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  1. Shenzhen leads way with public service

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Shake-up seen as possible model for rest of nation A public service unit shake-up under way in Shenzhen will affect thousands of civil servants and could be a model for municipal restructuring throughout the country, a mainland political observer said yesterday. Shenzhen authorities last Friday started to sort the city's 1,908 public service units into three ...

  2. Public taken for a ride in hidden cost of noisy, polluting bus services

    Posted Jan 24th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Services Letters to the Editor RELAXED? SO THERE I sit on New World First bus, sideways or knees akimbo, because the seat space is so short that my legs won't fit in, with freezing air being ... however, must bear the full cost of constructing their expensive railbeds while you get the roadways you use for free, courtesy of the public purse. This is why the public purse grants the rail ...

  3. School needs help with public service mission

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... and community in a 'service learning' initiative. ICS is looking for a public relations and marketing officer to take responsibility for the school's public relations strategies, budget ... Elizabeth Horscroft A local school committed to community integration is looking for an experienced public relations professional with a strong interest in serving society. Heather Xie, ...

  4. Bold shift in thinking on public services

    Posted Sep 30th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Kung, Wong Tai Sin and Tuen Mun- have pledged to make public services more consumer-oriented. 'Our public libraries are very passively run. The government would traditionally put up ... Polly Hui New funding allows districts to adopt strategies that maximise use of facilities District councillors yesterday proposed a bold new approach in the way Hong Kong runs its public ...

  5. Officials told to improve services to the public

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Mainlanders will enjoy better residential communities in the future, with local governments being ordered to improve public services in an effort to ease social conflict. ... and are encouraged by the government to form chain stores. Ge Daoshun, a researcher at the public policy research centre of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, said China's community service ...

  6. Public services sidelined by growth, say scholars

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... public services to address rising social discontent, a leading legal scholar has urged. Jiang Ping, a former president of the China University of Political Science and Law, said the prolonged ... with the rising demand for public services rather than placing too much emphasis on how to attract foreign direct investment,' he said. His views were supported by Ding Yuanzhu, a senior researcher ...

  7. Vulnerable in the public service

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... quality services, we have to pay for them. There is bound to be a point where you reduce people's incentives to dedicate themselves to public service in riskier lines of work. In a tight ... you don't hear much about it. As the chairman of the Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service, I have had the opportunity recently to hear about some ...

  8. Public needs more education, says regulator

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... compared with the previous survey. But with this positive trend comes a word of caution. The SFC emphasised that members of the public needed to be better informed, and the survey confirmed ... the public about financial issues. This year, using the theme 'Before you invest, ask the right questions', the commission has introduced a new programme to encourage investors to research ...

  9. HK African stowaways' grim fight for life laid bare

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... Niall Fraser Harrowing details have emerged of the desperate struggle of three African stowaways to escape a locked container in the hold of a ship moored off Hong Kong which ended in their deaths. A week after their bodies were found on board the French- ...

  10. Internet service workers to strike for six hours over holidays

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Town Gas, the parent company of iCare, in North Point. They will resume work after the action. In response to the strike threat, iCare yesterday assured the public that internet services would ... Cheung Chi-fai About 20 employees manning telephone hotlines for the internet service access seller iCare will go on strike today following the breakdown of talks on statutory holiday ...




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