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  1. 7,000 sailors relish a shore thing

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... with 7,000 crew ready for several days' rest and relaxation. Rear Admiral James Wisecup, 53, commander of Carrier Strike Group Seven, which includes the Ronald Reagan, told a press conference ... grew up in Hong Kong and had not been back for several years, was looking forward to a meal at a Kowloon restaurant. 'I'm going to get some good food,' said the crewman, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642183/7000-sailors-relish-shore-thing
  2. Over 2,200 layoffs at firms in Shanghai

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... by the global downturn, Youth Daily reported. The paper was quoting Gu Jiadong, president of Shanghai Human Resources Consulting Association, who was releasing the results of a survey of 7,000 overseas ... said the survey had polled 7,000 out of the roughly 11,000 foreign-owned businesses in the city. The spokesman admitted the economic outlook was a cause for concern and said the association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663639/over-2200-layoffs-firms-shanghai
  3. Age, pregnancy and race bias top issues in absence of laws

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Of the 1,503 households interviewed by the EOC from August to November last year, 62 per cent expressed concerns over sexual and disability discrimination, which is already covered by legislation. ... on sexual orientation and race. Mr Tang said Hong Kong people had become more aware of equality issues and the commission, which began work in 1998. Some 49 per cent of survey respondents said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635882/age-pregnancy-and-race-bias-top-issues-absence-laws
  4. Kindergartens in 'crisis'

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... by the scheme have accumulated.' Mr Cheung is preparing a draft of a motion debate on the review of the scheme to hand to Legco. 'There are around 7,000 to 8,000 kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong. That 5,000 of them have signed the petition reveals the severity of the problem.' Cat Chan Ying-sau, a kindergarten teacher for 20 years, is among those who have signed the petition. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660243/kindergartens-crisis
  5. Home sales drop to 17-year low on global turmoil

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... in January. 'The Lunar New Year is traditionally the low season of the property market,' Mr Wu said. Mr Wong said he expected transactions would rebound to at least 7,000 this month as Sun ... Yvonne Liu November deals fewer than in Sars Home sales in Hong Kong dropped last month to the lowest level in 17 years as the worsening global financial crisis scared away buyers. Only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662380/home-sales-drop-17-year-low-global-turmoil
  6. Sacked toy workers clash with police at factory over payouts

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Another worker said: 'We protested because the company did not pay us what we deserve.' The company, which employs 7,000 people at the factory, said its financial structure was sound ... have assailed Hong Kong manufacturers for deciding to close their factories in recent months, saying they took advantage of the financial crisis to evade new responsibilities under the law. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661646/sacked-toy-workers-clash-police-factory-over-payouts
  7. Drop in number of teenage abortions may be misleading

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... In the year ended March 31, Mother's Choice received 2,854 inquiries concerning pregnancy The number of births to mothers in Hong Kong under the age of 18 last year: 137 ... mainland hospitals or clinics which turned a blind eye to teenage abortions. In the year ended March 31, Mother's Choice received 2,854 inquiries concerning pregnancy- most of them from women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637556/drop-number-teenage-abortions-may-be-misleading
  8. Hong Kong's failure in Thailand

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Siu-kwong came in for sharp criticism over Hong Kong's slow response to the crisis in Thailand. In my opinion, the government needs to reorganise and appoint a more responsible decision-maker ... were disappointed by the response of the Hong Kong government during this time. It is certainly a concern for the residents of this city. Hong Kong does have a very good plan for rescuing its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663543/hong-kongs-failure-thailand
  9. Tycoon urges calm over crisis

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... bottom out. Mr Cheng, chairman of New World Development, said the mainland economy's continued growth would help Hong Kong ride out the crisis. 'I think [we] don't need to worry too much,' he said. 'Hong Kong is lucky to have China because China's economy, according to Premier Wen [Jiabao], will grow by a few per cent. The financial [crisis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658010/tycoon-urges-calm-over-crisis
  10. Crisis, what crisis? Wine connoisseurs step up spending

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong Hong Kong wine lovers are spending more on their favourite tipple despite the global financial crisis, the latest government figures show. While the volume of wine imported to Hong Kong has grown 37.5 per cent compared with last year, the value of imported wine has doubled. And there was no sign of a slowdown in September or October. In the first 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663807/crisis-what-crisis-wine-connoisseurs-step-spending

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