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  1. Diary

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, June 28, HK: Asia Society presents a 'Philippines 2004- A Post-Election View' luncheon with Roberto De Ocampo, president of the Asian Institute of Management and former secretary of finance of the Philippines. JW Marriott Hotel. AmCham hosts a leadership series luncheon, 'China's Foreign Policy and Sino-US Relations', in the Conrad Hong Kong. ...

  2. Victims of a vicious system

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... 220,000 foreign domestic helpers- almost all from the Philippines and Indonesia. Hong Kong is one of several Asian cities covered in the report 'Workers Remittance Flows in Southeast ... suggests ways the government could reduce abuses that are more the result of intermediaries in the system than of Hong Kong employers. This city is still a paradise relative to most other Asian ...

  3. Police letter never reached hostage-taker

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... an official visit to Manila. The trip was reportedly set for the first week of September. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said the cancellation had nothing to do with the hostage-taking, ... when he began killing them. The letter authorised the Philippine National Police to 'suspend the implementation of the dismissal' of Mendoza for grave misconduct. The offer, signed ...

  4. Government plans to do more to help plight of foreign maids

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Immigration Departments. 'We have built up a close liaison with the Philippine and Indonesian consulates- as the Philippines and Indonesia are the two major foreign domestic helper-exporting ... handover. Mr Cheung urged foreign domestic helpers who are deprived of their rights and benefits by their employers to approach the department's Labour Relations Division offices ...

  5. Weak greenback dulls HK's appeal as workplace of choice for foreigners

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu From top expatriate executives to Philippine maids, Hong Kong is no longer necessarily the first place foreigners choose to work as the weakness of the local dollar reduces their pay relative to their home currencies. Under the exchange rate system, the Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar and thus drops with it, hitting expatriates hard if they are paid ...

  6. Business - Commodities

    Philippines' black market is China's golden connection

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 05:49pm

    ... PUZZLING STATISTICS The Philippine government is aware that gold from small-scale mines either passes through traders in the black market or is sold directly from mines to foreigners coming ... Census and Statistics Department said on its website. HAND-CARRIED SMUGGLING Foreign gold buyers have been coming in droves to the Philippines, where they can buy the metal cheaper in the black ...

  7. Testing the lines of duty

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and commentators, especially those who support Beijing, were angry that Tsang had called the president of the Philippines. They said the action cut out the Foreign Ministry in Beijing and was against ... as a matter of foreign policy- when they happened it was vital for leaders to act quickly. 'Article 151 of the Basic Law states that we can develop relations with other sovereignties in many ...

  8. First four investment migrants chosen

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... nationals with permanent resident status in the Philippines and New Zealand. Only one will bring a dependant- his wife- to Hong Kong. Assistant Director of Immigration Simon Peh Yun-lu said ... other applicants: a Mexican, a Taiwanese, a Chinese national with permanent residency in New Zealand, and another with permanent residency in the Philippines. They would have to finalise ...

  9. Flawed logic of maid levy can't be ignored

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Chee-hwa, explained to then Philippine foreign secretary Blas Ople that Filipino maids should feel the pain that Hong Kong people were experiencing. But the government has also used another ... of the HK$400 monthly levy on employers of foreign domestic helpers. The move comes after legislators were all set to vote on an amendment to the Employees Retraining Ordinance to scrap the levy. ...

  10. A city with some sway, if not hard power

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... to reach the Philippine president. As pressure mounted on Tsang to represent Hong Kong people's strong feelings to a foreign government, the question arose: does Hong Kong have any influence on its neighbours other than through diplomatic channels? The answer is yes and no. The Basic Law provides clearly that foreign affairs rest squarely within the province of the central ...




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