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Chief Executive CY Leung’s speech at Paris luncheon

Following is an excerpt of the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at a luncheon with French businessmen hosted by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels, and Hong Kong Trade Development Council in Paris on June 9, 2016:

2016 Policy Address by Chief Executive CY Leung

Following is an excerpt of the 2016 Policy Address – Innovate for the Economy, Improve Livelihood, Foster Harmony, Share Prosperity – by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, in the Legislative Council on January 13, 2016:


L’industrie de l’aviation privée, si prometteuse en Chine, risque de ne pas décoller en raison du durcissement des mesures anti-corruption.

2015 Policy Address by Chief Executive CY Leung

Following is an excerpt of the 2015 Policy Address of Chief Executive CY Leung – Uphold the Rule of Law, Seize the Opportunities, Make the Right Choices, Pursue Democracy, Boost the Economy, Improve People’s Livelihood – by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, in the Legislative Council on January 14, 2015:

HONG KONG e-News 17 january 2013

Chief Executive outlines Hong Kong’s development blueprint in maiden policy address

In his maiden policy address to the Legislative Council on Wednesday 16 January 2013, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Mr CY Leung, said that promoting economic development is the Government’s primary goal, and that the Government is also determined to address issues relating to Hong Kong’s housing supply, ageing population and environmental problems.

2013 Policy Address

Highlights of 2013 Policy Address

The new Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, Mr CY Leung, delivered today the 2013 Policy Address. Apart from tackling housing, poverty, ageing population and environmental problems, promoting economic development is also the primary goal of the Government.

2 March 2012

Chief Executive’s apology may not stop Legislative Council probe

The papers in prominent text and pictorial coverage, with 11 in their leads, reported that Chief Executive Donald Tsang offered his apology yesterday for the recent spate of incidents which caused concern to the public, media, lawmakers and civil servants, and had affected public confidence in HK institutions.

Many papers played up his decision to terminate a tenancy agreement for a penthouse in Shenzhen for retirement to address public concerns.

Owner of the property, Mainland tycoon and DBC major shareholder Wong Cho-bau, said he had referred the case to his lawyer to calculate the charges for early termination of the tenancy agreement.

Speaking at Legislative Council’s special Q&A session yesterday, Mr Tsang stressed that his friendship with the tycoons, whose identities were not revealed on grounds of privacy, had never affected his decisions in policymaking. He added that this was the most important lesson he had learned in his life, and he would not forget it.

People should be wary of CY Leung: Henry Tang

The South China Morning Post in a front-page story and other papers in inside-page leads reported that Chief Executive election candidate Henry Tang, in an unprecedented move, pointed the finger at rival Leung Chun-ying yesterday, saying that people should be wary of Mr Leung.

Speaking on a radio programme yesterday, Mr Tang also said some people were amazing with words, yet incompetent when it came to action.

Commentator Johnny Lau took the view that Mr Tang’s open criticism of Mr Leung had torn apart the already widely split pro-establishment camp. Both Mr Lau and Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Ma Ngok held that Mr Tang’s tactics now were to reinforce a widely shared fear that Mr Leung would shake up HK’s political and business establishment, the South China Morning Post reported.

The Oriental Press Group dailies in inside-page headlines said Beijing was collecting views from the political and business circles in HK to prevent an abortive election on March 25 and deal with the deep-rooted conflicts between the new ruling team and property developers and businessmen who backed Mr Tang, if Mr Leung was elected.

‘Police probe on complaints about Li Keqiang’s visit queried’

Ming Pao in inside-page lead quoted sources as saying that the Independent Police Complaints Council found unsatisfactory the slow progress of police investigation into two of 16 complaints relating to Vice-Premier Li Keqiang’s visit last August.

The paper and Apple Daily reported that the Complaints Against Police Office would brief the Independent Police Complaints Council during today’s meeting on the investigation progress.

Ming Pao understood that some Independent Police Complaints Council members slammed the police for failing to submit comprehensive information, including the identity and posts of the plain-clothes police officers who were accused of pulling a Laguna City resident and blocking Now TV’s reporting.

The council planned to seek more detailed statements from the complainants to round up the probe, aiming to submit a full report and make recommendations to the authorities by the end of this month, the paper added.

