Jasper Tsang

Letters to the Editor, May 16, 2013

Under-fire Legco president Jasper Tsang. Photo: Sam Tsang

Disruptive filibuster had to be halted

I agree with the decision of Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing to end a filibuster on the budget bill.

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 2:47am

Bullies, bravehearts and deviations

Government-friendly lawmaker Ann Chiang Lai-wan was - unsurprisingly - fearless when she stepped in to stop an attack on a government member in January, crossing swords with radical legislator "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung. Chiang later said she had to "speak up for justice" and Leung's accusations had nothing to do with the debate at the time.

16 May 2013 - 3:40am

Legco president Jasper Tsang vows not to surrender on filibusters

Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, the incumbent Legco president, is confident lawmakers will re-elect him to the council's top post next week. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The man who brought lawmakers' marathon 33-hour filibuster to an end said he would do it again as he staked his claim for a second four-year term as president of the Legislative Council.

Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, from the Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, is confident of victory,

10 Oct 2012 - 3:32pm

Leung Chun-ying stays for half of moonlight gala

L-R: Leung Chun-ying's wife Regina, the chief executive, musician Song Fei, Culture Vice-Minister Zhao Shaohua and maestro Chen Xieyang.

Student protesters at Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's residence on The Peak on Sunday may have wondered why the lights were out.

Leung and his wife were in fact among a host of mainland and Hong Kong officials at the Grand Theatre of the Cultural Centre in Kowloon attending Moonlight over Hong Kong, an annual gala concert celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival.

2 Oct 2012 - 4:08am

Jasper Tsang tipped for re-election to Legco presidency

From left: Peter Cheung Kwok-che, Gary Fan Kwok-wai, Leung Yiu-chung, Cyd Ho, Ronny Tong Ka-wah, Kenneth Chan Ka-lok, Charles Mok and Kenneth Leung Kai-cheong yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Veteran Jasper Tsang Yok-sing will almost certainly face - and beat - a candidate from the rival pan-democrat camp when he seeks to regain his role as president of the Legislative Council.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:33am

100-day target a stress test for Leung

If one day is a long time in politics, how about 100? Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has just 77 days to go before reaching that symbolic target. But a chaotic start to his term, after he was sworn in on July 1, has led to speculation that Beijing is considering a plan B - replacing him if he fails to put his house in order by mid-October, when he will reach 100 days in office.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Calm head

It's hard not to feel bad - at some level - for the chief executive. There's been a lot of recent talk about the 'hot kitchen' the new leadership has found itself in. But look around, it's a 'hot kitchen' for the rest of the general population too.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Political tomes fair game

The Hong Kong Book Fair is an echo of what is happening in society, according to many publishers and booksellers attending this year's event Wan Chai. Hongkongers turn to books to understand the issues dominating the newspaper headlines, from the chief executive election to compulsory national education in schools, they say.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

C.Y. accused of hiding behind rhetoric

Leung Chun-ying can't get away with relying on smart rhetoric forever, lawmakers and academics said after the new chief executive failed to impress on his debut question-and-answer session with lawmakers.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

I failed to boost Legco's public image, Tsang says

Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing admitted yesterday that he failed to improve the public image of the legislature during his term.

But he was quick to defend his colleagues, saying that inadequate public understanding of Legco's watchdog role only magnified the negative impressions of legislators.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Overall, lawmakers are lovable ... and most of them are hardworking

Legco president Tsang Yok-sing, speaking in defence of some of his colleagues

People are squealing, the right people are squealing and that's exactly what should be happening

Mark Steward, the SFC's chief enforcer, responds to complaints about the way he does his job

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Has HK become ungovernable?

It was to be the first of a series of 'summers of discontent': just three years after the handover, civil servants marched in protest against their bosses, homeowners complained about plunging property prices and teachers tried to block benchmark tests assessing their command of the English language.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Legco delays defer daunting workload

The end of the Legislative Council's annual session is always hectic as lawmakers rush to get unfinished business through. But the agenda is especially packed this time with the looming conclusion of another four-year term.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

C.Y. revamp plan hit by low turnout

Low attendance by lawmakers yesterday forced suspension of a Legislative Council meeting and created an even greater risk that incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying's government restructuring plan will be abandoned before the legislature's term ends on July 18.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Under fire, Legco chief reflects on his role

Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing said yesterday he was reflecting on whether he could be a better gatekeeper against radical attempts to jeopardise the 'dignity' of the chamber.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am