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  1. A defining test of the party's leadership

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consumption - a longer-term policy aim - and less reliance on export markets, a source of tension in China's trade relations. But sooner or later it also raises the cost of Chinese goods ... and the importance of job creation to social stability, it poses a difficult challenge. Getting the balance right will be a defining test of the next generation of Communist Party leadership. ...

  2. Belabouring a false Chinese advantage

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

    ... 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 ... are authentic, widespread and affect millions of Chinese. But the petition is dead wrong in its central claim: that China's low manufacturing wages constitute an unfair trade practice. ...

  3. Shanghai pulls out all stops to bolster union

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... as the mainland seeks to give better protection to workers. But the union organiser in the city is the Communist Party, and the burden rests on companies to ask employees to join, reflecting ... yet to be determined. Union leaders have been 'selected', some of them party officials and others from companies. 'Chinese unions are different from unions overseas. In China, ...

  4. Hunt on for hires with 'McLeadership' skills

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to those with a Form Five certificate or above. This is provided they have passes in English, Chinese and mathematics, and are motivated and proactive. 'Applicants should be good team players ...

  5. Dragonair pilots eye work to rule

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in their dispute over the compensation gap between expatriate pilots and locally hired ones, who are predominantly Hong Kong Chinese. The vote could trigger a work-to-rule, which falls short of industrial ... 'We want a finite period of payback time for Hong Kong Chinese pilots. When they reach the rank of captain they should be on full pay, including all the allowances.' Bell said Dragonair ...

  6. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Chinese-language version of which will be launched at the Hong Kong Book Fair today. 'With children, there is never, ever, ever a choice. They were sold, kidnapped and then trafficked,' said ...

  7. The unspoken challenge

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The unspoken challenge What happens when a westernised Chinese faces a local workforce? asks Angie Wong WHEN A WESTERNER says 'ni hao' to a mainland workforce, the collective response is usually: 'Wah- your Chinese is good!' But if an overseas Chinese were to say 'ni hao' to them, the reaction could be quite different, even negative. Negative ...

  8. Employers rate Putonghua skill high in survey

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... applications. It was carried out by the management and executive development centre of the university's department of Chinese and bilingual studies. 'The survey reflects that employers highly ... to Chinese language skills for Hong Kong employees, but Ms Choi said this trend had changed. 'There was less than a 10 per cent difference between the proportion of managers who rated Putonghua ...

  9. Clarify company stance with staff

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a dynamic job market. But for western employers operating in an unfamiliar environment, employment-related issues can often cause unexpected headaches. Andy Yeo, a partner who specialises in Chinese ... pitfalls. 'This is particularly true when foreign companies hail from the Anglo-American common law system, as compared to Chinese law, because things are dramatically different,' said Mr ...

  10. Job market fails to absorb influx of graduates

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

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Students are encouraged to continue with further studies More than a third of this summer's 112,300 graduates in Guangdong are still out of work- a problem being seen across the mainland, where rapidly expanding universitie ...




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