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.
Good and bad news about the city's heritage buildings can create confusing perceptions about the government's commitment to conservation.Monday, 10 December, 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
Romanians head for the polls8 Dec 2012 - 2:37am
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
Clinton, Panetta in Australia for talks14 Nov 2012 - 3:16am
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