Henry Tang

Letters to the Editor, May 15, 2013

Hong Kong's landfills are nearing capacity. Photo: AFP

No truth in report of deal

Referring to your Lai See column entitled "Henry Tang buys historic property in Australia" (May 14), I want to clarify that there is not a shred of truth in the story.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 3:06am

Henry Tang’s wine auction fetches HK$48m total

Simon Tam, head of wine for China at Christie''s, conducts the auction of Henry Tang's 810-lot collection on Saturday. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Former chief secretary Henry Tang sold off part of his rare wine collection for more than HK$48 million, auction house Christie’s said on Sunday, after a scandal over a wine cellar at his home was partly blamed for his loss last year’s chief executive race.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Talking points

Henry Tang's wine goes under the hammer

Henry Tang's wine goes under the hammer

15 Mar 2013 - 3:31am

Politics blamed for government's end of contract with iProA

Winnie Tang Shuk-ming

An information technology organisation whose contract with the government is facing an early end may have been affected by its sister organisation's apparent support of Henry Tang Ying-yen in his failed bid for chief executive, a board member says.

8 Mar 2013 - 5:23am 1 comment

Who said it?

Henry Tang Ying-yen

I will be there to support her spiritually, as well as physically

Henry Tang Ying-yen on his wife's upcoming court appearance over an unauthorised basement at the family home


I believed the public release of these cables would not damage the United States

Private Bradley Manning on the cables he gave to WikiLeaks


2 Mar 2013 - 3:30am

Prosecutions planned in connection with Henry Tang’s illegally-built basement

Henry Tang Ying-yen (right) speaks with his wife Lisa Kuo Yu-chin (left) last year. Photo: Dickson Lee

The Buildings Department said on Saturday it would be pursuing prosecutions in connection with the illegally-built basement at the home of former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen.

16 Feb 2013 - 6:45pm 3 comments

Who said it?

Henry Tang

I have far too much wine, and I would never be able to consume it in a lifetime

Former chief executive contender Henry Tang on selling off some of the contents of his controversial cellar


Before you go to sleep, look into your children's eyes and part of your humanity will return

6 Feb 2013 - 4:33am

Technology can unearth mysteries of Henry Tang's 'underground palace'

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Will Henry Tang Ying-yen go to jail? The former chief secretary recently resurfaced to talk about the issue that torpedoed his bid to become Hong Kong's chief executive and could land him or his wife in prison: the illegally constructed 2,250 sq ft basement discovered at their home in February last year.

13 Jan 2013 - 4:59am

Leung Chun-ying won't discuss illegal structures until rival's appeal dropped

C.Y. Leung

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said he will not elaborate on illegal structures at his home until Albert Ho Chun-yan drops a legal appeal.

Ho says his lawyers will ask the Court of Appeal to strike out the remaining legal issue as early as Monday, so Leung could face questions about his Peak properties next week.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

Court ends challenge to C.Y. Leung victory

Albert Ho Chun-yan appears at Court of Final Appeal.

The top court ruled yesterday that an attack by Leung Chun-ying on his chief-executive rival Henry Tang Ying-yen over illegal structures at Tang's home could not be taken as a statement that his own home was free of such alterations.

14 Nov 2012 - 4:21am

Henry Tang backers set to form powerful Legco bloc

Pro-business group Economic Synergy is apparently leading the race to court independent lawmakers to strengthen its clout in the new Legislative Council.

The group may forge an alliance with four other legislators to create a bloc at least seven strong, which would make it the second-biggest political grouping in Legco.

27 Sep 2012 - 3:11am 1 comment

Tang puts positive spin on national education row

Former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said yesterday "the devil is in the detail" when it came to teaching national education, saying the most important thing was the use of fair teaching materials.

He said that the national education curriculum row had been a good chance for the government to show it was paying attention to the public voice.

10 Sep 2012 - 4:20am

Politicians' wives take the fall in scandals

Henry Tang's wife, Lisa Kuo, took the blame for illegal alterations to their home.

"I had no doubt that I could construct a satisfying life by myself and make a good living, but I hoped Bill and I could grow old together."

So wrote Hillary Clinton in her 2003 autobiography Living History when recalling the 1998 sex scandal involving her husband, then the president of the United States, and an intern, Monica Lewinsky.

28 Aug 2012 - 8:27am

Brokers eye seat of departing lawmaker

Four veteran brokers have expressed interest in the Legislative Council's financial-services seat after incumbent Chim Pui-chung's surprise decision to withdraw from the election in September.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Chief secretary should structure her political support more carefully

The new government, led by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, has attracted some of the most vehement objections and controversies since taking office half a month ago, plunging it into a credibility crisis.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm