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  1. Pension in the air

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they have to (note that the 'M' stands for 'mandatory') and do so with an air of resignation. 'Honestly, I don't bother with the MPF scheme. We all know that we ... of the First State China Growth Fund, which he describes as one of the best China equity funds but which is not available within MPF. And when a mutual fund exists in both MPF and non-MPF versions, ...

  2. First national radio show dedicated to HIV/Aids prevention goes on air

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... The first national radio programme dedicated to HIV/Aids prevention goes on the air this week amid authorities' heightened concern over the rising prevalence of the virus on the mainland. Positive Talks, a weekly radio talk show, will feature an HIV-positive host, panel discussions as well as interaction with listeners, according to Song Li, deputy executive of China ...

  3. Worker rights get airing on mainland

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The recent surge in industrial unrest in China is due in part to a growing awareness of workers' rights in the country, observers say. The internet, in tandem ... expectations. 'Labour unrest has been around in China for some time, but the frequency has been increasing in the past three years, particularly this year,' said Liu Kaiming, executive ...

  4. Caseloads surge as labourers air gripes

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Geoffrey Crothall, the English-language editor of the China Labour Bulletin in Hong Kong, said it was encouraging to see that more workers were aware of their rights thanks to the publicity the new law had received. 'Many Hong Kong- or foreign-invested companies had quite an easy time in southern China during the past three decades. Now they're simply asked to pay a decent wage ...

  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    China authorities pushing happiness amid rising discontent

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... and democracy, a 'Happy China' will only be a fable," said Professor Hu Xingdou, who is a commentator at the Beijing University of Technology. "There are so many things ... aired a seven-episode television series in August offering advice to those who are unhappy. In it, a professor with a psychology degree from Harvard University instructed people on how to find ...

  6. Airlines can ban disabled from flights

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... by a reporter yesterday. The report also mentioned several recent cases of discrimination, including Air China refusing to let a mentally disabled child and his grandmother board a flight in June 2008, on 'security' grounds, when they were due to fly to Beijing from Los Angeles. No one at Air China was available for comment yesterday. Yu Fangqiang, an NGO worker specialising in anti-discrimination ...

  7. Nightmare for disabled on mainland airlines

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... boarding or physically assaulted during air travel, China Central Television said in a report yesterday. Zhu Lanying, who uses a wheelchair because of partial paralysis, told the broadcaster about ... yuan (HK$2,450) in compensation. No one answered the phone yesterday in the South China Morning Post's attempts to obtain a comment from Chengdu Airlines. Zhang Honglei, Zhu's lawyer, ...

  8. City Digest

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Inflation rate rises to 5.2 per cent Hong Kong's inflation rate last month rose to 5.2 per cent - up from 4.6 per cent in April - the highest for the past two years and nine months. Rising housing rents and food prices remained the main factors drivi ...

  9. Rita Fan airs 'suspicions' over Li Wangyang death

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo, Stuart Lau and Tony Cheung Political heavyweight Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai and Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen broke their silence yesterday over the suspicious death of Tiananmen activist Li Wangyang. Fan was the latest Beijing loyalist to ...

  10. China's surge leaves problems in its wake

    Posted Jan 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in society while uncontrolled economic development degrades the quality of the air, land and water. Their words will remain empty, though, as long as a disconnect remains between the economy, ... - than environmental matters. Increased air and water pollution and the loss of farmland, forests and nature reserves are directly tied to the weakness of government agencies dealing ...




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