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  1. In Brief

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the 1,178 respondents said they felt illegal employment had had a serious impact on the labour market. The Legislative Council will debate a motion tomorrow on ways to combat mainlanders engaging ... official should have 15 minutes to speak in the policy address debate in January. ...

  2. 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 cultivate a culture of public dependency on the government. It is necessary to find short-term measures to boost the economy ...

  3. Pension poll

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... a two-tier pension scheme, based on taxes and income. 'How irresponsible the government is,' said Democratic Party leader Naoto Kan, during a debate at the National Press Club last week. He ... a consumption-tax hike?' His plan is to wait for public debates later this year before formulating policy. The biggest losers, however, may be Japan's young, who will have to support the growing ...

  4. Staff policy changes at top college

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of heavily debated reforms released in February. Professor Zhang Weiying, one of the drafters of the reforms, emphasised that the changes were based on practices in foreign universities. Along ...

  5. Right to work

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

    ... But a recent claim by two academics from the Nanyang Technological University that three in four jobs created in the past five years had gone to foreigners, has reignited the debate. The fact ...

  6. Row brews over district councillor's election bid

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... not allowed to stand for elections. Mr Chan's case has caused a debate over whether government contract staff should be allowed to stand in polls. The Registration and Electoral Office said since ...

  7. Let's hear the employers out on race law

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Home Affairs Secretary Patrick Ho Chi-ping for using the excuse of 'increasingly heated' debate to delay the introduction of the new law. Mr Vines' case is that the legislation ...

  8. Combatants want to sort out redress mess

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... their discontent over a system that should offer them simple legal redress over labour disputes. The sense is that they are under pressure to settle before the merits of their case are even debated. After ...

  9. Euro-zone reforms facing obstacles

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... planned tax cuts for 2005 to next year instead. The major debate now revolves around the degree to which these cuts should be financed by privatisation of state industries, subsidy cuts ...

  10. Dead men walking at work every day

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... countries. Through academic debates, speeches, street shows and plays, the message was having 'positive echoes', Mr Gold believed. 'Countries are bringing it into their own cultures, ...



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