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  1. Latest recruitment survey offers little spring cheer

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer Despite widespread optimism about the apparent strength of Hong Kong's job market, findings from Manpower's latest employment outlook survey offer a salutary reminder. They show that, moving into the traditional hiring season- post-L ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 5, 2013

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... China should get involved in arbitration I refer to the article ("Message in a battle", January 26). You reported that the Philippines was taking China's sovereignty claim in the South China Sea to the United Nations for arbitration. You al ...

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    Letters to the Editor, January 28, 2013

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Beijing's South China Sea claims fanciful I refer to the report ("Philippines to take maritime dispute with China to UN", January 23). Any fair-minded person viewing China's nine-dash line, that skirts the entire area of sea outside th ...

  4. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, January 27, 2013

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Domestic agenda comes first for China China's new leadership will focus on modernising the country before it increases Beijing's role in international affairs, a top official told the Davos forum yesterday. Zhang Xiaoqiang, a deputy director of ...

  5. News - China

    Briefs, January 11, 2013

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... KFC parent 'regrets' handling of food scare Fast-food chain KFC's parent Yum Brands apologised to customers over its handling of a recent food scare that has hit sales in its biggest market. "We regret shortcomings in our self-checking ...

  6. News - Asia

    Briefs, January 10, 2013

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... Agencies Aquino backs civilian gun ownership MANILA- Philippine President Benigno Aquino has insisted civilians have the right to carry guns for self-defence, after a series of deadly shootings prompted calls for a total firearms ban. He said: "' ...

  7. Italian fashionistas help The Swank get into spring-summer mood

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Vivian Chen The Swank's managing director, David Hong Kin-hay, was in dandy mode at Italian fashion house Brunello Cucinelli's spring-summer collection preview at Pacific Place's The Swank shop last week. The fashion business guru mingled with VIP guests at the cocktail party, wearing an ensemble of denim shirt, suit jacket and a pair of nicely polished shoes ...

  8. Voyage of discovery

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... trend. A public survey last year of 1,900 Hong Kong couples, who will marry before 2013, found each will spend an average of HK$34,000 on their honeymoon, up 18 per cent on the previous year, ... event. Similarly, about 50 exhibitors, including a group from the Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council, will showcase a wide range of related services and products from clinics, spas, hot springs ...

  9. Putting the pitch

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... resort in Haikou, the capital of Hainan. Opened last year, the Haikou resort includes a five-star hotel with 518 rooms and suites, about 170 mineral-rich hot and cold natural spring pools, ... years. 'We do need a lot of rank-and-file first-line workers, as well as middle to senior management staff to lead them. And once the project [construction] is completed [in 2013], we ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    South China Sea's history of boundary changes must not be forgotten

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... suddenly spring back to life to be exploited by contemporary politicians. In this case, the politics seem to include an attempt by some Philippine Muslims to kill a tentative peace deal made last ...




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