP, November 2224 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah yesterday warned of the risk of a property bubble, saying the price of flats had not fallen to a satisfactory level - even though there has been a sharp fall in deals in recent months.22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Winnie Tang Shuk-ming, the businesswoman at the centre of controversy over a government internet programme, broke her silence yesterday, saying all accusations against her were smear attempts - without saying who was behind them.15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
John Tsang Chun-wah's budget U-turn has had an unexpected effect.
The financial secretary's flip-flop turned him into an object of ridicule among the people of Hong Kong. But it also caught the eye of a different group altogether: international currency speculators. And they are not laughing. They scent an opportunity.8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
In the face of the recent public fury over his budget proposals, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah eventually made dramatic changes to them, agreeing to make an unprecedented cash handout of HK$6,000 to all permanent residents aged 18 or above.
In addition, all taxpayers will get a tax rebate of up to 75 per cent, capped at HK$6,000.8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am