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  1. News - China

    Software engineer in Beijing dreams of new life in Montreal, Canada

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... purpose. He said classes were so popular that even hallways were crowded with people. Although the Quebec government has tightened up its immigration criteria since March last year, the Pangs, both software engineers, met the basic requirements of Quebec's immigration programme for skilled workers. After submitting his application a month ago, he said all he could do now was wait, ...

  2. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... government departments and major state-owned enterprises in the city that they should refrain from big spending in holiday celebrations. How big is big? Is to print some holiday greeting cards ... or New Year card? Now the party rules everyone like in kindergarten," a friend of mine who works for a government department complained. He tells me there is an economic forecast popular ...

  3. Airport buzzes as visitors depart

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... not surprised by the increase in departing passengers. However, Xinhua reported that a bigger challenge for the airport had yet to come, with 380 Olympics-related flights leaving Beijing today, and more ...

  4. 2 tourists return upset after bus deaths

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Social Welfare Department said it had been in contact with the Immigration Department and would offer help to the relatives when they returned to Hong Kong. Hong Thai said mainland police were ... 'They have not decided whether the bodies will be sent back to Hong Kong for burial or cremated in Beijing,' the travel agency spokeswoman said. Principal immigration officer William Fung ...

  5. HK must seek Beijing ruling on right of abode for maids, Ip says

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Overseas Domestic Helpers Association, said he feared the Immigration Department was powerless to stop an influx of domestic helpers. Law said that since 2003, about 200 foreign domestic helpers ... to apply for the right to settle in the city after seven years of uninterrupted residency. He ruled the provision in the Immigration Ordinance contravenes the Basic Law. The government said ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It was the first official visit by a leading US aviation official. Passport plea The Immigration Department has urged Easter travellers to apply for SAR passports as soon as possible. Applications ...

  7. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... HK's got to solve problems and improve its citizens' lives (pollution/environment, housing, the poor, education, public hospitals, immigration) on its own before this right is taken away for good come July 1, 2047. Patrick Shu Wing-lee- Those who prepared the Basic Law in the first place and the bureau/department concerned that was responsible for executing the rules ...

  8. Family seeks Beijing's help in Saudi murder

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... pays the victim's family in exchange for dropping their lawsuit. And even though the family met the undersecretary for security, Lai Tung-kwok, and officers from the Immigration Department ...

  9. No going back on 2001 abode ruling

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The right of abode saga is still haunting Hong Kong following a landmark court judgment delivered more than a decade ago. The 1999 ruling in favour of giving abode to children born to Hong Kong parents on the mainland has fuelled worries that as many as 1 ...

  10. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Residents fear Hebei expressway will drive up house prices

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... with the other 850 kilometres in Hebei, the provincial transport department said. Hebei had completed about 40 per cent of its sections, the paper said. One 70-kilometre section was still being planned ...




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