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  1. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital, is a vice-chairman of the city's largest union, the Federation of Trade Unions. He is also a founding member and the vice-chairman of the nine-year-old Hong Kong Public Hospitals, ... in Hong Kong faced a lot of pressing conditions. 'Long working hours is the most serious problem. The Hospital Authority doctors' fight a few months ago for a reduction of working hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661660/hong-kong-faces
  2. Protests as clock starts ticking in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung While Hong Kong's top officials kicked off the one-year countdown to the Beijing Games at a ceremony in the city last night, protesters used the occasion to call ... last night at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui. Earlier 20 protesters carrying two of the 'Fuwa' Games mascots demonstrated outside the International Olympic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603558/protests-clock-starts-ticking-hong-kong
  3. Political Animal

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Beijing-Tokyo row no obstacle to holiday plans Despite the successive diplomatic rows between Beijing and Tokyo, Japan has suddenly become the hottest destination for Chinese leaders. Political Animal has learned that former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa will spend the Easter holiday with his wife Betty, their children and grandchildren in Japan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587902/political-animal
  4. HSBC to axe 3,000 Hong Kong jobs

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and efficiency.' Wong said job reductions, some of which would come through attrition, were being made in Hong Kong because HSBC wanted the bank's regional office to become much more efficient. ... it was not that surprising. But Tse said while HSBC's Hong Kong operations already had impressive cost-efficiency ratios of 43.2 per cent, the bank could save more by moving back offices to the mainland. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978390/hsbc-axe-3000-hong-kong-jobs
  5. Hong Kong would grind to standstill without hard-working helpers

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Prakash Mahbubani's letter ('Give helpers minimum wage, but make them pay their own bills', January 17). He makes it quite clear he thinks that helpers are overpaid since their wages cover their accommodation and transport home a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704492/hong-kong-would-grind-standstill-without-hard-working-helpers
  6. The winners and losers in Hong Kong's age divide

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Hong Kong Island will be the greyest, while new towns will be the most youthful. The workforce will have shrunk and some of us will have to work longer. Sai Kung, Yuen Long ... there is no mandatory retirement age in Hong Kong, most employers take their lead from the government and require staff to retire at 60. According to the projection, the population is expected to increase from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702413/winners-and-losers-hong-kongs-age-divide
  7. Low employment rate not necessarily good news for Hong Kong's future

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the latter. Therefore, even if Hong Kong's economy begins to stagnate, which implies a halt in the creation of job vacancies (meaning a constant total employment figure), the unemployment rate ... the sustainability of the Hong Kong economy has caught the government's attention, and hence measures such as encouraging couples to have babies and importing workers have been implemented to maintain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621169/low-employment-rate-not-necessarily-good-news-hong-kongs-future
  8. Flawed logic of maid levy can't be ignored

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the government has done is divide the legislature by opting for a proposal by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong to suspend the levy for five years. This makes ... Chee-hwa, explained to then Philippine foreign secretary Blas Ople that Filipino maids should feel the pain that Hong Kong people were experiencing. But the government has also used another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661375/flawed-logic-maid-levy-cant-be-ignored
  9. Rights group calls off protest

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... vigil will be held there at 7.30pm to call for democracy in Hong Kong. Spokesman Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong said although the efforts of the 500,000 protesters last Tuesday had paid off, there were ... to fight for a system that allows them to elect their own chief executive and Legco members. So, the vigil will go ahead at 7.30pm,' he said. Democrat legislator and president of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421017/rights-group-calls-protest
  10. Hong Kong still has trouble attracting talent, says panel

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... pointed out that Hong Kong should learn from Singapore,' said government economist Kwok Kwok-chuen. Singapore offers foreigners a temporary employment pass, allowing the holder to work ... and mirror comments by former Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce chairman David Eldon. He is a staunch supporter of introducing a similar employment scheme, arguing it will significantly enhance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595087/hong-kong-still-has-trouble-attracting-talent-says-panel

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