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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More transparency needed about the health of our heritage trees

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Transparency can root out the rot Trees, normally, are no threat to public safety. They improve the environment and are welcome features in concrete jungles like Hong Kong. ... expectations of transparency. Trees collapse for various reasons. It is unrealistic to expect that the Tree Management Office can prevent tens of thousands of trees from falling down. ...

  2. Culture of secrecy that dirties mainland's name

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... been made on government transparency, particularly at local levels. A recent study by the Beijing-based Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs and the US-based Natural Resources Defence ... Science and Law in Beijing, said local governments still viewed transparency as a threat to their obsession with rapid growth and stability as well as to their power. He said they remained ...

  3. Oil spill payout lacks transparency

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Ministry of Agriculture and the oil firms. A lack of transparency meant that they and environmentalists do not know how the amounts were arrived at or will be allocated and distributed. Exhaustive ...

  4. Seeing through all the talk of transparency

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Shanghai that killed 58 people. A similar 'open, transparent' investigation was announced soon after, amid allegations district government corruption contributed to the inferno. In the past month, 23 people have been convicted in connection to the fire, but few details have been made public. For all the talk of transparency, there is little evidence that government ...

  5. More transparency needed on accident inquiries, says unionist

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A unionist has called for more transparency on the findings of investigations into industrial accidents, saying the cause of a similar accident two years ago remained a mystery. Chan Kam-hong, of the Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims, said the Labour Department had never released the report on a fatal accident in Kwai Chung in July 2005. ...

  6. Coming clean

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Waiting times for surgery at public hospitals will be revealed publicly. What more can the government do to improve transparency and choice in Hong Kong's hospitals? Write to us. ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... [Rick's] not blown and tossed by the wind of political correctness Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's wife Karen Some courts have not done well in improving transparency of court affairs and promoting a democratic judicial system Chief Justice Wang Shengjun, in a report on the work of the Supreme People's Court People behave differently in desperate ...

  8. Silence on plastic pellets bred unease

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... better; there are still doubts safety and transparency are a priority. The pellets by themselves are not harmful- they are the raw material for plastic bottles. But authorities say 150 tonnes were ... the measures taken. She has promised that from now on there will be better co-ordination between departments and greater transparency. We should feel assured, but the two-week silence about what some ...

  9. News - China

    Red Cross slated over Baoxing quake relief canvassing

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 08:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... battered in recent years by a spate of scandals and rumours, raising doubts over the lack of transparency in the use of donations. In Chengdu, as queues of people gave blood in the days following ...

  10. The danger of muzzling the media

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Over and over since the high-speed rail crash at Wenzhou , the central government has stressed that it is committed to transparency. Premier Wen Jiabao has made the pledge and so, too, has ... questions being posed at press conferences. Wen visited the crash site and called for trust and transparency, but two days later, propaganda officials stepped in. Their order for a scaling back ...




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