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  1. Fresh call for archive law to halt destruction of documents

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... They fault the current system as amateurish and arbitrary, and have renewed their push for laws on archiving and freedom of information in light of the latest figures released in the legislature. 'Having the files is the minimum standard of how the public can monitor the government,' said lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan. 'We need archive and freedom-of-information acts to offer ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lack of availability of English-language election information

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... The Registration and Electoral Office said about 460,000 registered voters had chosen to receive election-related information in English this year but it could not provide a breakdown by constituency. ...

  3. Facts should be the concern of our information officers

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Information Services Department. The first sign that something was amiss was the news in the middle of last year that a staff member of the department, subsequently identified as Denise Hung Hiu-king, ... fell into the category of 'cock-up' rather than 'conspiracy'. But the way in which the Information Services Department released the two statements almost simultaneously ...

  4. Tibet propaganda chief moves to information role

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Beijing has appointed Tibet's propaganda chief as a deputy head of the State Council Information Office, China News Service reported. Cui Yuying, 54, (pictured) was the official in charge of propaganda in Tibet when dozens of Tibetans torched shops and attacked Han Chinese in the centre of the regional capital, Lhasa, on March 14, 2008, which left ...

  5. Ruling could help citizens seeking official information

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com A new interpretation of the law by the courts may make it easier for citizens frustrated in their efforts in seeking information from the government to sue the department in question. The ruling specifies situations in which a government department may be sued under the Open Government Information Regulations. Since coming into effect in 2008, these have ...

  6. Narrative misses its mark despite information overload

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Dreams of Joy by Lisa See Bloomsbury Lisa See packs more narrative action into three pages of Dreams of Joy than most novelists manage in several hundred. On the opening page alone we learn that the titular Joy is a young Chinese woman living i ...

  7. Information chief explains why he quit early

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Former chief information officer Jeremy Godfrey said yesterday he had quit his post early beause two groups had been chosen to run a HK$220 million government-funded internet programme and the process had been politicised. Godfrey resigned in January, while his contract did not end until April. He said he disagreed with the government appointing two ...

  8. A small victory for public's right to share information

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ye Xiaojing requested information from three municipal government agencies about government-owned cars so the public could track pledges to curb their use. Can you tell me briefly what you've done to get the information? In December I wrote to the Public Security Bureau, the Finance Bureau and the Municipal Transport Commission, asking for disclosure of the number of vehicles ...

  9. Informant in Goddess case not so mysterious

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... had received 'information' that people were breaking the law by exhibiting the statue in Times Square. He refused to name the source, and its identity remained a mystery for three ... clippings. 'When the secretary talked about having received information, he meant from reading the newspapers,' Cheuk said. Officers found out about the organisers' plan to exhibit two ...

  10. Sino-US chill curbs informal links

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent The continued freeze in Sino-US military exchanges is affecting a private venture to foster ties between retired generals from both sides. Admiral Bill Owens (pictured), former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the leader of the US side of the so-called Sanya Initiative, said a small informal gathering would be held in China ...




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