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  1. Mixed views on levy

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... it was unfair to transfer the financial burden of retraining local workers to migrant domestic helpers. The associations that wanted the levy to be resumed by 2010 said they were concerned about ... is received, it will become law. Dolores Balladares, of the Asian Migrants' Co-ordinating Body, said the levy should be scrapped because it was unjust. 'In 2010, we will again face ...

  2. More mainlanders eligible for theme park

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok More than 5.8 million migrant workers in Shenzhen will be able to visit Hong Kong Disneyland from Monday. Non-Shenzhen residents who have lived and worked in the special economic zone for a year or more in private enterprises, Sino-foreign joint ventures and foreign-owned enterprises would be able to apply to join group tours to Disneyland organised by some Hong Kong ...

  3. News - China


    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... approval. In an effort to better represent its members, the ruling communist party promised to include more delegates from grass-roots organisations, such as migrant workers. The minimum proportion ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism boss James Tien in warning over Shenzhen entry permit influx

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Olga Wong

    ... certificates, in the border boomtown- many of them poor migrant workers- would lead to an influx of visitors who are not "conventional tourists". The new visitors would have less purchasing ... Amy Nip and Olga Wong Tourism boss calls for relaxation of rules for millions of Shenzhen residents to be delayed, saying it will lead to a rise in illegal workers Warning over entry ...

  5. Migrant flood turns out a trickle

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung Simpson.cheung@scmp.com Confounding predictions that tens of thousands of grown-up mainland children would flood into Hong Kong to reunite with their parents thanks to an easing of the policy on right of abode, only 170 have been issued one ...

  6. Population policy must be debated

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the population will age faster, leaving an even smaller labour force to support a growing number of economically unproductive people. The report predicts the city's ratio of non-workers- mainly the elderly plus children- for every 100 workers will grow from 95.2 in 2015 to 104 in 2020 and 126 by 2029. This poses a threat to productive capacity and sustainable development. One new factor ...

  7. Migrant influx won't hit job market

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong The expected influx of adult mainland children in April would not exert pressure on the city's employment and welfare, the secretary for labour and welfare said. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said these children with a Hong Kong parent would u ...

  8. Sands shift in plans for the delta's mega merger

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The announcement last week that, beginning Wednesday, travel restrictions to Hong Kong will be relaxed for migrant workers in Shenzhen is but the latest move towards ... individual visit endorsements to Hong Kong. Now, the city's four million migrant workers can come here more easily too. The plan seems to be that, bit by bit, Hong Kong and Shenzhen will merge ...

  9. UN panel claims sex bias in poll system

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... they will not be qualified to vote in functional constituency elections because they do not work.' On the issue of foreign domestic helpers, two migrant workers' groups told the committee that the two-week ... by overseas agents. Indonesian Migrant Workers Union spokeswoman Eni Subari said she was happy the UN had listened to the union's view but she was doubtful the government would act to ease ...

  10. Exco member to head panel to pick quality migrants

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Executive Councillor Henry Fan Hung-ling yesterday was named head of the panel that will choose which talented overseas applicants will be allowed into Hong Kong under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme. The 19-member Advisory Committee on Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals- appointed by the chief executive for a two-year term- includes prominent ...




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