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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Sep 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report 'Bonjour to mainland tour groups' on page A6 yesterday incorrectly stated that mainland travellers were now able to join tour groups to 24 European countries. The figure should have been 29. The e-mail address of a charity helping Ma Yan, the Liaoning girl deprived of school because of poverty, was incorrect in recent articles. People wishing to make ...

  2. Minimum wage should not be too low, members say after study tour

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Members of the Provisional Minimum Wage Commission say they have no intention of setting the rate at a low level. The comment came as members briefed reporters about their study tour last month on the statutory minimum wage models in Britain and France. The chairwoman of the commission, Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, said members would decide the rate by looking at evidence ...

  3. Travel agents bundle tours with insurance

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Four travel agencies were found selling package tours and travel insurance as a bundled product, the Consumer Council said. Miramar Travel, Kwan Kin Tours, Sig Holiday and Smart Holiday had bundled the tours and insurance, depriving consumers of choice, it found. Two of the agencies made it compulsory to buy the travel insurance even though customers had their own. ...

  4. Tour of duty in Wan Chai

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... By Elaine Yau Twenty secondary school teachers were taken on a guided tour of the old sections of Wan Chai recently so they could get fresh ideas for designing lessons for their students. ... and sites with a rich history, such as the Blue House, the Wan Chai Market and Southorn Playground, were included in the itinerary. The teachers said the tour had given them a better understanding ...

  5. Snakehead tours

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sponsored by snakeheads, Vietnamese illegal immigrants are entering Hong Kong with the aim of being jailed (where they are paid), if they cannot find work. How would you discourage such 'tours'? Write to us. ...

  6. A Polish wedding turns into a wake

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Peter Simpson Half of the happy couple's relatives had slipped away from a wedding reception to crash the small Warsaw bar to cheer on Polska. 'Wszystko jest mozliwe,' said one suited guest without introduction. 'That means ' ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can lead East Asia in meeting ageing population challenge

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... probably two decades behind advanced European nations such as Denmark and a decade behind neighbours Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The Leung Chun-ying administration is making some efforts ... northern European countries. They did not set out to raise fertility; it was the natural outcome of policies aimed primarily at gender equality, recognising the proper roles of women in a modern ...

  8. Disabled to boycott women's group gala

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Representatives of a disabled group have refused to attend the Women's Commission's annual banquet on International Women's Day because it insisted the function be held at Government House, which is far from public transport. Th ...

  9. 629 schools apply for study subsidy

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu Up to 629 schools have applied for subsidies for underprivileged children to go on overseas study tours. These short-term programmes are a common summer activity for children ... About 300 secondary and 300 primary schools have applied on behalf of students, with the rest coming from special education schools. The benefit also involves the travel industry, with some tour ...

  10. 'Refugee' wave hints of looming storm

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer 'I wonder whether in this situation it makes sense to remain within the European Union,' Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said two weeks ago, in a crude attempt to blackmail other EU countries into taking more of Italy's illegal immigrants. But the time may come when Italy's northern neighbours will be quite happy to see Italy, and other ...




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