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  1. 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 ...

  2. A century in photographs

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As part of its centenary celebrations, the South China Morning Post is proud to announce the launch of Post Impressions, a unique, 260-page volume spanning 1903 to 2003. Using hundreds ... the Communist riots of the 1960s to the rise of the capitalist kings of the modern era; from the building of the Supreme Court in 1910 to the topping-out of Two IFC in 2003, the South China Morning Post ...

  3. The greying of Asia

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... a political economist at the American Enterprise Institute, says that the tempo of population ageing in China is very nearly as rapid as anything in history, and is exceeded only by Japan. But he ... the coming generation, it will generate a set of economic, social and political constraints on China's development that have not yet been fully appreciated in Beijing- much less abroad. Michael ...

  4. Prison initiative gives ex-convicts a helping hand in finding work

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... situation for those with criminal records. Wang Ping, a professor at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, said: 'The possibility of employment for ex-cons has dropped ... Alice Yan Ex-convicts in China are getting more help in finding work and readjusting to society thanks to a jobs market scheme at some prisons. Forty-nine out of more than 100 prisoners ...

  5. Labour laws 'unfair to women'

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's labour laws are discriminatory as they force women to retire five years earlier than men, according to a delegate at the ninth conference of the All China Women's Federation. Xia Yinlan, a professor of the Political Science and Law University in Beijing and a member of a taskforce drafting a new law on the matter, told state media that women too should ...

  6. Belabouring a false Chinese advantage

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suppressing wages. The petition asks for sanctions against China under Section 301 of the US Trade Act. Politically, the petition seems a no-brainer for the Bush administration. Rejecting it would ... Last week, Chinese and American trade officials meeting in Washington agreed that in trade as elsewhere, 'jaw, jaw' beats 'war, war'. China dropped its ludicrous demand ...

  7. Focus on boosting skilled workforce

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... political direction for any future change. 'The meeting aims to make a strong country through talent. This meeting will definitely have impact,' he said. State media gave scant details ... personnel, uneven distribution of workers and lack of a mechanism for developing scientific personnel, the China News Service said. It warned that the mainland was facing a serious test of human ...

  8. 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 ... To satisfy an increasing demand, the government introduced legislation in 1973 for the employment of domestic helpers. But because of political sensitivity during those years, when Hong Kong ...

  9. Newcomers face the cruellest cuts

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

    ... public sector- a discrepancy between the conditions of service of staff recruited before and after the handover. The gap has nothing to do with Hong Kong's reunification with China in 1997. ... a political dimension to the dispute. The 5,700 HA employees whose allowances will be cut were recruited after 1998. Their employment contracts specify their allowances will fluctuate in line ...

  10. 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 ...




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