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  1. Recycling tainted cadres not way to clean government

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... post. With the state so dominant in the economy, there are limited alternative avenues for such people to revive their careers. But accountability and transparency go hand in hand. There is none ... responsibility for failings on their watch and provide for tougher penalties. That would inject a little transparency into the process of rehabilitation. There would also be less public disquiet, amid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705069/recycling-tainted-cadres-not-way-clean-government
  2. ... but transparency is the solution to myriad social woes, delegates say

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Transparency is the best remedy for many of the social ills the mainland faces today, such as corruption and quality control, top political advisers say. At a group discussion of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's national committee yesterday, delegates urged more transparency in both government and non-governmental organisations to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740560/transparency-solution-myriad-social-woes-delegates-say
  3. Beijing pledges transparency with more media briefings

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... organs will come to attend the news briefings to meet everyone,' he said. The move towards transparency followed the first news conference held last week by the military, the operations ... such as the record number of news briefings held by central departments, and the free access to information during the devastating earthquake in Sichuan . 'The increased transparency, especially after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665346/beijing-pledges-transparency-more-media-briefings
  4. Transparency must not be a post-quake victim

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stability. But media freedom remains critical to the transparency and accountability needed to ensure that reconstruction funds go where intended and are spent wisely. The Sichuan disaster has united ... of civil society. The central government, therefore, bears a heavy responsibility to the people for ensuring a transparent reconstruction operation that does justice to the national response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641151/transparency-must-not-be-post-quake-victim
  5. Sichuan charity trail a cause for concern

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... transparency and accountability. Beijing's Tsinghua University has raised concerns with a finding that most of more than 76 billion yuan (HK$87 billion) raised for relief of last year's ... Beijing indicated a preference for donations over material and manpower aid. But mainland governments are not known for upholding high standards of financial accountability and transparency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689703/sichuan-charity-trail-cause-concern
  6. Involve public in managing aid, council orders

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be handled with transparency and fairness. It said the local governments must 'respect the wish of the donors' when deciding how the donated goods and money should be used. Embezzlement ... follow how the donations were being used and asked local authorities to make every step transparent. 'The relief materials should be stored and distributed in areas where the affected people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639814/involve-public-managing-aid-council-orders
  7. Quake probe will be true test of openness

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching China has, deservedly, received massive quantities of positive publicity from the international media in the wake of the transparent, rapid, humanitarian and effective way ... and secretive. So pervasive is the sentiment that the official Xinhua News Agency has reacted to it. In a commentary on May 26, it said: 'China's unprecedented transparency ... is a natural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640082/quake-probe-will-be-true-test-openness
  8. Wen urges openness over quake projects

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Premier Wen Jiabao has called for greater transparency in rebuilding efforts across quakeravaged Sichuan province. The premier, who last week made his eighth tour of the province since the quake, urged regional authorities to publish online the reconstruction blueprint for Beichuan county, the area hardest hit by the magnitude-8 earthquake on May 12 last year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693826/wen-urges-openness-over-quake-projects
  9. Tree inspection records to be made public

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Development Bureau hopes increasing the transparency of tree information will promote community-wide surveillance, thereby helping the government carry out its tree risk management work more ... Ken So Kwok-yin, a certified arborist and chief executive of the Conservancy Association, said disclosure of information on the 2,000 trees would improve transparency but he was worried about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718635/tree-inspection-records-be-made-public
  10. Charities seek better regulation of sector

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Council of Social Service survey showed that nearly 90 per cent of Hongkongers deemed a charity's transparency as the most important factor in determining their intention to donate. Nearly ... have to make the sector more transparent to make sure donors are not duped.' Sowers Action chief executive Johnny Leung agreed. 'There should be a law which requires all charities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709444/charities-seek-better-regulation-sector

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