Fake Census

Letters to the Editor, February 2, 2013

The city's landfills are nearing capacity. Photo: Sam Tsang

Set timetable for schools funding plan

Saturday, 2 February, 2013, 2:04am 1 comment

Lesson for society in census scandal

Lily Ou-Yang Fong, Commissioner for Census and Statistics, responds to a question from the media about allegations of fabrications by researchers and announce to set up a task force to probe the issue. Photo: May Tse

Allegations of fabricating statistics have been made against census officers.

The controversy involving the credibility of the Census and Statistics Department has damaged the Hong Kong government's reputation.

Firstly, the fact that census officers may have fabricated answers when conducting household interviews indicates the lack of scrutiny within the department.

25 Jan 2013 - 2:35am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, January 18, 2013

Parallel trading activities can be curbed. Photo: David Wong

Anti-Leung outcry is an overreaction

I have lived in this city for 18 months and have found Hong Kong people generally to be friendly and polite.

When I have tried to speak the Cantonese I have learned with them, they have been encouraging.

However, I have been disappointed with the recent ongoing criticisms of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

18 Jan 2013 - 1:50am

Letters to the Editor, January 13, 2013

A scene from the play The Orphan of Zhao. Photo: RSC

Why China declined under Qing dynasty

In her stimulating article ("Reinvent HK's economic role", January 6), Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee attributed the Qing dynasty's failure to develop science and technology to an abundant labour supply.

13 Jan 2013 - 1:57am

'Fake census' officers may be criminally liable

Commissioner for Census and Statistics Lily Ou-yang Fong

Frontline census officers accused of faking answers in an apparent bid to speed up their work could be criminally liable, and the commissioner says she will lead a task force investigating the case.

But lawmakers said the Census and Statistics Department probe was not enough and called for an independent inquiry.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:17am

Fake census claims put low jobless rate in doubt

Frederick Ho Wing-huen, former commissioner of the Census and Statistics Department. Photo: Jonathan Wong

An investigation has been launched over allegations that as many as nine out of 10 frontline census officers fabricated answers - and it could mean Hong Kong's low jobless rate has been underestimated for a decade.

8 Jan 2013 - 6:33am 1 comment