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  1. Town plans to revive tax that provoked riots

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The government of Zhili town in Zhejiang province plans to revive a tax that sparked massive riots by garment workshop operators in late October, local businessmen say. The tax could deal a further blow to the hopes of businesses trying to survive and may hinder the recovery of garment production in the town, known as China's production base ...

  2. New site for methadone clinic approved

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Town Planning Board yesterday approved the new location for a methadone clinic affected by the redevelopment of Kwun Tong town centre. The clinic, in a Jockey Club health care centre, will move to a government site near the town centre roundabout. The Urban Renewal Authority said the spot, less than 100 metres from its current location, would minimise ...

  3. Fight goes on against new towers

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their fight despite endorsement of the power supplier's proposal by a Town Planning Board sub-committee yesterday. The opponents will turn to CLP in an effort to persuade it to scale back its ... the CLP headquarters in Argyle Street protested outside the North Point Government Offices yesterday morning, before members of the board's metro planning committee met to discuss the CLP ...

  4. Board split over assessment plan for disabled

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Employers' and employees' representatives on the Labour Advisory Board are split over whether an assessment scheme to examine disabled workers' productivity should be set up when introducing a discounted statutory minimum wage. The board representatives yesterday discussed the Labour Department's proposal to introduce the assessment scheme, under which ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stop where each morning I stand waiting in blind hope of a rare seat on the 101M green minibus to Hang Hau. They thunder by, all full to the brim with passengers who board in Sai Kung town ... Raw deal for migrant labour in Malaysia In the article 'A united effort' (March 23), Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak outlined plans for the development of Malaysia's ...

  6. Hospital plans high-rise block to meet demand

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... to the Lands Department, Tsuen Wan District Council, Town Planning Board and the Legislative Council Secretariat. ... Colleen Lee Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital is planning to build a new 21-storey block to provide 317 more beds to meet the growing demand for health care in the area. The private ...

  7. Residents drive against oil station

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

    ... it could affect the environment in the area. The residents, mainly from Aegean Coast, opposed the station planned for So Kwun Wat, as it could attract more trucks, resulting in more noise and air pollution. Their concerns, submitted to the Town Planning Board, were rejected. ...

  8. Forbidding city

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... Shui Po resident Youko Wong Siu-man find it's a great help for planning trips. 'I'm intimidated going places without knowing about access for the disabled,' says the former ... near car parking spaces for wheelchair users at Tuen Mun Town Plaza II, the management company agreed to remove it. Small upgrades to ordinary premises can make a big difference, but even ...

  9. 'Friendly' town votes to reject African refugees

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... to find homes elsewhere. The town's nine councillors voted six to three against the plan at a meeting last week. The three who voted in favour of accepting the refugees said they were ... Nick Squires in Sydney Residents fear Sudanese will harass women and bring disease A country town recently voted one of the friendliest in Australia has been accused of racism after ...

  10. Things just keep getting worse for troubled new town

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan Families in Tin Shui Wai are effectively the city's lowest paid, says academic The first official figures on pay trends in a troubled Yuen Long new town show ... of more than HK$30,000. Social workers have long been requesting income figures for the new town, but the government has until now said it could not provide them because the number of households ...




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