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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - INSIGHT

    Digital world must eventually defeat dictators: Schmidt, Cohen

    Posted May 09th 2013, 02:24pm by Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services

    ... Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services Nathan Gardels talks to Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen about their new book, The Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations ... of the fragmentation or “Balkanization” of the World Wide Web into several Internets. Are we are likely to see a “virtual clash of civilizations,” with those who extol individual freedom on one side, and those ...

  2. Civil service image 'at risk' in row

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Civil service minister Denise Yue Chung-yee says she is saddened by the disputes over this year's pay adjustment for the civil service. Miss Yue told the legislature's public service panel she was worried the pay row could have a negative impact on the image of the civil service. Responding to a lawmaker's question, she said disputes over this year's ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relax civil service language policy to attract best talent

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:59pm by RICHARD SHEUNG

    ... Richard Sheung Richard Sheung says language requirements constitute radical localisation Relax civil service bilingual policy to attract best talent As one of the newly recruited ... by expatriate officers at the more senior levels. English was indisputably the working language of the civil service. But, back then, English was the only language requirement for officers, local ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Civil service test stirs up India's language anxieties

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:08am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in New Delhi Civil service test stirs up India's language anxiety Lokpati Tripathi, a thin, 23-year-old Hindi literature graduate, has dreamed of joining India's civil service for the past eight years. He has studied non-stop for the intensely competitive entrance tests for the past 18 months. But now, Tripathi and thousands like him who studied ...

  5. We could all end up paying for the civil servants' party

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... be for a political party to protect its own. Let's put civil service pay into perspective. The last time it was properly done was in 2003 in a comprehensive survey by human resources consultants Watson ... Lee Cheuk-yan betraying his ideologies to horse trade his vote in Legco but a civil service union does not have principles, only self interest. It would soon have a 'Vote for Sale' ...

  6. Pinning a number on the civil service

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and benefits to civil servants. Their numbers increased by an average of 150,000 a year between 2008 and 2010, according to statistics from the State Civil Service Administration. Many people believe ... of China's population, but nearly 10 per cent of its people out of work, he said. He called for more transparency in civil service statistics, including salaries, as well as administrative expenses, ...

  7. Civil service pay plan 'reflects trends'

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Secretary for Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee denied yesterday the government was taking the lead by cutting the starting salaries of civil servants with university degrees, ... said the recommendation by the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service to cut entry pay for civil servants with degrees by about HK$2,000 would result ...

  8. Legco set to seal top civil servants' pay cut

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in April. Lawmakers and civil service unions are calling for a review of the mechanism for introducing pay cuts when private-sector pay falls, saying that controversies arising from the legislation ... The government's proposed 5.38 per cent pay cut for senior civil servants is likely to clear a hurdle in the legislature tomorrow despite last-minute efforts by some lawmakers ...

  9. The soft corruption of civil servants' fat-cat perks

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

    ... servants to educate their children overseas or outside the local public school system leaves them little incentive to improve it. The civil service continues to play a key role in Hong Kong's success. But civil servants should be mindful of the political impact of their perks. They help create the perception that the civil service and the government in general are fat cats. By being ...

  10. Extend job curbs on top civil servants, panel recommends

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... The next most senior civil service grades should seek approval for three years, up from two, the committee recommended. However, the 12 government ministers and their deputies and political ... a separate review of the curbs on appointees' post-service employment. The committee decided against recommending top civil servants be barred from working in the same fields they dealt ...




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