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  1. 80pc of pupils doubt they could find jobs

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... A survey has revealed the depth of pessimism among secondary school students about their future, with four in five saying they do not think they are capable of finding work. The poll, conducted by the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, also ...

  2. More access for service industries

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

    ... Entities engaged in 18 service industries in Hong Kong will be able to get access to the mainland under Cepa provided they comply with the agreed definition of a service supplier. Foreign corporations that acquire or merge with Hong Kong companies will ha ...

  3. HK will host the next meeting of ministers

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Albert Lai Kwong-tak chaired the delegation of Hong Kong NGOs to last year's United Nations world development summit in South Africa. He said hosting the WTO gathering would be of enormous ... is an international city. It is essential for us to boost our international status,' Mr Lai said. Oxfam's Hong Kong representative to the ministerial meeting, Phoenix Leung Pui-fung, said: ...

  4. Culture clash looms for West Kowloon

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Lai Kwong-tak, chairman of the council, said: 'The people are being forced to give up our right to administer West Kowloon. In the future, it will be up to the property developer ... ... at 1.81 but Mr Tsang has already said the consortium could have a higher ratio if the increase was essential. But Mr Lai - who coined the term 'developer's colony' for the possible ...

  5. Restricted border areas to be opened

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The Conservancy Association's chief executive, Lister Cheung Lai-ping, voiced caution about the plan, questioning whether the Security Bureau was the appropriate body to decide on eco-tourism issues. ...

  6. U-turn on review of rent at public housing estates

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

    ... for overcharged rent, with interest, if it failed in its appeal. Yesterday, acting Director of Housing Elaine Chung Lai-kwok said the government would carry out the court's order as soon as possible. ...

  7. Planning legislator refuses to take a stand

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The legislative councillor who represents the architectural, surveying and planning sector, Lau Ping-cheung, refuses to say whether he still supports the Central reclamation project. The South China Morning Post reported yesterday that the main political ...

  8. Traffic chaos predicted if Central bypass is halted

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... But a transport expert says officials need to consider 'more creative policies' In eight years, a drive from Kennedy Town to Central could take 20 minutes if reclamation work for the planned Central-Wan Chai bypass is stopped, a government study ...

  9. Four reclamations scrapped as two are put under review

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... But Michael Suen says the controversial Central-Wan Chai project will continue The government has dropped four proposed reclamation projects and is reviewing another two, Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Ming-yeung said yesterday. In ...

  10. Plan for tax-free border zone is rejected

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

    ... Li Ka-shing's proposal to boost the economy would be too costly to set up, says commerce chief A proposal by Li Ka-shing to turn a piece of land on the border into a tax-free industrial zone was rejected by a senior Hong Kong government official yest ...




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