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.
Veteran politician Regina Ip hits back at anti-LGBTQ lawmakers calling for cancellation of Gay Games, with group seeking her resignation for officiating at event.
City leader John Lee touts revised electoral system after opposition and some pro-establishment hopefuls failed to secure nominations by Monday’s deadline.
Chief Executive John Lee says US$450 million belt and road agreements part of drive to strengthen city’s role in China’s international trade plan.
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says newly launched ‘Night Vibes Hong Kong’ campaign will ‘create happy memories’ for residents and boost tourist numbers.
Executive Council member Ronny Tong urges luxury homeowners in Tai Tam to take initiative in proposing how government slope they occupied should be repaired.
Pyrotechnics, the first in five years after annual display was from 2019 cancelled, to be part of other celebratory and promotional events.
John Lee says attendance of senior government figures at community events to be ‘coordinated’ and less extravagant ways of thanking civil servants should be considered.
New People’s Party proposes raft of measures to deal with city’s rapidly ageing population in submissions to city leader ahead of October policy address.
Ministers, top government advisers declare investments, properties and affiliation with community groups under transparency regulations.
Federation of Civil Service Union raises concerns after government briefing on speeding up process for sacking consistently underperforming staff.
Legal and conservation experts warn proposal may be pushed back years if application for judicial review succeeds.
Executive Council member Ronny Tong joins convenor Regina Ip and fellow Jeffrey Lam in urging city to reconsider building flats on section of Fanling golf course.
Former national security chief says bounties and targeting of ‘yellow economic circle’ underlines commitment to protection of country.
Hero chef who tackled knife-wielding Plaza Hollywood double killer with two stools awarded the Bronze Medal for Bravery.
Controversial private member’s bill from lawmaker Tommy Cheung designed to cut size of Chinese University Council to get first reading in Legco on Thursday
Bill not expected to be added to Annex III of Basic Law, according to Starry Lee, who is attending NPC Standing Committee session in Beijing.
Three Chinese University Council members criticise lawmaker Tommy Cheung over go-it-alone private member’s bill to increase proportion of outsiders on body.
Liberal Party’s Tommy Cheung made request at recent meeting of Chinese University’s governing council, sources say.
Unions voice concern over high-ranking staff only receiving 2.87 per cent increases.
Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung rejects suggestions that salary increases may fail to match inflation and retain staff.
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.