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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong's street cleaners being deprived of basic employment benefits

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... by the government's policy of outsourcing its cleaning services. Close to 75 per cent of the city's street cleaning is carried out by five private contractors who win their tenders via a public bidding ... employees under another two-year contract- missing out on sick leave, paid leave and Mandatory Provident Fund rights which all accrue with length of service. The street sweepers make up the bulk ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - shanghai vs Hong Kong

    The dragon has two eyes

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 02:27pm by David Schlesinger

    ... their contracts a legal domicile, then their IPOs a securities listing. Shanghai, too was good to Hong Kongers, giving its factories land, its entrepreneurs real estate holdings, its businesses a market, ... as a financial centre, a legal centre and a trading centre. Shanghai is a massive 24 million people, but its importance is hugely greater as it claims its rightful position as the financial capital ...

  3. Business - Commodities - LAWSUITS

    Citic subsidiary faces more legal action over metals stored in Qingdao

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:39am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Resources said Shanxi Coal Import & Export, a subsidiary of Shanxi Coal International, had launched legal action against Citic Australia Commodity Trading, a trading firm owned by Citic ... of the fraud investigation. ABN Amro has also launched legal proceedings against Citic Australia over metals stored at Qingdao, claiming one million yuan (HK$1.25 million) in compensation. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant faced hostility way before conviction for assault on maid

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by CHRIS LAU

    ... to talk to me," Au recalled of a trip back to Bauhinia Garden to pick up some clothes. The nearly year-long legal battle has left her mentally exhausted, and with a criminal record. ... felt the stress of her long-term medical illness- which had forced an early retirement from the civil service- had changed her personality. Despite the conviction, she voices her fears ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Discrimination and intolerance makes having a disability hard in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:46am by Charley Lanyon

    ... palsy. As he sees it, disability discrimination is a large and multifaceted problem in Hong Kong involving weak legal protection and insufficient public education. Social service experts divide ... and to get around: public transport is efficient, services are reliable, and shops and entertainment in easy reach. But not for people with disabilities. The visually impaired find their way forward ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Laundering service

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 12:58am by Jason Wordie

    ... Reports of dubious banking activities highlight some of Hong Kong's lesser-touted attractions, writes Jason Wordie Laundering service Headlines accusing leading local banks of having a hand in international money-laundering have raised a few eyebrows recently. The real surprise, however, is that any brows moved at all. After all,  as far as entrepreneurial legal ...

  7. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple hiring manager in Beijing to handle China government data requests

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:37pm by Reuters

    ... with placing data storage within China, a move some technology companies avoid. Having a server in the country can provide faster service to domestic customers, but it also means the government can ... received 11 applicants. Technology companies including Google, Yahoo and Facebook routinely employ staff on their legal teams to determine how to respond to government requests for data. ...

  8. Burges Salmon safeguards investments with partner-driven service

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 12:15pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell

    ... get in the way of such ventures. With its partner-driven and relationship-based service, independent law firm Burges Salmon is able to provide specialist legal advice to international clients on British inward investment opportunities at affordable prices. "We're able to provide a partner-led service in a way that other firms would find difficult to maintain economically," ...

  9. News - China - SURVEILLANCE

    China police say 'giant marijuana plantation' spotted by satellite may be legal hemp farm

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:14am by Stephen Chen and Patrick Boehler

    ... Stephen Chen and Patrick Boehler Chinese authorities have retracted a statement they made on Thursday pointing to record-sized marijuana plantations in northern China. The nation’s space authorities said last week that police had discovered the biggest il ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    HKTV's latest mobile TV plan halted again as legal action begins

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip, JULIE CHU

    ... Amy Nip and Julie Chu Communications Authority halts processing of station's latest proposal on mobile TV service after legal action against government begins New plan, but more ... has applied for a judicial review of the government's response to its proposal for a mobile service. Although the application has yet to be approved, the authority's legal experts ...




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