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  1. Reforming harsh system is better than nothing

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When it comes to economic development, there is not one China but several. The rich coastal regions are the envy of those who live in the rural and much poorer interior. This has caused an unprecedented mass migration in the past two decades by people in search of jobs and a better life. But the pace of urbanisation, breathtaking though it is, cannot keep up with the population pressure. ...

  2. Officials told to improve services to the public

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sport, healthcare, the provision of daily needs, safeguarding of rights, and public aid. 'As the economy grows and urbanisation speeds up, urban communities will play an increasingly ... and are encouraged by the government to form chain stores. Ge Daoshun, a researcher at the public policy research centre of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, said China's community service ...

  3. Hard times forecast for mainland's job seekers

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with projections that another 10 million people will join the ranks of the urban jobless by 2010, China's labour chief warns. Labour and Social Security Minister Tian Chengping said yesterday that excess labour and structural unemployment were serious problems on the mainland, and the labour market was not regulated enough, the China News Service reported. Official figures suggest ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rick Gangwani Hiring intentions are on the rise, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. At 14 per cent, the 'net employment outlook' - the percentage of employers anticipating an increase in employment at their location minu ...

  7. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said an increasing number of young Spaniards were moving to China. 'You can earn double or triple wages in Shanghai, because all you can find in Spain is perhaps an internship which pays ...

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    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com No access to public consultation data The government says it needs more time before it can release key findings of a public consultation that led to the introduction of the national education subject. The South China Morning Post and a reader filed requests this month for details of the consultation, including how many of the 1,000 submissions agreed ...

  9. Banks lose shine among local business students

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of China slipped from eighth to 16th, Hang Seng Bank from 11th to 20th, and Deutsche Bank 20th to 30th. But accountancy firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte rose slightly in ranking. ...

  10. Cathay wins last chance to appeal in wage dispute

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Diana Lee diana.lee@scmp.com Cathay Pacific has won a final chance in the Court of Final Appeal to argue a wage dispute with flight attendants over statutory holidays. Three of the court's judges granted the airline leave to appeal on the grounds of ...




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