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Minister's June 4 tears

New education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim recalled how he cried while watching the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown, but shrugged off questions as to whether the student democracy movement should be justified.

Friday, 6 July, 2012, 12:00am

Minister's June 4 tears

New education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim recalled how he cried while watching the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown, but shrugged off questions as to whether the student democracy movement should be justified. Ng said June 4, 1989, was one of just four times in his life when he had cried and told radio host Albert Cheng: 'It is unfortunate ...

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Minister criticised for 'recycling' green policies

The new environment chief has been accused of 'recycling' old policies and failing to offer a vision of hope in his first meeting with lawmakers.

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing briefed the Legislative Council's environment panel on eight policy areas, including air pollution, waste disposal and nature conservation.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

A minister must be accommodating and open-minded to ... let different fields of arts and culture blossom

West Kowloon Cultural District Board member Lee Chack-fan

It's unfortunate if people think of affordable housing as a sort of class warfare

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Minister adamant on reform of flat sales

The housing minister yesterday stood firm against developers' proposals to use 'gross floor area' as the basis for listing property prices, warning that to do so would cause more confusion for buyers.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Canton Fair is looking to emerging nations

Commerce vice-minister Zhong Shan expects a record-breaking number of buyers and exhibitors at the Canton Fair, the mainland's largest trade show.

But he warned of 'more challenging and complicated' prospects for global trade this year.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

'Steel princess' fails to avoid court

Hong Kong's High Court has rejected an appeal by Diana Chen Ningning, granddaughter of a former mainland minister, in which she sought to avoid answering questions in court about her defunct company Pioneer Iron and Steel Group.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Principled stance

'The price of greatness,' said Winston Churchill, 'is responsibility.' The idea that government ministers should take responsibility when things go wrong is embedded in the Westminster democratic tradition, and reflects a basic political virtue. After all, politicians are always quick to claim the credit for any success.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

CLP could ease rate rises more: minister

Despite this week's partial backdown on its proposed tariff increase, CLP Power could reduce it even further by using its multimillion-dollar tariff stabilisation fund, the environment minister said yesterday.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

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