A cancer in our society (Jeffrey Lam)

Hong Kong society should not tolerate radical protests carried out in the name of freedom of expression. Since the Occupy protests ended in December, we have seen a series of spontaneous guerilla actions, the most recent being the disruption of a school debating competition.

Speech – Concerning about the problem of slow progress in vetting and approving funding applications for infrastructure projects

Deputy President, I move the motion as printed on the Agenda. Deputy President, the occupation movement has evaporated from our streets into the thin air. Unfortunately, the stand-off between the pan-democrats and the Government continues in this Council, resulting in the lacklustre pace in vetting and approving funding applications for infrastructure projects, which has already created an unwarranted situation that … Read more

Question – Interim Scheme to Extend the Home Ownership Scheme Secondary Market to White Form Buyers (Andrew Leung)

In 2013, the Government introduced the “Interim Scheme to Extend the Home Ownership Scheme Secondary Market to White Form Buyers” (“the Interim Scheme”) with a quota of 5 000 for persons meeting the eligibility criteria for the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) White Form applicants to purchase second-hand HOS flats without payment of land premium…

Questions – Implementation of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect (Christopher Cheung)

The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect (S-HK SC) will soon be launched. There are comments that S-HK SC marks an important step in the financial reform on the Mainland and it will help promote the internationalisation of Renminbi. Regarding matters relating to S-HK SC, will the Government inform this Council…

Questions – Use of public funds by tertiary institutions funded by the University Grants Committee (Lau Wong-fat)

Following is a question by the Hon Lau Wong-fat and a written reply by the Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, in the Legislative Council today (October 15): Question: It has been reported that the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has made huge amount of advanced payments for the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital … Read more

Universal pension plan would create more problems than it fixes (Jeffrey Lam)

With an ageing population and a declining workforce in Hong Kong, any universal pension scheme will place a huge financial burden on young people. It seems ironic that, on the one hand, some are calling for such a scheme because the population is ageing fast and many old people will have no one to take care of them…