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  1. Labour disputes rise 30pc, top court says

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou The number of labour disputes on the mainland rose 30 per cent in the first half of the year, the Supreme People's Court said yesterday. Leading industrial provinces Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang were among the most affected, with the number of labour disputes in Zhejiang having surged by more than 150 per cent year on year, the court said. Guangdong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686741/labour-disputes-rise-30pc-top-court-says
  2. Upgrade to industrial zones part of stimulus

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Guangdong is to splash out and spend billions of yuan on helping labour-intensive manufacturers upgrade their businesses. That will come as part ... to resolve the liquidity crisis that had hit Hong Kong-invested enterprises in the Pearl River Delta. He hinted that there would be no slowing of upgrades for labour-intensive industries despite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660137/upgrade-industrial-zones-part-stimulus
  3. HK factories not fleeing Dongguan, says official

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... by the yuan's rise, a new labour law which has added to their costs, and environmental charges. Liu Zhigeng also denied suggestions that the authorities were forcing labour intensive, low-tech ... by implementing a pilot scheme.' Mr Liu also said the authorities were discussing operations upgrades with low-end and labour-intensive factories. Economic incentives include using 20 billion yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646387/hk-factories-not-fleeing-dongguan-says-official
  4. Guangdong governor warns of tough year

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... was once a low-cost production base. Low-end and labour-intensive facilities are also depleting the province's natural resources, prompting Guangdong party chief Wang Yang to call ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666034/guangdong-governor-warns-tough-year
  5. Job seekers bracing for hard times amid crisis

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... crisis. In Guangzhou, only 58.7 per cent of enterprises said they planned to hire in coming months, a survey by the Guangzhou Labour and Social Security Department found. The survey interviewed ... in search of work, and warned that prospects for finding employment were slim. About 10.25 million workers left for the Lunar New Year holiday. The provincial labour authorities expect 9.7 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669471/job-seekers-bracing-hard-times-amid-crisis
  6. Workers flown home following African protest

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai and Chow Chung-yan Two people killed and four hurt after labour dispute turns violent About 200 mainland workers returned home yesterday from Africa on a chartered ... recently and clashed with riot police. Two workers were killed and four injured. It was not clear how the protest started. A mainland diplomat told The Beijing News that it was a 'labour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632608/workers-flown-home-following-african-protest
  7. Plan for tax-free border zone is rejected

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... there.' He said there was also another serious issue to consider - the importation of labour, which would be handled by Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong. 'What we are doing now is encouraging high-end and high value-added industries to come to Hong Kong,' Mr Tsang said. 'It may not be suitable ... to return to the old path and rely on labour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429622/plan-tax-free-border-zone-rejected
  8. Room rate warning to hotel owners

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan yesterday warned hotel owners against raising their room rates too much during the October 'golden week' holiday, saying it would be like 'killing the goose that laid the golden eggs'. 'I wish everyone could see things with a long-term perspective. Hotels and tour operators should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426060/room-rate-warning-hotel-owners
  9. Zhongshan, HK study Chinese medicine hub

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Zhongshan's sound foundation in the industry, abundant supply of land and skilled labour, while his city would be able to cash in on Hong Kong's research and development expertise. Pharmaceutical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681743/zhongshan-hk-study-chinese-medicine-hub
  10. Laid-off man kills two, then himself

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... tense labour relations. The man, surnamed He and in his mid-20s, was found dead immediately after he had jumped from the roof of the eight-storey factory building in Panyu on Thursday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673211/laid-man-kills-two-then-himself

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