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  1. Follow New York's example and establish a cultural green park

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... parks in Hong Kong, isn't it about time to investigate the reasons, such as why more and more young people seek pleasure in recreational drugs in Shenzhen and elsewhere? Mindful of the prevailing social problems, the framers of New York's Central Park of the 19th century were intent on encouraging New Yorkers to spend less time in pubs and taverns and to enjoy more family life ...

  2. Don't set C.Y. hopes too high, says Chow

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be a 'gradual change' instead of announcing a whole raft of [new policies] in a short time. [Otherwise] I am worried that they may not be achievable, or side effects will emerge afterwards.' ... Lo Wei, Colleen Lee and Tony Cheung Do not expect too much from Leung Chun-ying's administration, outgoing health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok warned Hongkongers yesterday. ...

  3. Tributes and a triumph as old make way for the new

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There was a party in the office of Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, whose staff paid tribute to their boss with farewell cards as he prepared to leave the Food and Health Burea. He promised to retain his interest ... of new flats. Cheng said earlier that passing the bill was the only outstanding item on a list of tasks Tsang had given her to complete. Lawmakers paid tribute to Cheng for her willingness ...

  4. Echoes of slavery as HK wastes time over wage issue

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hope that the Hong Kong stock exchange acts before Singapore steals a march on what is likely to be a lucrative line of business for the foreseeable future. GRAHAM CLOKE, New York Focus ... Why is the government wasting time on a voluntary wage protection scheme? Such a scheme already exists. Those who wish to pay their employees a decent wage do so, and those who don't ...

  5. Restructuring plan faces race against time

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the proposals, which include the creation of new bureaus, be approved before he takes office on July 1. People Power lawmakers, who led last month's filibuster stand-off over the by-election reform ... of interest. Pan-democratic lawmakers then spent hours during the evening questioning Leung's rationale for adding new deputies to the chief secretary and financial secretary and creating two new ...

  6. Good times

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sentiment at a time when the wealth gap is driving a wedge between the haves and have-nots. The political objective is clear- to disregard his achievements and, ultimately, discredit those central ... is no different from when he took over. He also introduced the minimum wage to improve the quality of life for low-income workers. This helped bring the unemployment rate to a new low of 3.2 per cent; ...

  7. HK's disconnect in health and air policy

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... Breathing can be hazardous for your health'. Still, we cannot expect our civil servants to think of everything, or to judge what is important when they are already so busy. Health chief Dr York Chow Yat-ngok worries about us fulfilling our social commitments; Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen chairs too many task forces to have time for the tough policy choices necessary to clean up ...

  8. It may be time for officials to revise outdated regulations on illegal structures

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... just-retired chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Now, it is apparent that even our new Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, broke the building code, despite his assurance he did not during his election ... for architects and contractors to take on. Big-money work may need a similar approval time span, and so, because of economy of scale, contractors and architects only take on those projects. Perhaps ...

  9. The best of times wiped out by worst of times

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... for workers, citing the minimum wage and pay rises for workers at the four large companies as significant achievements. But workers' hopes for better times were quickly crushed under the weight ... said: 'Hong Kong's economy was pretty robust in the first half of the year but the city has been facing tough times since July. 'Fortunately the government introduced relief ...

  10. Calling time on a good innings

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the profile of Hong Kong on the international map and it has benefited us with the government now promising us a new home for cricket.' Lai's impending departure was greeted with dismay ... they listened to me when I said it would be a huge loss of face if the ground was poorly prepared,' Lai said. On the local front, the game has reached new heights. The Hong Kong men's team ...




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