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  1. Female cadres battle for top spots in Beijing

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing will see more female cadres involved in higher levels of politics within the next five years, according to the annual congress of the Beijing Women's Federation. But experts ... to ensure female cadres occupy one-fifth of all bureau-level positions and one-quarter of all department heads in Beijing by 2008. But the planned increase represents a jump of only 3.3 per cent ...

  2. Low pay deters outside directors

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... per cent of the companies surveyed do not have female independent directors on their boards. Mr Greenwood attributed the lack of women on boards to the fact that there were fewer female senior ... Average salary is just $113,394 annually, which is seen as an obstacle to better corporate governance The majority of independent directors in Hong Kong are poorly paid and come from ...

  3. Female dummy to find comfort zone for underwear

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo A 'female' dummy with flesh-like 'skin' and muscle that mimics a woman's figure is being built by Polytechnic University researchers to help design more ... tiny holes to simulate human perspiration under different clothing material. Only the lower-half torso and the thighs of the female dummy have been built so far but, when finished, ...

  4. Men's prison converted to cope with surge in female inmates

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Services Kelvin Pang Sung-yuen said the female prison population has grown rapidly since 2000, reaching a peak of over 3,000 inmates last month- an overcrowding rate of about 100 per cent. He ... It already holds 177 inmates- 26 per cent more than its capacity. Two-thirds of all women inmates are mainlanders, according to the latest figures. They also show the total number of female inmates ...

  5. Female sex workers a time bomb for disease, say doctors

    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong's estimated 200,000 female sex workers have been described as a 'time bomb' in the spread of Sars and other infectious diseases by two doctors ... The government and the medical community should also provide free hepatitis B vaccines to sex workers. 'Hong Kong has been avoiding much of the relevant debate [on female sex workers], because ...

  6. Breaking down female sexual taboos on the mainland

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... of married couples in urban areas had pre-marital sex, but that number has shot up to over 60 per cent in recent surveys. Despite increased sexual choice, urban female professionals have made only limited progress professionally. Female college graduates routinely face discrimination in job applications, and the glass ceiling remains an obstacle for many mainland women, Professor Li said. ...

  7. Top female pilot flies to new heights

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the most experienced female pilot in the air force. In her 36 years as a pilot, General Yue completed more than 100 military training exercises and flew at least five types of military aircraft. ...

  8. Female cyclist grabs second bronze

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... JUNIOR CYCLIST Wong Wan-yiu isn't just a pretty face. The only female cyclist in full-time training at the Hong Kong Sports Institute displayed her athletic talent when she clinched ... changed to cycling, she quickly adapted and learned new skills and techniques. 'She turned full-time last summer and is now the only female in full-time training. She trains with the boys ...

  9. Female candidates follow electoral trail to equality

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... It was an unusual scene in the countryside - women were making speeches and handing out leaflets while almost the entire female village population gathered to vote ... and only old people and women are left in villages. Women will have to play a more important role in local administration,' Ms Yu said. 'Female village officials are also welcomed ...

  10. Will female fantasy match reality in Beckham's Beijing kick-off?

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... viewers, female fans might lose track of Beckham, Mr Barlow said. Some people with no interest in football already say they want to escape the hype. Beckham is good looking, Ms Cheng conceded, ...




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