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Public Administration

Let the professionals tackle corruption

The race is not about who will get rich but who will fix its government first. India has law, and China has order, but a successful nation needs both.

India has the most wonderful bookshops, full of the latest global best-sellers but also local books not easily available abroad. Indian writers have a flair for the English language that is inimitable and lyrical, reflecting the deep cultural respect for articulation.

Saturday, 24 November, 2012, 3:03am

More superministries on the way in Beijing

The Railways Ministry consolidation was blocked by the now disgraced Liu Zhijun. Photo: Reuters

Analysts said likely targets for absorption into expanded "superministries" include the massive Railways Ministry, which was spared consolidation into the Transport Ministry five years ago in the face of fierce resistance from the former railways minister Liu Zhijun.

21 Nov 2012 - 12:46pm

Communist Party's well-planned route to successful rule

What the outside world saw at the 18th party congress in Beijing last week was only the tip of a gigantic iceberg.

China's microblogosphere before and after the 18th party congress appeared markedly different. Before, loud voices demanded democracy, predicting that the Communist Party would drop its Mao Zedong Thought tenets and ridiculing the party's opaque power politics in light of the recent US election.

20 Nov 2012 - 3:09am 11 comments

Volunteering is a great experience

Our new curriculum requires us to do at least eight hours of volunteer work. I welcome that because I love volunteering.

Last year I joined a programme at the YMCA which helped the elderly. Their heartfelt smiles cheered me up.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

New crack rescue team hitting the heights of HK

A new elite rescue team is scaling the heights of Hong Kong and saving lives in places others firefighters simply cannot reach.

The members of the Fire Services Department's high-angle rescue team specialise in saving people who are trapped among the heights of the city's skyscrapers on scaffolding, work gondolas or in other perilous high-rise situations.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Asian MNCs trail global peers on health care

A recent survey has found that just 23 per cent multinational corporations (MNCs) based in Asia Pacific have a global health strategy in place. The figure fell notably shy of those from other regions such as the Americas, where some 36 per cent now operate at the group level.

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Yesterday's front page report 'Beijing helps Taipei tackle financial crisis' incorrectly spelled the name of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference chairman Jia Qinglin . We apologise for the error.

23 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Shuffling nameplates is not the same as reform

A major restructuring of central government ministries, approved by the National People's Congress this month, is supposed to streamline an already bloated bureaucracy and make it more accountable for its services and oversight. But from the number of new vice-ministers unveiled this week, it is questionable whether this has been achieved.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

HKU policy course keeps changing to suit the times

With the radical changes in Hong Kong's political environment over the past 10 years come rising demand for public sector and non-governmental organisations' (NGOs) managers to be more accountable and responsive to social needs and voices of the community.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Time Out

Master of public administration programme gives firemen a lift

Taking the highly acclaimed master of public administration (MPA) programme at HKU has provided an invaluable opportunity for Tam Tai-keung and James Oet Pui-kuen to enhance their knowledge and competencies in public affairs management that will help to further advance their careers.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Finance professional with sense of integrity sought

A strong financial leader is needed to help a non-governmental organisation.

Haven of Hope Christian Service is looking for a head of finance to spearhead finance and accounting operations, including financial budgeting, costing, inventory, cash flow review and forecasts.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

34 held for New World attacks

Police have made 34 arrests and searched more than 800 premises as part of their investigation into attacks on New World Development properties.

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Families may have to pay for storage in crowded mortuaries

The Hospital Authority will charge storage fees in mortuaries if measures to reduce overcrowding fail.

Authority chief executive Shane Solomon told the Legislative Council health services panel yesterday that construction plans were in place for 220 new compartments this year and 330 compartments next year.

12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Inquiry report deadline extended

The commission of inquiry will report its findings to the chief executive on or before June 20 after an extension was approved this week. It had been due to submit its report by Thursday, but the timetable was amended after witnesses spent longer on the stand than expected.

9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Website will take case to ombudsman after Bible gripes ignored

The anonymous website that prompted an avalanche of complaints about indecent material in the Bible vowed yesterday to take its case to the ombudsman after the standards watchdog decided not to pursue the complaints.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am