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  1. Hongkongers still face mainland tax blow

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... More than 10 countries are in talks with Beijing to sign bilateral tax agreements that would exempt their nationals and companies from paying the new social security tax. Hong Kong, with hundreds of thousands of residents working on the mainland, will be ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975033/hongkongers-still-face-mainland-tax-blow
  2. Government denied on evidence for maids' case

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The government is trying to enter as evidence estimates that 'great numbers' of Filipino maids would become permanent Hong Kong residents in its fight against foreign domestic workers who are seeking right of abode. But a High Court judge called an impromptu hearing yesterday to ask the government why it had applied to file new evidence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975113/government-denied-evidence-maids-case
  3. Employers face longer prison terms for hiring illegal workers, says labour chief

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... admitted that while the government had stepped up efforts to protect the labour force, it was difficult to protect local workers if they were employed by people who did not have right of abode. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448792/employers-face-longer-prison-terms-hiring-illegal-workers-says-labour-chief
  4. How the dependant policy works

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

    ... there is no reason why their dependants should enjoy a better status by having the automatic right to work here. By this principle, those dependants of sponsors who have right of abode, right to land ... with the right talents and skills by giving them the choice of bringing their dependants while minimising the associated immigration risks. We have carefully considered the practices in Australia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424329/how-dependant-policy-works
  5. Right balance vital to safeguard our children

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Striking a balance between protection of children and the rights of sex offenders who have paid their debt to society can be a difficult task. Yet Hong Kong's current system provides ... The commission proposes that employers should be able to have checks made on these people for convictions for a specified list of sexual offences. But, to safeguard the human rights and privacy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705512/right-balance-vital-safeguard-our-children
  6. Protest of 1,000 migrant workers turns violent, says rights group

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Lilian Zhang in Shanghai About 1,000 disgruntled migrant workers clashed with police in a suburb of Shanghai on Monday, a rights group said yesterday. More than 300 police were involved in the incident, which resulted in 10 of the protesters being injured and at least one police vehicle being damaged, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663230/protest-1000-migrant-workers-turns-violent-says-rights-group
  7. Time-money balance important to get right

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expect to have less money. Time management has become a life skill in its own right that is not necessarily interdependent with money. Advice on how to master it abounds as much as that on money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602947/time-money-balance-important-get-right
  8. Companies eager to make right impression

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... that a well-honed concept of branding can lead to a substantial return on investment in the long term. Employment branding is a long-term strategy that helps to create the right perception ... as evangelists to help attract the right candidates for the company. 'This has been the most successful employment-branding strategy here because it is a network-driven type of market,' said Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662309/companies-eager-make-right-impression
  9. HK keeps No 1 ranking for economic freedom

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy for the 16th straight year amid a global slide in economic freedom due to the financial crisis, according to a report just released. The city scored 89.7 out of 100 in the 2010 Index of Econom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704233/hk-keeps-no-1-ranking-economic-freedom
  10. Shenzhen calls for right to pilot national reforms

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam More than 20 CPPCC representatives have submitted a joint proposal urging Beijing to grant special powers to Shenzhen to pilot government and social administration reforms before they are rolled out nationwide. Zhong Xiaoyu, the proposal's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629961/shenzhen-calls-right-pilot-national-reforms

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