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  1. Think 'one country'

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Deng Xiaoping's 'One country, two systems' was a master stroke. Now we need to define a new vision. The supreme leader never intended the concept to become an obstacle ... with access to the Chinese market. Very few Hong Kong companies benefit from the new rules. More important, why is a trade agreement required for a city within a country? One way forward is to treat ...

  2. Domestic helpers may be worse off under minimum wage legislation

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... relieve high unemployment in the countries that export domestic helpers. This is not a racial issue, it is a fair trade. Overseas domestic helpers are to be reminded that Hong Kong employers also ...

  3. Many employers in HK still take advantage of domestic helpers

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I feel compelled to respond to the letter by Cynthia Sze ('Helper's treated well by most employers', April 18). If I were a foreign domestic helper coming to Hong Kong, before I arrived, I would have had to pay a placement fee to an agency in my country of origin. When I arrive, unless I am very fortunate to go to the one or two employment agencies which charge ...

  4. Cathay increases retirement age of flight attendants to 55

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... retirement policies in line with the laws of their countries of origin. The airline said the change, while enabling cabin crew to better plan their careers, would not hamper the company's ...

  5. Cathay Pacific's policy is to attract the brightest and the best

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... different countries in a wide variety of jobs, many of them highly skilled and specialised. We operate in an extremely competitive environment where those with the skills and qualifications we need ...

  6. Elderly population suffers effects of inadequate welfare

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Statistics Bureau this month have marked out China as one of the only developing countries in the world with an ageing population. But as things stand, the country's nascent health and welfare systems are not equipped to face up to the associated social and economic challenges. In most developing countries, high birth rates and a shorter average life expectancy mean people aged over 60 ...

  7. Leaders pledge to provide employment

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The country's top two leaders yesterday promised to provide more funding and devise ways to create jobs, after admitting that providing more employment would remain a long-term ... the jobless find work, Xinhua reported. He said the funding should come in the form of government spending, bank loans, and preferential tax treatment. Mr Hu said the government would also encourage ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... misappropriated his country's money to build himself palaces while his countrymen were lacking basic necessities. The US is the only country, along with the UK and Australia, that put its money where ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been considered the best of employment options. NICK BILCLIFFE, Lamma UN mandate It will be preposterous if the UN mandates other countries sending troops to Iraq without first mandating ...

  10. Maids' salaries: how we compare

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Philippines. What struck me is the huge difference between what Hong Kong and Singapore employers pay. The average wage for Indonesian maids in Singapore is S$230, for Filipinos $330. The report said ... by as much as 40 per cent, Philippine maids - when remitting the full Hong Kong salary to their home country - enjoy spending power there equivalent to a Hong Kong salary earner being paid $50,000. ...




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