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Hong Kong Films

School activists wage war on national education

At first, the three teenagers seem like any other secondary school pupils who gossip about their friends when they get together.

Tuesday, 10 July, 2012, 12:00am

Indecision leaves a cabinet-in-waiting

As Leung Chun-ying braved his second town-hall meeting yesterday, his new set-up remained shrouded in uncertainty - with Executive Council convenor Lam Woon-kwong still pondering his future and the development minister refusing to explain his alleged abuse of the civil service rental allowance in the 1980s.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Community upset

Arrangements for the town hall meetings may have improved, but the community visits initiated by the new chief executive Leung Chun-ying seem destined to upset his supporters and detractors alike.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Leung must dig himself out of the credibility hole

It is not too much of an exaggeration to say that the fate of the entire Leung Chun-ying administration hinges on how well he conducts himself in the next two weeks. If he gets it right, he can recover quickly from the bumpy start he has been suffering since his come-from-behind victory in the chief executive election.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Wong cracks 100 on Yip's 'chicken heart' galloper

Terry Wong Chi-wai helped bring about a nice piece of symmetry as he rode his 100th winner on a 100-1 shot, Bespoke Master rattling home in a Class Four.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A bloody spectacle to feast on

Toss historical accuracy out the window. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a work of fiction. It takes slivers of history - mainly parts of Abraham Lincoln's life and his opposition to slavery - places them in a civil war setting, and injects a high dosage of action and drama. And, of course, it's chock-full of scares.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

I have set an extremely bad example

Taiwan cabinet minister Lin Yi-shih admits to accepting bribes It's not a crisis.

Obviously, he is encountering difficulties. But they can be overcome

Executive Councillor Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, on the tribulations of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Pro-Beijing veteran to be leader of top think tank

Beijing-friendly politician Shiu Sin-por is expected to take the helm of the Central Policy Unit, the government's top think tank.

Shiu has been a member of the unit since 2007 and is a Hong Kong delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

To succeed in HK politics, don't follow the leaders

Hong Kong's desperate scramble for the bottom of the world leadership table has reached another nadir, as the people who lead the special administrative region appear to be vying for pole position among those who believe that nothing can be learned from history.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Minister identifies official he 'cross-leased' flats with

New development minister Mak Chai-kwong yesterday named the civil servant with whom he 'cross-leased' properties on adjacent floors of the same building, but denied the arrangement was premeditated.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Dismissal of political opposition doesn't look like government 'for the people'

Things do not augur well for Hong Kong's future if the mindset of Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, a member of the new Executive Council, is anything to go by ('Put the people first', July 2). Cheung acknowledges the major problems facing Hong Kong, including the wealth gap, the environment and housing, and proclaims that they need resolving. However, universal suffrage is missing from his list.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Crisis? What crisis, asks Leung's right-hand man

The man who ran Leung Chun-ying's election campaign has dismissed suggestions that his administration is in crisis and says Leung can overcome what he called 'difficulties'.

Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, an executive councillor, told the South China Morning Post yesterday the administration was not facing a crisis despite seven cabinet members being mired in controversy.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

C.Y. may have 'incorrect' memories

Leung Chun-ying's former campaign manager acknowledged yesterday that the chief executive 'may have remembered incorrectly' details about the illegal garden trellis at his luxury home on The Peak.

But Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, who is now a member of the Executive Council, says such mistakes should not damage Leung's integrity.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

CHALLENGES AHEAD

New Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has pledged to take the subject of property seriously and, as his new book One Heart, One Vision shows, he understands the complexity of the task.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Film

New Releases

Painted Skin: The Resurrection (IIB) (Putonghua)

See review on this page.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (IIB)

See review on this page.

Elles (III) (French and Polish)

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am