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  1. Independent consultant to review performing arts funding

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The government will commission an independent consultancy next month and May to review funding for the performing arts. Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Esther Leung Yuet-yin said ... Kong Repertory Theatre, Chung Ying Theatre Company, Zuni Icosahedron, Theatre Ensemble, Hong Kong Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet and City Contemporary Dance Company. The 10 groups together ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629647/independent-consultant-review-performing-arts-funding
  2. Union wants independent body for complaints

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau A higher education staff union is calling for an elected, independent complaints mechanism to cover all institutions after a survey revealed that about 80 per cent ... and January. About 76 per cent of staff polled came from Baptist University, Chinese University, City University and the Hong Kong Institution of Education. About half of the respondents were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669084/union-wants-independent-body-complaints
  3. Websites come under attack for pushing independence

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Hong Kong's economy and 'polluting' the city's society. 'The site also encourages the growth of an independence movement by agitating opinion on the internet to enable ... of the city's independence. 'They even said the design of the flag should be based on the British flag, as Hong Kong would join the British Commonwealth as an independent country,' the article ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488473/websites-come-under-attack-pushing-independence
  4. Websites under attack over independence

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Hong Kong's economy and 'polluting' the city's society. 'The site also encourages the growth of an independence movement by agitating opinion on the internet to enable ... of the city's independence. 'They even said the design of the flag should be based on the British flag, as Hong Kong would join the British Commonwealth as an independent country,' the article ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488519/websites-under-attack-over-independence
  5. Beijing adviser hits HK drive for independence

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to make the city independent by calling for an early introduction of universal suffrage. Tsang Hin-chi, a Hong Kong delegate to the standing committee of the National People's Congress, told ... forces in Hong Kong raise that slogan in a bid to speed up political reform,' he said. 'They want to seize power through general elections and turn Hong Kong into an independent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442793/beijing-adviser-hits-hk-drive-independence
  6. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/471296/return-fair-and-independent-pay-surveys
  7. No time to crow, there's work to do on offshore yuan centre

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... Kong. The city had an international exchange in 1904 when Hong Kong was a relative backwater, a small trading post in the British Empire. The bourse was closed by the communist regime in 1949. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721004/no-time-crow-theres-work-do-offshore-yuan-centre
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing affordability ratio alarming for Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... Despite the introduction over the past two years of measures to cool house prices on the mainland and in Hong Kong only minor price corrections have been witnessed in many cities. In Hong Kong, ... for new private homes in the three cities. The ratio is a widely used measure of housing affordability and is calculated by dividing the average market price of a standardised home by the average ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1020230/housing-affordability-ratio-alarming-hong-kong-guangzhou
  9. Hubris, not Shanghai, is HK's greatest threat

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Shanghai as a major international financial centre by 2020, Hong Kong policymakers seem to have been seized by a fear that the city's livelihood is under threat, and that the only way ... was a reflection more of that city's economic weaknesses than of its strengths. As much as anything, it was prompted by a sudden shaking of the twin pillars of Shanghai's economy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710757/hubris-not-shanghai-hks-greatest-threat
  10. Rich history of HK, Shanghai on show

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... and a man-powered fire engine, to typewriters and sewing machines, is on display, providing a comprehensive overview of the effect of modernisation on the two cities. Hong Kong has a complicated relationship with its sister city Shanghai. The two are constantly competing to be the best Chinese city, but they also launch measures to boost each other's economic growth. The close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683167/rich-history-hk-shanghai-show

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