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  1. 'Baby delivery' agencies receive a rush of calls

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung Shenzhen agents who arrange for pregnant mainlanders to give birth in Hong Kong have been swapped with calls from women desperate for news of a possible cap on numbers. The quota plan has also angered some mainland women, who said they should be treated as VIPs because they pay top prices at local hospitals. A staff member at Shenzhen agency Gang Baobao- which ...

  2. Unwanted role

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... In fact, he spoke like Premier Wen Jiabao. While US President Barack Obama was in China last week, Xinhua news agency put out a little-noted news item quoting Wen. 'China disagrees [with] ... of the theory is a pretty good description of our world today, especially China in relation to the US and the world. But there is a twist to the theory, and my friend explains why. For good measure, he ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of support from political parties. Zimmerman left the Civic Party recently after it declined to put him forward as a candidate for one of the new superseats that come into effect at the upcoming ... worthy endeavours will take place at Cityplaza over three weekends starting this coming one. Going off the rails China's high-speed-rail programme has not been an unalloyed success. ...

  4. Issues with mainlanders 'inevitable', official says

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wing-man, tipped to be the next secretary for food and health, echoed the remarks of incumbent Dr York Chow Yat-ngok in saying people should not have unreasonable expectations of the new administration. 'Every policy area involves different stakeholders, whose various expectations usually conflict in some way,' Ko said. 'So if you expect the new government to 100 per cent ...

  5. Appointments

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rainbow Ma Director of China practice Grant Thornton Ms Ma joined the firm in 2004 and is seconded to Guangzhou to provide services for clients in Shenzhen and Guangdong. Before joining ... Kong and Beijing. She has extensive experience in providing tax advice and planning to multinational companies investing in the mainland. Poon Kin-yan Agency division general manager MassMutual ...

  6. Corrupt tobacco boss made bureau a family business

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... with juicy evidence posted on the mainland's most popular internet forums. The tobacco industry is a state-owned monopoly, with the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration and the China National ...

  7. Shenzhen begins push to increase transparency

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam When it comes to freedom of the press, the mainland has a poor record overall by Western standards, but Shenzhen authorities announced yesterday a new initiative to enhance ... or obstruct reporters' interviews over major policy changes, government work, disasters and emergencies, or they will need to account for dereliction of duty,' Xinhua said, quoting the new ...

  8. In Brief

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

    ... New platform to gather cultural district opinions The University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme has launched a new platform to gather the public's views on the West Kowloon Cultural District project and the waterfront. People wanting to express their views can register with the programme to become members. The programme will carry out three types ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    HK backs down on national education

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse and Staff Reporters The Hong Kong government on Saturday backed down on a plan to force school children to take national education classes, after weeks of protests and on the eve of crucial legislative polls. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told a press conference that his government would not seek to implement an originally planned 2015 deadline ...

  10. Agencies also labouring under new regulations

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Agencies that make arrangements for pregnant mainlanders to have their babies in Hong Kong say the business is harder than ever. Ms Xu of E-baby Land, a Guangzhou-based birth tour agency, said they had been extremely nervous since Hong Kong launched a series of measures to curb the influx. 'The situation is like the stock market. It changes every day,' she ...




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