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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Labour rights still a work in progress

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... some basic rights remain a work in progress. In Hong Kong, which introduced a minimum wage for the lowest-paid only three years ago today, the issue of standard working hours for everyone, ... to promote a better work-life balance by overcoming resistance to abolition of this discriminatory hangover from an industrial economy. Labour Day is known in some other places as eight-hour day, ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CAPITAL MARKETS

    Standard Chartered's new Hong Kong chief May Tan eyes China growth

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Ray Chan

    ... of Standard Chartered's first female chief executive in Hong Kong. May Tan, who took on the top job at the start of this month, joined the emerging markets-focused bank in 2009 through its ... of Lehman Brothers almost brought down the global financial system. "It was an honourable deal since Standard Chartered did not change its bid price for Cazenove even after the Lehman ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    More delays for MTR passengers just hours after lightning sparked chaos on West Rail line

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Danny Mok, Ada Lee

    ... line was disrupted for more than six hours after lightning damaged the same system. The problem on Wednesday affected the line between Choi Hung and Kowloon Bay after 9am and was fixed by 11am, MTR Corporation said. Train journeys between the two stations were extended by two to three minutes. During Tuesday's major disruption, some passengers said they had to wait up to an hour ...


    Maximising return on built assets raises living standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:39pm by Graham Kean

    ... standard rise linked to built assets The "built" environment, including residential property, office and retail developments, manufacturing plants, transport infrastructure and more, ... a country. The report looks at how 30 different countries across the globe can improve the return they get from their built assets to raise the standard of living. The study, developed in conjunction ...

  5. News - China - COURTS

    'I was only trying to help': Peter Humphrey's letter to son insists China detective work was for public good

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:43pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Peter Humphrey set out his thoughts in letter to son as he awaits trial next month in Shanghai Detained sleuth insists his work was for public good Corporate sleuth Peter Humphrey believes he worked for the public good by helping victims of crime, according to a letter seen by the South China Morning   Post that he wrote to his son Harvey from ...

  6. China calls for ceasefire in Gaza

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:54pm

    ... that has already killed more than 1,030 Palestinians, mainly civilians, and 43 Israeli soldiers over the past 20 days. Hamas said on Sunday that it agreed to a 24-hour truce ahead of the Eid ... I directly asked the Israel leaders to stop military action in Gaza and remove all blockage of Gaza and enhance the living standard of the people in Gaza,” Wu said today in a press briefing wrapping ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Arts Preview: Mayson Tong encourages improvisation in Habitat Here, a dance work

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:54pm by LINDA WANG

    ... freedom." Habitat Here is inspired by Tong's previous work, Rustling of Discourse, and German choreographer Christine He's Sleepy Sickness. (He will be one of the five dancers performing in this piece.) But the overarching theme is mainly influenced by the research works of Italian Alessandro Carboni, whom Tong met at the 2008 Guangdong Dance Festival. It's about how urban planning ...

  8. Business - China Business - ENERGY POLICY

    Storage the missing link in China's strategy for renewable energy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:06am by David Fullbrook

    ... to join jammed streets in Beijing's rush hour. Adding more power lines, which takes several years, is the standard solution. However, additional capacity is often underutilised, like empty ... adding 50GW, or more than the world installed last year, in three years across rooftops and solar farms. Offshore wind is also picking up with better incentives. Signs are that work may begin ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - China

    New graduates still prefer to work for state-owned firms

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:40pm

    ... mainland university graduates’ first choice for employment, a recent survey shows, with 35.9 per cent of respondents preferring to work for them, Beijing Youth Daily reported. According ... as the overall economy grows and work experience and job opportunities increase. This is evidenced by the fact the 33.6 per cent of people with more than three years’ work experience said they preferred ...




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