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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Development chief Paul Chan admits he thought of quitting

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com An embattled Paul Chan says the idea of stepping down had flashed through his mind Development chief admits he thought of quitting Development chief Paul Chan ... this was reasonable. "I will be more careful in my behaviour," he said. The former accountancy-sector lawmaker was appointed on July 30 as development secretary, replacing Mak Chai-kwong. Mak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1130598/development-chief-paul-chan-admits-he-thought-quitting
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - DEMOCRACY

    Will a democratic China harm Hong Kong?

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 09:36am by Chang Ping

    ... maternity beds or pharmacy shelves that are being invaded by the Chinese; the same is happening across the developed world. If given no opportunity to change, things will only get worse in China, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1256939/will-democratic-china-harm-hong-kong
  3. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Democracy in Retreat

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Louise Rosario

    ... Louise Rosario Democracy in Retreat: The Revolt of the Middle Class and the Worldwide Decline of Representative Government by Joshua Kurlantzick Yale University Press For decades, there has been a common belief that, as nations develop economically, politics will soon catch up and become more democratic. This theory also states that, released from poverty and aspiring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1250572/book-review-democracy-retreat
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif will inherit a country torn by terror and turmoil

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by SYED FAZL-E-HAIDER

    ... Fazl-e-Haider is a development analyst in Pakistan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1237702/pakistans-nawaz-sharif-will-inherit-country-torn-terror-and
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    History has left Martin Lee behind

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... done just fine for his fans. It is full of his old ideals, untainted by developments in Hong Kong and on the mainland since the handover. He was angry, he writes, for being "thrown out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1228693/history-has-left-martin-lee-behind
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chile shows the power of political consensus

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by MARIO IGNACIO ARTAZA

    ... president, Michelle Bachelet; the first South American nation to be incorporated into the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; the first to join the Asia-Pacific Economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1227616/chile-shows-power-political-consensus
  7. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Villagers to protest against northern New Territories development

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... New Territories development will bring a party- with traditional Hakka snacks and fresh local produce- to the government headquarters on Sunday to protest against the proposal. The government plan to build new towns would wipe out historic villages in Fanling North, Kwu Tung, Ta Kwu Ling and Ping Che, and would eliminate 100 hectares of farmland. The development would turn the rural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1026541/villagers-protest-against-northern-new-territories-development
  8. Paul Chan in mix for development post

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com The administration has discussed the vacant position of development chief with lawmaker Paul Chan Mo-po- already tipped as a candidate for deputy financial secretary. 'If the government invites me [to be secretary for development], I will proactively consider it and I am willing to take it up,' the accountancy sector legislator said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007286/paul-chan-mix-development-post
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hugo Chavez reign highlights the pitfalls of populism

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli looks at how, by focusing on short-term benefits for the people, a charismatic leader can undermine longer-term development and stability Reign of Chavez ... powerful foreign forces, and protected civilians while targeting the rich. He did not believe in free trade, and was reluctant to develop a market economy. His "oil socialism" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1189938/hugo-chavez-reign-highlights-pitfalls-populism
  10. Let's develop the art of transparency

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Batten The intimacy between government officials and appointees who sit on statutory advisory boards was highlighted with the resignation of Bernard Chan as chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board. Acknowledging his relationship with government of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004932/lets-develop-art-transparency

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