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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Heavier penalties needed to deter cover-ups of accidents in China

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says two recent cases show up China's lax supervision of power and the distorted incentives that encourage local governments to lie Officials responsible for covering up an accident must be severely punished The attempted cover-up o ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CHARITY

    Watchdog steps up pressure on non-transparent Hong Kong charities

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong life@scmp.com Pressure is growing for greater transparency in the surprisingly murky world of charity finances, writes Nora Tong Causes for suspicion If it feels as though you ... and a part-time programmer for her iDonate team. Together, they evaluate the operational efficiency and transparency of NGOs based on available data. Information is usually drawn from annual reports, ...

  3. News - China - TRANSPARENCY

    Fresh call for China's top leaders to declare assets

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com After politicians in US, France and Russia make public their earnings and wealth, bloggers call on China's top officials to follow suit New call for top leaders to declare assets Chinese internet users have urged the co ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Open access to directors' names, but not their home addresses

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by JOHN BACON-SHONE

    ... John Bacon-Shone John Bacon-Shone welcomes the government review of company data A good case for limiting access to home addresses The recent debate about the government proposals to restrict access to the personal information of company directors has bee ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The limits of open government

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by IVAN KRASTEV

    ... outcome of the ongoing financial crisis has been a collapse of trust in democratic institutions and politicians. Can greater "transparency"- the new political mantra of civic activists ... their representatives more effectively. But the idea that transparency will restore public trust in democracy rests on several problematic assumptions, primarily the belief that "if only people knew", ...

  6. News - China - Anti-corruption

    China to enforce new rules tackling corruption and improving transparency

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 01:27pm by Vanessa Piao

    ... servicemen. Another New Year’s resolution for the authorities is to increase transparency in the country’s legal system. All judgments except those involving state secrets and individuals’ privacy ...

  7. News - Asia - Anti-corruption

    True to vow of transparency, India’s anti-graft hero admits bowel trouble

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 05:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Jokes and sympathy as popular New Delhi chief minister shares why he was not able to work on his first day India’s anti-corruption activist, Arvind Kejriwal, swept to power last month on a promise of greater transparency and he began office on Monday true to his word – admitting that Delhi belly had spoiled his first day. New chief minister ...

  8. News - China

    Transparency a key lesson learned from Sars outbreak in mainland China

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Transparency key lesson learned Sars taught China many lessons, one of the most important being that increased transparency would have made handling the epidemic much easier, says former Ministry of Health spokesman Mao Qunan. Ten years ago, after mounting criticism from governments around the world and the World Health Organisation, which were ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNANCE

    Law Reform Commission urges charity register for more transparency

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 11:51pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Six-year review by law reform group pulls back from recommending centralised watchdog and calls for register in move towards transparency Charities 'must ... welcomed by charities as a move towards transparency. Many had opposed the idea of a centralised authority, fearing it could be used to suppress criticism of the government or undermine religious ...

  10. News - China - Anti-corruption

    Socialist scholar urges transparency over perks for retired state leaders

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 02:11pm by Angela Meng

    ... and curb extravagance, China has released several regulations that govern the spending habit of party officials. Ge’s proposal aims to increase transparency using a standardised system ... of provincial-level officials and researching the welfare treatment of state leaders, these two provisions should be transparent to the public once they have been completed,” Ge was quoted saying. ...




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