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    Anti-corruption team set up in Beijing county to help keep an eye on cadres after work

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:13pm by Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Miyun county's cadres will be watched away from work by 100 supervisors, and must report all their business dealings, how they pay for cars and homes and if relatives are also officials A county in Beijing is setting up an anti-corruption team to keep an eye on cadres so that they behave themselves away from work. Miyun county’s team of about 100 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ECONOMY

    Why economic stimulus no longer works for China

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:42am by Derek Scissors

    ... state of the economy, but it will not affect where the economy is headed. Regardless of whether it is scattered or intense, monetary stimulus no longer works for the mainland economy and cannot ... how full the hose is, though, because the water is flowing into a lake. One counter-argument is that stimulus must be important because it worked in May, when there were signs of modest ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    How not to work out at the gym

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline life@scmp.com Dropping weights? Grunting loudly? On the phone? Come on, consider others when working out, writes Rachel Jacqueline The Eight Commandments of Gym Etiquette ... commandments that local trainers say every gym user- new or old- must respect.   1. Thou shalt clean up after thyself Your mother doesn't work at the gym, nor does your helper. After you have used ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORTATION

    Work on delayed Sha Tin-Central rail link set to resume

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Work on delayed rail project set to resume Protective steel pilings have been installed around an archaeological site in Kowloon City, paving the way for the resumption of delayed building work on the Sha Tin-Central rail link. The railway project is estimated to be 11 months behind schedule. Members of the Antiquities Advisory Board yesterday conducted ...

  5. Doctors boycott 'misleading' survey of work hours

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... doctors do not report the data, it is outside our control.' Medical sector legislator Dr Leung Ka-lau will move a motion tomorrow calling for the authority to introduce standard work hours ... the authority said doctors worked an average of 51 hours per week, Leung said, it should set the standard working hours at this figure and compensate for overtime on that basis. Uneven increase ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 17, 2013

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... there could be a consensus in the workplace over statutory working hours legislation. Employers feel that if such a law was passed, it would lead to an increase in the running costs of the company ... took power. Whatever may be said about Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, our previous chief executive, he did some very good work bringing people to the negotiating table on several contentious issues. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - AGREEMENT

    Firefighters move closer to 48-hour work week after success of trial

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:47am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Success of trial period has bosses considering a cut in hours that would not compromise safety Firefighters may be closer to 3-hour cut in work week Firefighters may be closer to their long-sought 48-hour work week after their bosses said they might shorten a transitional three-year trial of a 51-hour week. The Fire Services Department said ...

  8. Takiron's advanced plastics technologies set industry standards

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:45am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan Transforming plastics into building materials, industrial components and medical resorbable osteosynthesis devices, Takiron stays resilient by providing solutions inspired by the boundless stren ...

  9. Should there be a legally mandated ceiling on weekly working hours in Hong Kong?

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmain Li, Melody Cheung Charmain Li, 17, Sha Tin College Although legally mandating a ceiling on weekly working hours protects employees from the harmful effects of working too long, setting too low a ceiling would be counterproductive to the economy. Setting the maximum hours too low will eventually drive down average income in Hong Kong and lower living standards. Moreover, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    We want to work, say asylum seekers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Christy Choi

    ... to work, say asylum seekers Asylum seekers rallied at the Star Ferry pier in Central yesterday, protesting over their poor living conditions and asking for the right to work. The protest came ... world war. Some 200 asylum seekers beat drums, danced and chanted, as they gathered for about 1-1/2 hours at the pier before marching to the Legislative Council offices on World Refugee Day. ...




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