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  1. A Hong Kong solution

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... answer. Hong Kong's problems are unique to Hong Kong, and following the examples of other countries is not going to solve Hong Kong's problems. Hong Kong needs to think outside the box ... permanent residency status in Hong Kong misses the point. Simon Y. L. Peh of the department says repeatedly in the letter that Hong Kong has studied jurisdictions such as the US, Britain and Canada ...

  2. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the question and comes up with a unique Hong Kong answer. 'How about Vincent Cheng [Hoi-cheun]?' she asks. 'What's he?' The chairman of HSBC grew up in desperate poverty, ... Hong Kong people. The definition becomes meaningless.' Computer professional Michael Gazeley has an apt summation. 'Being middle class means you make enough money to pay tax ...

  3. The mass appeal of protests

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... time. Some of them will come back again next year, with friends and relatives, to share with us this uniquely Hong Kong fun. To most Hong Kong people, protests are just a means of expression, ... to attract public attention to their plight. Protests have become a Hong Kong-style ritual. Whenever we are unhappy we organise a handful of people and put up a banner to proclaim our displeasure. ...

  4. Voluntary insurance a step in right direction

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Michael Somerville The focus of the latest consultation paper on health care reform is a proposed voluntary insurance scheme. The proposal is unique to Hong Kong and, if introduced, all ... the objective of catching them while they were young and be one small piece of encouragement to increase Hong Kong's birth rate. If the scheme succeeds, it will, first, relieve pressure ...

  5. Events

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Monday, January 9: Hong Kong Securities Institute lunch: 'Pension funds in China'. Hong Kong Securities Institute. Tuesday, January 10: French Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'What is unique about the Chinese luxury market and makes it immune to recession?' American Club. Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Selling your business- Strategies ...

  6. Don't rely on China

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... region will erode Hong Kong's uniqueness as an international city, making it just another Chinese city. As we know, Hong Kong's freedom of speech and rule of law and its anti-corruption ... In the past seven years, it seems painfully obvious that our road to greatness is a dead end. Hong Kong has experienced a serious downturn, unemployment has hit a higher-than-ever rate ...

  7. Handouts justified, but more rainy days to come

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is needed. The pressure on the government to alleviate inflation is not unique to Hong Kong. Many governments face similar pressure. However, the timing of the new measures is not entirely ... which may not be far away. Whether the measures will work depends on if the gloomy economic forecasts turn out to be true. Economists expect a downturn in Hong Kong because of global economic ...

  8. Recruits shy from support students

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... postgraduate students are not in favour of inclusive education for children who require a lot of support. In a study yet to be published, researchers at the Hong Kong Institute of Education found ... to Hong Kong. 'The research has shown that while they are willing to include children with mild support needs, they're less willing to include those with more challenging support ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... want to see something unique about Hong Kong which reflects its character. Today, mainland travellers can go abroad to other countries. Gimmicky events will go down the tubes. The Tourism Board ... Q Should online brothels be outlawed? It is rather ironic that, at a time when the Hong Kong government is moving away from bilingualism and printing an increasing amount of its literature ...

  10. Money for nothing

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's younger generation is less motivated to work. It is because of society's inability to provide enough job opportunities,' she says. The problem is not unique to Hong Kong, she ... achieved a high level of education are not fulfilling their potential in the workplace. Cheung Chi-wai, unit-in-charge of the Youth Employment Network at the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, ...




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