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  1. Let's be transparent: corruption is a public sector phenomenon

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of government looking the wrong way. It should be looking at itself. For the proper perspective I refer you to the table on the latest survey by Transparency International, ranking industrial sectors ... official policy support measures. It results in gross inefficiency, but this does not come under the 'b' word and therefore Transparency International rates agriculture as generally ...

  2. Stimulus spending has to be transparent, Wen warns officials

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Premier Wen Jiabao has demanded regional governments be transparent in their plans to spend the country's 4 trillion yuan (HK$4.54 trillion) stimulus package to avoid ... Youyu said the additional emphasis on transparency and corruption still lacked detail but could be interpreted as the latest effort from the government to ward off mounting public criticism ...

  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. Delegate in uphill battle for disclosure of assets

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... transparency into the country's administration and addressing widespread public dissatisfaction about corruption. Official corruption is a major source of public resentment, according to research ...

  5. The virtue of transparency

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... is to enhance government and corporate transparency, as well as to rely on the monitoring work by the media. Senior officials and corporate leaders have to exercise self-restraint in order to protect ...

  6. Time for leaders to declare assets

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... effect. Now, in the wake of the downfall of Bo Xilai , the emerging extent of his business interests has given new weight to the matter. Without transparency, the marriage of politics and wealth ... are submitted to superiors and are not open and transparent. As a supposed safeguard, that is more likely to institutionalise corruption. There is no substitute for publicly accessible and accountable ...

  7. Website a good first step for watchdog

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... only recently in response to attacks over its lack of transparency and public accountability. Launching the website, chairman Keith Kerr rightly acknowledged that the 46-year-old association ... that it is only the first of several steps to enhance the association's transparency and public accountability. If the watchdog is sincere in moving with the expectations of society, more efforts ...

  8. China second worst for graft

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China's infrastructure sector is one of the most corrupt among 19 industries in 28 countries and regions surveyed for a Transparency International ... The Transparency International report said: 'Companies from China and Russia were viewed as most likely to pay bribes. The growing importance of China and Russia in international trade and investment ...

  9. Government service

    Posted Feb 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Government service Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen says the public should demand greater accountability and transparency, particularly when public money is being spent. At about ... to their residences? Whether or not it is within policy guidelines, given the issues of accountability and transparency, I ask Mr Tang to call for a review in the use of official vehicles to determine whether ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Apathy, distrust, slows efforts to force asset disclosure in a Jiangsu district

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan A district in Jiangsu is held up as an example in the fight against graft, but its efforts are hampered by apathy and cynicism Transparency push clouded by mistrust With calls ... officials face in improving transparency. Asset declaration is a basic anti-corruption strategy in the West that also appeals to the average mainlander. Still, it has met enormous resistance north ...




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