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Housing policies

Urgent need to restart Hong Kong land auctions

The one glaring omission from the policy address with regard to an increase in land supply and subsequent increase in flat supply was an unequivocal statement to immediately restart government land auctions.

Wednesday, 30 January, 2013, 4:07am

Hang Lung Properties boss defends Leung's housing policies

The chairman of Hang Lung Properties came to the defence of his ally Leung Chun-ying's housing policies yesterday, calling on the public to show patience.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:08am

Chief executive falls short on vision

It seems to me that our chief executive has a hard time understanding the concept of a vision. I think of it as the guiding principle for a society's collective goals and actions.

18 Jan 2013 - 1:50am

Leung's policy address hits the mark, but the big challenge lies ahead

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's first policy address was a crucial moment for his administration, which didn't have the benefit of a "honeymoon" period as a result of the scandals that have plagued its first six months. Leung certainly hopes that this will convince the community to give him a chance to do a good job.

18 Jan 2013 - 3:25am

Leung's uninspired policy address should disappoint his supporters

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying survived the bid at the Legislative Council last week to impeach him, but the attempt was a historic first. The 27 pan-democratic lawmakers who supported the bid will be fondly remembered for trying to make a difference.

Of course, we did not have an option to impeach the governors under British colonial rule.

18 Jan 2013 - 1:50am 1 comment

Leung's blueprint just first step in solving problems

If the policy address was the occasion for Leung Chun-ying to articulate what he wants to achieve for the community, yesterday's speech appears to have served the purpose. While it was short of immediate measures to relieve the pain in some sectors, it was, nonetheless, focused, comprehensive and pragmatic.

17 Jan 2013 - 1:08pm 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 31, 2012

Flats initiative a short-term measure

I was delighted by the government's announcement on Monday, December 24, that it planned to boost land supply [in the coming quarter] for the construction of 3,000 new apartments.

31 Dec 2012 - 3:23am 3 comments

Risk of property price bubble justifies new stamp duty

Our government should be given credit for recognising the dangers of Hong Kong's property price bubble and doing something about it.

15 Nov 2012 - 2:35am

What the local media says

Sunday, Apple Daily

Beijing inspector collects views on CY Leung from business sector

3 Nov 2012 - 3:33am

Leung Chun-ying can still be a great leader

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying would not seem to have much in common with US President Barack Obama beyond opinion polls that show as many people like him as loathe him. Their backgrounds, political style and character are markedly different. But they both took office promising big changes.

30 Oct 2012 - 3:03am