Henry Tang Ying-Yen

Henry Tang's wife pleads guilty over illegal basement

The wife of failed chief executive contender Henry Tang Ying-yen has become the first public figure to be criminally liable for illegal structures after pleading guilty in court yesterday. Lisa Kuo Yu-chin admitted one of two counts relating to the construction of an illegal basement in the couple's luxury villa at Kowloon Tong.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Henry Tang puts on brave face ahead of wife’s trial over illegal basement

Henry Tang and his wife Lisa Kuo Yu-chin leave Kowloon City Court after her appearance to answer charges over illegal structures at her Kowloon Tong home. Photo: Felix Wong

Failed chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen said on Wednesday he and his wife were prepared to take any responsibility for any illegal basement construction at their Kowloon Tong luxury home.

6 Jun 2013 - 7:27am

Tang and wife in court over alleged illegal basement

Lisa Kuo and Henry Tang face the media. Photo: Felix Wong

Henry Tang Ying-yen pledged support for his wife yesterday as she appeared in court over alleged breaches of buildings regulations in relation to a basement in their Kowloon Tong home.

25 Apr 2013 - 5:13am

Who said it?

A.K. Antony

Our government will take every step to protect the national integrity and security.

25 Apr 2013 - 3:03am

Talking points

Henry Tang Ying-yen

The wife of former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen and three others make their first court appearance in the case over the city's most infamous basement.

7 May 2015 - 3:30pm

Henry Tang: Fake wine allegations are 'unsubstantiated and false'

Christie's auction of Henry Tang's rare collection. Photo: May Tse

Henry Tang Ying-yen, some of whose wines auctioned by Christie's were alleged to be inauthentic, hit back strongly yesterday. He said all the lots are authentic and he reserves his legal right against "unfounded allegations".

21 Mar 2013 - 8:22am 3 comments

Tang wine auction clouded by doubts over authenticity

Henry Tang's wine collected HK$48 million at auction. Photo: May Tse

A detailed counterfeit wine allegation has been circulating on online forum Wine Berserkers, but former chief secretary Henry Tang said he "has no reason to doubt their authenticity".

19 Mar 2013 - 10:25am 1 comment

Withdrawn Henry Tang lot one of world's most prized wines

A Henry Tang wine that was sold at auction. Photo: May Tse

A bottle of wine that was withdrawn from Christie's auction of Henry Tang Ying-yen's wines could have fetched as much as HK$220,900. Christie's removed the estimated price for the six-litre bottle, a Methuselah of 1971 La Tache, after its authenticity was questioned by US attorney Don Cornwell, who sent e-mails to David Elswood, the international head of wine at Christie's, and the FBI, to express his suspicions.

19 Mar 2013 - 4:47am

Secret of former chief secretary Henry Tang's wine cellar remains bottled up

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

A wine expert given a rare glimpse inside former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen's wine cellar is remaining tight-lipped about its location.

17 Mar 2013 - 5:39am

Sold for HK$1m - Henry Tang cashes in on rare wines

Under the hammer - Henry Tang's rare six magnums of Romanée-Conti are snapped up by a wealthy buyer last night. Photo: May Tse

Former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen's top lot of wine, said to be among the rarest in the world, sold at auction last night for HK$1 million. Christie's auction house estimated the total sale of 811 lots, which started yesterday and continues today, would raise more than HK$29 million.

16 Mar 2013 - 5:12am 3 comments

Tang's rare wines up for grabs - at HK$29m

Henry Tang's six 1995 magnums may fetch up to HK$1 million.

Former Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen might have failed in his bid to become Hong Kong's chief executive, but there is one area in which he has not failed - impressing people with his rare and expensive wine collection.

14 Mar 2013 - 5:29am

Henry Tang calls for public consultation on CE election by October

Henry Tang Ying-yen. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday urged the government to launch a consultation by October on arrangements for choosing Hong Kong's next leader by universal suffrage.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:23am 3 comments

Henry Tang and supporters among elected to CPPCC leadership

Henry Tang

Tang, with 2,178 votes, ranked 13th of the 16 Hongkongers elected or re-elected to the committee. Eight voted against him while three abstained.

12 Mar 2013 - 4:36am

Henry Tang: All Hongkongers who love the country and city can stand for chief exec

Former chief secretary Henry Tang says most Hongkongers would qualify to run for chief executive in 2017. Photo: SCMP

The newly elected member of Beijing's top advisory body said yesterday that anyone who cared about the country and Hong Kong's development could be viewed as loving the nation and the SAR - conditions laid down by Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference spokesman Lu Xinhua on Saturday for the chief executive to be elected by universal suffrage in 2017.

4 Mar 2013 - 8:43am 3 comments

Henry Tang: I will support wife during illegal basement case

Failed chief executive candidate Henry Tang. Photo: KY Cheng

Failed chief executive contender Henry Tang Ying-yen promised to accompany his wife - who was charged over an illegal basement at their home - to court, when the case is heard on March 13.

Tang, who was appointed to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) a month ago, hinted that his family is "prepared" for any outcome of the trial.

2 Mar 2013 - 3:52am 11 comments