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  1. Economic downturn helps government hospitals retain staff

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The serious shortage of doctors and nurses at public hospitals has received some relief, as medical workers have been seeking job stability and training opportunities in the public sector. The Hospital Authority projected that the turnover figure for the approximately 5,000 public doctors would be 5.1 per cent for 2008-09, the lowest in five financial years. Ching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668605/economic-downturn-helps-government-hospitals-retain-staff
  2. The new class struggle in China and why it threatens economic progress

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the environment. 'Capital buys public power and the media and uses its theories to take the place of political and moral principles.' To create a sustainable model, China needs to find ways ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740800/new-class-struggle-china-and-why-it-threatens-economic-progress
  3. Economic model to blame for quake toll

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in the area indicate that modern industrial plants and office blocks sustained little damage, public buildings and homes fared far worse. Especially shocking is the poor construction standard ... loess soil of Shaanxi would be. (Friable, by the way, is a geological term meaning 'easily pulverized'.) This neglect of public building standards in earthquake zones is typical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637496/economic-model-blame-quake-toll
  4. Beijing pulls out stops to arrest economic rot

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has been a bitter pill to swallow. But the failed attempt to pull the market from its death spiral has not been from want of trying. In a surprise move aimed at spurring economic growth ... 'The slight moderation in China's economic growth in the first-half has brought a disproportionately large decline in profits for companies with high operating leverage and vulnerability ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653499/beijing-pulls-out-stops-arrest-economic-rot
  5. Economic growth tops leaders' agenda

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee in Beijing Economic growth is expected to dominate the agenda when party, government and military leaders meet to plot next year's course at the Communist Party's annual National Economic Working Conference, tipped to start today. The participants are expected to focus on ways to maintain a decent growth rate using expansionary fiscal and monetary policies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662977/economic-growth-tops-leaders-agenda
  6. Sino-US economic relations can only worsen, warns Barshefsky

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economic importance opens the door to new areas of friction, according to a former top US trade official. Charlene Barshefsky, the lawyer who negotiated China's entry into the World Trade ... to their jobs. 'Trade friction between the US and China will increase before it will decrease,' she said after addressing an economic conference in Beijing. She cited several areas that were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461413/sino-us-economic-relations-can-only-worsen-warns-barshefsky
  7. Public mood signals summer of discontent

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to a political assistant who had earlier been earning HK$30,000. It may not be a fair comparison. But it says something about the depth of public unease with economic and livelihood matters, ... be upheld. Third, he stressed the importance of economic development. 'Only with continued economic development can Hong Kong improve life for its people, maintain stability and develop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643523/public-mood-signals-summer-discontent
  8. Public Eye

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com It's hard to find any leadership Public Eye would like to say that environment secretary Edward Yau Tang-wah has shown leadership, but we ... suspended approval of new plants. Public Eye knows our leaders always second-guess Beijing, never daring to do anything they think could upset their bosses up north. But there was nothing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741727/public-eye
  9. State Council orders end to theft of public funds

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to public financing related to reconstruction work following last year's Sichuan earthquake, and also to the government's 4 trillion yuan stimulus package to revive economic growth. ... Cary Huang in Beijing A nationwide campaign to stop abuse of public funds will be launched following the rampant embezzlement uncovered in last year's audit report, the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685516/state-council-orders-end-theft-public-funds
  10. Public concern and costs blamed for water scheme delay

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... an expert with Henan University of Finance and Economics, also expressed concerns over such a large resettlement scheme within a limited time period. 'But it could be a good thing to have ... that authorities in Henan welcomed the project because of its apparent benefit to the economy. 'The project will become the economic engine for Henan,' an official told the China Business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681866/public-concern-and-costs-blamed-water-scheme-delay

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