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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Consumer champion Connie Lau Yin-hing ready to take on public sector

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Amy Nip

    ... to take on the public sector For the past four decades, Connie Lau Yin-hing has stood up against unscrupulous merchants in defence of consumer rights. Now it's time for the government to feel the heat. Starting next month, she will head the city's independent watchdog of public administration when she becomes the new Ombudsman, replacing Alan Lai Nin. Lau is best known for her role ...

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    A minister on the wrong track?

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Tony Cheung

    ... University's department of public and social administration. Cheung was elected to Legco a year after Meeting Point, the political group he chaired, merged with the United Democrats to create ... was appointed to the Executive Council by then chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. And Cheung brushed off scepticism from his former colleagues to accept various public posts, including three key ...

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    'Abalone king' Yeung Koon-yat sees Hong Kong society turning sour

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... are not happy," said Yeung. "Hong Kong is always changing, it's important for the government to keep an eye on the health of the society." Yeung joined an earlier influx of mainlanders ...

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    No 2 at Health Bureau is just what the doctor ordered

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... out the problems and suggestions on how to solve them. Real action comes with policymaking." When Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man - a former administrator at a public hospital ... campaign brought her into the public eye, fitted the profile. She pioneered the first local training programme in stop-smoking counselling and has been a consultant to the World Health Organisation ...

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    New head of anti-poverty campaign says Hongkongers must help themselves

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... initiatives. Ki's latest act of public service is to oversee Bless Hong Kong, the government's poverty-alleviation campaign. Launched by the Commission on Poverty in February, the campaign ...

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    Numbers man Robert Chung faces down his critics again

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... critics again In 2000, amid a public inquiry into allegations of political interference with opinion polls, the veteran University of Hong Kong pollster Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu offered a simple ... People's Congress in Beijing. No stranger to controversy, the director of the university's public opinion programme was dragged into a political row in recent days after Peter Lee Ka-kit, ...

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    Media veteran Sham Yee-lan caught in a press freedom storm

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by Stuart Lau

    ... Instead, the state of media freedom appears to have spiralled downwards. But she took heart in the fact that the issue was not going unnoticed, with opinion polls showing that public satisfaction ...

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    Radio star turns up volume on Democrats

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... director, before the pair, again, left together in 2007. Tam was later invited to work at ATV for a second time, only to walk away after making another public complaint, this time over the treatment ... about the Democratic Party- his main target- "hijacking" it. He stresses the importance of public nomination of candidates in the chief executive election, something the Democratic ...

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    Toy story: how tycoon Lam Leung-tim built his empire

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by Christy Choi

    ... big shots," he said. On the side, he ran a business finding older issues of publications and selling them for 20 times the newsstand price. Within a few months he had saved several ...

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    Helper moved to the fore as migrant workers' champion

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by DANNY LEE

    ... Little did she realise that in just over a decade, she would be the public face for Hong Kong's foreign domestic helpers. As head of the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (IMWU), she ...




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