Paul Chan Mo-po is Hong Kong's Secretary for Development. An accountant and the former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), he was appointed by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying after the resignation of Mak Chai-kwong following a housing allowance scandal. In July 2013, Chan was accused of a conflict of interest when it was revealed that he or his family had an interest in a plot of land in the New Territories that the government had plans to develop.
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday came to the defence of his embattled development minister Paul Chan Mo-po, saying Chan had met all the requirements in declaring interest in an agricultural plot.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
The comment came a day after tenders for the first two sites offered under the "Hong Kong property for Hong Kong people" scheme, at Kai Tak, drew a strong response from developers, with 29 bids.2 Jun 2013 - 6:03am
The government has specified for the first time the circumstances in which the People's Liberation Army will occupy a military pier at the new Central waterfront, but it declined to estimate how often the space would be open to the public.29 May 2013 - 11:00am 1 comment
Once again Edwin Tong, of the Civil Engineering and Development Department, is misrepresenting the facts ("General support for multi-pronged land supply approach", April 24), in another desperate attempt on the part of the administration to convince the public that reclamation outside Victoria Harbour is both welcome and urgent.1 May 2013 - 2:32am 1 comment
Responsible leaders look forward and plan for tomorrow. Hong Kong's government is doing as it should by looking for ways to increase the supply of land so that our city can further develop. But the issue is complex and building consensus for a viable strategy is not easy. Even reclamation, a long-favoured solution to providing more land and generating revenue, is controversial.8 Apr 2013 - 2:04am 2 comments
The five sites on the shortlist, all located near the shore, are in Tuen Mun, Sha Tin, Tsing Yi and on Lantau. Together, they could provide about 600 hectares of land, the Development Bureau said.24 Mar 2013 - 6:41am
Three sites could be freed for homes by moving public facilities now on the land into caverns, the government proposed yesterday. But a critic of the scheme said it would cost too much. And one site, in Sai Kung, is potentially controversial as reclamation is suggested to enlarge the area.22 Mar 2013 - 5:43am 2 comments
Paul Chan Mo-po, on his official blog yesterday, wrote that the lift and escalator safety advisory committee would be represented by the lift trade and "outside-sector parties" such as property management firms, property owners and consumers.18 Mar 2013 - 4:44am
Doubts surround the government's ability to execute its new land-sale programme on schedule, as district councils and a university have expressed objections - including a possible legal challenge - against rezoning some of the sites for housing.2 Mar 2013 - 5:13am
Hong Kong’s government will scrap the land application list system – under which developers can trigger land auctions – in order to increase its control over the city’s land supply.
Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po announced on Thursday the land application list system would be cancelled at the start of the 2013-14 financial year in April.28 Feb 2013 - 8:38pm
More hotel rooms could go on sale after the development chief admitted there was a legal loophole allowing such transactions. But Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po warned buyers on Tuesday that they risked having their units seized if land lease regulations were violated.20 Feb 2013 - 5:45am 11 comments
Political lesson today: how to spot a minister who is completely out of his depth. This is a topic I can go on about forever, but let's stick to a recent example, due to space constraints.
Here's a telltale sign: The minister is talking off the top of his head without the slightest idea about the implications.9 Feb 2013 - 5:53am 3 comments
The government is eyeing up military sites as it searches for land to ease the acute demand for housing, the development chief admitted on Wednesday. Paul Chan Mo-po said the government was "working on" the idea, but did not give details.7 Feb 2013 - 7:46am
A Legislative Council committee has expressed grave dismay at the government's 1982 decision to give an excessive amount of land to the Union Hospital.
The land, which had been granted to the hospital in Sha Tin for health use, was left idle for years until sold for HK$300 million to Henderson Land to develop a luxury property project in 2004.7 Feb 2013 - 5:16am
The development minister said on Wednesday the PLA barracks in Admiralty could be turned into a site for private residential flats, as the government seeks to increase the housing supply.7 Feb 2013 - 3:49am