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  1. Paddling upstream

    Posted Sep 26th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... In the third of a six-part series examining key issues which will define the city's future, Polly Hui looks at the economic impact of an ageing populace Time is up for policymakers who think they still have 20 years to tackle the problem of Hong Kong's ageing population. Here are some startling findings from research on economic dependency completed this month: ...

  2. Nokia to replace 46m mobile phone batteries that may overheat

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... The world's top mobile phone maker, Nokia, issued a global statement yesterday recalling 46 million batteries used in its phones, which it said could overheat. It is believed to be the world's largest replacement exercise for consumer electronic ...

  3. UK ruling may muddy estate battle

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... The battle for the estate of Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum could be further complicated by a recent landmark ruling of a probate case in Britain that involved an abrupt change of will. The British court found last year that a will made by a wealthy racehorse trai ...

  4. I did not use the word 'fire', says Fanny Law

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Polly Hui

    ... Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, former permanent secretary for education and manpower, yesterday switched from saying 'no recollection' to a definite 'no' when asked if she told a long-time friend to fire a Hong Kong Institute of Education lec ...

  5. 'Stupid teachers' claim 'manufactured for media'

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Polly Hui

    ... The claim that former permanent secretary for education and manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun said Hong Kong teachers were 'all so stupid' was a manufactured story designed to create media soundbites, an inquiry heard yesterday. Lisa Wong Kwok-yin ...

  6. Paul Morris sticks to his guns under fire

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Polly Hui

    ... The head of the Hong Kong Institute of Education yesterday refused to back down from his allegations that former No 2 education official Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun told him to sack some of his colleagues. Facing a strong challenge from counsel Johnny Mok Shu- ...

  7. Tang tipped to take No 2 cabinet post

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Rafael Hui will stand down this month Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen is the frontrunner for the position of chief secretary in the new administration, after Rafael Hui Si-yan decided not to stay in the job beyond the end of this month. According to sources familiar with the situation, Mr Hui had made up his mind after months of discussion with central ...

  8. Musical chairs on the cards if opera lover Hui retires

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for Economic Development and Labour. Many people think the best possible scenario would be for Mr Hui to stay on as chief secretary for another five years. 'If that happened, then Henry Tang could ... administration. The cause of all the speculation is suggestions that Mr Tsang's No2, Rafael Hui Si-yan- an opera lover who's known to miss jetting around in pursuit of his obsession- plans ...

  9. Tang clan gallery brings 800 years of history to life

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun As the Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery open its doors to the public today, 10 years of hard work by the government and the New Territories community comes to fruition. And few are prouder than Tang Tat-yan, 50. He is a member of the 26th generation of the clan that has lived around Ping Shan for 800 years and donated one of the gallery's most prized exhibits- ...

  10. Team effort to canvass support

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Rafael Hui Si-yan, chairman of the consultative committee for the West Kowloon project, and three of its key members, will team up with the government to canvass public support ... Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen would work with the committee to deliver the proposal to the public. The committee, comprising three advisory groups, was set up in April last year to re-examine ...




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