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  1. Trade minister predicts Cepa will generate $4.2b and 7,000 jobs

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn The trade pact between Hong Kong and the mainland would inject $4.2 billion into the city's economy and create 7,200 new jobs this year, the trade minister estimated ... transport, advertising, tourism and telecommunications sectors had increased their investments in Hong Kong by about $1 billion because of the trade pact, he said. Mr Tsang said he expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493870/trade-minister-predicts-cepa-will-generate-42b-and-7000-jobs
  2. Hostel eases burden of women facing crisis pregnancies

    Posted Dec 17th 2005, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... how Mother's Choice, a non-profit organisation which provides a home to young women facing crisis pregnancies. It helped her through her ordeal by letting her stay ... said. 'So I had no choice but to give birth to the baby and put it up for adoption.' The hostel on Kennedy Road in Mid-Levels, the only home of its kind in Hong Kong, was opened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/529592
  3. 7,000 birds culled in new outbreaks

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... during Sars, but has not been used for the past two years. Passengers with a temperature higher than 38 degrees Celsius will be interviewed, have blood samples taken and their temperature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/525896
  4. Teens jump to death over pregnancy

    Posted Dec 09th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Linda Luo A pregnant schoolgirl and her teenage boyfriend held hands and jumped to their deaths from a housing block in Tai Po yesterday. Yu See-ka, 17, and Yik Chun-wing, 16, in Form Five at Hong Kong Red Swastika Society Tai Po Secondary School, had called friends and told them they had been plagued by the pregnancy. 'Preliminary investigations show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/528475
  5. Officials refuse to admit labour crisis

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dongguan Crown-Ace Toys, where most of the 5,000 workers are back at work. 'We start recruiting only at the end of March and need 7,000 workers during our peak period from April to September ... Ju Cheng, a Hong Kong-owned toy factory in Humen, which has erected a two-storey-high banner to attract job seekers, denied they were on a mass-recruitment drive. 'That's what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490464/officials-refuse-admit-labour-crisis
  6. Pregnancy no grounds for dismissal

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... fundamental issues. Consider, for example, the volume of unlawful discrimination cases relating to pregnancy that still occur in Hong Kong companies, big and small. These commonly relate to recruitment, promotion, bonuses, discretionary benefits and opportunities for training. One recent case serves to illustrate a number of issues that can arise. Early in her pregnancy, Liza (not her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/524560
  7. Director baulks at food-safety centre

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... that a dedicated centre for food safety would be set up next year. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is one of the biggest with 11,000 staff and 7,000 contracted workers. It has a wide range ... the agriculture and fisheries department does on Hong Kong farms.' Thomas Chan Yan-keung, director of the Centre for Food and Drug Safety at the Chinese University, said the new centre should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516967/director-baulks-food-safety-centre
  8. Jail revamp to create 2,600 places in 10 years

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 13,000 inmates last year, 4,030 were mainlanders and 1,830 of them were Hong Kong women. The department expects Hong Kong's inmate population to reach 14,200 by 2014. Plans for a super jail with more than 7,000 places on Hei Ling Chau were dropped last year in the face of strong opposition. Mr Pang said then that 'makeshift' accommodation would be provided by redeveloping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487966/jail-revamp-create-2600-places-10-years
  9. Tenants warned over bird-feeding

    Posted Nov 07th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... if they accumulate 16 penalty points within two years. Meanwhile, Hong Kong Medical Association president Gabriel Choi Kin said that the organisation planned to issue guidelines for all 7,000 members about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523883
  10. A burning issue in Macau

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... performing an abortion on a 13-year-old girl in 2003. The court case threw abortion and teenage pregnancy into the spotlight. Gongbei, the district in Zhuhai neighbouring the Macau border, has become ... society than Hong Kong and most metropolitan cities. An estimated 27,000 Catholics and 5,000 Protestants live there, according to census figures. Macau legislator Leong Iok-wa, a registered nurse, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/501797/burning-issue-macau

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