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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HSBC action to put hunger strikers out of their misery

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:29am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn HSBC has taken legal action against the pan-democrat hunger strikers encamped on the ground floor of its headquarters at 1 Queen's Road Central. It took out a summons ... It is possible that in assessing the risks, as bankers like to do, of legal action, it calculated that whereas it was uncertain of public support for the original "occupiers", it feels ...

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    So who's responsible for the MTR debacle?

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... and financial services sector was- would you believe- HSBC. Last but not least is the award for Best Workplace Culture, which went to Hong Kong Disneyland. Colin Chang, manager, front of house staffing ...

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    'The government behaves as if it is ashamed'

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:56am by Howard Winn

    ... and legal services, which highlighted the long period of time it took the government to implement recommendations by the commission. The average is about five years, but in one case it was extended ... the Government Records Services adequate resources to vet and archive documents. The report essentially confirms the observations the group made some years ago and repeats the findings of the Director ...

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    Henry Tang's basement an engineering miracle

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:56am by Howard Winn

    ... so what are we to conclude from this? That the 2,400 square foot basement under the Tangs' existing home was built without the services of an architect, engineer or registered ... by a reader at Central Station and shows the passenger information displays with an unusual message: "I've reached the end of my service life. The new display will give you even more ...

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    Charles Li calls for a 'rational' debate on dual listings

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... avoids is that in the US, investors can use the class action system to obtain legal redress. This is not available in Hong Kong where the cost of legal action is usually not worth it. ...

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    Yet another damning report on government archives

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... for an archive law to give a legal backing to arrangements for dealing with records and archives, and to give the Government Records Service (GRS) some spine. The then Chief Secretary Stephen Lam ... ferry disaster, where a failure to keep proper records has led to poor decision making on the part of a government department or inability to resolve legal issues. The report notes that despite ...

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    Hong Kong is being choked by its government bureaucracy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Howard Winn

    ... that it was taking at least seven months for restaurants at the China Resources Building to extract this permission from our ever-vigilant civil service. But little did we know that this process was already a ferment of bureaucratic activity. It transpires that in December 2012 the French Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce met the convenor of the Food Business and Related Services ...

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    Anthony Bolton retires with unfond memories of China

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Howard Winn

    ... on it by the Liquor Licensing Board. The Municipal Services Appeal Board dismissed Icon's appeal against the condition that it should close its doors and windows after 11pm but upheld its appeal against ...

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    What's good for the civil service is good for Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by Howard Winn

    ... increasingly obvious these days: that the government is being run for the benefit of the civil service rather than the community at large. Its estimates and forecasts are made on the basis of what is good for the civil service rather than what suits Hong Kong. It is time to get a grip of this situation. The finances are out of control in that the government has more money than it knows what ...

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    Female lawyer says it is ludicrous to ban ladies' nights

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 12:34am by Howard Winn

    ... or a free ladies' night in the bars." She adds: "I have spoken to many members of the legal fraternity in this town who are of the same view. If someone really believes it is wrong ... in provision of goods, facilities or services" and appears to say that offering free drinks to women and not to men is discriminatory. The section is worded in terms of women, though elsewhere ...




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