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  1. Committee talks a 'waste of time'

    Posted Nov 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Meetings of advisory committees set up by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) are a waste of time, according to a member. Central and Western district advisory committee member ... and the suggestions from residents are rarely taken into account. The URA has set up advisory committees in five districts where it plans to launch large-scale renewal projects. The districts are Central ...

  2. New financial committee wins approval

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... a vice-premier should head the committee because financial policies required the involvement of many ministries and central agencies. In its annual report on the nation's financial policies, ... has given the green light to the creation of a financial policy committee. But the leadership was still debating whether Mr Wen or a deputy premier should be appointed to head the body, ...

  3. Committee faces daunting task in taming legislation

    Posted Dec 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the constitution. Subcommittees under the NPC will also have to entertain requests from the State Council, the committee of Central Military Commission, the Supreme People's Court and the Procuratorate ... and the Procuratorate will have to be reported to the National People's Congress Standing Committee from now on in a bid to strengthen the rule of law and the role of the constitution. The NPC Standing ...

  4. Committee mumbo jumbo

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... executive by the central government, but it was subsequently amended as the term of office of the election committee shall be five years'. 'It was decided that the issue of filling ... that the election committee formed to choose its six representatives for the Legislative Council in 2000 should also elect the city's leader in 2002. This view was aired on the Newsline TV programme ...

  5. Panel to review Central-Wan Chai bypass

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng A harbour advisory committee yesterday appointed transport and economic experts to review the planned Central-Wan Chai bypass. The Harbour-front Enhancement Committee will next month convene the expert panel, which aims to 'reach a broad consensus on transport matters, including the question of the need for the Central-Wan Chai bypass and its connections ...

  6. Harbour panel backs Central bypass

    Posted Dec 13th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Members of the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee's Wan Chai development review subgroup decided the Central-Wan Chai bypass should be built either in the form of a tunnel or a flyover. ... Chloe Lai Harbour advisers have given their blessing for the construction of a waterfront road to ease traffic jams in Central and Wan Chai. But they said the government should come up ...

  7. Save historic Central site, activists demand

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... of the disused police married quarters in Central contains the last remnants of Sun Yat-sen's school, residents and activists claim. They say the 62,400 sq ft site on Hollywood Road includes a wall that was part of Central College, where the founder of modern China studied while in Hong Kong. The group is demanding the land be preserved as green space and a historical monument rather than selling ...

  8. Central government scraps tax on farmers

    Posted Dec 20th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu For the first time in 2,600 years, China's farmers will not have to pay agricultural tax to the central government. The levy would be eliminated next year, Finance Minister ... than tobacco. Farmers will still be liable to pay income tax and local taxes, charges and fees. Mr Jin's announcement yesterday, at a meeting of the national finance work committee, came ...

  9. Now, China's central banker wields the power of the unspoken word

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill China's central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan is a soft-spoken, scholarly bureaucrat who chooses his words and his occasions carefully. But from now on, he will have ... last week. If any Chinese bureaucrat can handle the pressure of managing the country's currency, Mr Zhou may be the one. Of all the central bank governors China has had during ...

  10. Locals take to the streets in show of solidarity with mainland protesters

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Winnie Yeung

    ... of anti-Japan protests on the mainland. The Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, which organised the rally, said more than 12,000 people took part. Police estimated 5,000. Unlike ... started at 3.30pm with protesters marching from Victoria Park to the Central Government Offices, chanting slogans to denounce Japan's bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, its ...




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