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  1. Reward public doctors to halt exodus, pioneer says

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... complicate the system. 'The whole thing needs a clear policy, we have to think about which doctors can do private practice,' the official said. 'If we expand private services, public services will be cut and the public may not accept this.' An authority spokesman said its hospitals currently provided private services 'on a very limited scale' as an alternative ...

  2. Resources to thrust RTHK into new age

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... memory of the community, RTHK is best placed to be the public service broadcaster in Hong Kong.' Director of Broadcasting Franklin Wong Wah-kay hailed the decision and said it meant ... of the committee reviewing public service broadcasting, said the government had laid out concrete proposals. But Woo noted that these promises were only short term, and the government still lacked the big ...

  3. Reform the civil service

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the following response. Civil service pay has already been reduced by 1.58 per cent to 4.42 per cent, depending on the salary band, from October last year. Subject to the passage of the 2004-2005 Public ... is that sufficient remuneration should be offered to attract, retain and motivate staff to provide efficient and effective service to the public, and that such remuneration should be broadly comparable ...

  4. Strike closes 4 pools, 10 beaches

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai At least four public swimming pools and 10 public beaches are likely to be closed today as up to 1,000 lifeguards go on strike. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department ... safety, maintain an efficient and reliable public service and ensure proper use of public money,' Ms Wong said. Departmental officials would seek advice from the Civil Service Bureau ...

  5. New pro-Beijing party sets sights on leading role

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... short of giving explicit support to Donald Tsang Yam-kuen as the next leader, but acknowledged he came from the middle class and had good public service experience. When asked about the row over ...

  6. I'm not universally loved but my values are endorsed: Tsang

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... issue-oriented... They do not dislike a person as such. 'I do not regard- having been in public service for so long- that I will be universally loved. That's impossible,' he said. Mr Tsang ... Jimmy Cheung Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said he realised he was not 'universally loved' but insisted the broad public support he enjoyed showed people endorsed his values. He also ...

  7. Hurrah for Xinhua

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... for patriotism. Its public service campaign reached new heights this week with the publication of a blacklist of unpatriotic legislators. Surely the next step will be a demand for a loyalty test ... in 1984. We simply have to assume that Xinhua, in the time-honoured, procrustean manner of state propaganda services, is sending a dual message to the people of Hong Kong. Beneath the blacklist ...

  8. News agency under fire over beheading

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the agency revealed its affiliate, Associated Press Television News had received a tape earlier in June, well before his abduction was made public. The news service said it did not reveal it had ... by the agency before the translator's abduction was made public in June. The tape viewed by the committee was far longer than the 4 minute 30 second tape which the agency had previously reported ...

  9. Tobacco control a cause worth fighting for

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Robinson (November 25) acknowledges that tobacco control is a 'worthy' cause, but gratuitously castigates us as publicly funded 'do-gooders' engaged in ineffective activities. First, we welcome any bone fide independent audit of the value of our public service, research and teaching in the medical field. Second, Mr Robinson accuses us of having ...

  10. Tycoon pins faith on private-public partnerships

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... is a partnership. The government builds a road, the bus company provides a bus service. The road without the buses is of no use, and the bus without a road is of no use.' He said the public and private ... of the conglomerate Sir Elly Kadoorie and Sons, which owns a number of public utilities including CLP Power, said the government should exhaust every means to make Hong Kong stay competitive and avoid being ...




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