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  1. $20b surplus leads to calls for tax breaks

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung A $20 billion surplus was reported yesterday for the first 10 months of the fiscal year, almost five times the finance chief's estimate for the whole year in his budget last week. The discrepancy has led to calls for Henry Tang Ying-yen to provide more relief for taxpayers and the needy. In his speech, Mr Tang revised his original estimate of a $10.5 billion ...

  2. Beijing and Macau sign accord on court rulings

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... on the mainland] to seek a new judgment in Macau,' said Mr Comandante. The time-consuming process of seeking a second judgment will become unnecessary under the new agreement. 'The need ...

  3. Snooping targets to be told later

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... that not every target of covert surveillance should be informed. Officials consulted legislators several times last month on the planned new law. Figures provided by the Security Bureau showed ...

  4. Media unanimous in criticising Chen

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... almost one third of its bulletin- to reports on the issue. After reporting President Hu Jintao's condemnation of Mr Chen's behaviour, the prime-time programme broadcast the entire text ...

  5. China Team prepare for America's Cup

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... Judy Ngao A team of sailors representing China will come to Hong Kong next week to help prepare for the America's Cup, the first time a Chinese syndicate has entered the race. China Team will spend two days match racing on Victoria Harbour on two 70-foot yachts, Boracay and Jelik, owned by business tycoon and sailing enthusiast Frank Pong. The team, formerly a French ...

  6. HK's wheelchair fencers shine at World Cup

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... said she had more time to train now because of the flexibility in her studies. The former Our Lady of the Rosary College student, who won the SCMP award in 2003, will represent Hong Kong ...

  7. Company 'can't afford new vessels'

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to investigate, as you know men can fall sick as well.' Leung Ah-shing, a co-captain who was steering the ferry at the time, underwent a medical examination at Tseung Kwan O Hospital less than 24 ...

  8. Caught short

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Greater London Assembly, the capital's local parliament, estimates that there are just 400 public toilets left, 40 per cent fewer than five years ago. Time Out magazine says this equates ...

  9. Grime pays for maid who turned her life story into a bestseller

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... and the work never-ending. Halder barely had time to look after her own children. Her luck turned a year later when she found a job in the home of a retired professor of anthropology. Professor Prabodh ...

  10. Professor urged to help save drivers' livelihoods

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... understanding of mainland development. 'Our awareness of crisis has been developed for some time. What we are seeking is to see how we can turn crises into opportunities,' she said, without ...




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