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  1. Trade body calls for product-testing park

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

    ... to the Tourism Board. The association said the government should co-operate with mainland authorities to remove technical and regulatory barriers so that product-testing certificates issued by Hong Kong ... Daniel Sin A product-testing park should be set up to support the development of the testing and certification business as one of the city's future pillar industries, a trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688505/trade-body-calls-product-testing-park
  2. Echoes of slavery as HK wastes time over wage issue

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... wage issue' (December 5) notes. Yet wage-floor policies in practice has long proved this theory wrong. The International Labour Organisation established its first minimum wages convention ... Nations research published in 2002 even suggested minimum wages might increase employment, through increments in productivity and expanded consumption. At least 80 per cent of the world's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/574440/echoes-slavery-hk-wastes-time-over-wage-issue
  3. Social shortfall

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... domestic product on housing, health, old age, employment and training, and family services. Greece spent 21per cent and Italy 25per cent. In 2010-11, Hong Kong's government spent HK$98.9 ... in recurrent welfare expenditure by raising taxes or issuing bonds.' People might wonder why it took so long for the government to realise that the wealth-gap problem could not be solved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985584/social-shortfall
  4. Letters

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a very sensitive topic and cause of concern. Wouter van Marle raises these issues in his letter ('We should be encouraging more chicken farms in Hong Kong', October 15). I believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656700/letters
  5. Former teacher helped with land issues pre-1997

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to have had the opportunity to help tackle some practical issues for Hong Kong people during the transitional period.' Her role on the commission earned her a Chinese diplomatic passport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006206/former-teacher-helped-land-issues-pre-1997
  6. Railroading is the issue, not rail chief

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu While many brokers are unhappy with the government's choice of former MTR Corporation chief executive Chow Chung-kong as the next chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), they are picking on the wrong target. They should not car ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998426/railroading-issue-not-rail-chief
  7. By-election reform is just a side issue

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A government with five months left in office may not be able to achieve much. It can either step up efforts to tackle some pressing issues or focus on shaping its legacy. In either case, it strives to leave the city in good condition for the incoming administration. The team of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, however, is acting otherwise. It has quietly put the revamp of Legislative Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991690/election-reform-just-side-issue
  8. Final address must tackle housing issue

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... important' issue for Tsang to address, followed by health care policy (60 per cent). Tsang, in a rare admission, said in a radio programme on Saturday there had been shortcomings in government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981640/final-address-must-tackle-housing-issue
  9. Health issues highlight lack of ministerial talent

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the public has been misled. On March 25, the government issued a brief statement saying commerce chief Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan would extend her sick leave until April 10 following an operation, without ... But it is not easy to list the conditions under which officials must declare their health problems. These issues warrant thorough public debate as expectations for public accountability continue to grow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967196/health-issues-highlight-lack-ministerial-talent
  10. Clean production certificate would lead to cleaner air

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and effective way to do so, is to make export licences subject to a 'clean production certificate' and to ask the mainland to follow suit. This would not be hard to implement. Chemical spills ... than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and other hazardous materials from the European market have forced buyers to audit and certify their suppliers. The Hong Kong Productivity Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563487/clean-production-certificate-would-lead-cleaner-air

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