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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 ...

  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 ...

  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. ...

  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, ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to senior expat government servant Duncan Pescod, who said that the three stars on his Hong Kong identity card represented the right of abode ('Brussels trade chief moves to commerce post', July 16). M. K. Chu confirmed that this was not true and that three stars denotes either Chinese citizens with right of abode in Hong Kong or other nationals with unconditional stay ...

  6. HK$10m is all we ask: Peace Mark ex-staff

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... liquidator twice. A Labour Department spokeswoman said 123 former Peace Mark workers requested help yesterday. Meanwhile, some former U-Right International employees visited a recruitment event ...

  7. Laws to protect helpers' rights must be enforced

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... right. Perhaps it is time to rethink our maid importation policy, which has distorted human values and relationships and sometimes encourages racial prejudice. Mainland maids have been proposed ...

  8. Much to be done on domestic helpers' rights

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Malaysia is finally giving rights to its foreign domestic workers. Horrific cases of abuse by employers have prompted an agreement with Indonesia to give maids a day off each week, the right to hold passports and a minimum wage. Helpers from other countries are not covered and the high incidence of mistreatment is not tackled, but the decision is a welcome starting point. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Education rights should be priority

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Compulsory education, teachers' pay and addressing corruption should be top of the central government's agenda, according to a Hong Kong-based rights activist. Geoffrey Crothall, spokesman for the NGO, China Labour Bulletin, which promotes workers' rights on the mainland, said: 'The most important thing is that the government recognises child labour ...




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