Nearly 60pc people favour abolishing District Council appointed seats: Chinese University of Hong Kong poll

Some papers in moderate coverage reported that a survey conducted by Chinese University of Hong Kong’s HK Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies found that 58.2 per cent of the 988 respondents were in favour of abolishing all the appointed seats in the 2016 District Council election.

The survey, which was conducted from February 21 to 23, found that 55.2 per cent of those polled agreed to increasing the number of elected district councillors.

Meanwhile, the survey also found that the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong remained the most popular political party with 9.5 per cent supporting rate, followed by the Democratic Party which obtained 8.5 per cent

Regarding party politics, 36.6 per cent of the respondents believed the Special Administrative Region should be governed by political parties through elections in the long run.

1 March 2012

Chief Executive faces examination on acceptance of hospitality at Legislative Council Q&A today

The papers in extensive coverage, with three in their leads, reported that Chief Executive Donald Tsang would face cross-examination at Legislative Council’s Q&A session today on his acceptance of four excursions on private jets and yachts, as well as his rented penthouse in Shenzhen from Mainland tycoon Wong Cho-bau.

Reports widely noted Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam’s replies to lawmakers yesterday that the general rules governing civil servants and political appointees on acceptance of advantages did not apply to the Chief Executive, but the Chief Executive observed the relevant provisions of the code for politically appointed officials on a voluntary basis.

The Chief Executive had drawn up rules governing his acceptance of hospitality, he said, and paid the equivalent market fares for the journeys and rented the Shenzhen flat at a market value without concessions.

Legislative Council to invoke special powers to probe West Kowloon competition

Three papers in their leads and others widely reported that Legislative Council yesterday passed a motion to invoke the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance to investigate the alleged conflict of interest concerning Chief Executive election candidate Leung Chun-ying, who was one of the jurors, in the West Kowloon design competition in 2001.

A select committee would be set up to call upon witnesses and force the Government to disclose documents related to the design competition.

Reports noted that the motion was passed with 34 votes in favour, two against and 18 abstentions after six hours of debate. The pan-democratic camp, the Liberal Party as well as some Functional Constituencies lawmakers from the trade-based seats, who were supporters of rival candidate Henry Tang, supported the motion while the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Federation of Trade Unions abstained.

In a statement, Mr Leung said he would co-operate with the inquiry, adding that the probe would help clarify facts and clear public doubts over certain questions, so that they could have a more accurate understanding of the roles of him, the Government and other jurors.

Three-horse race set for Chief Executive election

The papers in good coverage, with three in their leads, reported that a three-horse race was set for the bid for HK’s top job among Henry Tang, Leung Chun-ying and Albert Ho as the nomination period for Chief Executive election closed yesterday.

All three candidates submitted additional nominations before the deadline, bringing the final number of nominations for Mr Tang, Mr Leung and Mr Ho to 390, 305 and 188 respectively, reports noted.

A few papers in headlines highlighted the point that some 300 Election Committee members, mainly from the political and professional sectors, who had not made any nominations, would be the swing voters playing a key role in determining the election outcome.

HK’s competitiveness among Chinese cities declines

Some papers in moderate coverage, with four in their inside-page leads, reported that HK slipped one place to the third on the ranking of overall competitiveness among China’s 34 provinces and cities in 2010.

The Report on Overall Competitiveness of China’s Provincial Economy during the Eleventh Five-Year Program issued by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences found that Taiwan was the most competitive, followed by Guangdong.

The report found that HK’s ranking on sustainable development increased but those on macro economy and industries fell.

29 February 2012

Bid to impeach Chief Executive moves closer

The papers in prominent coverage, with five in their leads, reported that lawmaker Paul Tse was lining up other legislators to start an impeachment process against Chief Executive Donald Tsang for renting a penthouse in Shenzhen from Mainland tycoon Wong Cho-bau, who was a major shareholder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation.

28 February 2012

Chief Executive to attend Legislative Council Q&A session on private trips, penthouse controversies

        The papers continued to accord extensive coverage, with three in their leads, to the controversies surrounding Chief Executive Donald Tsang’s acceptance of hospitality from friends and his rented penthouse in Shenzhen for retirement, with many playing up the point that Mr Tsang would attend a special Q&A session in Legislative Council Thursday.