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  1. Bribery watchdog investigates 7,000 cases

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Civil servants next target for body which has probed deals worth 1.96b yuan in push to clean up administrative corruption Nearly 7,000 cases of commercial bribery, involving about 1.96 billion yuan, have been investigated in the year since a special taskforce was formed to tackle the problem, state media reported yesterday. And in another sign that the Ministry ...

  2. Caterwauling over mainland mothers shames Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... executive's re-election platform. What else would elevate the teaching profession and 7,000 student teachers without costing the government a red cent? PHILIP YEUNG, Kowloon Tong Laudable leadership ... in the status of the Hong Kong Institute of Education over the past four years, under the leadership of Paul Morris, has been phenomenal. Academic staff at the institute are now better qualified, ...

  3. Mother wins $544,000 for bias over pregnancy

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Opportunities Commission, Janice Chan Choi-yin took legal action against printing company Toppan Forms (Hong Kong) for unlawful discrimination and victimisation on the grounds of her pregnancy. The District Court held that it was unlawful for an employer to put pressure on an employee over her pregnancy-related sick leave and maternity leave, even if the pressure was unintentional. ...

  4. The risk of choice

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... children delivered by C-section. A strikingly different view is apparent at Baptist Hospital, which has the highest rate of Caesarean deliveries among Hong Kong's private hospitals. Last year ... reproductive health unit, Pang Ruyan, said a lack of understanding of the health implications of Caesareans in Hong Kong and the mainland might be behind the spiralling rise in the procedure. Debate ...

  5. The Bulge and the beautiful

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... graduation. She says that, in Hong Kong, many therapists complete only a one-off course. Even choosing someone with 10 years' experience mightn't be good enough if they're not properly ... haggard, chipped toenails because of your bulging pregnancy, don't worry. With the boom in spas and holistic pain relief, pregnant women are spoilt for choice when it comes to beauty ...

  6. Teen pregnancy

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... By Judy Ngao Two years ago, Annie (not her real name) found out she was pregnant. She was 19. She had not had her period for two months. She used a home pregnancy kit, and the result ... University of Hong Kong, 14.8 per cent of 3,299 respondents aged 14 to 21 admitted having sex with their present or former partners, and 11 per cent said they were in romantic relationships. Only 42 ...

  7. Carrot and stick for mainland mothers' HK births

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... of the influx.' Last year, 57,100 babies were born in Hong Kong, 19,538 of them to mainland women. Birth pains Proposals to reduce the influx of mainland mothers and relieve the pressure on obstetric ... Lilian Goh Hospital chiefs propose fee rise, with discount if women have antenatal tests Mainland mothers would have to pay more to give birth in Hong Kong but the rise would be less steep ...

  8. Hong Kong must speak out against Nansha refinery

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... annually by 2010, or less than half the current level. This, by my reckoning, equates to 7,000 respirable suspended particles for every breath we take. This goal should be considered scandalous ... Plans for an oil refinery and other massive polluting industries at Nansha, 80km northwest of Hong Kong, were reported in the China Daily as far back as 2002, so we cannot pretend we do ...

  9. Peak oil crisis threatens stability of Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What is Hong Kong doing to prepare for the crisis linked with peak oil- the calculation that our finite oil supply is nearing a peak in production, with declining levels predicted within ... renewable energy, Hong Kong has no practical prospect of becoming self-sufficient. This makes us vulnerable. The crisis linked to peak oil is a threat not just in terms of physical needs, ...

  10. Last-ditch bid to prevent Al Gore's climate crisis film being frozen out

    Posted Oct 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... staff and clients, some had refused because they feared being politically connected with Mr Gore. It is estimated that more than 50,000 people have watched the film in Hong Kong, including 7,000 ... Cheung Chi-fai The distributor of climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth is making a last-ditch effort to prolong the life of the movie on Hong Kong cinema screens. ...




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