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  1. Cepa hailed a success, with room to expand

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... financial, legal, tourism, health care and other key services. He said Hong Kong companies could expand their services in Guangdong without fear of being limited by market restrictions. In July, ... but has been plagued by red tape as service providers try to expand into the mainland. Addressing a forum of mainland officials and local trade representatives in Hong Kong yesterday, Chief ...

  2. Legal, but is it right?

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... for post-service employment of political appointees and civil servants. Civil service unions should also put the public interest first and refrain from taking legal action should there be a veto ... But politics these days is about public perception. Mr Leung's undisguised and unashamed pursuit of personal interest at the expense of the civil service's reputation has sparked an outcry. ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen invited Kuwaiti banks and financial services companies to take part in Hong Kong's development of an Islamic finance market. Speaking at the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce, Mr Tsang said Hong Kong's sound financial services infrastructure and legal system made it attractive for investors. His Middle East visit will also include Saudi Arabia. ...

  4. Revamp a smart tactic to maintain feel-good factor

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... leisure and cultural services, social enterprises, legal aid Labour and Welfare Bureau- labour and welfare policies Security Bureau*- security policy Transport and Housing Bureau- air services ... Civil Service Bureau*- civil service policy Commercial and Economic Development Bureau- commerce and industry, technology, tourism, creative industries, consumer protection and competition ...

  5. Civil service must be taught integrity

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... service, where the boundary between politician and bureaucrat has become indistinct? The flat swapping once engaged in by former development minister Mak Chai-kwong and his civil service colleague ... for mutual purchases of the rented flats amounted to beneficial ownership is a legal issue. But it clearly went beyond what we are now told was 'normal'- agreements between civil servants ...

  6. Rules of engagement

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... reorganisation plan has also met stiff opposition in the Legislative Council. The government submitted two documents to Legco last week, on legal amendments and changes of civil service structure arising ... first, the subsidiary legislation will ultimately be subject to the scrutiny of the House Committee. Such a move has a legal foundation and- considering the strong influence of the pro-government ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Security Bureau said the proposed rate for lawyers representing torture claimants under a new screening scheme was appropriate, despite criticism from the legal sector. The proposed rate of HK$670 an hour was considered appropriate and a review would be conducted on whether it was a sufficient attraction for lawyers with relevant qualifications to provide their services, the bureau said ...

  8. Political Animal

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from then-chief executive Tung Chee-hwa in honour of his act. Kwai then left the civil service, working briefly as the legal adviser at the Savantas Policy Institute, chaired by lawmaker Regina ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee said the bill, which seeks to cut by 5.38 per cent the pay of staff earning no less than HK$48,700 a month, was required to forestall possible legal ... Survey 2009 conducted by Mercer, a consulting, outsourcing and investment services company. Tokyo and Osaka top the list, followed by Moscow and Geneva. Beijing jumped from 20th to ninth place, ...

  10. My remarks were quoted out of context, Legco president says

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng

    ... administrative process does not impose a legal duty on government departments to hand over documents to the Government Records Service. Information provided by the Government Records Service shows only ... with the records of the first two chief executives? Have the files been sent to the Government Records Service?' Before 1997 the government's files were sent to Britain, where the public can ...




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