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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 27, 2014

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by LETTERS

    ... Kingdom and Australia, which ban the payment of commission for life insurance policies that are taken primarily as an investment vehicle. Tan Kin Lian, president, Financial Services Consumer ... However, the government now needs to encourage foreign investment, recover funds misappropriated through corruption, keep inflation in check, and invest in affordable education, housing, health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1560056/letters-editor-july-27-2014
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poverty commission must make most vulnerable their priority

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Fisher

    ... Stephen Fisher Stephen Fisher says Hong Kong must address the structural causes of poverty, and identifies five key groups that will require particular attention from the new Commission on Poverty Burden to ease The preparatory task force for a Commission on Poverty has been working since July on the terms of reference and composition of the revived commission. Oxfam Hong Kong hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1068061/poverty-commission-must-make-most-vulnerable-their-priority
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:13am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Commission gets strategic on five-year plan The Commission on Strategic Development meets to discuss Hong Kong's ... Kong officials have been pressing for greater integration with the mainland, in particular with the neighbouring Pearl River Delta region. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying chairs the commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1562983/talking-points
  4. News - China - POLITICS

    PLA restates allegiance to Xi Jinping after Zhou corruption probe announced

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:29pm by Teddy Ng, LAURA ZHOU

    ... has full control of the military. Analysts said the move against Zhou, and the earlier decision to investigate Xu Caihou, a former vice-chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission ... that Xi, who chairs the Central Military Commission that governs the PLA, inspected troops in Fujian on Wednesday- a day after the party announced the disciplinary probe against Zhou. Xi spent 17 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1563363/chinese-military-reaffirms-support-anti-graft-investigation
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Jilin to ban schools from giving pupils medicine without parental consent

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:14pm by Anne Yi

    ... Jilin would follow in the steps of eastern Anhui province, which is the first province to impose such a law on schools. The proposed regulation makes it illegal for preschool educational ... the report said. Relevant county-level departments, such as the Educational Administrative Department and the Food and Drug Administration, will be responsible for meting out the punishment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563482/jilin-ban-schools-giving-pupils-medicine-without-parental-consent
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anti-Occupy organiser insists his poll will be better than 'referendum'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Tony Cheung

    ... and prevent people from pouring water into our website." Occupy co-organiser Dr Chan Kin-man said Chow was making "very serious accusations". "We commissioned an academic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563639/anti-occupy-organiser-insists-his-poll-will-be-better-referendum
  7. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Government bureaus must cut growth in spending by 1pc for two years

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Olga Wong

    ... departments and bureaus that are spending mostly on manpower and giving out subsidises to others, like education and social welfare departments, there will be room for further discussion on how ... in 2013/14* Social Welfare Department HK$51 billion Food and Health Bureau HK$46 billion Education Bureau HK$44 billion Police force HK$15 billion Water Supplies Department HK$6.8 billion   Biggest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564591/government-bureaus-must-cut-growth-spending-1pc-two-years
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Music festival cancelled amid 'tense' atmosphere

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the July 1 pro-democracy march, which drew 140,000 people, according to a study commissioned by the Post. "In such an atmosphere, it is natural that tickets do not sell well," Shen said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564469/music-festival-cancelled-amid-tense-atmosphere
  9. News - World - QATAR

    Labour abuses in Qatar fault of recruitment agencies, foundation says

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AFP

    ... recruitment agencies in Asia were the main party to blame for abuse. A report commissioned by the Qatar Foundation chaired by the ruling emir's mother charged that the rights of migrants, mainly ... at the recruitment stage, and introduce legislation in order to stamp it out. The Qatar Foundation is a non-profit organisation promoting education, science and community development. The report called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553652/labour-abuses-qatar-fault-recruitment-agencies-foundation-says
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California state senator Leland Yee pleads not guilty to graft charges

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by AP

    ... Yee of taking bribes in exchange for votes in favour of several bills, including one on medical marijuana and another to extend the life of the California State Athletic Commission. Also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564447/california-state-senator-leland-yee-pleads-not-guilty-graft-charges

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