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  1. Cadres vie for 7,000 city and provincial posts

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... More than 7,000 cadres will be selected and trained for senior provincial and city-level positions ahead of the Communist Party's18th National Congress in 2012, state media reported ... indicated the level of frustration felt towards the local government. Veteran Hong Kong-based political analyst Johnny Lau Yui-siu said the high-profile crackdown on organised crime in Chongqing ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Crisis? What crisis, asks Leung's right-hand man

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Secretary for Development Mak Chai-kwong. Mak is accused of abusing government housing allowance more than 20 years ago, while conflict-of-interest concerns have arisen over Lam's dual role ... says is the city's best hope for change. Cheung, who is chairman of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange and the Urban Renewal Authority, said: 'I have seen the results from the urban ...

  4. Retirement crisis looms for civil service

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... retirement age in the coming decade. But she said departments could cope with the retirements by improving the training of junior staff. 'To spread out the number, only about 7,000 civil ... 'Let's hope [chief executive-designate] Leung Chun-ying is braced to take on reforms.' 41.9% The percentage of Hong Kong civil servants aged between 45 and 54 in March 2011. It is by far ...


    Manila hostage crisis campaigners step up fight for justice two years on

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Hostage crisis campaigners consider return to Philippines to put case to Aquino after 'disappointing' talks at consulate two years after ... with President Benigno Aquino after "disappointing" talks with the country's consul general. Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the bus siege, in which seven Hong Kong tourists ...

  6. Over last 10 years government has lost touch with ordinary Hong Kong citizens

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in 1966 found that one of the reasons was a communication gap between government and people. Now in 2012 over the past 10 years that gap has grown and widened. After 1966 to close the gap city district offices were opened on to the pavement of city streets. Gradually over the next few years there was a democratic progression. District councils were elected, although the urban council ...


    National education can still be shelved to avoid a crisis, analysts say

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... be pursued, sources told the South China Morning Post . Analysts warned of a political crisis and said the government had missed a chance to resolve controversy over the curriculum, which critics ... officials have not given any direct instructions as to how the plan should be put into practice. And a source close to Beijing said the Hong Kong government should have room to make changes ...

  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 ...

  9. Goodbye to a year of crisis

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... the plague abated and China's economy revived, even more robust than before. Political crisis struck when Hong Kong's mass protests against Article 23 security legislation caught ... technology by the military. Iraq presented the new leadership with its first diplomatic crisis, which it skated over with remarkable aplomb. Tugged both ways by the North Atlantic split, China's ...

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    Row over cross-border parallel traders in Hong Kong sparks online debate

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Scandals over toxic food and unsafe products on the mainland have created demand for products sold in Hong Kong. Each day the traders buy large quantities of goods in North District shops, including food, infant formula, shampoo, electronic devices and tissue paper, and take them to mainland markets that specialise in Hong Kong products. Residents say they have caused shortages ...




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