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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong hotels accused of not paying minimum wage in job 'trial periods'

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Union says survey shows bosses are forcing room cleaners to work for 'trial periods' for low pay Hotels accused of avoiding paying the minimum wage Hotel bosses are dodging the minimum-wage law by forcing room cleaners to work for "trial periods" for low pay rates and without overtime compensation, according to a union survey. ...

  2. Beijing to expand tax reform trial

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com The mainland will expand a value-added tax (VAT) reform trial next month despite complaints about incomplete preparatory work that has caused businesses to end up paying more taxes in Shanghai. The State Council said the trial conducted in Shanghai since the beginning of this year would be expanded to 10 more cities and provinces, ...

  3. Trial decision on Noble damages case expected

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard would want the case to go to trial,' said one source. Any trial could shine the spotlight on management operations at one of Asia's largest commodity groups, revealing management ...

  4. Property firm named in Macau graft trial

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung in Macau and Ada Lee International property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle was named yesterday in connection with the corruption case involving jailed former Macau works chief Ao Man-long. The company helped submit a bid on behalf of Moon O ...

  5. Trial crucial to get bridge traffic moving

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... scheme is meant to ease these restrictions, and officials are counting on it to increase bridge traffic. One month before the trial's first phase, allowing local five-seater cars to travel ... to a different traffic system and are known for reckless driving, may pose a danger in Hong Kong. Even without the opposition, the take-up rate of the trial's first phase seems to be on shaky ...

  6. China Mobile to complete network trials by June

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com China Mobile expects to complete commercial trials of its fourth-generation network by June, which may coincide with the possible release of a compatible ... management, remote medical care, e-government and digital campus programmes. Bill Huang, the general manager of the China Mobile Research Institute, said another big commercial trial that also covered ...

  7. Trial of Zhongshan's former mayor begins

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Former Zhongshan mayor Li Qihong is standing trial on charges of insider trading involving a listed state-owned company, disclosing insider information and bribery, local media reports. The trial, which began yesterday at Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court, is to continue today. Reports said Li and her relatives had benefited to the tune of 19.3 ...

  8. Bankers trusted Akai auditors

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir Creditors relied on financial statements for loan renewal, James Ting trial told Bankers put their faith in Akai Holdings' auditors when they struck a compromise over a US$20 million syndicated loan to the troubled firm's manufacturing arm, a jury in the High Court trial of financier James Ting was told yesterday. Barely two months later, the same ...

  9. Guangzhou investment officials face graft trial

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Two former officials from the Guangzhou government's official investment corporations went on trial on Saturday for embezzlement, fraud and bribery involving more than ... of share acquisition rules leading to a loss of 6.2 million yuan in state assets. Chen has denied all charges. The court has yet to hand down a verdict. In a separate trial, Xu Zhi, former managing ...

  10. Moulin eyewear fraud trial adjourned

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Ten people charged with a HK$2.7 billion fraud surrounding the collapse of Moulin Global Eyecare Holdings- once the world's third biggest eyewear manufacturer- appeared in Eastern Court yesterday. Magistrate Henry Mierczak adjourned the trial to April 24. ...




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