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  1. Independent RTHK seen as option

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... of financing for RTHK, including making it independent like the MTR Corporation and the Hospital Authority, a member of the review panel says. Mathias Woo Yan-wai, creative director of the Zuni ... of model.' Mr Woo lamented the lack of quality discourse on current affairs in Hong Kong. He said his vision of the city's public broadcaster was one of a 'global international vision' ...

  2. Independent travel watchdog a possibility

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... No Kwai-yan Consumer Council deputy says external regulation might be needed to stem tide of tourist complaints The Consumer Council has not ruled out setting up an independent body ... of studying whether an independent body is needed to regulate the travel industry,' she said. Ms Lau said the government should also tighten control over the industry if the existing ...

  3. Independents in with little chance against heavyweights

    Posted Dec 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Two may pull votes from KMT candidate The four independent candidates in the Taipei mayoral election are facing a serious challenge from the main opposition Kuomintang ... 'the best' among all candidates in Taipei, given his experience as Taiwan governor from 1993 to 1998. 'If all the voters hear what I said in full about my city construction blueprint, ...

  4. Independent Hubei candidate detained

    Posted Nov 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok An independent candidate vying for a seat on a local people's congress in Hubei province was detained yesterday on the eve of the vote. Yao Lifa, who is seeking a seat ... advocate, Yao Lifa has been hailed as a symbol of the grass-roots democracy movement and rose to national fame when he became the first independent candidate to win a local election when he ...

  5. Medical watchdog must be truly independent

    Posted Sep 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... half by the government- which also funds the body and is responsible for the legislation behind its existence. With the Health Department employing the majority of the city's medical ... A council committee drew up reform proposals- which included making the body more independent by increasing the number of non-government-appointed members- and submitted them to officials. Nothing ...

  6. Book about first independent election candidate is banned

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Propaganda department cracks down on biography of democracy pioneer A biography about China's first independent candidate for legislative election has been banned and removed ... grass-roots democracy movement. Mr Yao, who is not a party member, rose to national fame when he won a seat on the Qianjiang city People's Congress in 1999. The former primary school teacher ...

  7. Daily's sale would mark end of an independent era

    Posted Jan 15th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... punched well above its circulation's weight. As a quality newspaper commenting on business and politics, the Journal's reputation has been built upon its independent, rational ... of unease in some educated quarters is the fear that they may be about to lose a newspaper of independent opinions and news values, which has remained unmoved by the gale of political change. ...

  8. International Through Schools & Private Independent Schools

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Independent Schools. IBO authorised. Bilingual, international curriculum. At primary, there is a collaborative approach to the teaching of English and Putonghua with a full-time English and full-time ... secondary. Term starts in April and ends in March. Japanese National Curriculum. Primary: $28,800 Secondary: $30,000 No debenture Independent Schools Foundation Academy (PIS) Wan Chai and Causeway ...

  9. Economic role seen for 3 cities

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... presentation in Hong Kong. Singapore-based Mr Kesavapany, who chaired the World Trade Organisation's inaugural General Council in 1995, said the three cities would continue to serve as major ... creativity, just as Singapore co-operates with Chinese provinces, cities and special economic zones as well as with China at the national level. Overall, there is more to gain from co-operation than ...

  10. High land prices drive HK developers to minor cities

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu High land prices and limited supply in Beijing and Shanghai have driven Hong Kong developers to shift their focus from primary cities to secondary cities in the mainland. ... totalling a gross floor area of 9.93 million square metres for 27.26 billion yuan. The developers used to focus on major cities such as Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. The report shows they have ...




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