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  1. Sweeten the rewards of politics

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The current chief executive and his predecessor have both cited Hong Kong's shortage of political talent, and the immaturity of its political parties, as reasons ... done nothing but gather dust in the library. If the government is serious about wanting Hong Kong's political system to develop towards universal suffrage, it must do everything possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537543/sweeten-rewards-politics
  2. Chief Justice bars judges from active politics

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... of Hong Kong is concerned High Court Recorder Jacqueline Leong and barrister Thomas Au Hing-cheung, who completed a four-week appointment as a deputy district judge, are Civic Party members. ... Ambrose Leung Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang yesterday issued a new guideline to part-time judges, barring them from actively participating in political parties. The move follows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553156/chief-justice-bars-judges-active-politics
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Part-time judges' political ties backed

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... a four-week appointment as a deputy district judge in April. Li Kwok-ying, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, argued that all judges should stay away from ... of the legal profession, as well as Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor had already indicated that they saw no problem in the existing Guide to Judicial Conduct. The guide states that full-time judges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557893/part-time-judges-political-ties-backed
  6. No cure for politics in health care

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... that reforming health-care financing, in all countries, is as much about politics as economics. In Hong Kong, the debate has been with us for almost two decades: the 'problem' has yet ... obstacle is staff opposition and morale, which can be deciding factors in the political bargaining involved in supply-side solutions- namely, streamlining services and manpower. Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555390/no-cure-politics-health-care
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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