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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Fears at RTHK as veteran 'forced out'

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Phila Siu

    ... and the role of public broadcasting are being weakened and restricted." Pollard, an RTHK veteran of about 30 years, is on a non-civil-service contract. He has overseen 140 shows this year, ... they are "deeply concerned" about freedom of expression and the role of the public broadcaster after a veteran producer failed to secure a contract renewal. The contract of executive producer Gary ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Like Bank of China, Citic Bank also offers service branded 'money laundering' by CCTV

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:58pm by DON WEINLAND, George Chen

    ... Don Weinland and George Chen CCTV accuses Bank of China of providing money laundering service Citic Bank also moves money overseas, say sources A day after Bank of China (BOC) was accused by the state broadcaster of breaking foreign exchange rules by helping people take money out of the country, it has emerged a second state bank has also been offering the service. Industry sources told ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bar Association calls for options on reform offering 'greatest possible' public participation

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:29pm by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Ng Kang-chung Denial of public nomination without 'greatest possible' voter participation in 2017 will 'abuse concept of rule of law', warns ... executive candidates without offering alternatives that ensure the greatest possible public participation, the Bar Association said yesterday. The Bar- which earlier said public nomination ...

  4. News - China - ADMINISTRATION

    China scraps urban-rural distinction in 'hukou' household registration system

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:29am by MANDY ZUO

    ... their hukou transferred to cities by 2020, according to an estimate by the Ministry of Public Security and National Bureau of Statistics. However, while rural migrants will be encouraged to settle ... the change said. Huang Ming, deputy public security minister, told a news conference yesterday: "Megacities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou have seen the number of migrants grow by 400,000 ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:09pm by Amrit Dhillon

    ... in the dark? Thousands of people saw their life savings wiped out when LM Investment Management collapsed, raising serious questions about the financial services industry.  "You grow up learning you cannot ... difference between the modern variety of caste and community cookery books and the earlier private publications: "Since the older ones were for a closed audience, they were initially written ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality: Hong Kong library under fire for 'anti-gay propaganda'

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by DANNY LEE

    ... to recognise normal things," Shiu said. The book has been loaned out 89 times since 2005 and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), which is responsible for public libraries, has ... and stereotyping against sexual minorities [in] publications directly promoting homophobia should be carefully handled by public libraries. "This could mean that such publications should perhaps carry ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    ‘Chinese hackers’ stole data on Israel’s Iron Dome missile shield

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... Crew, as the hacking group is known, stole designs for Israeli rocket systems in a spree of attacks during 2011 and 2012, Joseph Drissel, chief executive of Cyber Engineering Services, said. ... to development of the Iron Dome project and other missile projects. "Comment Crew is so named for a very specific reason- they insert malware with hidden comments on various public webpages ...

  8. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    Zhejiang turns to contract workers for civil service

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:56am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Zhejiang turns to contract workers for civil service Zhejiang is hiring several contract-based workers in an effort to improve the efficiency of civil ... organisation department, told provincial news portal Zjol.com.cn the programme was an attempt to attract skilled workers to government service. The positions are white-collar, and include a traffic ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's curbs on use of government vehicles raises hope for change

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 02:29pm by Hu Shuli

    ... public service units, state-run enterprises and state-run financial firms should carry out vehicle reform as this has the potential to become even more difficult and complicated than ... and public occasions. However, the use of government vehicles for private and public reasons has led to corruption and, subsequently, public outrage. Government vehicle expenses are astronomical, ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Execs wax nostalgic, Xiaomi eyes VNO license

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 11:32am by Doug Young

    ... services. That move doesn't come as a huge surprise, since a wide range of Chinese tech firms have also applied for such licenses, which allow them to offer mobile service under their own brand ... Another of his posts includes a photo from Kingsoft's milestone 2007 IPO in Hong Kong, which he reveals was preceded by four failed attempts to take the company public.   While Lei's ...




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