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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... with the Legislative Council panel on home affairs yesterday morning, the operators condemned the government's proposal to ban guest houses from being run in residential buildings that do not allow ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Veronica Shiu wins Miss Hong Kong title (thanks to 'one man, one vote' system)

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by SAMUEL CHAN, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the winner- but not before a panel of celebrity judges had served as a nominating committee to screen out seven of the 10 finalists. More than 200,000 viewers cast their ballots via the contest's ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Women's Commission has become about 'cocktails and receptions', blasts Anson Chan

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Former chief secretary, who announced the commission's setting up in 2001, says it isn't tackling issues of vital importance to women Chan hits out at women's panel The Women's Commission is under fire for failing to do its duty to advance the lot of women in Hong Kong- from Anson Chan Fang On-sang, the woman who announced ...

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    No need to criminalise stalking, say legislators

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by KC NG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Panel members call for protection of debtors and victims of domestic violence, but fear that a comprehensive law would go too far No need to criminalise ... for infringing on media freedom, legislators say. Members of the Legislative Council's constitutional affairs panel saw a need to tackle specific problems such as debt collection, but believed ...

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    Regulation of medical devices delayed

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... this year, but will now not be finished until next year. Medical sector lawmaker Kwok Ka-ki told a health panel meeting of the Legislative Council yesterday that the delay ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Divorcing couples should be forced to undergo counselling, says government advisor

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... that Hong Kong can probably study and we will raise this idea the next time we meet the [chief secretary]," Shek said at a meeting of the Legislative Council's welfare services panel ...

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    Labour shortage: retirement blamed

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Phila Siu

    ... "There was a baby boom after the war, and they will be retiring in the coming years … to 2022," she told the Legislative Council manpower panel, estimating that 250,000 such retirees had ended their studies at secondary level or below. Tam was speaking after the Labour and Welfare Bureau forecast in a paper to the panel on Monday that the city's workforce would face ...

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    United States government urged to ask people about their state of happiness

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 07:31am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Gauge happiness, US told A panel of experts thinks the US government should be more in touch with Americans' feelings. By gauging happiness, there'd be more to consider than cold hard cash when deciding matters that affect daily lives, according to a report by the National Academy of Sciences, which advises the government. The panel ...

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    Tiny toilets to get bigger as residents complain of elbow room when spending a penny

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 05:32pm

    ... from the Legislative Council’s housing panel next month. “Each of the current bathrooms can barely be used by one person at a time,” unionist lawmaker Wong Kwok-hing said after inspecting the facility. “After the improvement works, it can accommodate two people.” The Housing Department presented the plan to the panel on Tuesday after complaints of the 8.8 square feet bathrooms arose ...

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    Care workers condemn time wasted waiting for special education places

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:50am by Johnny Tam

    ... services and we only have a year to help," Ma said. Labour Party lawmaker Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, chairman of the education panel's subcommittee on integrated education, urged ...




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