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  1. Legco tables Regina Ip's bid to scrap maid levy

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Agnes Lam and Mary Ann Benitez Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing has ruled in favour of Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's proposed amendment to abolish the levy on employers ... the levy, which was imposed in 2003, goes into the Employees Retraining Fund. Mr Tsang made the decision after considering Mrs Ip's submission that the fund was independent of the government ...

  2. Parties at odds on Wen's remarks

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... said. Wong Yuk-man, chairman of the League of Social Democrats, said the comments suggested Mr Wen was 'very concerned' about Hong Kong and Mr Tsang's failure to address ... chairman Ip Kwok-him said Mr Wen had only been making a general comment to encourage Mr Tsang to improve his governance after the U-turn on the old age allowance. 'These days, state leaders ...

  3. Political Animal

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has a quick temper when the spirit moves him. He did not come by his nickname 'Angry Man of Chiu Chow' for nothing. But people who saw his full-page advertisement ... champion. So it was no surprise when the subject was raised in yesterday's Legco meeting. What was surprising was that it was brought up by Ip Kwok-him, not Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, the lawmaker ...

  4. Man-made horror of mass hungers

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... Bron Sibree Three Famines by Tom Keneally Knopf HK$380 In this brave, comparative account of three great hungers, Australian author Tom Keneally sets out to turn prevailing misconceptions about the causes of famine on their head. The result is a provocati ...

  5. Entry ban makes 'one country, two systems' a lie, Wang Dan says

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So, Tanna Chong

    ... in the city. Lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong, who has been helping Wang to liaise with the government, said he received a formal reply from the Chief Executive's Office yesterday morning. 'The ... all these things if they had decided to deny him entry.' Lawmaker Ip Kwok-him, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said he respected ...

  6. Man on a US-Sino mission

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode As someone who has experienced the most frigid extremes of the cold war between the US and Soviet Union, Admiral Bill Owens has made it his life's mission to try to prevent a similar chill freezing the emerging relationship between Beijin ...

  7. US' new man in Taipei had two stints in Beijing

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The United States has named an experienced career diplomat as its unofficial ambassador to Taiwan, amid improving ties with the island. William Stanton, the No2 US diplomat in South Korea who has twice been stationed on the mainla ...

  8. HK man sues over traitor tag

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

    ... He Huifeng A Hong Kong man is suing a government department in Xiamen, Fujian province for libel after it called his father a 'traitor to the Chinese people' and a 'running dog' in an official document. Lam Yan-on, a 66-year-old Hong Kong resident, filed the suit in Shenzhen's Futian district court yesterday. He accused Xiamen's municipal administration ...

  9. Birth-swap man wants minister out

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Ng Yuk Hang

    ... Amy Nip and Ng Yuk Hang A man who was swapped shortly after his birth and has never found his real mother called yesterday for the health chief to step down after the latest baby-swap blunder. Kelvin Li Kwok-yin, 32, said it was unacceptable that there should be a repetition three decades after his case and York Chow Yat-ngok should take personal responsibility. 'It ...

  10. Suu Kyi verdict all down to the mind of one man

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the mind of one man- [junta chief] General Than Shwe. And anyone who tells you they can read him is lying.' Senior General Than Shwe has faced public pressure from UN chief Ban Ki-moon, ...




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