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.
A group of government officials and politicians who also serve as company directors appear to have incorrectly declared offices or factories as home addresses on the Companies Registry.Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 1:00pm 5 comments
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Development minister Paul Chan Mo-po after police ruled out drink-driving charges
Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and grilled26 Jan 2013 - 2:05am
The Department of Justice has decided not to take any action against the development minister for driving after drinking beer in October.
It said yesterday that a video posted on the internet, allegedly showing Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po driving his car after consuming alcohol at a family lunch, "appeared to have been edited".26 Jan 2013 - 4:45am 2 comments
Development chief Paul Chan Mo-po has admitted the idea of stepping down amid sagging popularity had flashed through his mind.
Chan was replying to a question raised by a radio programme host, who asked whether he had ever planned to leave government given his consistently low approval ratings following a series of personal scandals.18 Jan 2013 - 4:55am
Last week saw the announcement by Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po of the government's acceptance of the redevelopment of a historic mansion by its owner, as well as the reversal of a previous decision to demolish the west wing of the Central Government Offices for redevelopment.12 Dec 2012 - 2:25am
Good and bad news about the city's heritage buildings can create confusing perceptions about the government's commitment to conservation. In a welcome "about-face" on the redevelopment plan for the former government headquarters, the new administration has decided that the west wing will not be turned into a commercial tower, as had been decided by its predecessors.10 Dec 2012 - 7:31am
The absence of two ministers from a panel that will advise on population issues has raised doubts about whether the administration will lend its full support to the policymaking process.10 Dec 2012 - 4:59am
The government plans to put forward a conservation policy for public discussion in the second half of next year at the earliest, Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said in a television interview on Sunday.9 Dec 2012 - 5:16pm
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The government admitted a policy failure yesterday as it decided to give up on a plan to save the historic Ho Tung Gardens on The Peak, which is held by an owner who refuses to co-operate.
It also bowed to public pressure and abandoned a scheme, put forward by the last administration, to redevelop the west wing of the former government headquarters in Central.5 Dec 2012 - 3:39am 4 comments
Officials blamed the 1997 handover as well as missing documents for some private hospitals having not been required to set aside 20 per cent of their beds for the needy.4 Dec 2012 - 3:27am
The Legislative Council yesterday voted down a motion of no confidence in the widely criticised secretaries for development and education.
Lawmakers in the geographical seats passed the motion - proposed by People Power lawmaker Wong Yuk-man - 19-14, but it was defeated 10-21 in the functional constituency seats.15 Nov 2012 - 4:29am 1 comment
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The Agatha Christie play The Mousetrap was recently staged at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, to the delight of its fans. The play has been running for 60 years in London's West End, and can only be performed outside that area once a year anywhere in the world. So finally getting it to Hong Kong was quite a coup.7 Jun 2013 - 11:50am
A surprise property tax hit home as fast as it came - within 24 hours of the introduction of a higher stamp duty, people were shunning flat sales across the city.1 Nov 2012 - 5:14pm 5 comments