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  1. Army studying legal issues for locals

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong yet, he said. 'We need to fix other hurdles in our legal system first.' Under the Military Service Law, local governments must offer preferential treatment to relatives of PLA ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Legal technicalities need to be overcome before Hongkongers can join the People's Liberation Army, the local garrison commander says. However, ...

  2. World legal body chooses city for regional office

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... vote of confidence in Hong Kong's position as a regional legal services centre by an international institution of high repute. With our world-class legal professionals and infrastructure, ... Niall Fraser niall.fraser@scmp.com A prestigious international legal body is set to open a regional office in Hong Kong, in a move described by Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung ...

  3. Citizens' advice bureau necessary, say legal experts

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong should consider setting up a British-style Citizens' Advice Bureau to provide free legal services for people in need, a forum on civil justice heard yesterday. ... that would provide a one-stop-shop service to those in need. Alison Hannah, director of the Legal Action Group, said the Citizens' Advice Bureau was originally set up to provide a free service ...

  4. Tourism and legal sectors applaud new Cepa pact

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

    ... Daniel Sin and Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Hong Kong's legal and tourism sectors welcomed measures that were announced yesterday to make it easier for them to do business on the mainland, ... and Taiwan,' he said. Yang Jiaqi, manager of Nanhu International Travel Service in Guangzhou, hailed the concession to Hong Kong tour guides. 'It will be beneficial to our outbound tour groups. ...

  5. Legal giant and legislator led the way in promoting Chinese culture

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... sector. 'He was one of the few in the Law Society's Roll of Honour,' Mr Woo said, referring to people selected for distinguished service to the development of the legal profession ... Martin Wong Former executive councillor, legislator and prominent legal figure Woo Pak-chuen, who has died aged 98, was praised yesterday as a man who loved Hong Kong wholeheartedly ...

  6. Mainland visitors keep it legal

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... and planned to speed up clearance with the help of electronic devices. William Chiu See-wai, chairman of the Immigration Service Officers' Association, said yesterday recruitment ... The chairwoman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, said it would soon meet the head of the State Tourism Bureau to discuss the co-ordination of services for the expected surge ...

  7. HK service sector to gain more from Cepa

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... market for Hong Kong's services companies. 'Service sectors such as legal, audiovisual services, telecommunications, tourism and construction will benefit from the new market ... Gary Cheung Agreement looms on lifting further restrictions on access to the mainland Hong Kong services companies are in line for more preferential access to the mainland under the Closer ...

  8. Cuts ruling opens way for civil service reform

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Given the far-reaching implications of Monday's Court of Appeal ruling on civil service pay, the government has no choice but to appeal. In a two-to-one decision, the judges found ... of the National People's Congress. Such a possibility should be ruled out from the start, for several important reasons. One is that civil service pay and conditions of service are internal issues ...

  9. Services vendors poised to tap into resurgent demand

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Hong Kong firms are looking beyond borders to see growing markets where they can offer their expertise and solutions Hong Kong's large information technology services ... IT services that allow user organisations to focus on their own competitive strengths.' In Hong Kong, the IT services market is forecast to reach US$1.278 billion in 2008 from US$1.179 billion ...

  10. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that an economy based on services alone would constitute putting all its eggs in one basket. In constant price terms, manufacturing continues to account for 25 per cent of Singapore's gross domestic ...




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