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  1. Shenzhen calls for right to pilot national reforms

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

    ... advanced experience on political and social administrative systems in the past decades. But its government makeup and social administration have gradually regressed to accord with national ... for the country. The proposal also urged Beijing to extend the special zone legislation system to suburban Shenzhen, where Guangdong legislation applied. The six-page proposal was jointly signed by more ...

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    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... to the introduction of the national education subject. The South China Morning Post and a reader filed requests this month for details of the consultation, including how many of the 1,000 submissions agreed ... government officials, parents, schools, and teachers. But critics, led by a teachers' union and student groups, found in their own surveys that most did not agree national education must ...

  3. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao has warned that the mainland faces a stark employment outlook and stressed that job creation is a top priority for the central government. 'The country's employment situation will grow more complex and ...

  4. Nearly 6,000 people lose jobs in six weeks

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Nick Gentle

    ... Daniel Sin, Nick Gentle and Dennis Eng Almost 6,000 people in Hong Kong have lost their jobs in the past six weeks as the impact of the global financial crisis flowed into the real economy. A further 4,600 losses have already been flagged, figures compiled by the South China Morning Post show. This excludes the 4,000 local construction workers who lost their jobs after ...

  5. Building collapse kills six in Guangdong

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Chow Chung Yan

    ... At least six construction workers were killed yesterday in Xinhui city, Guangdong, after a seven-storey department store under construction collapsed. Construction on the building ... had recovered the bodies of six workers. Several more workers were rescued and were being treated in hospitals in Xinhui. Police sealed off the building after the accident. Staff at Xinhui ...

  6. 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, ... negotiating with Beijing. The final draft of the national Social Insurance Law - originally scheduled to be implemented on July 1 - has now been finalised. It is waiting for State Council approval, ...

  7. Cost of insuring against layoffs to decrease in Guangzhou

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enterprises had been the first to feel the effects of the global economic slowdown, Xinhua said. In the first six months of the year, 67,000 such companies, each with business exceeding 5 million yuan, have closed, laying off more than 20 million people, the National Development and Reform Commission says. ...

  8. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of a six-year-old Cambodian boy who was sold for sex in Thailand by his stepfather. The Thai police and Enlund's organisation rescued him along with his two siblings earlier this year. Police were ...

  9. 100 HSBC staff fired as part of bigger cull

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... people, like expat staff, also got letters. Some have been paid up to six months' pay as compensation.' HSBC last night denied there had been any mass layoffs. 'The rumours about ...

  10. HSBC may boost region's workforce 5pc despite cuts

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The bank's Asia-Pacific unit reported a pretax profit of US$13.3 billion for last year, up 15 per cent from 2010. The region contributed 62 per cent of the group's pretax profit. Six key markets ...




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