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  1. Cutting civil service pay will do nothing to ease financial woes

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A survey has shown a drop in private sector pay as the city's economy is in recession due to the global financial turmoil. Consequently, editorials in the Hong Kong media are quick to call for cuts in civil service pay. The argument put forward is that civil servants should share the pain. It would appear that such a pay cut is inevitable. Even Chief Executive Donald Tsang ...

  2. Summit bid for consensus on HK's role

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Next week's high-level summit on the 11th five-year plan will move to foster a consensus for Hong Kong to consolidate its role as an international financial services ... would adopt a pragmatic approach towards the challenges brought about by the plan. Mr Tsang hopes that consensus can be reached to maintain the city's role as an international financial ...

  3. Taskforce to tackle financial crisis likely to be wound up

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung A taskforce set up in October to assess the impact of the global financial crisis on Hong Kong is likely to be disbanded after its fifth meeting today. A member ... will discuss development of the six industries: education; medical services; environment; innovation and technology; cultural and creative industries; and food safety and product testing. Chief ...

  4. Civil service watchdog not consulted on Leung plan

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The chief of the public service watchdog has warned that an expanded political appointment system might clash with the civil service structure. Public Service Commission chairman Nicholas Ng Wing-fui said chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying had not consulted the 62-year-old statutory body overseeing the civil service in his push to enlarge his ...

  5. Civil service must be taught integrity

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... service, where the boundary between politician and bureaucrat has become indistinct? The flat swapping once engaged in by former development minister Mak Chai-kwong and his civil service colleague ... long been a culture within the civil service of accepting such devices rather than changing the rules to ensure they achieve their original intent. What have new Secretary for the Civil Service ...

  6. Action Agenda sitting idly on the financial sidelines

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of China's 11th Five Year Plan, and were unveiled on January 15. Narrowed down to micro details in the financial services sector, the ambitious agenda envisaged specific recommendations to strengthen ... The government is now talking about completing the rewrite of the Companies Ordinance by 2011- 17 years after it was proposed,' Mr Webb said. A spokesman for the Financial Services and the Treasury ...

  7. HK urged to strengthen role as financial centre

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... needed to strengthen its role as a global financial centre and help the mainland currency's progress towards free convertibility, Mr Tsang said. He was speaking in the Yunnan provincial ... Plan. According to this, Hong Kong should focus on developing its finance, logistics, tourism and services industries in the next five years. Mr Tsang said he would work closely with other ...

  8. Record poll rating for financial chief

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... in the financial secretary was 74 per cent, against the 62 per cent recorded by the same pollsters on budget day, February 28. The findings of the poll, carried out by the university's public opinion ... outlined the case for a goods and services tax. Since the fall- also the biggest the poll has recorded since the handover- the finance chief has been gradually recovering lost ground. The previous ...

  9. Financial chief's popularity surges after budget giveaways

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Albert Wong, Robin Kwong and Colleen Lee Poll finds 62pc happy with spending plan, making it second most popular since Donald Tsang's in 2000 Financial Secretary Henry Tang ... tax. A father-to-be said he would miss out on the extra benefits for children born in the coming financial year, which starts on April 1, as the baby was due in the middle of this month. Mr ...

  10. Civil service pay changes would cost HK$726m

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... the financial downturn over the past months. The directorate salaries committee suggested keeping the point system, where civil servants accumulate points for every year of service until they have ... Gary Cheung and Eva Wu Reform unlikely given economy Three government advisory bodies have put forward suggestions for restructuring civil service salaries- changes that would incur ...




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