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  1. Comment - Letters

    Airport Authority must take lead setting up reserves for dolphins

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by LETTERS

    ... Airport Authority should take lead in marine park creation As a spectator in the room provided for the public at the Advisory Council for the Environment's meeting on Hong Kong airport's proposed third runway, I felt dismayed that any realistically valuable efforts to protect the Chinese white dolphins were not put forward. The council's comment ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Call for Hong Kong to get tough on preserving historic buildings

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by FANNY FUNG

    ... and again. Its call comes ahead of the closure on Monday of the Antiquities Advisory Board's two-month public consultation on heritage issues. In a paper released on June 4, the board asked ... compensation broke down and the demolition went ahead. Despite the association's call for a hardline approach to conserving privately owned historic buildings, Antiquities Advisory Board chairman ...

  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Urinating, spitting and trampling flowers: Mainland papers slam Labour Day crowds

    Posted May 05th 2014, 02:45pm by KEIRA HUANG

    ... Keira Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Manners take a holiday as Labour Day crowds surge Some of the people enjoying the Labour Day holiday in Beijing's parks plucked flowers from gardens, ... branches because she wanted to plant them at home. Zhu Liang, a member of the political advisory body in the capital, told the Beijing Morning Post authorities should consider tougher punishments ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Labour rights still a work in progress

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Labour rights still work in progress Labour Day celebrates the achievement of workers' rights in many countries. It is also a reminder that in this part of the world, ... placed on the agenda by the former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in 2010, has progressed no further than deliberation by an advisory group. Meanwhile, a universal retirement income scheme ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Donation from Jimmy Lai was transferred to Labour Party this week, says Lee Cheuk-yan

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:20pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com A HK$1.5 million gift was not personal, Labour Party's Lee Cheuk-yan insists Lawmaker shifts Lai donation to his party A lawmaker says he has transferred a media mogul's HK$500,000 donation from his personal bank account to that of his Labour Party to fund a food-waste recycling initiative. Lee Cheuk-yan made the transfer just days ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    ‘It’s clear-cut political persecution’: Lawmaker slams ICAC’s visit to Jimmy Lai

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:03pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Claudia Mo brands timing of incident 'suspicious', as Labour Party lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan says ICAC are probing link between donations and speech ... and organisations. Watch: Anti-corruption officers searched the Kowloon home of media mogul Jimmy Lai Labour Party leader Lee Cheuk-yan said ICAC officers also visited his home earlier today and had taken ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    China to thank for Aussie bubble

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:55am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Pacific owes him on its Western Australian mine project. Even in the early 1990s, nearly half of Australia’s labour force was unionised To rouse some broader sympathies, Palmer (pictured) made ... labour force for a project in British Columbia after saying it could not find adequate local labour. Mind you, their local job advertisements included the requirement that applicants "must ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WORK SAFETY

    Decade-old work safety laws 'need urgent review' amid reports of lax standards

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 01:40pm by MICHELLE TOH

    ... workers is that the Labour Department is understaffed. The Association for the Rights of Industrial Accidents Victims also argues that the government’s focus on high-profile issues ... for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung announced in May that prosecutions and fines for deadly accidents had gone up. But Chan Kam-hong, the group’s chief executive, says safety standards ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    'New trust can't serve as funding dodge'

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com 'New trust can't serve as funding dodge' An Antiquities Advisory Board member in charge of the city's semi-official heritage trust ... Advisory Board's public consultation document. It proposes creating a trust specifically for historic buildings which would promote public participation and raise funds from non-governmental ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    That's one labour issue solved as post filled

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com That's one labour issue solved as post filled Stephen Sui Wai-keung, a 36-year veteran of the civil service, was named yesterday as the new undersecretary for labour and welfare, a post that has been vacant since Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying took office two years ago. The former commissioner for rehabilitation joins the bureau at a time when ...




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