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  1. Footdown

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Edited by William Wadsworth Electric news Mitsubishi and its Hong Kong dealer Universal Cars are showing off the electric iMiEV vehicle at a seminar in Kowloon Tong's Innocentre ... the 'emission-free' iMiEV electric cars (right) can run for 160km after a full charge from an ordinary household plug, and how the tiddler recently ferried world leaders at the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit. ...


    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... automaker in the US to market its cars specifically to gay and lesbian consumers with gay-specific campaigns since the mid-1990s', Fridae said. 'In 2000, Subaru of America appointed tennis star and out lesbian Martina Navratilova as a spokesperson for the brand; as a result, the Subaru Outback and the Subaru Forrester have consistently been voted the favourite lesbian cars ...

  3. Manufacturers face skills shortage, warns academic

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The manufacturing sector could be hammered by a shortage of skilled workers unless wages and other incentives were raised, one of the country's top labour researchers ... labourers. Of the remaining 107 million, about 50 million were over 40 - meaning that they were generally considered too old for prime manufacturing jobs. 'What this means is that, based ...

  4. Car park firm breached drivers' privacy

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The privacy watchdog yesterday said one of the city's leading car park management firms had obtained drivers' information from the government's vehicle registry to promote its services. Imperial Parking, which owns 50 car parks, was also accused of making a false statement to the Transport Department to obtain motorists' ...

  5. More than mere cogs

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong-owned factories have about 10 million workers on their payroll. To us, the Foxconn mess is an object lesson in how not to run a company. Foxconn is now planning to set up a new manufacturing ... headquarters in Hong Kong but with all its manufacturing based on the mainland. Its leaders are ever alert to signals of staff distress, such as the rate of attrition. According to their understanding, ...

  6. Patients with weak muscles to get new wheelchair-friendly car

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... faced by patients, from toddlers to young adults and their families. As a beneficiary of Operation Santa Claus this year, the charity plans to buy a car adapted for the wheelchair-bound so it can continue ferrying the severely disabled around. They now have a 10-year-old second-hand car. The new car, a Japanese import, has safety features such as electronic ramps. All ...

  7. Zhongshan township sealed off after riot

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but at this stage we really don't know when the roads will be reopened,' said one police officer who declined to be named. Shaxi is a Pearl River Delta town known for its manufacture of casual wear. Monday's riot drew renewed attention to unrest between locals and migrant workers from Sichuan. Last June, rioters torched government offices and burned cars for days in Zengcheng, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese cities shut out migrants at their own cost

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by HSIAO-HUNG PAI

    ... proletariat, taking up jobs in manufacturing, service industries, construction, mining, brick-making and many other industries in the cities. And wherever they go, they live a ghost-like existence. ... stones at government buildings and burned police cars; this was cited in the local media as "the latest in a stream of violent protests in Guangdong linked to migrant workers against unequal ...

  9. A search for identity, not just a job

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... or 1990s, with a higher literacy level than their predecessors and a preference for work in the services sector over manufacturing. 'I want to see the world outside Shantou,' said ... workers is confronted by the conspicuous wealth of cities like Shenzhen, where luxury-goods stores and expensive cars are becoming more common, said Ken DeWoskin, Beijing-based director ...

  10. Profits of doom

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Foxconn, the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer - the maker of iPhones and iPads for Apple and many other devices for famous hi-tech firms - has seen 13 staff suicide attempts, 10 of which resulted in deaths, so far this year. The news has shocked the world and drawn Beijing's attention. Many have accused the company of running a 'blood and sweat ...




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