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  1. Dead men walking at work every day

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Mr Christensen said that one area not receiving enough attention was the long hours people were working and the stress they were suffering as a result. Accidents were more prevalent when people were overworked or had not had enough relaxation time. 'In Malaysia, for example, many people work at least six days a week and 12 hours a day,' he said. 'They spend maybe ...

  2. Vice squad raids casino hours after owner Adelson flies in

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Niall Fraser

    ... Niall Fraser and Clifford Lo Police rounded up more than 100 women believed to be working as prostitutes at the Venetian Macau resort hotel yesterday in a raid that coincided with a visit ... in plain clothes. 'They stayed for about two hours and then took away more than 100 people they had an interest in, most of them women.' She said the Venetian had a policy outlawing sex ...

  3. Three-hour trial for democracy activist

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Democracy activist Yang Jianli's trial for spying opened yesterday in Beijing and was over in three hours. A verdict would be announced this month or next, US-based Yang's lawyer ... the three-hour, closed-door trial in Beijing's No2 Intermediate People's Court. Yang's sister and brother had travelled from Shandong to Beijing in the hope of seeing him, but were barred ...

  4. HK air standards surpass Europe's in some respects

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the standards of two places by simply looking at the limit values. The EU's air quality standards allow for multiple extremes: the hourly average sulfur dioxide standard can be exceeded 24 times ... I refer to the letter 'Air quality limits obsolete and harmful' (March 31). When setting air quality standards and objectives, ideally the lower the concentration of air ...

  5. Long hours for contract staff in government

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The article 'Staff who work long hours pay a health price' (Human Resources Trends, May 28) rightly trained the spotlight on the prevalent phenomenon in Hong Kong among white-collar workers. For commercial firms, which allow flexibility in compensation, long working hours seemingly is an unspoken rule with office workers staying late in offices. What strikes me ...

  6. Year-long work ban for activist lawyer

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... in the case said yesterday. The decision, expected to be officially confirmed in the next fortnight, emerged from an hour-long disciplinary hearing held by the Shanghai Bureau of Justice yesterday. ... and trying to set up a political party. Most recently, he was working on the legal defence for Shi Tao, a journalist facing trial for revealing state secrets. Shi is said to have posted ...

  7. Double standards

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode With apologies to John Lennon, imagine that the Chinese fishing trawler captain now in detention in Japan was not a lone individual, but one of several hundred fishermen captured and held over the past 18 months or so. Imagine, too, that some ...

  8. High standards the key to fair elections

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... And if there is a problem, the extent is unclear. However, the claims serve as a reminder of the need to be vigilant and to ensure high standards are maintained. Some callers say their relatives living ... therefore, that the standards of fairness and honesty that have been present in the past are scrupulously maintained in September. Hong Kong has avoided the kind of serious problems that tarnished ...

  9. China's double standards

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Li Yong-yan Logic has never been a Chinese strong point. For example, the concept of contradiction remains anecdotal. The very word describing the idea means 'spear and shield' in Chinese, derived from a 2,300-year-old story. A salesman in the s ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Progress made on doctors' working hours I refer to your letter 'Administrators live in different world to doctors', (November 3) and wish to outline measures by the Hospital Authority to improve public hospital doctors' hours and workload issues. Over the past three years, the authority has injected HK$182 million on pilot doctor-work reform programmes. The number ...




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