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Tsang Yam-Kuen

Trickle-down effect: mere drops in ocean of poverty

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's inability to tackle poverty and revamp the welfare system during his seven years as chief executive are the main reasons for the city's widening income gap, according to his critics.

Saturday, 30 June, 2012, 12:00am

Tsang leaves legacy of love of the high life

A wave of scandals in his final days in office mean Hongkongers are likely to remember Donald Tsang Yam-kuen as a chief executive whose love of the high life led him to accept lifts on tycoons' yachts and planes, set up a cheap deal to rent a Shenzhen penthouse and take advantage of his position for freebies.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lawmakers want Tsang to face questions in Legco

Lawmakers still want the chief executive to face the Legislative Council on Wednesday over allegations of collusion and corruption despite a promise to review the rules of conduct.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tsang is breaking his tax cut pledge at the very worst time

It looks as if Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is going to renege on his promise to cut corporate taxes just when a tax cut is most affordable and exactly when it could do Hong Kong the most good.

It seems a long time ago now, but back in 2007 ahead of his re-election as chief executive, Tsang promised to cut the city's profit tax rate to 15 per cent.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Chef to spill the beans on Tsang

A chef who worked for Donald Tsang Yam-kuen a decade ago plans to publish a book next year that will spill the beans about the city's top leader.

Yu Yin-ping said his book would be part-expose - detailing his grudges against Tsang, who was financial secretary at the time - and part-cookbook, serving up some of his most popular recipes.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Policy address failed to deal with Hong Kong's serious pollution problems

With almost seven years of experience as the chief executive of the Hong Kong government, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has obviously not done his job well if you read what was laid down for the environment portfolio in his last policy address.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Agony and the ecstasy

Former Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew once mused that being Hong Kong's chief executive was a 'thankless job'.

If that's true, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen should be thankful for any moment of satisfaction.

The veteran civil servant-turned-politician says that he has had two such moments - both when major policy initiatives were passed by the legislature.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The home stretch

With his days in office growing short, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen used his swansong policy address yesterday to roll out a series of long-term policy commitments that target some of Hong Kong's most pressing social issues, including housing.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

We're already our own bosses: Tsang

In his first public response to Beijing official Wang Guangya's criticism of the city's civil servants, the chief executive said Hongkongers had to 'learn to act as their own boss'.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Tsang takes a swipe at 'negativity'

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday defended his government - widely ridiculed for repeated policy U-turns and poor showings in opinion polls - and hit back at lawmakers for what he said were negative and confrontational attitudes.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

'Certain party' is hurting city: Tsang

The chief executive yesterday launched scathing criticism of 'a certain political party' and 'some politicians', who he said were using the courts and other means to harm Hong Kong's interests by blocking major projects on environmental grounds.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Debate Tsang's policies without the spurious personal attacks

It is the unlucky lot of any political leader that he cannot reasonably expect to please all of the people, all of the time. But in many cases it is more appropriate for critics to propose alternatives to political policies rather than to attack, personally, the person making those policies.

6 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Are the wigs muddling our judges' minds?

17 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Students irk chief executive in exchange of views on policy

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen displayed irritation at questions put to him by schoolchildren yesterday, accusing one of targeting him.

'Attacking Tsang Yam-kuen first ... this is very unique to Hong Kong people,' Mr Tsang said in response to one of the questions put to him by a secondary student from the floor.

27 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Cab Chat

Ma Siu-kun, 40, has no time for politicians and the Legco elections, but he has great admiration for the Paralympic athletes

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am