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  1. 698 days to go

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... for the 800 or more employees working in the confines of the Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Bocog). Xu, Bocog's deputy director of human resources, has been given ... a wide pool of high-calibre professionals to work for the Beijing Games. How wise. At the previous two Olympics, in Sydney and Athens, the organising committees were hit in varying degrees ...

  2. Chaos as strikers blockade Central

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng and Lai Ying-kit Workers' protest blocks Queen's Road Metal workers on strike for a fourth day brought traffic in Hong Kong's central business district ... the demonstrators were corralled into an area on Queen's Road Central, and seven were allowed to meet a Labour Department representative. The meeting yielded no results, and they vowed to stay ...

  3. Assurance over graft fight

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller The central government is doing its best to prevent the embezzlement of public funds, a senior official said yesterday. 'I believe that the central government will come up with a number of policies for supervising the social security fund,' said Li Weixiong, a member of the CPPCC National Committee. Last year's pension fund scandal in Shanghai has seen public ...

  4. Productivity board should not be bothered over boss' rise, Legco told

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... details, a Legislative Council committee was told yesterday. Janet Wong Wing-chen, head of the Innovation and Technology Commission, which oversees the council, was speaking at the second hearing of the Public Accounts Committee following strong criticism of the council in a report by the director of audit last month. The audit report found that executive director Wilson Fung Wing-yip ...

  5. Merchandisers will not taint Olympics' image, says Bocog

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Organisers of the Beijing Olympics say they will not allow their image to be tainted by irresponsible Games merchandisers who abuse labour standards, amid allegations against four Guangdong-based producers. Chen Feng, deputy director of Bocog's marketing department, said yesterday initial investigation by the Beijing Organising Committee ...

  6. Disaffected bar benders vote to form independent union

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... About 600 of the workers who took part in the marathon strike- one of the worst industrial actions in Hong Kong's history- voted at a meeting last night to form a committee to create the new union, initially named the Bar Benders Solidarity Union. The committee, comprising 12 elected members, will write the union's constitution, determine fees, register the union ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ... Weather a hot and wet topic on the mainland The China Meteorological Administration will hold a press conference today. China has seen extraordinary weather in the past two months - f ...

  10. 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 ...




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