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  1. Council won't be knocking on doors

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... internet learning support programme. 'We use schools and community centres as our service points,' said Erwin Huang, chief executive officer of WebOrganic, a body under the council ... Meng-sang, the council's chief executive, said: 'By asking them to come to our service points, this will facilitate community centres to reach out to the lowincome families.' ...

  2. British Council extends online reach

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying, media personality Chip Tsao and Bank of East Asia chairman David Li Kwok-po, who presided over the cake-cutting ... Albert Wong The British Council has launched an interactive networking website for English learners in Hong Kong, complete with caption contests, communal story-writing exercises ...

  3. State Council approves issuance of 3G licences

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'The conditions for handing out the licences are mature, since the restructuring of the telecommunications industry is almost finished,' the council said at an executive meeting yesterday. ... Jasmine Wang The State Council yesterday gave the go signal for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to issue long-awaited licences for third-generation high-speed networks, ...

  4. Voters in the dark on appointed seats

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Only half of the voters in last month's district council elections knew Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa could appoint up to 102 members to the councils, a survey has ... satisfied with the election results. More than 76 per cent said the next chief executive should be elected in 2007 by universal suffrage, while only 8 per cent were opposed. However, 52 per cent ...

  5. Phone buyers warned on warranties

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the 'service units' might be of a different model from the original phone, but chief executive Connie Lau Yin-hing said the council was not sure whether these phones were used or not. Lau reminded ... the Consumer Council received an average of 51 complaints a month about mobile phone repair and maintenance services, compared with 42 in the same period last year. They represented 42 per cent ...

  6. Parents feel more pain over textbooks

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Council disagreed, saying it expected prices to drop because of the publishers' pledge to unbundle all textbooks in three years. Connie Lau Yin-hing, the council's chief executive, said: ... their children's schoolbooks, the Consumer Council said yesterday. Textbooks for the coming school year will cost 3.8 per cent more than last year for secondary school, and 2.1 per cent more for primary ...

  7. China Mobile executive goes on trial for bribery

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of graft, and at least eight other China Mobile executives had been taken away by police during the past 18 months for corruption, the Caixin Century weekly magazine reported. In March, Su Jinsheng, ... the magazine said. In May, Shi Wanzhong, a former senior executive of China Mobile, was sentenced to death, suspended for two years, for accepting US$5.06 million in bribes from industrial giant ...

  8. Executives call for China, US alliance on electricity

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'intelligent' via information technology upgrades, according to industry executives. But they are not doing so due to competitive and regulatory reasons. 'Both sides want to be industry leaders, so they don't want to share their intellectual property,' said ML Chan, Smart Grid executive director at the non-profit organisation Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE). 'But ...

  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Ex-Apple CEO Sculley mulling BlackBerry bid

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:02pm by Reuters in Toronto

    ... Reuters in Toronto John Sculley reported to be considering a bid for ailing Canadian smartphone concern BlackBerry Former Apple chief executive John Sculley is exploring a joint bid for smartphone maker BlackBerry with Canadian partners, the Globe and Mail reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. The report said Sculley declined to comment on the matter, but told the Canadian ...

  10. Post the most read paper among business executives, survey finds

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... to a readership survey of the city's leading business executives. Asia 2010 Hong Kong, a survey by market research firm IPSOS BE conducted between November last year and June this year, found that more top business executives turned to SCMP and its sister publication, Sunday Morning Post, entrenching their position as the two publications most widely read by this group. The survey found ...




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