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  1. Trade body calls for product-testing park

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

    ... 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 ... year to assess the impact of the global financial crisis on Hong Kong. Mr Tsang announced on June 22 that a council of testing and certification would be set up to promote professional ...

  2. Clean production certificate would lead to cleaner air

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  3. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Economy

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... hinterland and a robust regional market,' says Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying (pictured). The city has just recorded its first year-on-year export growth since the global financial crisis. Exports in November surpassed HK$240.7 billion- up 1.3 per cent from November last year. The year-on-year contraction in the city's gross domestic product eased from 7.8 per cent ...

  4. Only third of appointed council seats to be axed

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Peter So Only one-third of the 102 appointed district council seats will be abolished in the coming elections and it could take up to another nine years before all of them ... lawmaker who last year voted for the Legislative Council electoral reform package now said that he felt cheated. Frederick Fung Kin-kee (pictured), a lawmaker for the Association for Democracy ...

  5. James Tien eyes district council seat in Legco

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Tanna Chong

    ... Ambrose Leung, Tanna Chong and Fanny W. Y. Fung Former Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun has expressed interest in running for a Legco seat representing the district councils ... constitutional reform package, which will create five new district council seats in Legco. 'This is very attractive, especially for business sector people who have the resources to run ...

  6. 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 ... The inadequacy of basic services in Hong Kong can be seen in the Hong Kong Council of Social Service's recent study on deprivation and social exclusion. The study surveyed over 1,000 people ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... due on Donald Tsang's policy address The Legislative Council votes on a motion of thanks for the policy address after three days of debate. This year's received mixed comments from ... expats to work on the mainland. Japanese carmakers still struggling Japanese vehicle production figures are expected to show the country's carmakers have still not completely restored ...

  8. Consumer Council to boost check on prices

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan, Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung and May Chan The government will give HK$5 million to the Consumer Council to expand its price monitoring system. '[This is] to provide the public quicker and more ... once every two weeks to weekly. The number of commodities to be checked will be increased from 15 to 40 items. The council will also publish the names of stores surveyed. The group will also ...

  9. Executive Council?s role to be expanded

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... ROBERT CAIRNS Updated at 1.13pm: The role of the Executive Council in Hong Kong would be expanded in order to improve governance, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said on Wednesday. ... of the council and the Commission on Strategic Development.?And, I will rejuvenate the membership of advisory boards and statutory bodies to harvest the experience of leaders in their fields and provide ...

  10. HK$93m fund to help create a cleaner delta

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The Legislative Council approved the creation of a HK$93 million fund yesterday to launch a partnership programme, which will promote cleaner production in the Pearl River Delta ... Kong-owned factories across the border to help them clean up their production. The money will go to the Hong Kong Productivity Council, which will launch the five-year Cleaner Production Partnership ...




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