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  1. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNANCE

    New rules on conflict of interest ‘full of holes’

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... not to prosecute him over allegations of misconduct in public office. A day later, Henry Ho Kin-chung, political assistant to development minister Paul Chan Mo-po resigned after failing to declare his family's land stake in the proposed Kwu Tung new town area he once held with family members through a private company. Chan has also faced calls for him to go, after his wife and her family were ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNANCE

    Land deal doubts hit development secretary's credibility

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong and Jeffie Lam

    ... minister's credibility A lack of clarity over whether Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po and his wife, Frieda Hui Po-ming, still hold an interest in 18,000 sq ft of farmland in Kwu Tung ... Absolutely not Chan said on Monday that he and his wife had acquired 20,000 sq ft of land 19 years ago that is now in an area selected for part of the Kwu Tung North new town, and of which 2,000 sq ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Just following the rules may not mean trouble-free career

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Tammy Tam

    ... that is the question". This famous opening line of the soliloquy by Hamlet may be adapted with some variation to Paul Chan Mo-po, the trouble-plagued development secretary. He faced an equally tough choice ... the consequences would be disastrous," he said. After the vetting comes the declaration, when a political appointee puts their "interests" in writing. In Paul Chan's case, he passed ...

  4. 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 Mo-po has admitted the idea of stepping down amid sagging popularity had flashed through his mind. Chan was replying to a question raised by a radio programme host, who asked whether he had ever ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Multi-pronged approach scrapped

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... is both welcome and urgent. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po, addressing the Legislative Council finance committee on April 10, advised that the stage 1 public engagement exercise ... of rezoning land, redevelopment, land resumption, reclamation outside Victoria Harbour, rock cavern development and reuse of former quarry sites. Mr Chan discussed in detail plans for reclamation ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSULTATION

    Caverns for public facilities could free up land for homes

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... a land reserve for the city, Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said. "We need to have a reserve that goes beyond our short-term needs," he said. Sites reclaimed or vacated by moving unpopular facilities could be used for flats, commercial, logistics, recreation and other projects, Chan said. The public will be asked if they support six reclamation schemes that could ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Local opposition casts more doubt on land sale list

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND SANDY LI

    ... environmental hazards to the neighbourhood will take months. The objections came a day after Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po announced the abolition of the application-list system, under which ... until next year after Chan said that 22 had yet to enter or complete the town planning process for rezoning. The site near the former Ngau Chi Wan landfill in Fung Shing Street is one of these, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BUILDING

    Military sites in range to ease Hong Kong housing crisis

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by OLGA WONG AND JOYCE NG

    ... in bid to ease housing crisis The government is eyeing up military sites as it searches for land to ease the acute demand for housing, the development chief admitted on Wednesday. Paul Chan Mo-po ... hectares and the Hong Kong government 25 comprising 139 hectares. Independent lawmaker Lam Tai-fai had asked Chan if the government would consider Osborn Barracks in Kowloon Tong- now held ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Hong Kong's land crisis justifies small-house review

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... resources, I agree there is a need to review the small-house policy," Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po wrote in a newspaper column. "This will inevitably involve issues of law, ... sites zoned for village houses to be used for other types of homes, Chan said it was not always feasible, as many sites were fragmented and scattered around existing villages, without roads ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hundreds call for development minister Paul Chan to step down

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying resign for keeping Paul Chan Mo-po in the post of secretary for development. The Civil Human Rights Front, which organised the protest, said 3,000 people took ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Villagers oppose plans for new town by vowing to defend their homes and calling for the head of embattled development chief Paul Chan Protesters urge minister ...




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