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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - AUDITING

    Mainland authorities to conduct audit of local government land sales

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:58am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com The mainland kicked off a special audit of local governments’ land auctions on Monday in a move to fight corruption and standardise the land auction process, ... whether officials had changed development restrictions, such as plot ratios, to make land more attractive to developers. The newspaper said the audit would also focus on local government’s use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1575929/mainland-authorities-conduct-audit-local-government-land
  2. News - China - GOVERNANCE

    100 days without a leader: Graft probes leave many local governments bereft of party chiefs

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 01:31pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Guangzhou, Kunming, Sanya and Yuncheng are currently functioning without top leaders Several local governments in China have been left without top ... Wang Maoshe, who was party chief of Yuncheng in Shanxi province, was hauled away by investigators and his name was erased from the city government’s website, thepaper.cn said. The CCDI has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1569093/100-days-without-leader-graft-probes-leave-many-local-governments-bereft
  3. Business - Economy

    China's local governments boost investment spending

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Local governments increase investment spending to meet growth targets as central authorities limit financing for economy Mainland regions boost stimulus Regional ... the investment risks exacerbating financial dangers from local government debt that swelled to about US$3 trillion in June last year. While Premier Li Keqiang is trying to expedite spending from existing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1554972/chinas-local-governments-boost-investment-spending
  4. Business - Economy

    Chinese local governments urged to boost spending

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:08am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Central government is pushing the mainland's provinces to release more funds for investment Local spending on rise amid anti-graft ... with analysts saying fiscal policy is likely to serve as a major catalyst. While local governments' spending on catering and other forms of entertainment may stay tight, they are being pushed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1540586/chinese-local-governments-urged-boost-spending
  5. News - China - ECONOMY

    Local government debt show signs of improving

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 07:48pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com But extravagance and corruption persist at some departments and state firms, audit chief says Local government debt show signs of improving China's growth in local government debt has been slowing since the middle of last year, the National Audit Office said, but cautioned that some provinces were deferring the problem by repaying old debts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539727/chinas-audit-central-government-budget-uncovers-array-problems
  6. News - China - EMPLOYMENT

    Foshan is first Chinese local government to open up to foreign talent

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:26am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com In a mainland first, a local government bureau has turned to overseas talent in a move hailed by Beijing as an example for others to follow Province ... governments to follow. There is no secret formula here. If we can do it, so can other departments Zhou Zhitong "It's the very first time a Sino-foreign team has existed in a local government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527762/foshan-first-chinese-local-government-open-foreign-talent
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Local government financing needs revamp to avoid risk of excessive debt, analysts say

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 10:21am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Central government urged to shoulder more of the loan burden at the local level as default risk looms amid a spending spree on infrastructure Debt issue spurs need for fiscal reform The fast growth in the mainland's local government debt has highlighted the urgency of a revamp of the country's seriously imbalanced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1412361/local-government-financing-needs-revamp-avoid-risk
  8. Business - Economy

    Beijing urges local governments to quicken budget spending

    Posted May 29th 2014, 01:05am by BLOOM

    ... urged local governments to quicken the pace of budgetary spending to guarantee construction of key projects and boost the slowing economy. The finance ministry also said local fiscal agencies ... said the central government would consider cutting next year's budget quota for those local departments which failed to spend the amount allocated for this year. "We noticed problems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1520645/beijing-urges-local-governments-quicken-budget-spending
  9. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Ice bucket craze makes serious splash, raising HK$530,000 for local charity group

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Jessie Lau

    ... care. "The helpers who take care of them have to physically move them, and may develop muscle aches," she said. Because the illness is so rare, there is no government-funded programme ... and HK$2,000 for medical supplies. The ALS patient's wife said the government should also provide funding for helpers. The Ice Bucket Challenge- which started in the United States- requires people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579423/ice-bucket-craze-makes-serious-splash-raising-hk530000-local-charity
  10. Business - Economy - DEBT

    China will let local governments repay bonds as financing trial expands

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:19am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Trial shift allows local governments to repay bonds China will let some local governments repay their bonds themselves this year in an expansion of a municipal debt ... that will allow local governments to sell municipal bonds directly to investors, according to an urbanisation plan for 2014-2020 released in March. Reducing provincial administrations' reliance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1517402/china-will-let-local-governments-repay-bonds-financing-trial

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