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  1. Immunity ruling by Standing Committee does present some problems for HK

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to say that the ruling of the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) in the Congo case applies to any immunity that may be accorded to the Central People's Government ... impact of the ruling on Hong Kong's desirability as a venue for resolving commercial disputes is a valid one. The central government represents, as it should, the whole of the country ...

  2. Election Committee polls prove to be an expensive farce

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an outpouring of sentimentality now that the old Star Ferry pier in Central is being demolished. But has anyone stopped to ask themselves if it has any abiding architectural merit? Patsy Cheng Man-wah ...

  3. Committee weighs competing pier designs

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... submitted to the committee yesterday. The new pier will be built on the future harbourfront after the existing two piers are demolished to make way for the Central-Wan Chai bypass and related ... the new pier to the future MTR station at the exhibition centre to increase usage, as the existing piers were underused. In another paper submitted to the committee, the Central and Western ...

  4. Committee needs real teeth to protect harbour

    Posted May 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The committee should be given the task of seeing that this does not happen, and its ability to shape government plans should be real. The government defends its existing blueprints for the Central ... are seeking out harbour views, fresh air and respite from the concrete towers of the main business and shopping districts. Yesterday, thousands spent their afternoon demonstrating against the Central ...

  5. Business - China Business - Internet finance

    Paper cuts sharpest, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 12:00pm by George Chen

    ... a piece of paper, says Jack Ma Yun, the founder and chairman of Alibaba. As the central government steps up its efforts to crack down on the red-hot online finance sector- led by Alibaba and its ... comment was related to the central bank's crackdown on internet finance. Beijing is increasingly concerned over the supervision of the new online financial services, which may change ...

  6. Rural leaders laggards when it comes to committee meetings

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the latest attendance figures show. Although the right held by the chairmen of the 27 New Territories rural committees to be ex officio members of the councils has been criticised as unfair, ... but notable differences appear in participation records for committee meetings. The chairmen of rural committees had an average attendance rate of 91 per cent in full council meetings, compared ...

  7. Leading politicians, tycoons serve on Ma's funeral committee

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The 333-member funeral committee for late DAB chairman Ma Lik will be a veritable who's who of leading politicians and tycoons, including members of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's cabinet, the party announced last night. Among the 19 deputy directors of the committee are Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen; the deputy director of the central government's ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Mainlanders use ‘free money’ from Hong Kong banks to earn higher returns at home

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:34am by KEIRA HUANG; GEORGE CHEN

    ... the big gap in interest rates between Hong Kong, which has a market-based banking system, and the mainland, where the central bank tightly controls loan and deposit rates, it’s no surprise ... tax loans, but if the amount exceeds HK$100,000, the rate drops to 1.4 per cent. On the mainland, the benchmark interest rate set by the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, is 6 per cent ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Regulation delay puts foreign banks in a spot in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 08:51am by Jeanny Yu; George Chen

    ... attract those clients. Early last month, the People's Bank of China announced a so-called reform guidance to support the free-trade zone. The central bank proposed to run some pilot steps ... vice-mayor who is heading the free-trade zone's administrative committee, said about 1,400 companies had registered in the zone. However, only 38 were foreign firms. "For the zone, the only ...




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