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  1. Tsang's civil unrest

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

    ... The Leung Chin-man case highlights problems with the government's procedure for approving post-service employment, writes Daniel Sin Hong Kong prides itself on its civil service, ... the government's system for safeguarding against conflict of interest in post-retirement employment. Mr Leung joined the civil service in 1966, and became an administrative officer in 1976. During his ...

  2. Continuing unrest could see Article 23 shelved again

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung Leo Goodstadt, the head of the Central Policy Unit before the handover, has talked about the colonial administration facing the 'constant menace that Hong Kong would become ungovernable' in the final period of its rule due to its w ...

  3. Take Philippines off black travel alert

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... tourists. Syria warrants a black travel alert because it is wracked by civil war, with heavy casualties. Travellers are also warned off Libya and Yemen because of civil unrest. The Philippines ...

  4. Political unrest hinders investment in Thailand

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Bernard Chan sees more upheaval before dust settles Bernard Charnwut Chan felt the pain of the recent political unrest in Thailand, a country where his family has deep roots. ... for the Chan clan. Political unrest was the reason his father Robin Chan, one of the six sons of Chin Sophonpanich, was sent to Hong Kong in the 1960s as a way of diversifying the family's ...

  5. Civil service groups tell lawmakers to pass reforms

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Trade unions representing civil servants got behind their new boss yesterday, calling on lawmakers to approve Leung Chun-ying's government reshuffle 'as soon as possible'. But the four unions that backed the shake-up quickly found themselves accused of an unprecedented breach of civil servants' political neutrality. Chief ...

  6. Our mighty civil service machine needs rewiring

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the civil service has yet to be faced. The Tsang administration not only did not bother itself with this issue but all indications are that it never occurred to the lifelong bureaucrat Donald Tsang ... experienced the frustrations of dealing with the civil service and, in the chief executive election, seen the way in which its senior officers worked on his opponent's behalf. So he owes them ...

  7. Civil service watchdog not consulted on Leung plan

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The chief of the public service watchdog has warned that an expanded political appointment system might clash with the civil service structure. Public Service Commission chairman Nicholas Ng Wing-fui said chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying had not consulted the 62-year-old statutory body overseeing the civil service in his push to enlarge his ...

  8. The elite unprepared to relinquish power

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... on the contrary, street-level activity is confined to orderly processions and there is not even a hint of civil unrest. Hopefully things will stay this way, but history does not provide reassurance on this matter- an almost unbroken threat connects continued resistance to democratic reform with civil unrest. Yet the level of debate on democratic reform has been reduced to farce as the opponents ...

  9. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    IPO hopeful's business is built on a dead certainty: hundreds of millions of Chinese will die one day

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 01:57pm by George Chen

    ... of the civil war on the mainland that ended in 1949, were buried in cemeteries operated by Fu Shou Yuan. Citigroup is the sole sponsor for this IPO, and more banks may assist it later, bankers say. Fu ...

  10. Reform the civil service, with civility

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... of them is the issue of civil service reform, especially the introduction of a more up-to-date system for deciding public-sector pay and conditions. Not long ago, I had some dealings with a civil ... the 'standard operating procedure'- it was a fairly routine issue. However, this was not one of our Hong Kong civil servants. This was an official working for the consulate of a wealthy, developed ...




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