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  1. North district wants help finding jobs

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn North District councillors yesterday urged the Labour Department to set up an employment centre to help job seekers in one of the poorest communities in Hong Kong. Chairman of the North District council's labour and economic affairs committee Danny Wong Leung-hi yesterday asked why there was no job centre for the 300,000 population in the district. 'Without ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Villagers to protest against northern New Territories development

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and there has been a lack of consultation on the development plans. Critics also say the development would kill too much of what little agriculture remains in Hong Kong. The proposal was announced ... plan to build new towns would wipe out historic villages in Fanling North, Kwu Tung, Ta Kwu Ling and Ping Che, and would eliminate 100 hectares of farmland. The development would turn the rural ...

  3. Death of an eccentric sends positive message

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kai-bong Chau was, to most of Hong Kong, the epitome of eccentricity. From his pink Rolls-Royce to the matching outfits he and his wife wore to society events, he was, to favour a polite ... that have become confident and are on the rise. Places in decline produce the opposite and the less likeable: people who are weird and bizarre. Hong Kong is searching for a new direction. Our ...

  4. Price of baby formula soaring, survey finds

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... so-called parallel traders, who buy up stocks in Hong Kong and take them across the border. A crisis of confidence in the mainland's milk formula since the tainted milk scandal in 2008 has ... to buy a can,' said Wong, a North District councillor living in Fanling. 'Once I had to keep looking until I reached the ninth store, and they only had one can left unsold, at HK$300. ...

  5. Fight against drug abuse should have no borders

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

    ... as young as 17 years old. But no matter how successful police operations are in Hong Kong, their efforts will be undermined if young people can just hop on a train and buy drugs in Shenzhen. ... of a joint effort by the Shenzhen and Hong Kong governments to crack down on the sale of illegal drugs. In another sign a tougher policy is being adopted, some Hong Kong people arrested earlier ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sheung Shui market tenants protest over new contracts About 20 tenants of the Choi Yuen Estate Market in Sheung Shui yesterday protested against The Link Management for introducing a six-month contract with the monthly rent increased by 10-20 per cent. Fu ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police investigate suicide Liu Pak-tak, 36, jumped to his death from a staircase on the 14th floor of Choi Chu House at Choi Yuen Estate, Sheung Shui, at about 2.30pm. Police said initial investigations had found nothing suspicious about the case. They sa ...

  8. City Digest

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Police denial of liaison office rally overturned The police force, criticised by an inquiry for the handling of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit last year and accused of hampering the media, had its rejection of an application for a protest outside th ...

  9. Tin Shui Wai North worst poverty area

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee and Agnes Lam 41 per cent of residents poor The poverty rate of Tin Shui Wai North is more than double that of Hong Kong as a whole, the Council of Social Service has found. ... in families in which all members are jobless 11.9% of residents are mainland immigrants who have lived in Hong Kong for less than seven years *Tin Shui Wai North refers to the area north of Tin Shui ...

  10. Six IIs arrested in country park

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Police arrested six illegal immigrants at Fung Wong Wat in Plover Cove Country Park at about 4pm yesterday. No one was injured in the operation. On Friday, eight South Asian illegal immigrants aged 19 to 34 were arrested at Kau Tam Tso in the pa ...




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