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Rail link co-location under discussion

The Government is striving to resolve the legal issues related to the co-location of boundary control arrangements for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link before its term ends in June, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen says.

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Welfare requirement aligned

The application requirement for elderly Comprehensive Social Security Assistance will be amended to match other elderly welfare measures, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says.

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Employers to get MPF grace period

The proposal to cut the Mandatory Provident Fund's offsetting mechanism will give employers a transition period to adjust manpower strategies, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says.

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OALA to benefit more seniors

Optimising the Old Age Living Allowance scheme is a speedy way to benefit more seniors in the short term, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says.

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CS awards future stars

Chairperson of the Commission on Poverty, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has officiated at the Future Stars Appreciation Ceremony, awarding 1,187 students the Upward Mobility Scholarship.

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Officials’ pay rise defended

The proposed pay rise for the next administration's politically appointed officials is moderate and reasonable, Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam says.

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Clement Cheung visits Transport Dep't

Secretary for the Civil Service Clement Cheung has visited the Transport Department to meet Commissioner for Transport Ingrid Yeung and learn more about its work.

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No tax rise for policy initiatives: CS

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said the Government can afford the cost of the 2017 Policy Address initiatives, and there is no need to raise taxes to pay for them.

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Autonomy must comply with BL

Chief Executive CY Leung says Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy must be in accordance with the Basic Law.

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MPF initiative unprecedented: CS

The retirement protection initiatives outlined in the 2017 Policy Address are the result of the Government's first systematic citywide review on the issue since the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 1997, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says.

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Study country park plan: CE

Chief Executive CY Leung has called on society to consider his Policy Address proposal to develop country park land with low ecological value.

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Sustainable retirement policy needed

As public resources are limited, they should be spent on people who need help most, Chief Executive CY Leung says.

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Policy Address shows housing efforts

Chief Executive CY Leung says his 2017 Policy Address has set out what the Government has achieved in increasing housing supply in the short, medium and long term.

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Policy Address pragmatic: CS

The Chief Executive's 2017 Policy Address is a substantial, pragmatic, bold and forward-looking blueprint, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says.

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Senior appointment announced

Deputy Director of Buildings Cheung Tin-cheung will succeed retiring Hui Siu-wai as Director on January 23.

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CE backs appointments

Chief Executive CY Leung says Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung and Financial Secretary Paul Chan have shown their capabilities in their previous posts.

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CE calls for policy extension

Chief Executive CY Leung has called on the next administration to maintain the Government's efforts in poverty alleviation and solving problems in housing and elderly care.

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Policy Address set for Wed

Chief Executive CY Leung will deliver his 2017 Policy Address in the Legislative Council at 11am on Wednesday.

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CE meets Belarusian official

Chief Executive CY Leung has met First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky at Government House.

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Matthew Cheung honoured to be CS

Matthew Cheung says he is honoured to be nominated by the Chief Executive, and appointed by the Central Government, as Chief Secretary.

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