Eva Wu

Liaison officers agree to end action

A union representing 400 liaison officers at the Home Affairs Department is ending industrial action on Monday after a three-week campaign.

Friday, 20 November, 2009, 12:00am

Voter registration set to hit target

The government received 94,500 applications to register to vote in Legco elections this year. With the 60,000 applications received earlier, it is confident of achieving a target of 150,000 new electors this year.

20 May 2008 - 12:00am

Secretary defends land sale system

Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor yesterday defended the government's land sale system after developers said supply was inadequate.

She cited figures from last year showing developers had not been interested in several sites on offer.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Staff warned of hard times at memorial for Nina Wang

Chinachem Group employees were warned yesterday of difficulties ahead for the property empire, formerly run by tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum, as the legal battle over the late chairwoman's will continues.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Welfare recipients 'misunderstood'

Hong Kong's poor are misunderstood by the public, an academic with experience of working with the needy has said after a survey found that welfare recipients are widely regarded as being lazy and dishonest.

The study, by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, found 62 per cent of respondents said those receiving CSSA were lazy and unwilling to look for work.

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Fishermen home but down on their luck after 18-month ordeal in the Philippines

Five Hong Kong-based fishermen returned home yesterday, exonerated but worse for wear financially after being detained for 18 months in the Philippines for alleged illegal fishing.

A second Hong Kong-registered fishing vessel is also being held in the Philippines, along with 20 fishermen. Their trial has not yet begun.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Anson Chan queries government turnaround

Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang said it was unusual for the government to suddenly lower the academic requirements for the post of RTHK chief. Referring to RTHK talk-show host Robert Chow Yung's suitability, Mrs Chan, now a lawmaker, said it was reasonable to apply minimum academic qualifications to a senior government post.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Jockey Club volunteers to mentor needy teens

About 400 Jockey Club volunteers will be spending Saturdays teaching English and computer skills to underprivileged teenagers in Tin Shui Wai from April.

A Jockey Club spokeswoman said they were also planning to hold hiking trips and heritage tours for needy children and their families with the help of environmental groups.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Civil service volunteers to focus on helping needy groups

A team of volunteers from the civil service will help needy groups, including Tin Shui Wai residents, minorities and new migrants from the mainland, as its major goal for this year.

The team, initiated by Highways Department employees in 2005, provides a platform for governmental departments to jointly organise volunteer services responding to the needs of the community.

11 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Vendors at Lunar New Year fairs expect better sales as the weather improves

Business has picked up with the weather at Lunar New Year fairs, with vendors saying increased sales over the past couple of days have more than compensated for a slight drop during the rainy weekend.

They are looking forward to even better sales in the coming days, with cold temperatures but sunny periods forecast.

6 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Independents seen as vote stealers

The pan-democrats are worried that self-styled 'independent democrats' could cost them votes in the district council elections.

And a trade unionist legislator criticised the government for its 'cold attitude' towards the election.

Pan-democrats said at a press conference they were worried about the 'lukewarm' atmosphere of the elections next Sunday.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am