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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Crack down on small-house ‘grey area’, adviser says

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 01:12pm by Tony Cheung

    ... be careful in this grey area. The latest comments on the issue came after Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po wrote in a newspaper column on Friday, saying a review of the four-decade-old ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Wasting water cheaper than bigger reservoirs: Paul Chan

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37am by Candy Chan

    ... Paul Chan Mo-po wrote on his blog. "Some reservoirs in Hong Kong- such as the Kowloon Reservoir and Tai Tam Reservoir- are listed as statutory heritage, where expansion is not appropriate ... Candy Chan candy.chan@scmp.com Wasting water 'cheaper' than enlarging reservoirs The cost of increasing the capacity of Hong Kong's reservoirs exceeds that of simply ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Flat buyers back off as tough new property tax hits home in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, Tony Cheung

    ... and raised the rates for the duty. In less than six hours, buyers snapped up 100 flats at a Yuen Long development to beat the new stamp duty on buyers. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said ... "We have to react to the market. For things coming fast and fiercely, our measures have to be [launched] faster, more fiercely and accurately," Chan said. The government raised ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Handover blamed for private hospitals not providing free beds

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by LAUREN HO

    ... of their beds for the needy. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man and Development Secretary, Paul Chan Mo-po, made the comments yesterday while being questioned by a Legislative Council ... at that time. Chan said it was difficult to answer specific questions about the land-grant requirements on some hospitals, since many of the relevant documents could no longer be found. Lawmaker Paul ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    We must not destroy our heritage because of bad policy

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by KEN BORTHWICK

    ... by Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po of the government's acceptance of the redevelopment of a historic mansion by its owner, as well as the reversal of a previous decision to demolish the west ... generations. This was done before in Hong Kong, when Sir Catchick Paul Chater donated his home, Marble Hall, to the government following the death of his wife. Sadly, it was destroyed by fire. Unlike ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Ministers survive vote of no confidence

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by LAUREN HO

    ... seats passed the motion- proposed by People Power lawmaker Wong Yuk-man- 19-14, but it was defeated 10-21 in the functional constituency seats. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po has had ... lawmaker Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok cited a University of Hong Kong poll which found that Paul Chan was the least popular and Ng was the second least popular minister. "The accountability system ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Leung, Tang and Suen mysteries still left begging for answers

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... has to build them. Clearly this is a case for Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po. It is well past time for the community to have an update on progress of the investigation. The second, ... straightforward case, also for Chan, and indeed the Buildings Department report was due to have been finished in May. When might we all be allowed to know what is in it? One possible reason for delay ...

  8. Foes unite over audit crime bill

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... support the law change,'' said DAB legislator Starry Lee Wai-king, herself an accountant. Paul Chan Mo-po, legislator for the accountancy sector, yesterday withdrew a proposed amendment ... not make the declaration, they should face liability,'' Chan said. Chan will still lobby lawmakers to vote down a provision that would make junior accountants liable. He wants only ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Paul Chan will not face investigation over alleged conflict of interest

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Chan Mo-po to come clean. Chan apologised again for his "bungled explanation" of the incident, but reiterated his declaration of interests had met government requirements. "My ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Paul Chan will not face investigation The development minister escaped the prospect of more grilling in the legislature after lawmakers voted to reject ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Paul Chan declares 'storage box' interest

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by JEFFIE, JOYCE, TONY

    ... Paul Chan declares 'storage box' interest More than a year after Paul Chan Mo-po was rocked by a series of conflict-of-interest scandals, the secretary for development is still living under the shadow of the accusations. In the latest declarations of interest by executive councillors, released this week, Chan made known that his wife, Frieda Hui Po-ming, owns ...




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