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  1. The challenge of creating an Asia-Pacific union

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Greg Barns Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd thinks big. He wants to turn Asia into another European Union and, last week, he began his campaign to make that concept a reality. ... style? And, even if it is feasible, has Australia the clout to drive such an initiative? Mr Rudd sought to answer some of these fundamental questions in a speech delivered to the Asia Society, ...

  2. HK strategy a surprising example of excellence for the rest of Asia, says expert

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... in Asia,' Mr Huizenga said from Manila. 'We're often taking delegations there from Bangkok, Manila and other cities to show them the good work that is being done.' The government's insistence on the use of less-polluting fuels and regulation of emissions from vehicles were policies bettered in Asia only in Japan and on a par with European Union standards, he said. ...

  3. Police motorcyclist's death sparks union call for highway patrol cars

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Clifford Lo Police unions want to discuss the possibility of traffic officers using cars instead of motorcycles for highway patrols, following an accident in which an officer died on Tuesday. Safety measures will be on the agenda when the unions next meet management. The traffic policeman was killed on Tuesdaywhen his motorcycle was in collision with a minibus. ...

  4. Letters

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

    ... to having no backbone. I, for one, would like to breathe air I cannot see. How about you? Terry Scott, Sha Tin Pilots were only union members I refer to the article by Susana Ng of Allen & Overy ... This was an attempted 'union bust', plain and simple, and the selection was intended to intimidate the remainder of the pilot force. Many of those dismissed were simply members of their union and, ...

  5. Cargo hold of issues for Iata's new pilot

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... greenhouse gas tax. Admittedly, they are partly motivated by fear that unless they can get agreement, individual governments will impose more expensive piecemeal taxes. The European Union is showing ... But there are really too many issues calling for his attention. One is to lobby the European Union to stop delaying and accomplish the Single European Sky, bringing together all the air traffic systems. ...

  6. Census shows record increase in spoonbills

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... in a decade. The endangered bird, which has a spoon-like black bill and a yellow patch beside its eyes, is found mainly along coastlines in East Asia. The conservation group BirdLife International once ... Korea, and travels south in winter, is still on the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... staff at the airport] were using strike action as a bargaining tool. In situations like this, staff and unions should sit down and talk with the employer about the bones of contention ...

  8. World attention turns to Asia's carbon emissions

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... greenhouse gases in the atmosphere despite the economic slump, and the projections for a further massive rise as growth resumes, particularly in Asia. The top US energy forecaster reported last week ... for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - most of which are among the richest and most advanced economies in the world - were declining relative to those of non-OECD developing nations. Asia ...

  9. Rise in sea levels increases economic stakes for Asia

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... that Asia - because of its extensive coastline, many mega deltas, big port cities and dense population - will be the region by far the most seriously affected by such a rise. A 1-metre increase ... most populous port cities exposed to coastal flooding in the 2070s would be in Asia, with four of them in China - Guangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin and Ningbo (with a total flood-exposed population ...

  10. Asia must strike right balance on oil policy

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Domestic concerns were behind their moves - yet it is global reasons that should be driving their policies. Subsidies increase consumption and this is helping push prices higher. Asia accounts ... determine prices in these nations, and in the absence of concerted government intervention, people are being more careful about oil use. In Asia, the opposite is true; about two-thirds of the annual ...




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