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  1. NPC chief has wise words for Shanghai

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter National People's Congress Chairman Wu Bangguo has urged Shanghai to take a lead in 'science and innovation' and pay greater attention to 'social harmony'. Mr Wu, who has just ended a five-day inspection tour of the city, also reminded Shanghai leaders to vigorously enforce environmental protection regulations and veto any projects that might ...

  2. New mum to fight sacking on return from maternity leave

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... A woman fired from her job after returning from maternity leave plans to file a complaint of unreasonable and unlawful dismissal with the Labour Tribunal next week. Ms Chan, a woman in her 30s, is one of more than 100 who have sought help from the Federat ...

  3. Ex-mental patients beset by job woes

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... had a higher chance of developing mental illness if a sibling had suffered a mental illness. The figure among the recovered patient group was 58 per cent. elaine.wu@scmp.com ...

  4. Housing chiefs agree to allow small pets

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The Housing Authority yesterday approved a government proposal to allow small dogs to stay on public estates with their owners. However, in accordance with the Housing Department proposals, dogs weighing 20kg or more, or those brought to the estates after ...

  5. Allow all dogs to stay, SPCA urges

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The animal rights group claims owner responsibility is the key, not pets' weight An animal rights group yesterday urged the Housing Authority to allow dogs of all sizes at public housing estates to remain with their owners because otherwise many migh ...

  6. New leash of life for public estate pets

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The Housing Department has climbed down from its near-total animal ban The Housing Department has proposed that existing dog owners in public housing estates be allowed to keep their pets until the animals die, a climbdown from its no-pet policy. Under th ...

  7. Common ground for gays and Bishop Zen

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... His anti-discrimination stance on some issues has surprised homosexuals in the wake of last month's church protest Gay groups and the head of the Hong Kong Catholic Church met yesterday in the wake of a controversial protest last month by homosexual ...

  8. Waste not, want not: a lesson hungry families depend on

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Charity groups are now putting unsold food to the best use When her husband died in April, Che Li-yun was left with two daughters and no money to feed them. Her husband, 60, had been living on welfare at a nursing home before dying of kidney failure. Ms C ...

  9. Social workers prone to mental-health woes

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Increased workloads and job uncertainty are behind the problem, a survey finds Almost half of Hong Kong's social workers are at risk of developing mental-health problems, a survey has found. Increased stress caused by growing workloads and rising unc ...

  10. first person

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Lau Kin-wai, 52, is a food critic and owner of the Blue Door Jazz Club. For the past year and a half we've been in business, we have been losing money because we don't have enough of an audience. I remember one night we had a band. That night I ...




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