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  1. Unconscionable to set minimum wage too low

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... for paying some of the lowest wages. Employees have to toil long hours doing repetitive work, often in an unpleasant environment. Even though they are supposed to work eight hours a day, many ...

  2. Mainland maids: a minefield in the making?

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Hong Kong's economic miracle was created by China's economic reform and open-door policy in the 1970s. This dramatic shift of our economy saw the rise of a new middle class, providing opportunities for both parents to work. The new trend gave rise to the need for domestic helpers to take care of young children and elderly grandparents at home. ...

  3. Degree of injustice

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... The University of Hong Kong recently conferred honorary doctoral degrees upon a number of outstanding individuals, including former Chinese University vice-chancellor Charles Kao Kuen and philanthropist Tin Ka-ping. Kao's work in fibre optics changed ...

  4. HK's appeal as financial hub grows

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Baker

    ... 'Deal values are off to a record first-half start, roughly 40 per cent up on the previous year thanks to outsize levels of M&A in Australia, China and India, while volumes continued ... Solid infrastructure and expertise boost SAR's competitive edge as the preferred base for private equity in the region, writes Alex Baker Sustained economic growth in Asia has laid ...

  5. Welfare unions call for half-day protest over funding levels

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Social welfare unions yesterday called on members to take half a day's leave next month and join a protest against the government's welfare funding. The call came ... government should not turn a deaf ear to our voice,' he said. The unions called on members, including social workers and caregivers, to take a half-day off on September 5. They expect more than ...

  6. Extra 25b yuan from annuities to flood market

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bubbles. The benchmark index lost 1.7 per cent to 2,642.31 points yesterday. 'Fresh capital inflows have always proved an answer to a weak market,' West China Securities trader Wei Wei ... in the corporate annuities system, according to Chen Liang, a division chief with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. Given the country's under-resourced national pension system, ...

  7. Economic giant Shandong reports job losses

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Half of the cases concerned wages and another third involved social insurance and welfare issues. Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday urged domestic companies to stay confident. China is trying ... supportive policies should be given them to create a sound environment for their development,' Mr Wen said. He said big companies were crucial in driving economic growth and social development ...

  8. Children forced to work in factories

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Children as young as 13 years old were sent to work in sweatshop factories in Dongguan, Guangdong under 'summer job' schemes backed by their parents and their schools, according to a report by China Central Television. The report- broadcast by the popular Economic Half-Hour programme on Thursday- said teenagers in Hunan, Guangxi and northern Guangdong ...

  9. Survey finds students warm to mainland jobs

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Mainland firms have for the first time accounted for half of the best 50 prospective employers in an annual survey of mainland university students, a sign that domestic ... of nearly 50,000 students from 656 universities by leading mainland recruitment website ChinaHR.com. There were seven mainland companies among the top 10, up from four when the survey began in 2003. ...

  10. Finance minister aims to sell the public on bonds

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... low-interest-rate environment has prompted Mandatory Provident Fund [providers] to shift their capital to the overseas bond market.'' A more developed bond market might also attract capital from ... Sandy Li Henry Tang will use his maiden budget speech to put the case for a new way of paying for government infrastructure The financial secretary hopes his maiden budget speech ...




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