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Civil Service

Talking points

An unmarried mother convicted of handing her five-year-old son to a paedophile in exchange for cash is due to appear in the Court of First Instance for sentencing.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 4:23am

The 'hidden man' behind civil service

After decades of navigating the choppy waters of officialdom, the persistently low-key Paul Tang Kwok-wai has had a taste of public defeat. As secretary for the civil service, Tang recently came under fire for failing to unite the 160,000 public servants behind a common front ahead of the annual wage adjustment announced this month.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Call for Exco-union talks on civil service wages before decision

Philip Kwok Chi-tak, who represents senior government employees, said his union would ask Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to set up an independent arbitration panel to settle a dispute over this year's unpopular below-inflation offer.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Civil service is cosiest collective bargain

Do I take it then, C.Y., that you would be in favour of a collective bargaining law if the economy did look good? And what is so bad about the look of the economy at the moment, Sir?

14 May 2013 - 3:32am 6 comments

'No rules broken' in cross-lease of flats in Mak case

Former secretary for the civil service Joseph Wong Wing-ping was called by former development minister Mak Chai-kwong to testify in a housing allowance fraud trial involving Mak and assistant highways director Tsang King-man.

8 May 2013 - 7:42am

Frugality not a word in civil service lexicon

Yes, there is an iceberg, as some legislators suspect. The tip we are now seeing exposes the nauseating extravagance of former ICAC commissioner Timothy Tong Hin-ming at taxpayers' expense. The iceberg runs deep. But what lies underneath doesn't solely represent Tong's misdeeds. It represents the entrenched culture of extravagance that contaminates our entire civil service.

1 May 2013 - 5:47am 1 comment

China Digest, March 11, 2013

The municipal government plans to buy 5,000 electric vehicles this year, the Beijing Times reports. Most of the vehicles will be used by civil servants or bus companies for public transport.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:14am

Police union seeks to raise officers' retirement age

The union has written to Ip, who chairs the Legislative Council's panel of public services, asking her to bring the matter to the attention of the legislature.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am 1 comment

Government looks for a new director of public prosecutions

We have been talking for some months now about the interest on the part of Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos in becoming a judge. We see that the first shoe in that scenario dropped over the weekend with a government advertisement for a director of public prosecutions. This implies that Zervos has tended his resignation.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:53am

Record numbers flock to take civil service exam

Hundreds of thousands packed out schools and universities across China yesterday to take the national civil service exam, with a record number registering in search of a stable government job.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:59am