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Grand Bauhinia Medal

Ex-chief secretary Stephen Lam denies he'll return to politics

Former chief secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung yesterday dismissed speculation that he might return to public service after finishing his theological studies in England next year.

Sunday, 9 December, 2012, 3:59am 1 comment

Rita Fan rules out bid

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai has said she will not run in Hong Kong's chief executive election. Beijing loyalist Fan has denied that the central government put pressure on her to stand aside. Instead, she said, at 66, she was too old to last the five-year term.

Henry Tang Ying-yen and Leung Chun-ying are believed to be the favourites to take over from Donald Tsang Yam-kuen next year.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

General affairs officer triumphs in by-election

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Tsang leads tributes after death of NPC deputy at 97

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

Up in Lower Albert Road today staff at the Protocol Division are working on the 2007 honours list.

The next roll call of the great, the good and the deserving will not be released for 11 months and five days; compiling the list of potential awardees is an endless affair. The 2006 list published on July 1 was comprehensive.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

She's 'the most qualified contender'

Anson Chan Fang On-sang is the most qualified contender for chief executive, veteran Democratic Party lawmaker Martin Lee Chu-ming said. And now was the time to start preparing to run for the post if that was her intention, he said, adding he did not agree with those criticising her for using her participation in this year's July 1 march as a platform for launching a bid for office.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


Zeng Qinghong's itinerary yesterday

Early morning

As the vice-president wakes at the Harbour Plaza Hotel, Hunghom, and prepares for his packed schedule of visits and meetings, members of Falun Gong congregate and meditate on an open space outside


12 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Energetic tycoon stays on course

Hong Kong's richest man says he is still healthy enough to play a morning round of golf and won't be making way for a successor anytime soon. Appearing his usual energetic self yesterday to announce his conglomerate's results, Li Ka-shing also voiced his confidence in new chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

On the third floor of the Central Government Offices, staff of the Protocol Division are finalising a list of the great, the good and the dubious. They are preparing the 2005 honours list, which will be published on July 1.

13 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Twin flick at a click

Our favourite movie of the moment is finally available. The Twins, an anti-Article 23 cartoon starring savage caricatures of Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, Elsie Leung Oi-sie, Tung Chee-hwa and Li Ka-shing, can be viewed on the Internet from today.

17 Dec 2002 - 12:00am