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  1. Hong Kong needs more than a healthy economy

    Posted Sep 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but be prepared to take tough decisions. A clear vision for Hong Kong's future is needed. A buoyant economy alone is not enough. ... as being the most urgent are those related to making Hong Kong a better place in which to work and live. Improving the environment, easing poverty, and furthering health-care reform were among ...

  2. Free economy looks less open from a cage home

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rachel Tsang Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy, according to the 2012 Index of Economic Freedom. However, it is worth considering exactly what this title means ... such as health care, housing and food. Strong positive freedom generally involves greater state intervention and generally benefits the more disadvantaged sections of society the most. Hong Kong ...

  3. Prepare HK's economy for fallout, Hu says

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... uncertainties and severe inflation. Hu called on the Hong Kong government to shield the economy from any fallout and ensure the city's long-term stability and prosperity. James Sung Lap-kung, ... Economic Co-operation (Apec) forum leaders' summit. Speaking afterwards, Tsang quoted Hu as saying Hong Kong would face risks to its economy from at home and abroad. 'President Hu ...

  4. Thais pledge stable rice supplies to Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Thai government has said it has no plan to control rice prices or impose an export quota, and pledged a stable supply of rice to Hong Kong. 'The Thai government wants Hong Kong people not to worry too much. We have enough rice for you,' Theeraphon Kowphatthanakit, deputy trade commissioner at the Thai consulate in Hong Kong, said yesterday. Thai rice ...

  5. Democracy does not hurt the economy, says Czech leader

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Hong Kong has been given advice on the marriage between democracy and the economy from an unlikely global partner - the Czech Republic. Visiting Czech President Vaclav Klaus - who met ... in the House of Representatives, accused Beijing of curbing Hong Kong's democratic development. Responding to the interpretation by the NPC's Standing Committee, she said the move had ...

  6. Cyberport 'a mistake made to help economy'

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... collude with businesses. Speaking on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong programme, the pro-business party chief called for an end to the debate over whether the government was colluding with big corporations. 'I am worried that the debate will put off foreign investors. We must quickly get the message out that Hong Kong's economic playing field is very level,' he said. ...

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    Hong Kong could face a maid shortage by 2017

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... are at work: the economies of Indonesia and the Philippines, which suppy the vast bulk of Hong Kong's 300,000 helpers, and rising demand for maids among the city's families. Indonesia set ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Growing economies may see Indonesia and the Philippines urge citizens to pursue skilled jobs Fears of maid shortage by 2017 Domestic helper agencies in Hong ...

  8. Democracy and the economy

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the chief executive of Hong Kong.' But this is no joke. Although Mr Tung lacks a bit of charisma, vision and political skills, he is hard-working and honest. Still, no matter how hard he has ... Hong Kong's prosperity has not been sustainable since its factories moved to the mainland. The bursting of the property bubble was inevitable. Mr Tung's 85,000-unit scheme just ...

  9. Initiatives to boost economy expected

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Subsidies for hiring graduates an option The government is expected to come up with a series of initiatives to boost Hong Kong's economy and provide jobs at a high-level ... hire people on its own to take part in short-term projects like environmental protection.' Paul Yin Tek-shing, president of the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, said ...

  10. One country, two economies?

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Under the umbrella of 'one country, two systems', Hong Kong is promised a high degree of autonomy. But recent moves, including the establishment of a task- force ... in Hong Kong. And Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa says Chinese leaders want to take a role in the constitutional development of Hong Kong. So, henceforth, the Tung administration recognises what ...




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