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  1. China weighs reverse mortgages

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... committee- comprising the firm controlled by the State Council, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission and the construction ministry- had been established to look at the feasibility of introducing the scheme. The committee will report to the State Council, development group chairman Meng Xiaosu told the South China Morning Post. Mr Meng said the scheme, a type of home equity loan that allows ...

  2. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao has warned that the mainland faces a stark employment outlook and stressed that job creation is a top priority for the central government. ... on the central government's website. The warning follows his bleak comments on Sunday that the world's second largest economy is yet to build momentum for a stable rebound following the posting ...

  3. Maids urge bosses to join protest at levy

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The migrants' body has scheduled a march on February 6 from Chater Garden to the Central Government Offices. 'Our call for a wage hike is just as fair as the fight against the levy and for a wage ... liberal. The major problem here is to restore the wage level and overturn the $400 levy.' Jinggoy Estrada, chairman of the Senate committee on labour and overseas Filipino workers, promised ...

  4. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... vice-chairman of the council's publicity and community relations committee, said the contract with the agency should specify when the maid would start work, any compensation mechanism, and details ...

  5. China forecast to lose biggest asset

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Plenum of the Communist Party's 16th Central Committee inaugurated on Saturday, which will endorse the 11th Five Year Plan, the blueprint for the country's development between 2006 ... cent of villages were running out of surplus workers. Particularly in the central region, the population of the 16 to 25 age group is decreasing, said the study, which noted that 'manpower ...

  6. Growth will tackle overheating economy

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Central government won't put on the brakes across the board, says minister The central government would address the problem of economic overheating through development instead ... development,' said Ma Kai, minister in charge of the State Development and Reform Commission. Mr Ma told members of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress that high growth ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in illegal employment and prostitution in Hong Kong. Falun Gong members in vigil over torture claim About 150 Falun Gong followers held a candle-lit vigil at Chater Garden in Central to protest ... and policy address should be published separately, lawmakers said in a letter to Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. The chairman of Legco's house committee, Miriam Lau Kin-yee, said each ...

  8. Urban jobless goal of 4.5pc on target

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Labour and Social Security Zheng Silin. Mr Zheng, in his work report to the National People's Congress Standing Committee yesterday, said China had created 6.5 million jobs in the first nine ... Zheng said so far 3.5 million laid-off workers had found jobs. Mr Zheng said the central government would soon outline the employment plan for the next year, which would help graduates who could ...

  9. Merger 'will boost efficiency'

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Life will be a little bit less complicated for Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen and the members of the various committees he presides over, thanks to one of the pledges made in the policy address yesterday. In an effort to improve governance, the government plans to merge the four committees that Mr Tang heads into one group, designed to simplify procedures ...

  10. Hard-hit workers out to make firms pay

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... of strikes,' she said. 'The central government also indicated its desire for rising wages, which further emboldened workers.' In September, Huang Mengfu, vice chairman of the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, said Beijing planned to raise the minimum wage ...




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