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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Why we should switch languages

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article headlined 'Schools may switch to Putonghua for Chinese lessons' (October 20). Teaching Chinese in Putonghua is a desirable goal for several reasons. First, ... surely learn to speak it much better if we learn it in the classroom. Second, our written Chinese skills are poor compared to the mainland and Macau, so there is room for improvement. ...

  7. Cathay gives 5pc pay rise, month's bonus

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... crisis. Consumer prices rose 5.8 per cent in October, compared with the same period a year ago. Chinese University economics professor Terence Chong Tai-leung said inflation was unlikely to stop ...

  8. No pay for two years, and maid is still waiting

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to quit before the contract ends, the agency threatens to charge her fees for five more months.' Since many Indonesian workers cannot write English or Chinese, it is difficult for them ...

  9. Necessary switch to Putonghua

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... can read and write Chinese, we have the potential to learn Putonghua well. We just have to master the pronunciation of the words. We should learn to speak Putonghua in the classroom as soon as possible. In Hong Kong, almost all locals speak Cantonese, but it cannot be used in formal writing. However, Putonghua is almost the same as written Chinese. Therefore, it can help improve the poor ...

  10. Right to work

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... The employment of foreigners has always been a touchy issue in Singapore, and with the unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent, a level not seen since the 1980s, the issue is back in the spotlight. Foreigner-bashing is always a vote- winner: look at France and ...




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