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
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
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
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
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
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
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.7 May 2015 - 3:07pm 3 comments
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
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Beijing inspector collects views on CY Leung from business sector3 Nov 2012 - 3:33am
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
PLA can give up some sites for housing
Your Focus article ("The tide turns for Xi", October 24) presented an interesting background sketch of our leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping . Of particular note, was his Fujian campaign slogan of "returning green mountains and rivers to our people".29 Oct 2012 - 1:49am 1 comment
More housing at Kai Tak site acceptable
In his speech to the Legislative Council on October 17, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying identified building more public housing as one of Hong Kong's most urgent issues.27 Oct 2012 - 1:22am 3 comments
Short-term policies bring limited success
There seems to be no end in sight to the rise in property prices in Hong Kong.
Even a 500 sq ft flat somewhere like Kwun Tong is beyond the budget of many Hong Kong citizens.17 Oct 2012 - 3:14am 4 comments
Property prices may be the new mistress in China's failed marriages25 Sep 2012 - 9:34am
New subject wrong and harmful
Alex Lo, in his column ("The echo chamber that is public opinion", September 12), places himself on an intellectual high ground.
He's saying that when enough people think alike, these people don't think, implying he is the rare critical thinker.
Is it too difficult to think through what national education is about?17 Sep 2012 - 1:29am 2 comments