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  1. Doctors threaten strike over pay

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Junior doctors who joined the Hospital Authority after a reform of pay scales in 2000 have threatened to strike unless the authority promises to increase their salaries. They say the wage reform has resulted in 'unequal pay for equal wo ...

  2. China rules!

    Posted Feb 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland not only contributes cheap 'Made in China' products to the world, but also a lot of job opportunities. After the economic turmoil, job markets in the United States, ... nation. China's rise will continue to shake up the world. Marcus Ng Hoi-yu, Tin Ka Ping Secondary School From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Marcus. It just goes to prove the old adage ...

  3. Tide is turning for euro-zone reforms

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... conflicts' as further reform bills go to the national legislature. Meanwhile, smaller nations in the 12-nation euro zone are furious that to finance reforms, Germany and France are breaking the rules ... with the significant element that the unions have lost the first round,' says Alasdair Murray, director of the business and policy unit at the London-based Centre for European Reform. 'In Germany, ...

  4. Rights and wrongs

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The first time that post-1997 Hong Kong submitted a report to the United Nations committee responsible for overseeing the International Covenant on Economic, Social ... rather than legislation, are the most appropriate means of addressing discrimination in this area'. On the absence of a 'national human rights institution', the administration said ...

  5. Euro-zone reforms facing obstacles

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... 'social conflicts' on the horizon as further reform bills make their way to the national legislature. Meanwhile, smaller nations in the 12-nation euro-zone are furious that to finance ... France there's been some very good progress, with the significant element that the unions have lost the first round,' says Alasdair Murray, director of the Business and Policy Unit ...

  6. Jobs round-up

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... NATION Huge fair attracts 80,000 hopefuls in search of work The year's first large-scale jobs fair opened in Beijing last weekend, with about 80,000 job seekers competing for 15,456 ... a member of the Hutchison Whampoa Group, is looking for a brand manager in Guangzhou. Beijing Shiyitong Science & Technology, an agent for United States-based TAC, is seeking a software ...

  7. Low wages help region maintain its edge

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih A rising tide does not float all boats. That, in essence, was the conclusion of a recent paper by Australian National University research fellow Anita Chan that partly ... swelled from 120 in the 1970s to 3,700 in 2000, but has declined by 500 since. This year, China displaced Mexico as the second-largest exporter to the United States, behind Canada. There are many ...

  8. How to fix the iron rice bowl

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Michelle Chen

    ... behemoth heavy industry are harder to spot. Laid-off, or xiagang, workers, displaced from state-owned work units that once promised lifetime job security, are invisible in more ways than one. ... workers, and a rigid welfare system. Urban workers, whose factory jobs were previously the most coveted in the nation, often avoid 'lowly' service jobs like domestic work. Many unemployed ...

  9. Elderly population suffers effects of inadequate welfare

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be met,' says Siri Tellier, the China representative for the United Nations Population Fund. As part of this effort, hundreds of outdoor exercise areas have been established throughout Beijing, ...



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