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  1. A roof over his head- but that's all

    Posted Jan 24th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Though allocated a flat, Cheung Foon-wai struggles to survive For a man who has slept in the open air for the past decade, a public housing flat would seem to be a gift from heaven. But that's not how Cheung Foon-wai sees it. The 52-year- ...

  2. PolyU in top spot as bosses state their favourites

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Graduates from Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have been ranked 'most preferred' by employers for the first time, according to a university survey. About 700 employers, secondary school students, principals, parents, government ...

  3. Ministry accused of misusing state funds

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (HK$5.6 billion) in social security funds has been misappropriated. The inquiry was revealed last Wednesday when Li Jinhua, auditor-general of the State Auditing Administration, submitted a report ... by withholding 5.9 billion yuan in social security funds and keeping the money in an account, the report said. Under State Council regulations, the money, collected from the pension payments of 11 ...

  4. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'The country's employment situation will grow more complex and severe,' Wen (pictured) told a State Council meeting in Beijing yesterday, according to a statement posted ... estimated last month that this year's crop of university graduates will top 6.8 million - a record high. The State Council also pledged to provide policy incentives and reduce burdens ...

  5. HSBC to axe 3,000 Hong Kong jobs

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The bank's operations in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Brazil have also been targeted for staff cutbacks. HSBC's announcement is part of an expected wave of banking layoffs ... lines, said Nick Lambe, managing director at head-hunting firm Morgan McKinley Hong Kong. ...

  6. social trends

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading Comprehension Answer the following questions 1. What percentage of Hong Kong's population is Generation Y? a. 32 per cent b. 25 per cent c. 20 per cent d. 50 per cent 2. Which of the following job values does Generation Y care about most? a. salary b. job satisfaction c. state-of-the-art technology d. high pensions 3. How does Generation Y's upbringing differ from ...

  7. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that this doesn't touch them. But remember, there are men from every country in the world, who pay for these children. There is a huge demand,' she said. According to a US State Department report ...

  8. Focus on boosting skilled workforce

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a larger skilled workforce more in tune with a market economy, an official and state media said. The two-day meeting is taking place amid expectations of reforms that could make it more ... political direction for any future change. 'The meeting aims to make a strong country through talent. This meeting will definitely have impact,' he said. State media gave scant details ...

  9. Victorious 'Iron Lady' extends labour's pain

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sacked for going on strike. The Supreme Court ruled that the strike was illegal but ordered the southern state to reinstate the dismissed employees on 'humanitarian grounds'. But three ... her feet to teach strikers a hard lesson. 'Each worker's mercy petition would be dealt with individually by a departmental head. An inquiry will be conducted to decide whether ...

  10. A defining test of the party's leadership

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

    ... of foreign corporations. Nonetheless they have been tolerated, as evidenced by wide coverage in the state media, and have in some cases secured better pay deals. Young twenty-somethings have shown ... to try to head off spreading unrest. The central government has long been aware of the new mood and its implications for stability. In his annual work report last March, Premier Wen Jiabao said ...




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