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  1. Tour guides being forced out of work

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Qualified tourist agents in Hong Kong are being forced out of work by untrained guides who could ruin the city's tourist reputation, an industry group said yesterday. After meeting the Labour Department, the Hong Kong Tourist Guide Association said it had found some companies had employed unqualified tourist agents in Hong Kong. Some also used mainlanders ...

  2. Thursday think tank

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Lauren Crothers

    ... Carrie Chan and Lauren Crothers 1. MTR Corp institutes a minimum wage... Now all we need is a maximum wage for the overpaid executives. 2. Fake Ferrari found on the mainland... You've got to love the counterfeiter's nerve and we wouldn't rule out a test drive, either. 3. Golden Week mainlanders shun Disneyland and Ocean Park... It seems Hong Kong' s biggest ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in compensating employees. Number of mainland tourists up by 20pc The number of mainland tourist arrivals surged by about 20 per cent for the first three-quarters of this year over the same period last year, the Tourism Board said. Total mainland arrivals hit 5.63 million by the end of September, representing about 55 per cent of the total number of visitors to Hong Kong. Mainland visitors may ...

  4. 70 arrested in immigration raid

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Crackdown on illegal workers continues Immigration and police officers arrested 70 people, including 62 mainlanders and six suspected Hong Kong employers yesterday in the latest crackdown against illegal workers. The two others were a Filipino domestic helper and an Indian tourist. The 12-hour operation began at 5am when about 100 police and immigration officers ...

  5. Hongkongers still face mainland tax blow

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... with hundreds of thousands of residents working on the mainland, will be most affected, with both workers and firms sharing the burden. But the government has only been 'reflecting Hong Kong businesses' concerns to the mainland authorities through established communication channels', according to a government spokesman. The United States, Japan and Russia are among countries ...

  6. Mainland pension fund earmarks 7b yuan for five investment targets

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland pension fund has chosen five funds to invest in this year, and the amount may involve up to 7 billion yuan (HK$7.96 billion), the fund's head said yesterday. Dai ... Exchanges, said at the forum that the mainland and other Asian countries should use their foreign reserves to set up three Asian banks to invest in the region's infrastructure and agricultural ...

  7. Mainland maids: a minefield in the making?

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... was still under British rule, the new laws did not allow mainlanders to do such work in Hong Kong. According to the Immigration Department, there are more than 260,000 foreign domestic helpers ... Helpers Association has argued for years that, since the government has kept its door wide open to foreign domestic helpers, it should also extend the same policy to cover mainland maids, offering ...

  8. No timetable on mainland maids, says think-tank chief

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The head of a top government think tank has said that it has no timetable or policy on bringing domestic helpers in from the mainland, despite the fact that it is conducting ... mainland maids],' Lau Siu-kai, head of the Central Policy Unit, said yesterday. Lau, who said he was not involved directly in the study, said there was no urgency about allowing mainlanders ...

  9. Unionists fear influx of illegal workers

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... and Workers' Service Centre said he had received several complaints about illegal workers since the mainland began allowing travellers from four Guangdong cities to travel to Hong Kong as individuals, rather than in tour groups. 'In the past, mainland people had to rely on their Hong Kong relatives if they wanted to come here,' he said. 'But now everybody can come here ...

  10. Doors open wider for mainland professionals

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The barriers are coming down in the government's scheme to admit mainland professionals. From July 15, they will be allowed to come to Hong Kong as freely as foreign nationals because restrictions on specific jobs in which they are allowed to work will be lifted, and there will be no quota for the number of mainlanders who can be brought in to work in Hong Kong. The new admission ...




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