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  1. HK bosses rule out debate on labour reforms

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... negotiate wages and benefits. The CLB, a non-government body headed by democracy advocate Han Dongfang, wants a public debate with industrial organisations over the controversial plan. Nearly 60 ... Han, in a publicly released letter, said that he regretted the legislature's decision and warned that postponing the submission would do nothing to reduce industrial tensions ...

  2. Han Dongfang: the labour activist

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan When he left the mainland in 1993, Han Dongfang wanted nothing more than to return immediately. This was despite the four years he had spent in jail for his role in organising worker protests during the Tiananmen Square crackdown. But he knew that if he did, the authorities were likely to put him back behind bars. Sixteen years later, Mr Han has been reconciled to his ...

  3. Dongfang bids to buy sister firms

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Hong Kong and Shanghai-listed Dongfang Electrical Machinery last night said it wanted to buy the controlling interest of sister company Shanghai-listed Dongfang Boiler and the entire Dongfang Turbine company for 11.9 billion yuan in cash and shares. Dongfang Electrical Machinery, one of the mainland's three largest power-plant equipment producers, hopes to buy ...

  4. A quiet patriot who paid an enormous price

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... No tycoons or top government officials will attend Lo Hoi-sing's funeral. Today, few people even know who he was. Yet, Lo, who died last week aged 61, exemplified the kind of courage and generosity that any civilised society needs in its citizens in ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    There is always a power: a tribute to Southern Weekly

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 03:30pm by Han Han

    ... Han Han Now that they have deleted two of my Weibo retweets, I have to write something down. The newspaper Southern Weekly  has had a profound influence on me since I was a child, all the way through my adolescent years. But it was only after I wrote a lot of articles, and edited my own magazine, that I realised what they meant by “the power that can always move one to tears, ...

  6. Under the threat of violence

    Posted May 10th 2006, 12:00am by Han Dongfang

    ... Han Dongfang Chinese citizens are starting to stand up for their rights, and they are doing so collectively. Over the past couple of years, increasing numbers of grass-roots-based rights ... That, rather than the use of illegal violence against the emerging civil rights movement, is the only viable way to head off and defuse growing popular unrest in China. Han Dongfang ...

  7. Dongfang asset deal draws analysts' warning

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Parent's injection of two units may mean earnings are near their peak Dongfang Electrical Machinery's move to buy two of its parent's subsidiaries at a low valuation ... a Morgan Stanley research report. 'Does it expect a significant earnings decline after 2008 as power equipment demand begins to slow?' Dongfang Electrical's H shares shot up 14 per ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness, by Paul Binding

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by GDN

    ... Suzi Feay Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness by Paul Binding Yale University Press 4.5 stars Suzi Feay Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales (he soon dropped the designation "for children") have captivated generations with their blend of plain language, unbridled imagination and haunting strangeness. They remain everywhere. The latest Walt Disney blockbuster, ...

  9. News - China - CHILD WELFARE

    Baby hatch plans halted in Urumqi, Zhengzhou over staffing woes

    Posted May 27th 2014, 05:18pm by Alice Yan

    ... children in the 830-bed centre- and more babies likely to come. Zhang Dongfang, director of the welfare centre in Urumqi, said an 86 sq ft house was earmarked for the centre, but they may not meet ... for the children’s care. Parents press an alarm button and leave before rescuers come to collect the babies, allowing them to remain anonymous. Despite the difficulties, Han Jinhong, head of the Children’s ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - AUSTRALIA

    Australia demands A$892 million from Li Ka-shing firms in unpaid taxes

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com One company involved vows 'vigorous challenge' to claim; judge slams 'questionable practices' Li firms served HK$6.5b bill for unpaid taxes The Australian government is expected to take tougher tax measures against Li Ka-shing's companies after demanding A$892 million (HK$6.5 billion) from them - but Asia's richest ...




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