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Saturday, 27 April, 2013, 3:31am

Ageing population tops Tsang's budget agenda

John Tsang and his team present the budget report. Critics said it was too conservative and offered little short-term relief. Photo: Felix Wong

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah turned his sights to the future in his sixth budget. He pledged to deal with the financial challenges posed by an ageing population while offering a HK$33 billion package of one-off fiscal relief measures.

28 Feb 2013 - 5:47am 2 comments

Curbs on Hong Kong housing market won't last, says John Tsang Chun-wah

The government's intervention in markets is only a temporary measure to "restore balance" to weak sectors, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said yesterday.

8 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

HK banks told to remain alert to risks

John Tsang warns that although the overall economy in Hong Kong is stable, this could be affected by external factors. Photo: Bloomberg

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has warned banks in the city that although they are relatively well positioned in terms of capital reserves, they need to remain alert to economic risks.

14 Sep 2012 - 3:19am

City's sport funding will continue, says Financial Secretary John Tsang

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has promised the government will continue pumping resources into developing sport and training top athletes.

In a piece posted on his official blog yesterday, Tsang praised the performances of Hongkongers in the London Olympics.

27 Aug 2012 - 5:59am

860 HOS flats to go on sale in 2016 in Tsuen Wan

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said yesterday that 860 flats will be ready for sale in 2016 as part of the Home Ownership Scheme.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Minister arrested by ICAC resigns

Secretary for Development Mak Chai-kwong resigned yesterday after just 12 days in the job, and was arrested by the corruption watchdog over his claim for housing allowance while a civil servant in the 1980s. Also held were Mak's partner in a cross-leasing deal and both men's wives.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tsang smiles his way through imperfect ending

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen smiled his way through his final hours in office - but acknowledged that the final months of his term were less than perfect as he said goodbye to the public at Government House.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Is Tsang the best financial secretary HK can find?

Incoming chief executive C.Y. Leung announced his new government line-up yesterday, and John Tsang Chun-wah is to stay on as financial secretary.

'In the coming few years, the economy of our globalised world will be undoubtedly clouded by uncertainties and volatilities,' Tsang said. 'We in Hong Kong will face unprecedented challenges.'

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

New jobs for outgoing officials

Several outgoing government officials have revealed their next moves.

Kenneth Chen Wei-on, the undersecretary for education, will become the next head of the Legislative Council Secretariat.

Chen, 47, will begin his appointment as the secretariat's secretary general (designate) on August 6.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A measure of justice in C.Y.'s cabinet

With his integrity questioned and his political honeymoon over before it even began, chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying has announced his new cabinet. With 14 of his 20 principal officials current or former members of the outgoing administration, it does not look like a cabinet bent on radical change.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

CY's dream team

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying yesterday announced the line-up of officials that will steer Hong Kong through the next five years. The list contains many familiar faces and a few new ones.

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying


Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung 48 Formerly: Senior Counsel at Temple Chambers

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Tsang has taken his eye off the ball

I refer to the letter by Sister Margaret Fung Sui-fun ('Show some compassion to Tsang', June 13) and agree with her that 'no one is perfect' and that Christian principles demand compassion.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-industrial sites chosen for public housing

Four former industrial sites have been identified for public housing use, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said yesterday.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tsang's warnings are on the money

Hong Kong's property market has come through some turbulent times since the handover - the Asian financial crisis, the Sars outbreak and the global financial crisis. Many people still have painful memories of years of struggle to emerge from negative equity in their properties after the first two events.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am