Tang Yin

Beijing's dutiful loyalists take a dim view

Sometimes you really have to feel for the central government when its muppets sitting on the Election Committee are so dim-witted they have to have everything spelled out for them.

Thursday, 22 March, 2012, 12:00am

Zeman gives Tang full backing in race for top job

Entrepreneur Allan Zeman, who earlier hinted he would only vote for chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen if he improved his popularity in opinion polls, has backtracked to give Tang his full support.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'I built it for my family', tearful wife says

'I just wanted to plan a comfy place for my family,' the wife of chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen said last night as she took responsibility for an illegal basement in their home. 'I greatly regret that I did it without considering the consequences. I'm very, very sorry.'

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Leadership qualities in short supply

The controversy surrounding chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen has deepened after illegal structures were found at two houses owned by him and his wife. Pressured by an aggressive media contingent on Monday, the former chief secretary admitted having built an underground 'storeroom' in one of the properties, and apologised for not taking prompt action to rectify the situation.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tang admits having illegal structures

Chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen says he will remove illegal structures from two properties owned by members of his family in upmarket Kowloon Tong, amid claims the issue has raised questions about his integrity.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tang gets personal on web

Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday launched his personal website, in an effort to energise his campaign to become the next chief executive.

The website (www.henrytang.hk) features pictures from his childhood to his years as chief secretary and articles about his personal life.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Rita Fan wavering over tang

Politician Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai's backing for Henry Tang Ying-yen in the race for chief executive is wavering, with her saying she had no idea the former chief secretary had had an affair when she pledged last month to support him.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Tang's bid for top job 'still on track'

Henry Tang Ying-yen may have strayed from marital fidelity, but his expected bid for Hong Kong chief executive is still on track, senior political figures and pundits say.

Allen Lee Peng-fei, founding chairman of the Liberal Party, of which Tang is a former member, even praised Tang's courage for admitting to having had an affair.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Support for Tang falls

Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen's popularity rating has fallen since he made a remark about Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit last month. Tang said it was 'completely rubbish' that the government violated civil rights in making security arrangements during the visit.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Clarify Tang campaign rumours, says ex-minister

A former civil service chief has called on the government to clarify allegations that Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has begun an online campaign to promote his candidacy for the chief executive's job by using civil service resources.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Why can't I become the next Li Ka-shing?

Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen suggests a question unhappy young Hongkongers should ask themselves

You hear how the Chinese economy is going to swamp us. Don't believe it. China has its own problems. And we have our own strengths

Former U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman

23 May 2011 - 12:00am

Keep the bureaucrats away from arts hub

The West Kowloon arts hub project could, if handled in the right way, galvanise the people of Hong Kong with exciting prospects of cultural vibrancy and economic opportunity. So far, however, it has been mired in controversy and acrimonious debate for years.

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Chief secretary denies lobbying

Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday rejected a claim he had canvassed on behalf of a Legco election hopeful by using government resources.

The allegation involved an anonymous complaint sent to a Chinese-language newspaper.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Talent contest

Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen says Hong Kong is facing cutthroat competition from other cities in the region for talented people. What more can be done to attract high-quality professionals? Write to us.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Mum's the word for the fashionable mother of chief secretary Tang

Some day she may be the mother of the chief executive, but for now Susan Tang Yew Zoe-chi is pleased just to be the boss of knitwear label TSE. She's been running the company since 1989 but has been Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen's mother for even longer.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am