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  1. Sweeping review for Productivity Council

    Posted Dec 21st 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Hong Kong Productivity Council management system will undergo a thorough review after 'grey areas' were identified in its operations. This follows an independent inquiry into anonymous allegations against the council's executive director, Yeung Kwok-Keung, and a senior member of its staff, Peter Yeung. The council's staffing committee said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/530098
  2. Productivity Council faces fight over sacking of unionist

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Labour activists have threatened to take the Hong Kong Productivity Council to court over the 'groundless' sacking of a union official. Andrew So Tsz-koon, a committee ... was retaliation over a labour dispute earlier this year and a feud with the council, as the dismissal letter offered no reason and was signed by only his deputy divisional head. Union chairman Ho Yee-wai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508936/productivity-council-faces-fight-over-sacking-unionist
  3. Energy-efficiency labelling not enough, says green council

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government should go beyond an energy-efficiency labelling scheme to promote the development and use of green products, according to the Business Environment Council ... product policy. The council said such a policy coupled with green procurement by the government would stimulate the growth of the green product market. 'The government is a big purchaser ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523994
  4. Just too productive

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... with Quinton Chan Public relations officers at the Productivity Council must be among the most serious in the industry. LoDown went to a media lunch with council chairman Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen and chief executive Yeung Kwok-keung a couple of weeks ago, to discuss the latest developments there. The PR specialists called to invite me a week in advance and then faxed me ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513718/just-too-productive
  5. Top council report backs reforms in agriculture

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter For the second year in a row, the State Council has made the promotion of the agricultural sector the top priority in its annual work programme. In its No1 document for 2005, dated December 31 and published by Xinhua yesterday, the cabinet stressed the importance of raising the productivity of farming in its 27-point programme. Apart from reducing the burden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487646/top-council-report-backs-reforms-agriculture
  6. State Council sets out guidelines for saving energy

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Council following a similar appeal by Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday. In a move that analysts say highlights extreme concern in government circles about power shortages, the lengthy document sets ... range of fields over the past few years that had been studied by the State Council. The directive said the government would give priority to several key projects this year, including energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507384/state-council-sets-out-guidelines-saving-energy
  7. 'All-herb' slimming products recalled

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... if they felt unwell. Both products are among 30 health supplements being tested by the Consumer Council. 'In view of the serious side effects of the products, the Consumer Council decided ... Patsy Moy The Department of Health has ordered the recall of two slimming products containing a controlled drug associated with severe side effects. The products, RS Slim and Fit, and, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510974/all-herb-slimming-products-recalled
  8. A world leader in palm oil production

    Posted Aug 31st 2005, 12:00am by Vicki Williams

    ... This makes Malaysia the largest palm oil producer in the world. Malaysia produced 13.98 million tonnes of palm oil last year and the Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council estimates that production ... palm oil products, such as margarine, confectionery, soap, candles and plastics. Malaysia exports palm oil and palm oil products to more than 80 countries, with growing markets in China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514206/world-leader-palm-oil-production
  9. Toymakers bypass HK to export products

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... the mainland, while US$9.1 billion of the same products were shipped from Hong Kong, according to the Trade Development Council. Hong Kong's toy exports for that period grew only 1 per cent, while ... toys were made in the mainland, mostly by Hong Kong-owned factories, said Samson Chan, chairman of the Hong Kong Toys Council. In the past, most of these toys were exported from Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485142/toymakers-bypass-hk-export-products
  10. Health food products spur more complaints

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The Consumer Council has seen an increase in complaints about health-food products over the past two years. The watchdog received 114 complaints regarding health foods in the first nine months, compared with 115 in all of last year and 98 in 2003. It said most of the complaints were about the effectiveness of the health products. A council spokesman said complaints ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/520392

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