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  1. Fownes camp in good spirits as Green Birdie looks the part in Japan

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen in Tokyo An ever-darkening Tokyo sky and a faultless preparation have put Green Birdie in the box-seat to claim the Group One Sprinters Stakes (1,200m) at Nakayama racecourse in Japan on Sunday. Green Birdie capped an ideal preparation for h ...

  2. HK-owned factories in delta win concessions on labour rules

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... But while discussions about the eventual shape of the labour rules continue, a study has found that the Hong Kong factories need to reinvent themselves to face new challenges. Federation of Hong ... spokesman for a pro-worker non-governmental organisation, China Labour Bulletin, was disappointed, and criticised the federation for failing to think about the proposal's benefits. He said he ...

  3. Deep, immediate impact seen from labour strikes

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to be allowed to stop operating while governments, which are usually reluctant to get involved in labour disputes, are often forced to intervene. This means even the threat of a strike by the Flight ... that airline managements around the world are taking a tougher stance against unions, perhaps in a reflection that airlines, and governments, are unwilling to be held hostage by labour disputes. ...

  4. Reform camp can 'learn from science'

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Quinton Chan

    ... Gary Cheung and Quinton Chan Alter methods if an experiment fails, advises HKU chief Just as scientists devise new ways to test a hypothesis if an experiment fails, advocates of political reform should adjust their strategy if they fail to achieve their g ...

  5. Pro-Beijing camp fears investment will suffer

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... democracy. But he said the pro-democracy camp had become 'arrogant' after its lopsided victory in the district council elections. 'They were overwhelming [in victory] and become so ...

  6. Central and Western poll to test pro-democracy camp

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Sau-lan of The Frontier. Mr Ip, a veteran in the Kwun Lung constituency in Kennedy Town, has long been unchallenged, but due to the concerted effort by the pro-democracy camp in the post-July ...

  7. Cheap shots against cheap Chinese labour

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A spectre is haunting the factories of the developed world: the spectre of China. In America and Europe, manufacturers, labour unions and politicians are busy conjuring up a Chinese bogeyman to explain the loss of manufacturing jobs in their country. China's rapid growth and low labour costs, the story goes, are rapidly driving manufacturers in other countries either out ...

  8. Taipei freezes new Filipino hires amid row over deportations

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's labour ministry has imposed a four-month freeze on work applications from Filipinos after Manila deported 14 Taiwanese to the mainland to face ... screening of applications for employing new Filipino workers,' Taiwan's Council of Labour Affairs Minister Wang Ju-hsuan said yesterday. Wang said that instead of the previous maximum ...

  9. The fallacy of divide and rule

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But that has not stopped speculation that operatives in the pro-Beijing camp might have used unsavoury tactics in trying to accomplish their mission of influencing the outcome of the Legco elections in September. Indeed, in their questions to Mr Lee, pro-democracy legislators repeatedly used the term 'white terror' to describe the allegedly dirty tactics adopted by the pro-Beijing camp ...

  10. Winners and losers in turbulent history

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the Japanese army occupied Suzhou and the family lost everything again. The third time was the Cultural Revolution, when Zhou was sent to a labour camp in Ningxia for 28 months; when he returned, he ...




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