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  1. Bottoms up

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Even the humble glass can make a design statement these days. Take the SiloLine collection designed by Roman Gauthnot for French company Silo Design. A frosted outer glass- with a clear 'window'- encloses a rounded inner chamber made out of transparent Pyrex. This gives the impression that the liquid is suspended in mid-air but, from a practical point of view, enables hot and cold ...

  2. Transparency urged over institutional research funding

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The University Grants Committee (UGC) has been urged to increase the transparency of its funding allocation by disclosing results of its evaluations of each institution's ... including the number of active researchers. 'It seems that Hong Kong is so conservative. I don't know whether it's the UGC or the institutions which are so wary of more transparency ...

  3. Thai schools learn lesson in transparency

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... state agency. Deputy Education Minister Sirikorn Maneerin said greater transparency was a must to stop the education system sinking into a mire of graft, adding that she had submitted one case to investigators after being handed evidence that a headmaster was embezzling funds to buy himself new cars. 'Most of the complaints I have received have involved a lack of transparency in accounting. ...

  4. Fostering a culture of transparency

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in deciding how to go about it. Regrettably, it will also make entire process less transparent and remove some of the usual avenues for public participation and scrutiny. It creates the impression ... that company will enjoy a great deal of power. The tendering process must be fair and transparent- and there should be no preferential treatment for the successful company. This is a project in which ...

  5. Transparency - a clear winner

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... Transparency is advocated by western political scientists and pundits. But, on the whole, are western politicians any more transparent than Asian ones? The outcry about the justification ... distinction that the advocates of transparency are really talking about is the perception and potential of openness. When leaders and figures of authority are directly answerable, powerful ...

  6. Shenzhen aims to improve transparency

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... The Shenzhen government plans to improve communications with the press - apparently in an attempt to introduce more transparency. Ironically, most officials at the city's information department, which normally handles press inquiries, yesterday refused to elaborate on the new system. A report in the Shenzhen Business Post said the Shenzhen government would create three new ...

  7. A further step on the long road to full transparency

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Analysts welcome the move to accept foreign help on internal security matters The central government's public listing of terrorist groups and terrorists in Xinjiang is another attempt to show that China is becoming a more transparent nation, mainland analysts said. They said the move also reflected a shift in the strategy for reining in home-grown terrorism. Jin ...

  8. Agreement to improve transparency in trading

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The mainland has agreed to be more transparent about laws and regulations governing investment and trade under Cepa. In return, Hong Kong will give more information on its policies and regulations to mainland businessmen to give them a better idea about the city, director-general of Trade and Industry Kevin Ho Chi-ming said. Hong Kong and the mainland have agreed to co-operate ...

  9. Transparency needed on political funding

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be a clear and transparent system for funding the parties. As we report today, the funding situation for Hong Kong's political parties is murky at best. Very few are willing to discuss ...

  10. Broadcasting storm brings pledge of transparency

    Posted Jul 18th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... The Broadcasting Authority has promised to 'consider taking steps to improve the transparency of its operation' after it was flooded with complaints about its decision to reprimand talk show host Albert Cheng King-hon for his criticism of government officials. Cheng and his Commercial Radio Show Teacup in a Storm received a warning after the authority said ...




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