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  1. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968040/should-there-be-legally-mandated-ceiling-weekly-working-hours-hong-kong
  2. News - China - CHILD LABOUR

    China's village children lured out of school to work underage in city jobs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by Alice Yan

    ... the Peninsula Metropolis Daily reports. She said she previously worked at a factory in Shenzhen. They had to work for more than 12 hours a day and were not allowed to talk or check text messages on their mobile phone during working hours. They were paid 12 yuan (HK$15) an hour, of which 3 yuan was commission for the agent who set up the job. Cheng Yanyuan, a labour law professor from Renmin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1530369/chinas-rural-villages-children-lured-quit-school-and-work-underage
  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Russia says gas deal to be signed in 'a few hours' as Xi, Putin attend security summit

    Posted May 20th 2014, 11:29pm by Teddy Ng

    ... colleagues will complete the work in next few hours and the contract will be ready for signing," he said.  Dvorkovich was speaking as President Xi Jinping was set to present his vision ... on a show of solidarity with Putin Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said today he hoped a long-awaited gas supply deal with China would be prepared in the "next few hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1516774/xi-puts-show-solidarity-putin-signing-joint-declaration
  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Advertising writer dies after ‘30-hour shift’ at global agency in Indonesia

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 10:41am by KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... Asked what Paramita was working on that required her to work long hours, Sie refused to say, citing the firm’s projects as confidential. But, Sie stressed: “Y&R implements working standards ... arrangements Pradnya Paramita, the young Indonesian woman who reportedly collapsed after working 30 hours straight, was just entering a “high note” in her career before her passing, her stepfather said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1385724/long-hours-are-expected-says-stepfather-woman-27-who-died-after-30-hour
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Blowing their trumpet

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Jason Wordie

    ... stop traffic across an entire city for hours. Like any unusual, colourful event, details of the cavalcade would be pored over by onlookers for days afterwards. In both villages and cities, musicians have long accompanied the Chinese dead to their graves. While the clashing of cymbals and wailing of flutes were standard escorts to the land of shades for poor and wealthy alike, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1556131/then-now-blowing-their-trumpet
  6. Young doctors too focused on hours, top surgeon says

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... sector, has been asking the government to introduce legislation to set standard work hours for doctors. 'There have been some misunderstandings on what standard work hours are about. We ... of surgery at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), said a cap on the working hours of trainee doctors was to blame. He said young doctors should be prepared to deal with hardships and not concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976366/young-doctors-too-focused-hours-top-surgeon-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICING

    Popular protest spot Civic Square closed for security works, public access limited

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:16pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, JEFFIE LAM

    ... of the east-wing entrance to the Tamar site in Admiralty.   When work is completed, a rule will be introduced denying unauthorised people access to the square between 11pm and 6am. Fences will also ... to enhance the overall capacity to withstand potential security threats to the building," a government spokesman said. Because of construction work, the forecourt area will be completely sealed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555573/popular-protest-spot-civic-square-closed-security-works-public-access
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    No conflict of interest despite work for property developer, Rafael Hui told press in 2005

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 04:16pm by Austin Chiu and Stuart Lau

    ... from Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairmen Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen and two others without disclosing them. "When I worked as a consultant for Sun Hung Kai previously, I provided some opinions on politics and some were opinions on the economy. I haven't participated in any lobbying work either," he told reporters on July 6, 2005. What everyone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535591/no-conflict-interest-despite-work-property-developer-rafael-hui-told
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    My seven hours on July 1 march was worth it for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Seven hours on the march was worth it for Hong Kong I went on the democracy march on Tuesday, start to finish, from Holding Pen No. 1 in Victoria Park to the corner ... hours of standing or shuffling slowly along a 7km route, carrying two litres of water in my backpack, no chance to sit down for a rest, soaking wet the whole time because I was caught out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547561/my-seven-hours-july-1-march-was-worth-it-hong-kong
  10. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 22, 2014

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:50pm

    ... Dialogue Protests have left waste incinerators sitting idle and rubbish piling up in Chinese cities. Can new pollution standards fix the problem? How China is tackling its sex problem |Source: ... to Alibaba entertainment push |Source: Wall Street Journal- China Real Time Society UN working group finds China’s psychiatric detention of petitioner 'arbitrary' |Source: CHRD Tibetan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1557047/posts-daily-china-news-round-july-22-2014

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