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  1. Time for child commission well overdue in Asia's most caring city

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... children. There should be a central databank of statistics relating to children, and the commission should have powers to investigate instances where the rights of children have been breached. ... this week of a revival of interest in the setting up of a child commission in Hong Kong. Such a body is long overdue and would be a great credit to the government if it could give the utmost ...

  2. Criminal commission

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... is banned by the central government. Nevertheless, the practice has spawned a great number of tour guides who are willing to accept no salary because they can get huge commissions by forcing ... group' as it charged 1,700 yuan per head. But after they reaped big profits on top of outsourcing charges and commissions, there was not much left for the Hong Kong agent. Even worse, some local ...

  3. Commission accomplished: young guns enjoy a brush with the law

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Kong Youth Arts Festival (HKYAF). Under the guidance of local artist Gerard Bookle, the high school students are taken through the process of creating commissioned art from start to finish: ... Pringle. 'And also that they were genuine and committed to doing it.' With a corporate sponsor, the students would have to take the commission seriously. Bookle, whose art adorns ...

  4. Military movement 'just an exercise'

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Top security officials yesterday moved to reassure the Hong Kong public that a movement of People's Liberation Army military hardware through ... diplomacy belong to the central government. The PLA in Hong Kong has a duty to protect the safety of Hongkongers.' Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung echoed Lee's comments. ...

  5. PLA should leave Central, says lawmaker

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Norma Connolly

    ... to dock, it is alright. We have sufficient length at the Central promenade to let the PLA dock their ships.' However, a military expert, who asked not to be named, said PLA vessels would ... of the eventual permanent waterfront in the plans for the Central and Wan Chai reclamation at a place close to the Prince of Wales Barracks [PLA barracks] for the construction of a military dock after ...

  6. PLA ready to sign up Hong Kong recruits

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... units in the city before being sent to other areas. In an interview with the Hong Kong Commercial Daily published yesterday, Chen, a member of the Central Military Commission, said he would ... such as how the mainland's military service law can be applied in the special administrative region, have to be cleared before Hongkongers can sign up. Xu Guangyu, a retired People's ...

  7. Open military airspace to ease jams, says study

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Flight limitations in Pearl River Delta adding millions to fuel costs The central government should consider opening up military airspace and introducing integrated ... be solved. The Airport Authority began the second phase of a study on a third runway last month. The researchers suggested that Beijing could open up military airspace for civilian use whenever ...

  8. Merits of the right to serve

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for residents. But as Hong Kong and the mainland move ever closer, authorities have to take into account the changing environment. PLA Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde, a member of the Central Military ... the military life have that chance. There is nothing in the Basic Law which precludes signing up, but there are vexing issues that stand in the way. A senior People's Liberation Army ...

  9. New marching orders

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... in Beijing's Tiananmen Square and were presided over by the head of the Central Military Commission. This was the first time such a parade had been held outside the capital. Local military expert Ma ... there was, more importantly, anxiety over the viability of the 'one country, two systems' policy. Seven years on, the first PLA military parade since the handover was held on Sunday. ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Commission's macroeconomic institute, on the 12th five-year plan and its impact on Hong Kong. Senior officials from the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, including Li, will join ... in inflation. Yesterday, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said China would tolerate some inflation as the country pressed ahead with its transition from a centrally planned economy. Top US military ...




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