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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqis say Americans are gone, but problems remain

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Abu Mohammed loudly laments that problems in Iraq, from violence to unemployment, have not improved since US forces departed a year ago. "Whether the occupation was here or not, for us, nothing has changed," Mohammed, 59, said while selling used clothes from a cart in the crowded open-air Bab al-Sharji market of central Baghdad. "During the occupation, there were ...

  2. Door to Canada is still open: top envoy

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Kong's move towards universal suffrage in 2017, saying that, as a former colony, his nation carried none of the baggage attached to Britain or the US. 'We come with more of a clean ...

  3. Carter opens rights centre in HK

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Former US president and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jimmy Carter opened a new branch of his global non-profit organisation for human rights and democracy ... initiative] is an avenue of information that would be very valuable to us that we couldn't get anywhere else. I would hope when Hong Kong is able to elect its own political leader that the Carter ...

  4. Prising open the grip of prejudice

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the problem is. The mainland government has disqualified people who are sight or hearing impaired from working as public servants, and many disabled people have complained to us they face different ...

  5. Veteran sees opening up on laws

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of 'serving the people' is to have meaning, the process has to be scientific and more open to public participation. Most laws are drafted by the NPC Standing Committee's Legislative Affairs ... veteran law drafters. 'Sometimes government departments just tell us they want a law in a certain area, and they may even give us a draft law, but this is often not very scientific.' ...

  6. Open to all?

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... employees. Our rationale is that inclusive workplaces are better for business than those that are not. Research and common sense both tell us that it is in those workplaces where individuals feel ... is not going to be as comfortable- and therefore as productive or loyal- as someone who can be open about their identity. My conversations with many so-called 'employers of choice' have given ...

  7. Attitude to outsiders divides US and China

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... more young people. If it had an immigration policy like that of the US, it could fill the gaping holes in the workforce that will open up when the present generation retires. So let's ... accounted for about one-eighth of the population. And then the US opened the gates very wide. Last month, the US Census Bureau revealed that non-white births in the country narrowly exceeded ...

  8. An open invitation to prosperity

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... revolution, and the Japanese recession. Personally, I cannot see the US being replaced this century as the global economic power, as long as it keeps its borders open to migrants of all descriptions. ... to the US. Not a bad subsidy. These people are in the prime of their productive lives; taxpayers and producers of the next generation of ideas. Societies that are open to immigration win. ...

  9. Open the doors to immigrants

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... conviction was 'like mopping the floor while the tap is running'. Interpol assesses the traffic in men at an annual US$30 billion. Trafficking people is the most lucrative international commerce after drugs and arms. The US imposed stringent new rules after the tragedy of September 11, 2001, without, apparently, discouraging the flow of migrants, legal and illegal. According ...

  10. Ideal place for work training to open doors

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... money-handling and communication skills, Yeung and Nora Fung Leung Yee-ping, a vice-chairwoman, said. 'Then, when they learn this, they can go out and get open employment. That's what we aim ... are tax-deductible. If you'd like a tax receipt, please send the completed donation form and original bank receipt, with your name, address and phone number, to the address above Contact us ...




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