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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Conflict of interest disclosures need to be more specific for Hong Kong politicians

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Conflict of interest rules inadequate Adherence to the highest standards in preventing conflicts of interest should be first and foremost in the minds of politicians ... to the city's highest decision-making body apparently think otherwise. Having been in office for 41 days, the Executive Council members finally disclosed their interests last Friday. While there appears ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying is urged to declare all stock interests

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Leung should honour the spirit of the declaration system, analysts say, amid public concern Declare all your stock interests, C.Y. is urged Leung Chun-ying has ... of Executive Councillors' interest declarations, as it is not clear under the rules if stock options should be made public. Under existing practice, an Exco member should declare a beneficial ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tighter rules urged over declaration of interest for Exco members in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... their interests more open to scrutiny as pressure mounts on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to disclose the name of a company that has embroiled him in a disclosure row. Professor Dixon Sing Ming, ... declaration of interests that he holds shares in three companies and their subsidiaries. He did not identify the latter. His refusal to give direct answers raised concern that, through his holding ...

  4. Convenor to quit Exco if any conflict of interest

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Tony Cheung The Executive Council's new convenor says he will resign from the post if Hongkongers generally think it creates a conflict of interest with his other job as chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission. Only four days into his tenure, Lam Woon-kwong said yesterday that a conflict of interest between the two positions was unlikely. But he would weigh ...

  5. Exco tightens regulations on disclosure of interests

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The Executive Council yesterday endorsed tighter rules on the declaration of interests that include requiring members to disclose any interest in land ... constituted a conflict of interest with his cabinet role. 'The government undertook to conduct a review of the declaration requirements in the light of an earlier incident in which an Exco member ...

  6. A vote in defence of local interests

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on political parties, a reminder that the Hong Kong people cherish the rule of law, but not at the cost of damaging local interests or undermining the underlying equilibrium of society. Political ...

  7. Kuk wants interest-free loans

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Lo and Joyce Ng jennifer.lo@scmp.com The government must provide interest-free loans to villagers who need financial help to remove illegal structures on their homes, rural ... the Legislative Council on Tuesday, described the loan scheme in its present form as 'unfeasible'. 'If they are not interest-free, we will be unable to repay the money,' Leung said ...

  8. With eye on the top job, Leung is not interested in a supporting role

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung in Beijing Will Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying be willing to play second fiddle if his rival Henry Tang Ying-yen, the chief secretary, is picked to be Hong Kong's chief executive next year, as some have speculated recently ...

  9. Steady pace of reform is in Beijing's interest, too

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Beijing should be able to see that, on this issue, once again, its interests and those of the more moderate democrats coincide. If Beijing sees the wisdom of that policy and acts accordingly, all ...

  10. Protests not in HK interest, chief says

    Posted Jan 19th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Joyce Ng

    ... 'The irresponsible behaviour of some protesters trying to storm into Legco violated the core values of Hong Kong, the spirit of the rule of law and the general interests of society. ...




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