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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Report on public consultation for electoral reform 'may be released this week'

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Gary Cheung

    ... meeting, the last one before the summer recess. Lawmakers have to clear unfinished business- including government bills and members' motions- from last week's meeting, which was adjourned ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Commission sets its sights on the price fixers

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Gary Cheung

    ... the ordinance and the commission will be in full operation in the first half of next year. "Some people in business are worried about possible increases in the cost of doing business after the ordinance is implemented," Wu said. "My answer to them is that the law will create a more competitive business environment and eventually reduce their operating costs." The ordinance, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    A reminder of who's the real boss: White paper timed to prove Beijing's authority over HK

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:30pm by Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung and Adrian Wan

    ... by Occupy Central to stage a large protest in the business district. The group has not set a date for its protest, but is organising an unofficial vote on three plans for conducting the 2017 ... Stanley Lau Chin-ho said some people feared the city had hurt itself by politicising an issue that had no business being tangled in politics. He pointed out recent filibusters by some ...

  4. Liberal exodus robs business of its voice

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Leading business executives have left the political party that aspired to be their voice in the Legislative Council, leaving the sector without a united force to represent its ... it the second-smallest of Hong Kong's five major political groupings. Some business executives have joined Economic Synergy, a group set up in June by legislators who quit the Liberals, but one observer ...

  5. Business chiefs to call for HK schools in delta

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to set up wholly owned institutions on the mainland. The Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council will also urge a rethink by the government on the issue of portability of public benefits ... an executive councillor. 'It should be revised, as Hong Kong has reverted to Chinese rule.' The council, a government- appointed think-tank of business leaders and professionals, will submit ...

  6. Business leaders want budget stimulus

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Government should put economic help before balancing the books, survey finds Hong Kong's business and opinion leaders believe the top priorities of this month's ... cent of respondents wanted a salaries tax rebate, while 52 per cent favoured handing out shopping vouchers. A total of 1,000 opinion leaders and business decision makers from households ...

  7. Inflation proving toughest battle in doing business

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Top decision makers urge the chief executive to freeze fees and cut taxes in challenging times for HK economy Hong Kong's business and opinion leaders say the city ... cent ranked soaring inflation either first or second on their list of concerns, compared with 37 per cent who ranked the high operational cost of doing business as the main worry. Thirty-two ...

  8. Xi Jinping reveals new boost for HK business

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... market access for city businesses to be announced during Mr Xi's visit. Delivering a speech at a dinner reception hosted by the Hong Kong government, the state leader said: 'I am happy ...

  9. Hong Kong tycoons prepare to talk business with Hu Jintao

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Josephine Ma

    ... People's Political Consultative Conference, said it was natural for the business sector to visit Beijing and meet state leaders. Many tycoons, including Mr Fok and Lim Por-yen, the former boss ... had come to learn to be a 'patriot'. Chiang Chen, chairman of the Chen Hsong Group, said: 'We mainly come here to talk about business. There is no other political motive.' ...

  10. Foreign and business envoys hail decision to take more time

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Gary Cheung Foreign envoys and business chambers generally welcomed the withdrawal of the Article 23 bill, saying it was a wise step to concentrate on the economy while ... confidence in Hong Kong, Mr Keith said the current business environment was already promising. Both the US and British governments had earlier raised concerns that the bill in its original form could ...




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