Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
Friday, August 22, 2014   

Pensions for all - and old-age tax
A top academic has proposed a retirement pension of HK$3,000 a month for everyone aged 65 and over - to be financed by a payroll old-age tax of up to 2.5 percent.

Icy ties thaw after dare
Gregory So Kam-leung got swept yesterday by the headline-grabbing "ice bucket challenge." But the secretary for commerce and economic development was cool with it.

Fong tipped to head TDC
Hong Kong Trade Development Council deputy executive director Margaret Fong Shun-man is likely to be appointed to the council's top post, according to a source.

Pan-dems to hold own talks with Beijing VIPs
Beijing officials responsible for Hong Kong affairs will meet exclusively with pan-democrat lawmakers in Shenzhen today to discuss local political reforms.

Outrage at Oz tycoon's 'mongrel Chinese' attack
Outspoken Australian tycoon Clive Palmer has labeled the Chinese government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade that was criticized by Canberra as "hugely damaging."

Cancer drug in HK's Ebola arsenal
Hong Kong could use a breast cancer drug to treat Ebola patients as health authorities cannot get hold of the experimental ZMapp drug from a US pharmaceutical company, the Centre for Health Protection said last night.

Democrats see bright side
Forty-nine lawmakers 15 of them pan-democrats are meeting Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office director Wang Guangya in Shenzhen tomorrow and Friday.

New chief at Law Society helm after Lam resigns
Beleaguered Law Society president Ambrose Lam San-keung resigned as leader yesterday, five days after a no-confidence motion against him was passed by a wide margin.

Reform way forward, says Li
Constitutional reform must move forward, according to Asia's richest man.

Dope pair in TV confession
Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan Jo-ming, son of superstar Jackie Chan Kong-san, has admitted stashing bags full of marijuana in his Beijing home for up to two years, according to China Central Television footage.

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