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  1. Public Eye

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... companies and the thousands of factories - many Hong Kong-owned - on the mainland. These prime polluters are members of the chamber of commerce. Public Eye applauds any pressure on the government ... Will the fat cats get even more? Oxfam says the number of working poor in Hong Kong has hit a record. Bosses are paying workers too little to support their families. Educators are angry the government ...

  2. It's about more than housing allowances

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Why is it that the housing allowance for NETs (native English-speaking teachers) attracts so much attention when there are so many other inequities in the Hong Kong education system? ... and their government grant; the matter of the government buying school places in private schools while there are empty classrooms in public schools; and the government building new schools while the school ...

  3. Bosses to go back to building homes

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... to... the need to improve public housing.' Mr Jian said the government would not allow employers to buy extra land to build houses and would make sure the homes were allocated to poor ... Raymond Li Move is part of initiative to provide affordable housing Guangzhou is poised to become the first mainland city to reintroduce a controversial housing scheme that allows ...

  4. Public scrapers make heavy work of lamp-post labels

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... may be, I am sure the tax-paying public would prefer such teams were organised to scrape our lamp posts more efficiently. So will Hong Kong's scraper-in-chief please identify himself, ... It is a source of endless fascination to newcomers to Hong Kong to observe types of employment in the city rarely seen in other parts of the world. Where, away from here, would you come ...

  5. The house always wins, and Stanley's bridge proves it

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... winner of the proposed HK$60 billion Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge will be the casinos of Macau. In the same editions of this newspaper, under the headline 'Bumper year for Macau tourism', we quoted the head of Macau's tourist office boasting that Macau had drawn in 8.17 million visitors from Hong Kong last year. Yet we in Hong Kong are to pick up 50.2 per cent ...

  6. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital, is a vice-chairman of the city's largest union, the Federation of Trade Unions. He is also a founding member and the vice-chairman of the nine-year-old Hong Kong Public Hospitals, ... in Hong Kong faced a lot of pressing conditions. 'Long working hours is the most serious problem. The Hospital Authority doctors' fight a few months ago for a reduction of working hours ...

  7. Public Art Lecture Series

    Posted Nov 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... December 11 The Making of Art in Public Spaces by Sabrina Fung 7pm to 9pm. Rm 1502 AB, 15/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai Admission fee: $100 for each session or $360 for the entire series. Half ... 18. Fujiimage Gallery, 4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai. Free admission. Reservation required. Enquiry: 2922 2822 ...

  8. Cheap housing for staff attracts tax

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... low-cost homes- so-called 'welfare houses'- for staff since 1998 when the mainland abolished its long-standing public welfare housing system. But the practice has continued in disguised ... Kevin Huang Mainland employees will be subject to a new tax if they buy cheap housing provided by their workplace under a new effort by authorities to clamp down on tax evasion. The new ...

  9. Public Eye

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... obstruction? Why only mobile phone salespeople and not the bars in Lan Kwai Fong, Wyndham Street and Soho that flout Hong Kong's obstruction, food and noise laws with impunity? Public Eye dares ... had enough of the gibberish being spewed by big business to avoid paying Hong Kong's hard-pressed workers a decent wage. The latest to talk nonsense is Duncan Abate of the Employers' ...

  10. Public servants and prostitutes join the May Day chorus

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... called for the trade to be legalised in Hong Kong. Ms Yim said many women had been forced to turn to prostitution because of the poor economy. 'Some sex workers working in Hong Kong are from the mainland or other countries, and that also boosts the population of sex workers here,' Ms Yim said, claiming there were up to 400,000 sex workers in Hong Kong. Janelle Fawkes, a member ...




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