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  1. News - China

    Labour disputes in China increase as the workforce shrinks

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Reuters

    ... weeks, thousands of workers at a factory in Guangdong run by Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, the world's largest shoe maker, have been on strike. They have demanded improved social insurance ... whose supplier Shanmukang Technology negotiated with workers over social insurance contributions after a strike last month. Workers are emboldened by demographic trends. The working age ...

  2. Agility 'people bank' pays off

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... worthy causes it might support as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. In Hong Kong, this means working with non-government organisations such as the Crossroads ... and scale of projects they can undertake has a tone of greater local relevance.' Clary says that projects should meet priority focus areas of youth and education, health, disaster response ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Academic's reform plan receives muted response

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com HKU law dean proposes 160-member committee with 18 directly elected representatives Academic's reform plan receives muted response Leaders from across the political spectrum have expressed reservations about a top legal scholar's revised proposal for electoral reform, a day after the plan was unveiled. On Saturday, Professor Johannes Chan ...

  4. The business of doing good

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... vein, the school is also updating its approach to teaching corporate social responsibility (CSR). Recognising that the general public now views many leading players in the finance sector ... companies such as Sino Land or Hang Seng Bank. An executive provides supervision, and the project might look at local policy, co-operation with social services, or the most effective use of funds. ...

  5. CLP's great power comes with great responsibility

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... That experience, and countless other acts of kindness, definitely qualifies this electrical engineer to talk about corporate social responsibility (CSR), which will be his main theme at the forthcoming ... is leadership. It's important as well to be acting responsibly. As an essential service provider in Hong Kong, we've always acted responsibly- it's part of our heritage and tradition, ...

  6. Staying afloat in choppy waters

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... business. For Lancaster, how companies incorporate 'green practices' and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives is essential to long-term success. 'Customer and society ... that chief executive officers should be highly principled, uphold the core values of the companies they lead and be responsive to advice from others. They should also be good listeners, committed ...

  7. News - China

    Yue Yuen strikers vow to continue until benefit contribution deficit paid in full

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Mimi Lau

    ... response" to a planned May 1 increase in company payments to a social insurance system. Employees were expected to return to work or face action by the company, he said, without specifying possible ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Industrial action over social insurance system at world's largest shoemaker forces a concession, but it's not enough for employees Striking workers put ...

  8. Business - China Business - ONLINE RETAILING

    Chinese find their calling as smartphone shoppers

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:21am by Sophie Yu

    ... or reserve products across online devices while picking up the goods from stores that were convenient to them, the report said. The survey reveals that Chinese consumers are also more socially connected on the internet than shoppers elsewhere in the world. Some 86 per cent of Chinese consumers have used social media to buy products, while the global average is at 48 per cent. Meanwhile, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Unlike Hong Kong, Singapore is prioritising social equality

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:42pm by WOO JUN JIE

    ... Woo Jun Jie Woo Jun Jie says one is focusing on competitiveness while the other is prioritising social equality Similarities aside, Hong Kong and Singapore have different policy agendas ... on competitiveness and the latter shifting towards social equality. As they continue to maintain their positions as leading Asian economies and financial centres, comparisons are inevitable. Yet, the reality ...

  10. News - China - Flight MH370

    China slams Malaysia over 'chaotic' response in hunt for missing flight MH370

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:42pm by Staff Reporters

    ... 'chaotic' Malaysian response Beijing slammed Malaysia's "pretty chaotic" answers concerning the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, as Kuala Lumpur officials failed to pinpoint ... could not communicate with the plane, told Malaysia, and passed responsibility back to Malaysia's aviation authority. Danny Lee; Adrian Wan in Kuala Lumpur; Phila Siu in Phu Quoc Island, ...




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