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  1. Mainland firms more attentive to work conditions than HK peers

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... Stuart Biggs To retain western clients, corporate social responsibility is taken seriously Mainland companies pay more attention to improving workplace conditions and environmental ... Frost, companies in northern China increasingly regard the auditing of workplace conditions as a way of solidifying contracts and securing a competitive advantage. 'Their understanding ...

  2. Living conditions of needy come into focus

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Another topic artists in the exhibition tackle in their works is the living conditions of the less fortunate. Tim Li's Unfolding the Possible II is a reconstruction of an installation that the artist, together with residents of Sham Shui Po, made out of nylon folding beds in 2007. 'The work was first realised at the exhibition named Our Life in West Kowloon in 2007,' Li says. ...

  3. Differing views on conditions faced by domestic helpers

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... simplifications...ill-conceived allegations'? I beg to differ, Mr Lam. K. Smith, Mid-Levels Recently we again saw stories about the 'poor' domestic helpers who have to work so hard. Employing ourselves two ... of the first questions which pops up is whether 'mam' is working. The reason behind this is simple, if 'mam' is working they can do whatever they like during the daytime ...

  4. Harsh Lantau conditions a wake-up call for Skyrail

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... in the pulley system. 'There's obviously been some work to try to replace them with a different material and different pulleys, which actually give you a longer life,' Mr Calderwood said. ... experience in building cableway systems to operate in different weather conditions around the world, though the Ngong Ping 360 is its single biggest order. The company is also building a ski resort ...

  5. Film bureau idea wins conditional backing

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to support an industry. If that still didn't work, we might consider setting up something in a form of partnership with the public sector. But in a free-market economy, no one really wants ...

  6. Which Wan Chai will it be- heritage district or air-conditioned glass box?

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Town planners and community leaders have warned that Wan Chai risks being turned into an 'air-conditioned glass box' resembling Admiralty within 20 years ... Johnston Road and Queens Road East. The massive construction work already taking place in Tai Yuen Street and McGregor Street will be followed by the bulldozing of Lee Tung Street in two years. ...

  7. Yes to man-made beach, but with conditions

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government's environment advisers yesterday tentatively endorsed plans for a man-made beach at Lung Mei in Tolo Harbour, but with conditions. After a meeting ... chief to prove that Lung Mei had low ecological value. It suggested that Director of Environmental Protection Anissa Wong Sean-yee issue a work permit only if the site was confirmed to be of low ...

  8. Conditioned by our culture

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... as they make money. And it is extremely convenient for patients. In both these cases, there are commercial pressures at work. The food industry pushes pricier, more convenient processed products, ... enjoy a meal or a film. They could, of course, if they simply switched off their mobile for an hour or two. But they choose not to. Finally, there is air conditioning. This is where Hong ...

  9. Conditions on democracy damn HK to stagnation

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that benefit from the high land price policy and overspending on public works. They have little to gain, and maybe much to lose, from government action on competition, pollution, urban planning, tax ...

  10. Ventilation shafts near stops may be cut: MTR

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Leung Man-fat said it was possible to consolidate the two ventilation blocks into one at the new University station- as its work site has a temporary tunnel that can be transformed into an air ... keep looking but we don't know if we can find other new stations with similar conditions.' Ventilation shafts, which are built above-ground to keep air flowing for rail tunnels ...




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