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  1. Labour shortage threatens delta factories' future

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... planted our roots in the Pearl River Delta. We can't just uproot,' he said. He pins his hopes on the fact that foreign buyers have been burned by shoddy products from mainland companies ...

  2. Delta factory owners brace for minimum wage rise of up to 16pc

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong exporters are bracing for a rise in Guangzhou's minimum wage, with factory owners in the Pearl River Delta saying there is growing speculation it will be raised to as high as 1,000 yuan (HK$1,135) a month, up from 860 yuan. A rise of that magnitude- 16 per cent- would align Guangzhou's minimum pay with that of Shenzhen, which has among the highest ...

  3. 1,000 jobs for locals wait over the border

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong manufacturers in the Pearl River Delta are offering nearly 1,000 jobs to Hong Kong people, who are considered more proficient in English and to have a more global ... hired 450,000 employees in the Pearl River Delta. Hong Kong-based companies operate an estimated 53,300 factories in Guangdong, according to a survey by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. ...

  4. Low wages help region maintain its edge

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... explains why the Pearl River Delta remains so competitive as a global manufacturing centre. While the region has become richer, the migrant labour that fuels its export machine has largely been left behind, even though workers' salaries in the Pearl River Delta are rising in absolute terms. Guangzhou and Shenzhen, for example, boast the highest average salaries in China. ...

  5. Cab chat

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... Chu Lei-nam, 40, says the new finance and security chiefs should do better than their predecessors - so long as they keep open minds. Ride from Wan Chai to Tsuen Wan. Cost: $226.20 I am not saying the new lineup is better in quality than the last one beca ...

  6. No labour shortage, official says

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Guangdong factories may be battling to hire migrant workers but officials say there is no labour shortage in the province. Guangdong Labour and Employment Service director Wang Guanyu said local media reports of a provincial labour shortage were based on a misunderstanding of the job market. He said there was no labour shortage in the Pearl River Delta and the unmet ...

  7. Wider IT use essential to future of graduates

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... Young professionals will continue to have a difficult time until small business sees the benefits of technology, writes Wendy Ng Hong Kong, as a business hub and a service industry centre, is still not taking enough advantage of the benefits of informatio ...

  8. Expat teachers form group to give them legal muscle

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... New professional organisation feels members need greater protection to ensure their rights are recognised and protected Expatriate teachers in Hong Kong are forming an association for colleagues planning to sue their employers. The Expatriate Teaching Ass ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last phase of shenzhen river project signed Hong Kong and Shenzhen yesterday signed a $164 million contract for the last phase of the Shenzhen River improvement project. Under this phase, the river between Man Kam To and Lo Shue Ling will be realigned, widened and deepened to reduce flooding risks on both sides of the river. The cost will be shared equally by the Shenzhen and Hong ...

  10. Government denied on evidence for maids' case

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The government is trying to enter as evidence estimates that 'great numbers' of Filipino maids would become permanent Hong Kong residents in its fight against foreign domestic workers who are seeking right of abo ...




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