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  1. MPF fees may fall as workers make the switch

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com With more employees set to switch Mandatory Provident Fund providers this year, administration costs are expected to go up- but the increased competition ... and that 60 per cent of providers' costs are fixed. The fee of 1.74 per cent in Hong Kong is higher than the 1.21 per cent in Australia, 0.56 per cent in Chile, 1.19 per cent in Britain and 1.41 ...

  2. In-depth knowledge

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... If I may extrapolate from his remarks, I would say that nothing is off-limits, from the Cultural Revolution to the more recent detention of activists including Zhao Lianhai and Ai Weiwei. ... as a mandatory subject in junior secondary school, not as an exam subject, as this would put teachers in the awkward position of having to rule on what is politically correct in a flurry of historical ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Threat to 'green' incentive scheme for ship owners

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... to use low-sulphur diesel to give the government time to impose mandatory emissions controls. But Veronica Booth, of the think tank Civic Exchange, said there was no progress from the government on introducing mandatory controls. Under the government scheme, which will cost HK$260 million, shipowners, operators and agents must first register their ships with the Environmental Protection ...

  4. A wizard time in Oz

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Kremmer Australia offers Hong Kong students the means of acquiring academic qualifications that are internationally recognised and respected, from universities that are ranked in the world's top 50. They can also experience the richness of Australian culture and the breathtaking beauty of its natural landscape. 'Studying in Australia promotes innovative, creative ...

  5. Learning outside the class aids students to develop

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Kremmer Most Hong Kong students choose to study overseas in countries such as Australia or Canada, in order to gain access to a wide range of high quality courses offered by highly ... winter,' Cheng explains. Being exposed to the richness and diversity of a multicultural society in Australia enabled Nixie Lam and King Pan to learn some important lessons that continue ...

  6. Letters

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... incinerators on Hong Kong. Better still, maximise recycling and view all waste as a resource. With the right approach, there is 'gold in garbage'. Allan Woodley, Sydney, Australia Urgent need ... example as an employer in the way it pays its Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) contributions to many employees. An employee is offered a 15-per-cent performance-based gratuity on completing ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... misled by British propaganda, her original intention was 'to write a history of the success of Britain's civilising mission in the detention camps of Kenya'. But as she discovered ... Kai Properties affair), the uninvolved public can go about their business, and the traffic flow will be unimpeded. This should be a win-win situation for all. Jessie Tong, Melbourne, Australia ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... What is root of violence in junior sport? As a long-time coach and mentor to young sportspeople in Hong Kong and previously in Australia, I am extremely dismayed at the actions displayed in a video taken at a junior soccer match ('Shock at head-kicking in boys' soccer match', March 13). Some very important issues have been highlighted that need to be addressed, ...

  9. Police as judge

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the mainland take steps to scrap administrative detention, as imposed on two Hong Kong residents for visiting prostitutes in Guangdong? Critics of the police-prescribed punishment say it is arbitrary, unfair and outdated. Share your views: write to us. ...

  10. e-pal: australia

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

    ... I love most about Australia is the food and the beaches. I really like Italian food. In Sydney, there are several beaches and very few high-rise buildings. English is my first language, but I can ... Kong, Germany, Canada, the Philippines and various places within Australia. I would describe myself as easy-going, trustworthy and upfront. I have a mother, a step-father and a great grandfather ...




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