Tung Chee Hwa

OOCL faces French court over executive's death

Orient Overseas Container Lines, the Tung-family controlled shipping company, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter by French authorities following the death of one of its top European executives a decade ago.

Thursday, 22 November, 2012, 4:20am

C.Y. Leung's measures to cool property prices not enough

People who want to see tougher government measures to rein in the overheated property market must have been disappointed. Instead of tackling the problem with a cannon, the chief executive resorted to what appears to be a pistol. Judging from the positive reaction from the market yesterday, the package of measures announced by Leung Chun-ying does not seem to go far enough.

1 Sep 2012 - 2:46am

HK$10m refit for Government House

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will spend at least HK$9.95 million of taxpayers' money to renovate his new home, the Government House on Upper Albert Road, before moving in in the autumn.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Annual rally 'key' to raising political awareness in city

The annual handover rally plays a significant role in raising Hongkongers' political awareness and promoting discussion in the city, academics say, recalling the record turnout for the 2003 march.

Although not many of the hopes voiced in the rallies have been realised, Hongkongers could keep their spirits high if they remember a few of their achievements, they add.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tsang's legacy of laurels and lapses

Commanding the helm of a small but sophisticated city like Hong Kong is no easy task. Our first post-handover leader could not even make it to the end of his term after a landmark mass protest against his governance in 2003. The scandal surrounding our incoming chief executive is no less troubling.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tributes and a triumph as old make way for the new

There was a rare buzz around the government headquarters in Admiralty yesterday as top officials packed their bags to make way for Leung Chun-ying's team.

With Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's term finishing at midnight tonight, those who are not staying on - either because they didn't want to or because they weren't asked - prepared for life away from government.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Consumer-led economy needs happy investors

[Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa] said that over the next 20 years the mainland's economy would move from one driven by exports to one driven by domestic consumption that emphasised value-added service industries.

SCMP, June 27

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Housing crunch 'could have been averted'

The government's top policy adviser, Dr Lau Siu-kai, said yesterday that one of the biggest disappointments of his 10-year tenure was the administration's refusal to accept his proposals to relieve the city's housing crunch.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'7-eleven' still a busy man in the thick of it

It was Sunday afternoon, hot and humid, in the Italian classical-revival style office of Tung Chee-hwa in Kennedy Road.

His office had earlier said his schedule was 'fully packed' so the only slot for an interview was Sunday afternoon, 'very sorry for that'.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Leung the man for the job, says Tung

In rare comments on Hong Kong's public affairs, former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa has voiced support for embattled incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying, and praised the city's core values.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

C.Y.'s dilemma: to spin, or not to spin?

Does C.Y. need a spin doctor? Most politicians have had them for years. But Leung Chun-ying seems to have realised that the magic powers of spin could be limited in successfully building the image of a leader.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Old habits die hard for Fanny Law

There she goes again. Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun is not even in power but we're already seeing early signs of the same officious arrogance that once doomed her civil service career.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Era of 'exorbitant profits' is over, developer tells peers

Property developers will have to wean themselves off 'exorbitant profits' and get used to 'stable land prices' under chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's administration, Hang Lung Properties boss Ronnie Chan Chichung warned yesterday.

Chan was a core supporter of Leung in last month's poll - unlike most big developers, who favoured Leung's rival Henry Tang Ying-yen.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tung plays China's unofficial envoy

Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa is playing an increasingly visible role in boosting Sino-US ties as he gave speeches on the matter at the United States Military Academy at West Point and The Economic Club of New York on Tuesday.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Arts hub authority casts for new name

The chief of the West Kowloon arts hub is searching for another name for the project to distance his HK$21.6 billion development from a list of political and funding scandals lengthening almost daily.

5 May 2015 - 11:46am