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  1. Right balance vital to safeguard our children

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Striking a balance between protection of children and the rights of sex offenders who have paid their debt to society can be a difficult task. Yet Hong Kong's current system provides ... The commission proposes that employers should be able to have checks made on these people for convictions for a specified list of sexual offences. But, to safeguard the human rights and privacy ...

  2. HK keeps No 1 ranking for economic freedom

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy for the 16th straight year amid a global slide in economic freedom due to the financial crisis, according to a report just released. The city scored 89.7 out of 100 in the 2010 Index of Econom ...

  3. Hongkongers still face mainland tax blow

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... More than 10 countries are in talks with Beijing to sign bilateral tax agreements that would exempt their nationals and companies from paying the new social security tax. Hong Kong, with hundreds of thousands of residents working on the mainland, will be ...

  4. Protest of 1,000 migrant workers turns violent, says rights group

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Lilian Zhang in Shanghai About 1,000 disgruntled migrant workers clashed with police in a suburb of Shanghai on Monday, a rights group said yesterday. More than 300 police were involved in the incident, which resulted in 10 of the protesters being injured and at least one police vehicle being damaged, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights ...

  5. Time-money balance important to get right

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expect to have less money. Time management has become a life skill in its own right that is not necessarily interdependent with money. Advice on how to master it abounds as much as that on money ...

  6. Companies eager to make right impression

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... that a well-honed concept of branding can lead to a substantial return on investment in the long term. Employment branding is a long-term strategy that helps to create the right perception ... as evangelists to help attract the right candidates for the company. 'This has been the most successful employment-branding strategy here because it is a network-driven type of market,' said Mr ...

  7. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... reason behind the closure of the Paris base. 'Being covered by employment legislation gave the pilots employment protection rights they didn't have in Hong Kong and exposed Cathay ...

  8. Shenzhen calls for right to pilot national reforms

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam More than 20 CPPCC representatives have submitted a joint proposal urging Beijing to grant special powers to Shenzhen to pilot government and social administration reforms before they are rolled out nationwide. Zhong Xiaoyu, the proposal's ...

  9. Job seekers urged to know rights

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... if my watch shows the time is right,' he said. The union's spokeswoman, Hannah So Chun-na, said young job seekers were more likely to accept such harsh treatment because they were ...

  10. Construction is a casual job young people rightly shun

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... If she means to tell us that there are not many young people in construction trades at the moment, well, she is right. Only 5.3 per cent of construction workers are aged 15 to 24. That figure ... It is an entirely natural trend. And while Mrs Lam is right about the unemployment rate in construction being higher than the overall unemployment rate, this is not necessarily because construction activity ...




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