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  1. Let's develop the art of transparency

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of government interference. Chan's undoing was the government's fear of transparency. The government announced in 2009 that the former central government offices' west wing would ... The plan was duly scrapped after public consultation. It was this lack of transparency that allowed an untenable plan to progress beyond an embryonic idea. The Jockey Club then instigated what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004932/lets-develop-art-transparency
  2. Need for transparency apparent

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... But if this is to be a new era of transparency, Leung and his team will be dealt the hot potato of trying to strike a better balance between the public interest and that of business. Leo Goodstadt, a key political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001034/need-transparency-apparent
  3. Tang revelation triggers calls for transparency

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be held by shell companies that can often hide the identity of the owner. The issue of transparency in property disclosures has been thrown into the spotlight recently as Tang's chief ... be reformed for greater transparency. Benson Wong Wai-kwok, associate professor of political science at Baptist University, said a more detailed and stricter disclosure system should be introduced. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993073/tang-revelation-triggers-calls-transparency
  4. Events fund needs more transparency

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to monitor the use of public money and said the assessments of all applications would be published to enhance transparency. Interestingly, he nominated the Hong Kong Sevens, Standard Chartered ... ultimately controls the fund, does not share all of Lam's sentiments. If there were more transparency, the public would have a clearer idea why grants to promote the UBS Hong Kong Open golf ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970009/events-fund-needs-more-transparency
  5. Transparency needed on criteria for funding of small arts groups

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for its success, it is somewhat bewildering and disconcerting to other arts organisations who are clearly not privy to a mechanism for applying for funding. The issue is one of non-transparency ... and the government is dancing round them to make the cultural district look good. Haste makes waste. While no government anywhere has the perfect solution for the arts, dialogue and transparency are starting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728300/transparency-needed-criteria-funding-small-arts-groups
  6. Fight against corruption needs to be transparent

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... - being meted out, but the lack of transparency means that it is not always being seen to be done. Cases have followed a familiar pattern. An official is abruptly removed, accused of crimes ... and a transparent judicial system. Where executives from stock-exchange-listed companies are involved, the market is undermined. Shareholders have a right to know the details of corporate wrongdoing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690027/fight-against-corruption-needs-be-transparent
  7. Shenzhen begins push to increase transparency

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... government transparency, saying that officials who violated it could face Communist Party disciplinary action or lose their jobs. The latest regulation will require officials to give notice of any ... by Shenzhen to boost government transparency was in 2003, but few mainland or overseas reporters said they had seen substantial improvement and did not believe the new initiative would give them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692633/shenzhen-begins-push-increase-transparency
  8. Transparency needed over use of consultants

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... interest. The whole system is lacking transparency. Departments and bureaus do not need to explain why or how a consultant is chosen. A rigorous, open and objective selection process is needed ... transparency and accountability. Yet the manner in which these consultancy studies are conducted fails to meet these goals. The studies are important because they deal with issues that can have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633035/transparency-needed-over-use-consultants
  9. Draft law to make fuel pricing transparent

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The proposed competition law would give consumers more information and provide greater transparency on price changes for fuel, Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau ... the transparency of how they were set. 'It might offer more information to consumers to understand how prices are changed,' he said. Mr Yau was responding to complaints that fuel companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643746/draft-law-make-fuel-pricing-transparent
  10. Government transparency key to better planning decisions

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

    ... than for developments in Beijing or Shanghai. The only way we can save time in Hong Kong is by ensuring the greatest possible transparency, impartiality and respect for the law on the side ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637287/government-transparency-key-better-planning-decisions

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