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  1. Independent probe of Nepali's death backed

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

    ... Phyllis Tsang Nearly 60 per cent of people agree the government should set up an independent commission to investigate the case of a Nepali man who was shot dead by a policeman last month, ... the government should set up an independent commission to investigate the death of Dil Bahadur Limbu, 31. He was shot dead on a hillside in Ho Man Tin on March 17 when he allegedly attacked a constable ...

  2. Mind the gap

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... since societal divides are driven as much by political factors as economic ones, especially in hard times. But, to effectively resolve such conflicts, one must better understand the city ... and growing rich-poor gap. Our Gini coefficient, in which higher scores indicate greater wealth inequality, has risen from 0.476 in 1991 to 0.533 in 2006. By last year, our city was ranked No1 ...

  3. RTHK must have genuine editorial independence

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

    ... RTHK is a government department, long-established and modelled on the BBC, a public broadcaster that enjoys editorial independence. Indeed, RTHK's own published vision is as a 'public broadcaster', its mission is to 'inform, educate and entertain', and one of its 'values' is that of editorial independence. But as a government department, RTHK ...

  4. Return to fair and independent pay surveys

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... indicators derived from an independent private sector pay trend survey'. For the second ordinance (2003), the government suspended the annual pay trend survey (which might have shown a rise in private-sector pay) and reduced pay by 6 per cent to 1997 levels. Until last year, annual pay trend surveys were commissioned by an independent body established in 1983, the Pay Trend Survey Committee. ...

  5. City's economy will not slide after Games, says economic planner

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The city of Beijing has benefited enormously from hosting the Olympic Games and a post-Olympic economic downturn, as suffered by a number of host cities in the past, is unlikely to hit the capital, according to one of the city's top economic planners. Lu Yingchuan, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission, said ...

  6. City Bo built still has allure

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cent. Bo has been known for his pro-business and market-oriented policies ever since he was mayor of the northeastern port city of Dalian in the early 1990s. He went on to become governor ... a medium-sized city into a mega-sized one, with its urban area expanding sixfold in a short time. He also said that such rapid urbanisation would create as many problems as benefits for people. Even more ...

  7. Showcase cities risk creating a resentful underclass

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Alonzo Emery

    ... 'The hukou keeps us from having anything like this.' A hukou guarantees urban residents rights to housing, health care and education in the cities in which they are registered, thus making migration to cities without a hukou a risky endeavour. However, even without the guarantee of work or social services, migrants continue to leave the countryside where there is a nationwide surplus ...

  8. One billion city dwellers forecast

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that more rural people would move into cities and the urban population would increase to 915 million by 2025. China would also have many more mega-cities- cities with more than 10 million residents- including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, Chongqing and Chengdu. These cities, Professor Lian said, would face serious problems such as traffic congestion, resource shortages ...

  9. Ministry considers senior citizen allowance for those over 80

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the ministry's director of social welfare, as saying. Wang said only Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin and Ningxia paid old age allowances and the benefit should be extended to all cities and provinces. He did ...

  10. City Digest

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Police denial of liaison office rally overturned The police force, criticised by an inquiry for the handling of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit last year and accused of hampering the media, had its rejection of an application for a protest outside the central government's liaison office overturned by an independent appeal board yesterday. The Civil Human Rights Front ...




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