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  1. Beijing's lack of sensitivity angers Tibetan students

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Chinese history. More Hong Kong graduates are opting to work on the mainland, and students in the SAR are encouraged to improve their command of the language. However, this must not mean ...

  2. More country park vandalism... sorry, vital public works

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... let's leave these official markings there for weeks, even months. They are needed for public works. 'Unfortunately I have to tell you there is the latest government sponsored vandalism ... Hygiene workers said they were following standard procedures. An AFCD spokeswoman said: 'We have no idea which department is responsible for [the green pipes]'! ...

  3. Nepalis paid less, work longer, study finds

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Nepali construction workers work longer hours and are paid less than locals despite doing the same job, a survey by the Nepalese Construction Workers Union has found. It was commonplace for Nepali construction workers to be paid about HK$500 for a 10-hour day- about HK$100 less for two hours' more work than locals, the union said. Employers use Nepalis' ...

  4. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Standard Life Investments to tap investment shift

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com The British asset manager plans big expansion in Asia as investors swing towards diversified products to look for better capital returns Standard Life to tap shift in market Standard Life Investments, the US$270 billion investment management arm of British-listed life insurer Standard Life, is planning a major expansion in Asia to exploit ...

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    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... competitive edge to regional rival Singapore after the island state pledged to introduce new air quality standards which are much tougher than those proposed for the city. The National Environment ... the state to "achieve a high standard of public health and economic competitiveness". Both cities reviewed their air quality objectives in 2009 but while Singapore took a leap in adopting ...

  6. 24pc of South Asian men can't find work

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... workload, longer working hours but less pay,' said Jackie Chan Chi-wai, a research officer at the NGO. The percentage of respondents with a monthly salary of less than HK$5,001 also increased ... Maggie Ng Almost a quarter of employable South Asian men living in the city have been without work since the 2008 economic crisis, a survey shows. Hong Kong Christian Service interviewed ...

  7. UK was escape hatch for New Territories' poor

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chinese woman to become a lawmaker in Europe, has come into contact with many of them in her extensive work with ethnic minorities, and has no doubt as to why they left their place of birth. ... such as London and Birmingham, and worked for established Chinese restaurants. But there were soon too many Chinese restaurants in these places, so entrepreneurs branched out into virgin ground like ...

  8. Humbled Bush needs to work with Congress

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... later, the occupation continues, sectarian warfare has broken out and the toll of civilian and military dead and injured climbs by the hour, without any prospect that Iraq can stand on its own ...

  9. Taiwanese share concerns

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... contemplate having a baby. Many were found to have an attitude of 'wanting to have children, but being scared to do so'. The poll report concluded that a majority of the working class in Taiwan put jobs before a child, and many fear that child-raising will affect their work. As in Hong Kong, the stress of living in a quick-paced society, long working hours and a desire ...

  10. Death by a Thousand Cuts; The Forbidden City; China's Great Train

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... of holding a mirror up to the west's own dark soul. (Warning to squeamish readers: the following passages are gruesome.) French philosopher Michel Foucault's groundbreaking work of criminal ... become known in the west as 'death by a thousand cuts'. Foucault's work explicitly informs Death by a Thousand Cuts but the purpose of this new book is different from ...




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