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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hundreds call for development minister Paul Chan to step down

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

    ... 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 part. Police ... 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Paul Chan calls for more consideration on reclamation plans

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Bureau said. "We think the five proposals are feasible," Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said on the radio yesterday. "It's not like we put forward several ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Minister calls on public to take a broader view of suggested solutions to city's land shortage Don't dismiss all reclamation plans, says Chan ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Development chief Paul Chan to co-operate in drink-driving inquiry

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 02:21pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit A newspaper recently reported Paul Chan Mo-po recently drove his car under the influence of alcohol The development secretary has volunteered to help police investigate a newspaper claim that he recently drove his car under the influence of alcohol, he said on Thursday. Paul Chan Mo-po was responding to an allegation in Thursday’s edition of Apple Daily that he drove ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legco gives lesson on when to stay mum

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the implications. Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po told lawmakers this week he and his bureau are eyeing some People's Liberation Army barracks to ease the acute housing shortage. He claimed his officials are open to all available options and are "working on the idea" of approaching the PLA. Actually, lawmaker Lam Tai-fai raised the issue, but Chan apparently wanted to look clever ...

  6. Chan's tough fight to regain trust

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Just days after he has been appointed to replace a scandal-hit predecessor, development minister Paul Chan Mo-po has landed himself in hot water too. Chan and his wife have been accused ... Chan's authority as the city's policymaker on land supply and building affairs, but the scandal has also put his integrity and political skills into serious doubt. Nothing is more fatal than ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Scuffles break out at Sheung Shui forum

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 05:00pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Territories. Despite Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po’s last minute efforts to ease public concerns, the forum soon erupted into angry outburts from protestors opposed to the plan. Villagers, ... 2.5 hours. Chan said told the forum he thought the plan should still go ahead. “I hope the public will understand that the land supply in Hong Kong is really limited. As the New Territories ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Paul Chan announces end of land application list system

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 08:09pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... supply. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po announced on Thursday the land application list system would be cancelled at the start of the 2013-14 financial year in April. Under the system, ... in an effort to boost supply and cool what were by then rising property prices. Chan said fewer sites had been triggered under the application list system since 2010 when the government took a more ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am

    ... I understand the people have expectations of political officials. I will stay alert and mind my acts and words Development minister Paul Chan Mo-po after police ruled out drink-driving charges   Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and grilled International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde     This time, I'm more ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paul Chan should fall on his own sword

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com As Freddie Mercury used to sing, another one bites the dust. Just days after his appointment as development secretary, Paul Chan Mo-po finds himself at the centre ... will have no choice but to let Chan go, though he is likely to drag his feet until all the damage has been done, like in his handling of Mak's case. The accusations that Chan faces may be less ...




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