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  1. More jobs for women than in US, study finds

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Women in China have more opportunities to participate in the workforce, secure quality jobs and access efficient health-care services than those in the US, a survey on the gap between the sexes has found. However, due to the mainland's relatively low female representation in politics and unfair education between the sexes, the country was ranked 33 compared ...

  2. Construction site's strike hurts us all, says property boss

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam The strike by construction-site metalworkers was having a serious impact on all Hong Kong, the deputy chairman of property giant Cheung Kong Holdings, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, said yesterday. Speaking as the strike continued into its ...

  3. 'Long Hair' turns up to pick bone

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... the walkout by Tam and other Beijing loyalists that day, which prevented the five who resigned from giving their farewell speeches. 'You walked out and tried to prevent us from speaking... ...

  4. Question of the week: Which political figure do you admire the most?

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sharon Luk, 14 George Washington is the political leader I admire the most. He was born at a time when slavery was allowed, but felt that slavery was wrong. Even though he didn't make ... included, could learn a lesson from his simple but implacable political philosophy. I also feel he was a tremendous influence on people like Martin Luther King and has changed our world ...

  5. Show you can land a job or you'll face demotion, officials in Henan are told

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a file to our subordinates' said Zhao Ruli, general secretary of the commission. 'But the campaign will allow us to understand how these regulations can best be implemented and will help officials dealing with laid-off workers.' Dong Lisheng, a scholar from the Politics Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Science in Beijing, said: 'Government workers all ...

  6. Work experience is crucial

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... extra money. Jobs like working in restaurants, babysitting or taking care of people's pets can be rewarding: they can teach us how to be responsible. An internship, meanwhile, pays very ... university, without ever having stepped into a place of work. When they eventually get a job, they can feel overwhelmed - not by the work, but by the dynamics, office politics, rules and expectations. ...

  7. First set wage?

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the government declares an open mind over a minimum wage, a trade unionist proposes that it first be introduced in the cleaning, food and catering, and security industries. What do you think? Share your views: write to us. ...

  8. Government clerks urged to delay protest date

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A civil service union has urged low-ranking staff not to hold a protest against the government's manpower policy on July 1, for fear it will be labelled a political issue. ... their prospects for promotion. The branch has not said when it would protest, but the association noted that a large political demonstration was expected in Hong Kong on July 1. Union officials ...

  9. Cash incentives

    Posted Apr 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Local elite athletes have been given a 'pay rise' of up to 100 per cent by the government in a bid to help raise the standards of sports in Hong Kong. Is this the right approach? Write to us. ...

  10. Medical costs

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has chosen six financing options in its report on health-care funding. Do you agree with critics who argue that the proposals would put too heavy a tax burden on the middle class? Write to us. ...




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