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  1. Education exchanges are key to fostering close ties with continent

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... Castillo-Fernandez, the European Commission's representative in the city. She says educational exchanges are crucial to promoting 'people-to-people exchanges', and local academics and students ... doctoral students at any given time. In mid-March, the 10th European Higher Education Fair was held in Hong Kong to rave reviews, with 50 participating institutions from 14 EU member-states. ...

  2. End this delay over the next EOC chief

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Equal Opportunities Commission is, therefore, unquestionably important. But where is the government's commitment to upholding such basic rights, given its lethargy in finding a new chairman ... that this is not the case. It is in no one's interest- especially the government's- that the head of the commission is anything but impartial. A good number of the cases handled each year are brought ...

  3. Time to move on EOC chairmaneditorial

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Discrimination is a serious matter. The work of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) is obviously important. But there are questions about the government's commitment to it given ... be the case. We hope that it is not so. The head of the commission has to be impartial. A good number of the cases it handles every year are brought against authorities. The commission is grounded ...

  4. PLA curbs internet use by troops

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Commission, had found many soldiers posting military intelligence on domestic or overseas sites popular with military enthusiasts. 'The divulgence of military secrets by PLA soldiers through ... of the Central Military Commission, on June 3 and have been enforced since June 15. They say monthly reviews will be needed and that all senior officers should monitor their subordinates closely. ...

  5. Time for child commission well overdue in Asia's most caring city

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this week of a revival of interest in the setting up of a child commission in Hong Kong. Such a body is long overdue and would be a great credit to the government if it could give the utmost priority to its establishment without delay. I cannot think of a single reason why Hong Kong should not have a child commission and every reason why Hong Kong must have one. More than 16 years have ...

  6. Send fung shui claims to Audit Commission

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commission's value-for-money scrutiny of public spending. After all, it was the commission that disclosed spending of about HK$181,00 of public money by the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, of all people, for fung shui consultants to advise on the relocation of its office. Nothing, therefore, would surprise the commission. As elected guardians of public finances, ...

  7. Staff accuse Cable TV of cutting back on their commission rates

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The World Cup brought hordes of new subscribers to Cable TV, but some of the broadcaster's salespeople who signed up the viewers are crying foul over their commissions. They say the company changed the formula by which commission payments would be calculated without giving any notice, resulting in each one of them receiving HK$15,000 less than they should have ...

  8. Harbourfront Commission must avoid piecemeal initiatives

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (Sydney's Cockle Bay Wharf, Singapore's Boat Quay, and Manila's Greenbelt). Most important, our new Harbourfront Commission needs to avoid piecemeal initiatives while it delivers on its ... whether local architects possess the talent to 'design' our waterfront. That is not a material issue at this time. The commission must develop a strong concept and plan before turning ...

  9. Give new commission chance to be harbourfront's champion

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I would like to comment on three recent pieces regarding the new Harbourfront Commission and our pursuit of a world-class waterfront. Your editorial ('Waterfront authority must listen to the people', July 5) has the priorities misplaced. Before seeking public feedback, the commission ought to be given a chance to develop what we've lacked all along- a coherent vision and plan ...

  10. Commission cuts hit flight agents

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung About 20 per cent of the city's ticketing agents will be forced to shut down if all airlines stop paying them commission, the Travel Industry Council said. At least 140 ... their commissions from 3 per cent to zero. 'We're afraid that many airlines will follow suit,' said Tam, also a director of the council. The industry says the Civil Aviation Department ...




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