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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Shanxi No 2 graft buster Yang Senlin confirmed to be in detention

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Keith Zhai

    ... Inspection (CCDI) of the investigation into Yang Senlin, the executive deputy secretary of the provincial graft-fighting body, adds the 57-year-old to a list of officials brought down in a probe of officials with connections to the coal-rich province. Intensive investigations in the province have prompted speculation that the authorities is building a case against Ling Jihua, a Shanxi native ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 11, 2014

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by LETTERS

    ... distance travel. We thank Ms Li for her views and will endeavour to build and manage an efficient and green transport system to meet the aspirations of the community. Irene Ho Wai-yin, assistant ... people question food safety inspection standards in the city. They argue that rigorous inspections of imported cooked food can prevent a repeat of this incident. The central government must also ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by AGENCIES

    ... that such campaigns serve mostly to cover up power struggles within the party... Meanwhile, the party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection is also introducing internal reforms that will focus ... indications into the sincerity of Xi's stated determination to see the exercise of power placed within a cage of regulations. Taipei   3. The Asahi shimbun Stamping out corruption to build a fair ...

  4. News - China - LEGISLATION

    Spy challenges prompt China security law revamp

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:27am by Alice Yan

    ... entities that spy on behalf of foreign organisations and individuals, state media reported. It would also give security agencies the right to inspect and examine, after approval, any government ...

  5. Wider powers to enter and inspect flats

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Buildings officers will have the power to enter and inspect a flat if they suspect illegal alterations or subdivisions have been made, under a new plan. Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said it was difficult for officers to enforce the current Buildings Ordinance, which allowed them to break into premises with a police officer only if there was a clear ...

  6. Lifestyle

    Crime storeys: property owners battle bid-rigging between estate managers and contractors

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Elaine Yau

    ... out inspections and repairs every decade. Renovations for ageing buildings grew quickly into a hugely lucrative business, particularly for unscrupulous contractors and estate management ... As with any organisation, meetings of building owners committees can turn very acrimonious when divergent personalities and interests clash. Rarely, however, do these disagreements result in death ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    Green Development Council chairman on a mission to save planet

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:33am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com For Conrad Wong, the promotion of greener building standards is nothing less than a mission to save the planet, as the head of the Hong Kong Green ... but an investment, Yau Lee built its Holiday Inn Express Soho in Sheung Wan with a focus on environmentally friendly features. As a result, it uses about 60 per cent less energy than other similar buildings ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Call for Hong Kong to get tough on preserving historic buildings

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Conservancy Association calls for harsher rules to protect buildings of historical significance from demolition, alteration or redevelopment 'Time ... whether legislation should be passed to restrict the alteration or demolition of privately owned buildings that are graded for historical significance, whether more economic incentives should ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reform of state-owned enterprises crucial to improve quality of Chinese economy

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:08pm by Hu Shuli

    ... board powers and having discipline inspection teams stationed in their midst. At local levels, SOE reform plans have been introduced in about half the provinces across the country. Those ... too quickly or to gain the biggest reform bonus for the economy. In the long term, focus should be put on whether reforms can go further and the goals, such as building China ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Pricier greens as pesticide rule kicks in

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... and we want the government to step up its inspection efforts." The Legislative Council's food safety and environmental hygiene panel will meet to look into the rise in vegetable prices ... said Food and Health Bureau principal assistant secretary Jeff Leung Wing-yan. But he insisted mainland produce inspections were of a high standard. "There is a very stringent system ...




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