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  1. Controlling Guangzhou's stray cat population a labour of love

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... translates roughly as 'instant happiness whenever coming across cats'. She's a devoted pet lover who also maintains Guangzhou's largest online discussion board for cats, gzcat.org, which has garnered more than 36,000 registered members since it began in 2002. The discussion board also has other subsidiary online platforms, including micro-blogs and social-networking ...

  2. Labour Day holiday spending injected $3b into economy: HKRMA

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 6.47pm: The Hong Kong Retail Management Association (HKRMA) said spending during the Labour Day holidays had pumped more than $3 billion into the economy, local ... Meanwhile, the Tourism Board said it was planning another Hong Kong Shopping Festival from June 26 to August 31. The theme this year would be 'Late Night Shopping and Dining' to showcase ...

  3. Pay rise for all?

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Labour unions have urged Hong Kong employers to raise salaries across the board to pre-Sars levels. They criticised the advice for firms to pay discretionary bonuses. What do you think? Share your views: write to us. ...

  4. Sars story lands website boss in labour camp

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Baoding police in Hebei have sent a website owner to labour camp for two years for spreading a rumour about a case of severe acute respiratory ... 'Baoding Public Security Bureau's Xinshi district division sent the person to re-education through labour camp for two years on February 26.' Re-education through labour, which can last ...

  5. Public hospital system 'on brink of collapse' amid labour shortage

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong Public hospital staff yesterday repeated their call for standard working hours, warning the public health system was 'on the brink of collapse' because of manpower shortages. The shortage of doctors and nurses in public hospitals was ...

  6. Tourism board turns a corner

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Hong Kong Tourism Board's image of extravagance is fading, says newly reappointed chairman James Tien Pei-chun, who is planning to turn some popular projects into annual events. 'My friends might be showing their support, but they said to me: 'James, you are doing quite well these days [and] the Tourism Board has improved a lot',' Tien ...

  7. Time for Tsang to take lead in Aids battle

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stand on the Aids issue. Perhaps, for example, his election pledges about reviewing government advisory bodies and liberalising participation can be applied to the government's soon-to-be-reappointed advisory council on Aids. We have been petitioning for years to have this committee include representation from Aids NGOS and vulnerable groups. However, we have been kept at a safe ...

  8. Private hospitals invite outsiders onto boards

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... accreditation Local private hospitals are inviting outside experts onto their governing boards to answer increasing calls for greater transparency. Some hospitals admit their clinical audit systems ... Che-hung, lawmaker Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun, and the University of Hong Kong's medicine faculty board chairman, Chow Shew-ping, are among the lay members. 'These highly reputed lay members ...

  9. World jets into happening HK

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... since the Sars outbreak. Six months after some planes touched down with more crew than passengers on board, visitors have found themselves on waiting lists for flights throughout this month. ... cent full. Tourism Board assistant manager Simon Clennell said it was too early to calculate how important the weekend would be in the city's recovery, but he said: 'It is good to see ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals left to sort out problems caused by beauty clinics

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... to guarantee customers' safety. They include setting up an advisory body to oversee the beauty sector and licensing of the array of devices used in treatments. He also wants a ban on high-risk ...




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