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  1. Greening campaign sees fruits of labour

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Efforts to create more green space on the mainland have apparently paid off, with more than 11 million hectares of green land created last year, according to an official report. In its recently released 2003 report, the National Afforestation C ...

  2. Homes for elderly told to improve meals

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A total of 152 complaints about meals at homes for the elderly have been made to the Social Welfare Department. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the complaints mainly concerned poor food quality and undesirable meal times. Sixteen of the complaints, all about food quality, were found to be valid. Letters have been sent to the homes involved, ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2013

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... the strike helped to raise public awareness about labour rights. People became more knowledgeable about labour issues such as collective bargaining and outsourcing. It highlighted the plight of the dockers and made more people realise that when it comes to labour rights Hong Kong is backward. We only recently introduced the statutory minimum wage and have still to discuss standard working ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese drive to create vast vineyards spark concern

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and the labour supply is limited. And some researchers say that, without careful research and planning, the sudden influx of vineyards could not only harm local ecosystems, but profoundly affect ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh offers time frame for cleaner fuel law for ocean vessels

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... the third on the list. Topping the list are the vessels," Chau said. Labour sector lawmaker Kwok Wai-keung, from the Federation of Trade Unions, said the situation was "worrying", ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Economies should learn from the best

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JEFFREY SACHS

    ... crisis, one part of the capitalist world is doing just fine: northern Europe, including Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands. All use active labour market policies, including flexi-time, ... while Costa Rica ranks near the top. So here is one model economy: German labour-market policies, Swedish pensions, French low-carbon energy, Canadian health care, Swiss energy efficiency, US ...

  7. Rising concern on Guangdong waste water

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Guangdong was proof that recent efforts to move labour-intensive and polluting manufacturing out of the delta area had done little to improve the region's environment. 'The authorities say Guangdong has successfully moved traditional labour-intensive manufacturers and paved the way for environmental protection and hi-tech industries, but we've seen only poor economic figures ...

  8. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Baosteel moving plants out of Shanghai to cut pollution

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... the mainland's 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. Higher land and labour costs have hit local businesses hard, with some of them starting to shift their production to hinterland areas. ...

  9. News - World - ISRAEL

    Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 05:23pm by Reuters Moshav Ahituv

    ... grants and rebates would only be given for local production and there would be no financial benefits by making bicycles in cheap labour markets. “This is a real game-changer. It changes... the way products are manufactured and shipped, it causes factories to be built everywhere instead of moving production to cheaper labour markets, everything that we have known in the production ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    WWF adds third water buffalo to Mai Po Nature Reserve

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Long. The global conservation body WWF introduced him - the third water buffalo at Mai Po - to the wetland last week. His humble labours, they say, will bring ecological benefits to the area. ...




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