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Lifeguards on ‘sickout’ force HK$800m Victoria Park public pool to close

Swimmers at Victoria Park public pool were left high and dry today as a shortage of lifeguards involved in a staffing dispute forced the facility to close for four hours. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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ADVISORY-Hong Kong markets shut for public holiday

ADVISORY-Hong Kong markets shut for public holiday HONG KONG, April 18 (Reuters) – Financial markets in Hong Kong are closed on Friday and Monday for the Easter holiday and will resume trading on Tuesday, April 22. Please double click for the latest Hong Kong stock market report. FILED UNDER:. Full News here – Read more […]

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Union demands government approves statutory 17 public holidays to all Hong Kong workers

Unionists have urged the government to increase the number of statutory holidays in the city to 17, so all workers will be entitled to all public holidays. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Financial Secretary promises tighter controls on public expenditure as he seeks budget support

The government is to introduce tighter controls on public expenditure, such new infrastructure project costs and procurement procedures, the Financial Secretary has announced. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Student activists urge pan-democrats to stand firm on public nomination

As lawmakers prepared to leave the city today for the Shanghai meeting with central government officials, student activists urged pan-democratic lawmakers not to “kneel down” in their pursuit of public nomination of the chief executive during their exclusive meeting. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Rita Lau to head Public Service Commission

Rita Lau will succeed Nicholas Ng as Public Service Commission Chairman for a three-year term from May 1, the Government announced today.   Secretary for the Civil Service Paul Tang said Mrs Lau is well-suited for the job, with her wealth of knowledge and experience, and distinguished administrative and management skills. He also thanked Mr Ng […]

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Finance chief warns lengthy budget filibuster will harm public services

Public services may be affected from the beginning of June if lawmakers filibuster for too long, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah warned today as the Legislative Council began budget deliberations. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Public housing unit increase a priority

In the new financial year, the Government has three major areas of work relating to housing.   Firstly, we are formulating the Government’s long term housing strategy for the next 10 years. We will make reference to the consultation document issued by the Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee last September and its public consultation […]

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Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll

Almost two-thirds of Hong Kong people want controls on the influx of individual mainland visitors, a university survey shows. Results of the poll by the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at Chinese University were released as lawmakers questioned whether a government projection that visitor arrivals would reach 70 million in 2017 and 100 million in 2023 was […]

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Cambridge academic backs ‘public recommendation’ plan

A University of Cambridge legal scholar has backed a political reform plan which allows all registered voters to non-bindingly recommend – instead of nominate – chief executive candidates for the 2017 poll. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Anson Chan’s reform proposal shifts debate away from public nomination

Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang’s political reform proposal has helped shift debate on the 2017 chief executive election back to a track the government and moderate pan-democrats are more comfortable with. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Public works costs well controlled

Secretary for Development Paul Chan says the expenditure of public works has been well controlled for years.   In response to a lawmaker’s question on the rising cost of public works, Mr Chan said the Government has established mechanisms to develop and review project estimates, adding that it will implement measures to reduce project costs. […]

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Government House and garden open to the public from 10am on Sunday

Government House will be open to the public today to allow visitors to enjoy the architecture and the blossoming flowers in the garden. In his blog, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who is also a keen gardener, said citizens could see Holland kalanchoe, one of the 20 new flower species being planted this year at the complex, […]

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Is outraging public decency OK in Hong Kong in the cyberage?

Thanks to the internet, many of us now have difficulties distinguishing the public from the private. That applies to teenagers who place intimate details about themselves online; and to spy agencies who snoop on the webcams of hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting users. It appears even our own top judges have trouble telling what’s public […]

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Complaints to Consumer Council rise as public stands up to dodgy practices

Number of submissions hit a four-year high last year, thanks in part to changes in law designed to protect customers, watchdog says. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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