The Executive Council, or Exco, is a body of advisers that helps the chief executive in policymaking.
Just like with Sars, an objective, comprehensive and honest assessment of how Hong Kong dealt with the disease is required if we are to avoid another such ordeal.
Hong Kong leader John Lee may have had a decent first six months, but much remains to be done in terms of housing, employment, welfare protection and other livelihood issues.
By opting for a 2.5 per cent increase across the board, the government has tried to keep staff, the private sector and taxpayers happy.
The non-official members of the chief executive’s cabinet must work closely with John Lee Ka-chiu and others to tackle a wide range of problems facing Hong Kong. But gone are the days when they can just walk the corridors of power and make decisions behind closed doors
Exco member Ronny Tong points briefly to removal of sensitive library books, says such actions ‘not necessarily a good thing’ but does not elaborate.
Fare increases of between 3.9 per cent and 7 per cent to take effect on June 18.
Some sectors already offering higher pay to retain staff amid labour shortages, industry representatives say.
Sources say pay trend survey could mean civil service pay bumps of 2.87 per cent for high-earners, 4.65 per cent for middle-ranking employees and 4.5 per cent for junior staff.
Proposal, presented in Chief Executive John Lee’s policy address last October, marks first increase in littering fine in almost two decades.
Proposal passes with overwhelming 65 to nine vote, with only trade legislators opposing it.
Only third of residents have confidence in economic benefits of Lantau Tomorrow Vision scheme, Greenpeace survey finds.
Xia Baolong spends first of six days in city with Chief Executive John Lee and Exco members; underlines mainland commitment to national security in city.
Economist Andy Kwan echoes views of top government adviser Regina Ip, who said Northern Metropolis project should take priority.
Exco convenor Ip ruffles feathers after she says Lantau land reclamation should take second place to New Territories’ Northern Metropolis.
Chief Executive John Lee dismisses Regina Ip’s suggestion to prioritise Northern Metropolis a day after top adviser’s comments.
Adjustments are set to be made when the government takes back the privately operated Western Harbour Tunnel in August.
Hong Kong government attacks US ‘smearing’ of city after American consul general rejects warning by Beijing’s man in city to stop criticism.
Financial services minister Christopher Hui says authorities looking into ways of ensuring fiscal sustainability, but aims to keep low tax rate for residents.
Goods including tents, clothing, blankets, medicine and medical supplies have been gathered to send to quake-hit areas in Turkey, Chief Executive John Lee says.
Source says John Lee’s Greater Bay Area visit will happen very soon as many SMEs in the Middle East had expressed an interest in the region.
Some experts say key aspects of pandemic, including city’s high death toll, deserve investigation.
Mandatory mask-wearing and testing should be axed or made guidelines, health experts say.
City leader John Lee’s decision to lift a number of restrictions was undertaken without going through city’s key decision-making body, insiders say.
Mainland Chinese official source notes National People’s Congress Standing Committee has power to interpret law beyond what is requested as trial of media tycoon Jimmy Lai approaches.
Showpiece international sporting event welcomed by a city eager to restore its reputation.
Authorities have given the greenlight to three housing projects under a pilot scheme launched by former chief executive Carrie Lam in 2019.