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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Make medical cover clear

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in a clear and transparent manner is a basic consumer right. Consumers should also read carefully the terms and conditions before signing any agreement. The mounting complaints do not augur well ... and public trust. Confidence can also be raised through reforming private health care, such as by mandating higher transparency in hospital charges. The government has rightly proposed that private ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Little political consensus on how a party finance law might work

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by JEFFIE LAM, SARAH KARACS

    ... Jeffie Lam and Sarah Karacs After huge donations from Jimmy Lai came to light, reformers are again seeking more transparency- but few politicians are willing to embrace it Little political ... to make political parties' financing more transparent. But with parties across the political spectrum reluctant to open their books, consensus on how to regulate donations such as those from ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...


    Edward Snowden says he hopes his leaks will lead to more transparency

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Snowden hopes for more transparency Edward Snowden hopes his leaks of secret documents will lead to greater governmental transparency, he said in rare comments. The fugitive former US national security contractor spoke to Time magazine after he was named runner-up behind the pope for its Person of the Year. He told the magazine he chose to defy ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel admits mortar hit Gaza school’s courtyard, but claims it was empty at the time

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... in this way, that there should be full transparency and accountability," Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, said. Gunness said that when the UN agency ...

  8. Comment

    Beijing's curbs on use of government vehicles raises hope for change

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 02:29pm by Hu Shuli

    ... The public have high hopes for the reform primarily because of the use of the terms "transparent regulations" and "open and transparent" in the two documents. The next step is how ...

  9. News - China - JUSTICE

    Top judge vows transparency in court system

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:40am by Keith Zhai

    ... transparency in court system The country's chief judge pledged yesterday to increase transparency in the judicial process as 3,000 provincial and lower level courts began to post judgments online. ... local courts to provide live updates online of some of their hearings. Some local-level judges said that the use of information technology to promote legal transparency would be difficult ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a mayor to lead the city's reinvention

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:46pm by Paul Zimmerman

    ... and tasks? The Hong Kong community has no insight. This lack of transparency is abnormal and unhealthy. The conventions covering the relationships (procedures, processes, institutions) between ... and transparently can we start to find ways of improving the efficiency of our system of governance. Paul Zimmerman is a Pok Fu Lam district councillor and CEO of Designing Hong Kong ...




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