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  1. Millions at stake in 'divorce forum shopping', court ruling shows

    Posted Jun 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Hong Kong are among the most generous jurisdictions in the world for the economically weaker divorcing party, usually (but not always) the wife. On the other hand, jurisdictions like France, ... was recognised in that jurisdiction before proceedings in Hong Kong were completed. 'This is a classic case of divorce forum shopping. It highlights the complexities and pitfalls of an international ...

  2. Online forum not the best way to gather views

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... way towards addressing their grievances. Yet the idea of setting up a 600-member forum as a step in this direction is highly questionable. First of all, the government does have many channels ... with a still-murky mandate. We are told that forum members will be consulted by e-mail and an online chat room for discussions. Seminars will be held only as needed. Less clear is who will be in charge ...

  3. Clinton says Aids could harm economic miracle

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... warned yesterday that HIV/Aids could have a devastating impact on China's economic miracle if no prompt action was taken to combat it. damage Speaking at the Aids/Sars summit at Tsinghua ... in a positive direction. You are now the fourth largest trading nation and the fourth largest recipient of foreign direct investment in the world,' Mr Clinton told an audience of top health ...

  4. Bosses still refuse to hire disabled staff, forum told

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'Many overseas countries have already set a standard for companies and those who failed to meet it are fined,' he said. Speaking at a at Polytechnic University forum on the experiences ... of Hong Kong's disabled people were economically active, compared to over 60 per cent among society in general, said Cheung citing government figures. Being 'active' includes doing ...

  5. The debate on Asian values gets a revival

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to dominate the world. No culture, no value should dominate this world.' One western envoy at the forum welcomed the return of the discussion. 'It is very interesting to see it come back ... Greg Torode Chief Asia Correspondent in Boao Region's economic growth puts an issue of culture back on the agenda China is taking the lead in re-energising the 'Asian ...

  6. Growth set to slow, but threat of inflation remains, forum is told

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the past four years, Professor Chan told an economic forum yesterday. He attributed a forecast of slower growth next year to the expected slowdown of economies of both the mainland and the United ... Eva Wu Economic growth is predicted to slow next year while external factors will fuel inflation in the city, according to the secretary for financial services and the treasury. Chan ...

  7. Groups criticise rights forum's cancellation

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Rights groups yesterday criticised the government for abruptly scrapping a regular human rights forum, and condemned the chief executive for failing to fulfil his election ... situation, the group said the government was neglecting its duty by scrapping at the last minute a forum with human rights groups scheduled for yesterday. 'It used to be a regular meeting, ...

  8. Ethnic hatred erupts on mainland Web forums

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The deaths of Han Chinese in Urumqi ignited anger against Uygurs on the mainland's internet forums yesterday, even as authorities sought to play down ethnic friction ... regions, the government has sought to maintain its grip by controlling religious and cultural life while promising economic growth and prosperity. ...

  9. Tang entices with economic carrots

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Colleen Lee and Tanna Chong Henry Tang Ying-yen, known for his close ties with big business, sought to entice middle- and lower-income Hongkongers with economic carrots ... their rise up the economic ladder, Tang said. He also pledged to increase education spending from the current 3.5 per cent of gross domestic product to 4 per cent if he is elected chief executive, ...

  10. Economic and social woes may spur suicides

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the number of young people taking their lives is already increasing, despite a drop in the overall suicide rate in recent years. Yip fears that a combination of the economic slowdown and tensions ... believe 2012 could be a year of uncertainty,' said Yip. 'From our experience, when we had economic problems in 1997 our suicide rate went up from 12.6 to 18.6 [per 100,000 people] within ...




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