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  1. Car sales in China last year surpassed US

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 709,000 units. Both, however, lag behind General Motors, which saw sales jump 66.9 per cent last year from 2008 to 1.83 million. Sales of its joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp, Shanghai GM, were ... after tax, compared to 204,800 yuan in the US, CATRC statistics showed. The four largest carmakers in China accounted for 60 per cent of the country's sales last year. SAIC Motor Corp, ...

  2. Cabbies flex muscles as bill on idling engines is introduced

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... section director of the Motor Transport Workers General Union, said. 'Forty out of the 55 taxi groups showed up in support of our action. An all-out strike is no empty threat.' He said ...

  3. Bus drivers offered more rest time

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... that toilets were too far away from terminuses, with drivers taking an average of 91/2 minutes to walk from a terminus to a toilet and back again. Chung Kin-wah, vice-chairman of the Motor Transport Workers General Union, said a more practical way to improve drivers' working conditions was to build more toilets and rest areas at terminuses. He said KMB would need an extra 500 buses ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Mar 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the licence number and call our customer service hotline on 2745-4466 so that we can make follow-up checks. Susanne Ho, head of corporate communications department, Kowloon Motor Bus Company Lack ... the consequences of overfishing. To my surprise this screening was open only to guests of WWF and not for the general public. I made inquiries to both the Science Museum and to WWF and was told ...

  5. World Cup mascot factory told to halt output over poor working conditions

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... the World Cup and soccer generally has been hijacked by big business'. The congress accused Fifa of 'turning the people's game into a gigantic profit-generating scam' and said: ...

  6. Panel of Judges

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... General manager, Hong Kong and Macau markets, Nokia (HK) Ken Lee Managing director, DHL Express Hong Kong Patrick S Lee Managing director, Crown Motors INDIVIDUAL AWARDS Cheong Shin-keong (Chairman) General manager, broadcasting, Television Broadcasts Rosetta Fong Chief executive officer, Convoy Financial Services Chong Got Managing director, Premium Motors Connie Ho Executive ...

  7. 7.5pc pay rise sought for bus drivers

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... cent. The move by the Motor Transport Workers General Union signalled the opening of an annual skirmish that starts in February and normally reaches its climax in the summer. The negotiations ... per cent in mid-2008. Bus drivers and technicians of New Lantao Bus, which last year established a branch of the Motor Transport Workers General Union, joined the talks for the first time ...

  8. Volkswagen gets in the driving seat to launch eco motor

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Touareg is a 'parallel hybrid', which means its motor is powered by both a dedicated battery and a petrol engine, similar to the Toyota Prius. By contrast, in a 'series hybrid' like the Chevrolet Volt, the petrol engine's function is to recharge the battery, which in turn powers the motor. Volkswagen's SUV does feature an all-electric mode- ...

  9. Motor and marvel at city's sights

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... November is a great time for a drive in Hong Kong. The cool temperatures allow you to drive with the windows down, and many stunning sights are only an hour away. Here are six great late-autumn drives. Take a closer look at the Tsing Ma Bridge. Built in f ...

  10. Luxury motor yacht that didn't arrive

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A company which sells luxury yachts is being chased by one of its clients for repayment of GBP802,200 (HK$9.42 million) which he claimed was a 30 per cent down payment for a luxury yacht that the company failed to deliver to him. In the writ, Lam Ching-wah claimed Master Yachts Company contracted to sell him a Princess V85 motor yacht for GBP2.67 million by February this year, but did ...




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