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  1. As if by magic, thousands appear to justify infrastructure plans

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... journalists have nasty suspicious minds. All of our big infrastructure projects at the moment were launched on the basis of wildly excessive population forecasts. This poses a problem. Shall we cut ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489338/if-magic-thousands-appear-justify-infrastructure-plans
  2. Infrastructure planning needs a rethink

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... say to yourself that it pays to be prudent and therefore assume a higher population figure just in case you do, in fact, get it and then find yourself having to catch up on infrastructure ... But is that enough? No, it is not. The infrastructure projects under way are based on even earlier studies. You cannot change course easily once you fix it in these matters and our planners show few signs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462253/infrastructure-planning-needs-rethink
  3. Roads to employment

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Among the chief executive's campaign pledges is a promise to the Federation of Trade Unions to increase infrastructure spending to create job opportunities. Do we need more infrastructure and more jobs? Write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581287/roads-employment
  4. Cloud computing promises job flow

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with less manpower. While we probably will not need as many system administrators as before, converting to cloud computing enables us to free our IT resources- both people and infrastructure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000732/cloud-computing-promises-job-flow
  5. A wealth of suggestions

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... body that provides economic analysis and advice on policies HK and Guangdong Co-operation Joint Conference An inter-governmental body that discusses infrastructural, economic and trade ties HK and Mainland Cross-boundary Major Infrastructure Co-ordinating Committee An inter-governmental body that facilitates cross-border infrastructure projects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549426/wealth-suggestions
  6. Unemployed being taught crafts to help them land jobs

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... infrastructure projects. The Zhaotong city government is teaching unemployed workers how to embroider, make bamboo furniture and blow glass so that they can find jobs near their villages. 'Their new ... is fast-tracking new infrastructure projects in the countryside to create 20,000 more jobs for farmers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664102/unemployed-being-taught-crafts-help-them-land-jobs
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can lead East Asia in meeting ageing population challenge

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... that, for an ageing society, investment in children has massively greater long-term returns than the grandiose infrastructure projects it favours. Such policies may go against the grain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1157189/hong-kong-can-lead-east-asia-meeting-ageing-population
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Forget handouts, Macau needs social spending and diversification

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... infrastructure like health care and transport and the overbearing influence on the economy of the gaming industry. The city of 580,000 people has 36 casinos, yet only one public hospital. Shuttle buses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1087037/forget-handouts-macau-needs-social-spending-and
  9. HK must set aside cash now to meet future health costs

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... around, it will prove too much of a temptation for Hong Kong's legion of infrastructure-crazed officials and their cronies in the construction sector. After bridges to Macau and high-speed ... legacy. Yet it is highly doubtful whether any of Hong Kong's fiscal reserves should go towards funding infrastructure projects. Setting money aside to finance essential works may have made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995243/hk-must-set-aside-cash-now-meet-future-health-costs
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free market no panacea for Hong Kong's ills

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... restricts itself to creating the regulatory and physical infrastructure to allow markets to function efficiently. The concept has helped Hong Kong prosper, but it has failed to prevent the growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1068959/free-market-no-panacea-hong-kongs-ills

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