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  1. Surge in abused children going into foster homes

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... by combining non-governmental organisations with Social Welfare Department counselling services. The system divides Hong Kong into districts and appoints a team of 14 to 16 social workers to each ... take in adolescent children. According to a recent study by the University of Hong Kong one in 20 children is abused,' she said. 'Under the IFSC system each social worker is in charge ...

  2. Lai see

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... sought an English copy we were rebuffed on the grounds that one had already been despatched to our paper. Lai See is supportive of Hong Kong's world city aspirations but wonders about ... names of big firms and then extracted a high ransom for giving them up. Thankfully for Hong Kong-listed PetroChina, the petrochemical industry seems to operate on far more gentlemanly ...

  3. A hit-and-miss week for Wong Kar-wai

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be shown in its entirety, and the film has yet to be submitted to censors. Hong Kong fans need not despair, however- Eros is slated to be released here on May 18. ...

  4. A blessing and a curse

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Beijing's changing mindset towards governing Hong Kong seems clear. Mr Tung lacked the leadership skills to command local politics. The pro-democracy camp is deemed politically hostile and even ... the central government had no choice but to turn to Mr Tsang and the civil service bureaucracy, believing it to be the sole force capable of restoring effective rule. During colonial times, Hong Kong ...

  5. Morgan Stanley cleared for stake in retailer

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... third-largest shareholder. The move gives it the inside track when it comes to handling a planned Hong Kong listing by the retail chain operator. Shanghai Yongle president Chen Xiao said recently that the company was seeking to list in Hong Kong as early as the end of this year, following in the footsteps of its top two rivals- Gome Home Electronic Appliance and Suning Appliance. According to one ...

  6. Motorbike thefts up 64pc on last year's tally

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bike thefts as one of their top priorities,' the chairman of the Motorbike Cruisers Club, Lam Wah, said, 'because in Hong Kong, bike thefts only make up a small percentage ... such top bikes on the mainland. The only way they could get them is through Hong Kong,' said Mr Lam. Demand for powerful bikes increased in Taiwan after the island dropped its ban ...

  7. A convincing victory for the electorate

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Long before the counting of votes began last night, one victory was very much in sight- and it belongs to the people of Hong Kong. Individual voters may be delighted or disappointed ... million electors had exercised their right to vote across Hong Kong. In percentage terms, the turnout was close to, and possibly higher than, the record 53 per cent in 1998. This is a powerful ...

  8. A caring way of helping students stay in control

    Posted Nov 05th 2005, 12:00am by Stephanie Harrington

    ... academically-oriented schools in Hong Kong but for students who struggle in the classroom it's perhaps the most valuable skill to acquire. Amy Chan Pik-yiu understood that discipline and grades, although ... as principal at several of Caritas-Hong Kong's schools since 1983 and worked as organiser of academic affairs for its further education services, where she was involved with the government's ...

  9. Teens impressed by Seattle's high-fliers

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI An American tradition turned out to be extremely enjoyable for a group of Hong Kong students who won a trip to Seattle's famous Seafair. The 35-member delegation, who were ... a man named William Boeing turned a shipyard in the city into an aeroplane factory which is still going strong. The Hong Kong group visited the Boeing Everett plant, where they were able to walk ...

  10. BOCHK gives assurances scandal will not affect profit

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling Bank of China Hong Kong (BOCHK) has moved to allay any remaining fears that the latest scandal involving two former executives may affect profits. An investigation ... have no impact on its profit result, it said in an announcement to the stock exchange yesterday. Hong Kong's second-largest lender is due to report its interim results on Thursday. In its ...




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