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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying cautious on pensions, working hours

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Chief executive will make only scant reference to universal pensions and standard working hours, says New People's Party vice-president C.Y. set ... this year: standard working hours and universal retirement protection. Both are issues on which consensus has proved elusive. Leung does not support universal retirement protection and points ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No such thing as global standard of democracy, former UN president says

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by Jeffie Lam and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Ng Kang-chung No such thing as global standard of democracy, ex-UN president says There is no international standard of democracy as different countries function ... with "international standards of universal suffrage" as reflected in the UN's International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Citizens should enjoy equal rights to vote and to stand ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    That's one labour issue solved as post filled

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by BRIAN YAP

    ... it faces the difficult tasks of handling a proposal for standard working hours and reviewing the minimum wage. He will take up the job on August 15. "Sui is the best candidate I have found ... Service Bureau, since joining the government as an executive officer in 1978. Acknowledging the challenges, Cheung described the proposed legislation on standard working hours as a "very ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    The more you protest, the less Beijing will bend, democracy activists told

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Tony Cheung, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... of the architect of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, describing Benny Tai Yiu-ting as "completely unacquainted" with how China works. "The more [people] behaving or speaking ... in the city's financial district if Beijing fails to allow universal suffrage compatible with what it says are international standards of democracy. Tai responded that the main purpose of the campaign ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Chief executive dismisses talk of international standards for democracy in remarks some saw as part of coordinated attack on Occupy Central International norms? ... of the city's first democratic chief executive election in 2017, Leung said: "The Basic Law simply does not state the term 'international standards'." He made the remarks ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Outsider from Tianjin breaks 33-year tradition to become Guangzhou party chief

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Mimi Lau

    ... in Beijing. They also said the appointment could benefit the city's economic development and cross-border cooperation because Ren had business experience in Hong Kong and had worked ... and well-educated talent within the party. He has a PhD in management from Nankai University in Tianjin. Ren had extensive experience working in Tianjin's industries and technological park, ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Bosses at China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50pc

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... standards. The new model will be similar to that of the MTR Corporation in Hong Kong. As the major shareholder, the Hong Kong government appoints three representatives to the board of directors ... of a central enterprise in his field could make one million yuan (HK$1.26 million) a year. Those working for banking and finance central enterprises could earn more. Jiang Jianqing, the chairman ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing scholar admits error and omissions in white paper on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... a "basic political requirement" to love the country. Li also said the use of the word "administrate" to describe judges' work was unfortunate as the judiciary is not part ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Seize the day' on reform, John Tsang tells city

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung

    ... Democratic Party legislator Albert Ho Chun-yan said a high threshold fell short of international standards of democracy. Additional reporting by Tony Cheung ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats vow to veto any 'unfair' reform plan

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Peter So, Joyce Ng

    ... 'unfair' reform plan Twenty-six of the city's 27 pan-democrat lawmakers have vowed to veto any reform proposal for the 2017 chief executive election that does not meet international standards ... of promising to vote as a group- meaning that even if the plan is deemed to meet international standards, lawmakers may still not support it if it fell short of their own expectations. In order ...




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