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  1. Proposed change set to increase spending power

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... partner, tax services of Grant Thornton Jingdu Tianhua, says there is a real need for China to raise the tax threshold because purchasing power has been eroded by high inflation, especially home ... of the National People's Congress. While details of the amendments were not disclosed, a speech by the Minister of Finance, Xie Xuren, at the 12th China Development Forum on March 20 indicates ...

  2. Giving power to parents of disabled children

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Why are there so few? It's hard to tell, but the China Disabled Persons' Federation takes the position that caring for the parents of disabled children is not its main task. I doubt ...

  3. Power of one

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lam Woon-kwong In 1919, a young Chinese woman named Deng Chunlan published an open letter calling for the admission of women to China's universities. She also presented a revolutionary plan to improve the condition of women: 'Liberate the schools. Liberate the workplace. Liberate the governing regime. Liberate ourselves.' Deng's call for liberation ...

  4. Congress 'failing to exert its powers'

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of state power, yet it has long been widely seen as a rubber stamp. The legislature has yet to reject a bill tabled by the government, and even though its influence has grown over the years ... without fundamental political reforms, they are worried that it chooses not to exert its power even when it can. The Supervision Law, passed in 2006 after almost 20 years of deliberation, gave ...

  5. Court 'interference' that prevents abuse of power

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's resumption of sovereignty over the city. Li was set the unprecedented task of maintaining and developing common law principles in a jurisdiction that arises from Chinese national law ... the 13 years during which he has been at the helm. This is largely due to the role he has played in moulding our courts into stronger guardians of our rights and more of a check on the powers ...

  6. Firms wake up to spending power of the elderly

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Chuang, chief executive of Ogilvy & Mather Group China, says that as the per capita spending power of senior citizens is expected to rise from US$1,620 in 2005 to US$4,112 in 2015, ... of the young is the most lucrative, as parents spend all they can to spoil their 'little emperors'- those born under the one-child policy introduced in the late 1970s. But China ...

  7. News - China - WEALTH GAP

    State of inequality as China's rich get richer

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... A state of inequality In a nation where wealth confers immense power and privilege, it's no wonder policymakers are having such a hard time rewriting the rules to reverse a dangerously widening wealth gap. To mainlanders without the money, one reason the rich get richer while the poor grow steadily poorer is corruption. For those with the money and the power, the fear of losing ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q How do we fix Hong Kong's air pollution problems? I have read and listened to many news reports about Hong Kong's air quality and the emissions from Hong Kong and China power ... back up to reservoirs. So it's not free and also consumes fuel, which creates carbon dioxide. What of wind power? If we could harness the wind created by certain ill-informed green ...

  9. Union congress opens amid calls for more power

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... on it to play a bigger role and act tougher as labour relations become more tense and conditions for workers deteriorate. Delegates representing the 209 million members of the All-China Federation ... workers- representing the tens of millions of rural dwellers who have quit the land to work in city factories. 'Migrant workers, who have made a major contribution to China's economic ...

  10. Hong Kong Youth Power Association

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... working as a volunteer for Hong Kong Youth Power Association for nearly five years. A part-time student, he is pursuing an associate degree in social work at the Hong Kong College of Technology. ... during the summer and organised a trip to the mainland. Our aim was to give young people a first-hand experience of China. We visited the courts and welfare and community centres. We also had ...




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