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  1. Provinces drag feet on closure of liaison offices

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li About half of the provincial governments have failed to announce detailed plans and timetables for the closure of liaison offices in Beijing, meaning a likely delay in the execution of a central government order to close them over corruption co ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717744/provinces-drag-feet-closure-liaison-offices
  2. Calm urged as poultry traders prepare to protest

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... chicken imports for the Lunar New Year. The Poultry Dealers and Workers Association will demonstrate outside the Food and Health Bureau headquarters at the Murray Building in Central today to demand daily live chicken imports be increased from 7,000 to 20,000 during the holiday. 'The wholesale price of live chicken has already increased to HK$35 a catty [600 grams]. It will soar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667565/calm-urged-poultry-traders-prepare-protest
  3. Democracy finding its feet at last in the Middle East

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Democratic reform and the Middle East have until very recently been seen as incompatible terms. Dynastic succession has been the rule rather than the exception, while ballots have been introduced as a means to legitimate absolute rule rather than as real ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491564/democracy-finding-its-feet-last-middle-east
  4. Bitter Sunnis will vote with their feet

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Borzou Daragahi

    ... Borzou Daragahi in Baghdad Many minority Muslims see the polls as illegitimate and will not take part Khaled Dulaymi's spacious house is dark and cold. He lost his job in the information ministry when the Americans arrived last year, and has been hav ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486900/bitter-sunnis-will-vote-their-feet
  5. Officials 'dragging feet' over velodrome

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa A top cycling official wants the government to slash though red tape in order to speed up the construction of a proposed velodrome for the 2009 East Asian Games. Herman Hu Shao-ming, vice-president of the Hong Kong Cycling Association, said ye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579233/officials-dragging-feet-over-velodrome
  6. Egg-throwing, but no chickens on streets as trade protests at buyout

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Peter So

    ... Peter So, Ng Kang-chung and Mary Ann Benitez Chicken farmers and traders hurled eggs outside Government House and the Legislative Council building yesterday as the administration gazetted ... in return for payments of between HK$680,000 and HK$15 million. Police and agriculture department officials wore protective clothing in anticipation of the protesters releasing live chickens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643213/egg-throwing-no-chickens-streets-trade-protests-buyout
  7. Chicken traders signal they may soften stance on licence buyouts

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Negotiations between the government and chicken retailers over compensation for buying out their licences appeared to come closer to resolution yesterday. The government said it would allow market traders to resume sales of live and chilled chickens on July 2 - but only if they agreed to clean their stalls every day. The retailers, meanwhile, said they might lower ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642782/chicken-traders-signal-they-may-soften-stance-licence-buyouts
  8. Curtains for live chicken trade as leaders turn in their licences

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... took the lead by turning in their operating licences yesterday. They are part of the one-third of the city's live chicken vendors who have surrendered their licences. Mr Wong expected 70 per cent of live chicken vendors to do the same. Operators of chicken stalls have until Thursday to give up their licences to be eligible for ex gratia payments from the government. 'We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646073/curtains-live-chicken-trade-leaders-turn-their-licences
  9. Court bid to halt night chicken ban

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Kobi Chan

    ... chickens. The Poultry Wholesalers Association said it would take the matter to court to demand the government give more evidence to back the ban. Association chairman Tsui Ming-tuen said the group ... have to forcefully impose the ban on us?' Mr Tsui asked. 'The government still does not know from which chickens the droppings samples that tested positive for H5N1 came. We want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643841/court-bid-halt-night-chicken-ban
  10. Chicken traders must see writing on the wall

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to make up their minds. The new deadline will also apply to wholesalers, chicken farmers and transport workers. Bird flu is the single biggest health threat Hong Kong faces. The surest way ... a profit. By then, Dr Chow estimates the number of live chickens sold per day will plummet to as low as 11,000 from the pre-June peak of 40,000. He said yesterday that instead of 2011-12, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646599/chicken-traders-must-see-writing-wall

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