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  1. Government denied on evidence for maids' case

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The government is trying to enter as evidence estimates that 'great numbers' of Filipino maids would become permanent Hong Kong residents in its fight against foreign domestic workers who are seeking right of abo ...

  2. Third of China's city-dwellers are still second class citizens

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It made headlines around the world at the beginning of this year when government statisticians announced that more than half of China's 1.35 billion people now live in the cities. But what most of the news articles failed to mention is at least 200 million of China's 690 million city-dwellers- and as many as 250 million, according to some estimates- are still ...

  3. Political Animal

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... destination for Chinese leaders. Political Animal has learned that former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa will spend the Easter holiday with his wife Betty, their children and grandchildren in Japan, just days after Mr Tsang took a post-election break in the country. A knowledgable source said the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference vice-chairman wanted to take his ...

  4. Question of the week: Which political figure do you admire the most?

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sharon Luk, 14 George Washington is the political leader I admire the most. He was born at a time when slavery was allowed, but felt that slavery was wrong. Even though he didn't make ... included, could learn a lesson from his simple but implacable political philosophy. I also feel he was a tremendous influence on people like Martin Luther King and has changed our world ...

  5. NPC wants to open its ranks to migrant workers

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... are concerned over how they would be chosen. China has more than 200 million migrant workers who move between cities and the countryside to look for jobs, but they are not represented on the national legislative body. While they have made invaluable contribution to China's economic rise, they often fall victim to employers' abuse. Presenting a new guideline on how to elect members ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... child support When violating child labour laws in China, the government wants the job done properly. China's Ministry of Labour and Social Security has issued new rules on collective labour contracts that offer 'special protection for female and under-age workers', according to Hong Kong's Trade Development Council. The rules call for a rational system ...

  7. Issuing shopping coupons is not the way to deal with crisis

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There has been much debate about issuing shopping coupons. Those who support such a scheme argue it would stimulate an already weak retail market. They fail to realise that the administrative costs would be high. Another concern is that the coupons would ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court hears Cathay dispute over attendants' holiday pay

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Airline challenges ruling that allowances and commissions should be included in holiday wage Cathay Pacific took its holiday- pay dispute with its flight attendants to the Court of Final Appeal yesterday. The airline is challenging an appeal court judgmen ...

  9. Researchers struggle to find pension fund details

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In compiling its 'China's Finance Transparency 2011' report, the team checked the accessibility of a combined 113 categories of financial data at provincial-level governments, ... Political Consultative Conference delegate, said he started conducting the research as it was hard for the public to find out the whereabouts of public funds. The misuse of huge amounts of public ...

  10. Millions to be trained in new skills

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government to retrain and employ 310 million people. 'The vast majority of China's rural labour force has no skills or education,' said Cai Fang, director of the population department ...




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