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  1. Pro-independence groups plan protests for Arats chief's visit

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Pro-independence and anti-Beijing groups in Taiwan are gearing up for widespread protests next week to coincide with a four-day visit to the island by the mainland's top ... of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), in the central city of Taichung from Tuesday next week. 'But I will comply with what has been arranged for me by the SEF,' Chen added. His ...

  2. Judicial independence cited in decision not to cut judges' pay

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The salaries of the city's judges will not be reduced this year, after the chief executive accepted recommendations made under a new system for setting judicial salaries. Citing the need to respect judicial independence, a government spokesman said yesterday that the Chief Executive in Council had ordered a pay freeze for 2009-10 in line with advice from ...

  3. Education again takes a back seat to flashy showcases

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... 280 billion yuan to spruce up infrastructure- from highways to the city's underground metro system. Now Shanghai has bettered that record. Shanghai officials put total investment ... It needed additional funding from the provincial, city and county authorities, which did not have the money. The province appealed to Beijing for more funding. Nationwide, officials admitted ...

  4. Ambitious city out to attract foreign capital

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang in Chongqing If the number of bicycles on the streets is an indicator to the prosperity of a mainland city, Chongqing would be second to none. The city, one of four ... year grew to 411 billion yuan (HK$465.44 billion)- up 15.6 per cent. That was higher than its sister cities but from a smaller base, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. It followed ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We need to repeat Games passion for Beijing's Paralympics Now that the Beijing Olympics are over, we can look forward to the Paralympics. The Beijing Games were a great success because it had the passionate support of the public. I hope this passion ...

  6. Mainland air traffic grows at fastest pace in 3 years

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Mainland air traffic accelerated at the fastest pace in more than three years last month, lifted by Beijing's stimulus package, a rare bright spot for the debt-laden aviation industry. Chinese carriers flew 24.6 per cent more passengers ...

  7. Agency-employer collusion is maids' main problem

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a proper 'international museum' to fulfil its destiny in Asia. Should a leading western museum establish a direct foothold, and should the host city play its role skilfully, Hong ... in Hong Kong. I have scoured the internet for information about the city's recycling plants and how much recyclable material is actually diverted from the landfills, but all of my searches ...

  8. Traffic woes drive Beijing underground

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... Michael Martin Bumper-to-bumper traffic has become a dawn-to-dusk nightmare on Beijing's ring roads- but city planners have found an unconventional way around the gridlock. Matching endless construction above ground, city planners are going subterranean to maximise space in the capital, with plans for extensive underground developments, primarily business centres and parking ...

  9. Slice of Life

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... Compiled by Sandra Lowe From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1923 Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily erupted. Reports from Rome on June 19 said the eruption buried three villages and numerous hamlets, and left 30,000 people homeless. La ...

  10. Events

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Updates on PRC labour law and related legislative developments in China'. Hong Kong Club. French Chamber of Commerce event: 'Boutique boulevard' (until May 31). Central. Hong Kong Securiti ...




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