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  1. Leave the family out of the eligibility test for elderly aid

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this reality. They continue to reflect the conventional thinking that families should be responsible for helping their older members, at least financially. Hence, application for aid is based ... who wants aid must apply for it via his or her children, who may be required to write a so-called 'bad son letter' declaring that they cannot or will not take financial care ...

  2. Donors now dealing with causes instead of applying band-aids

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Liana Cafolla The mainland's history of philanthropy and donating is deep and long-ranging, but has traditionally been less formal than the more structured set-ups often seen in more mature countries. That is changing as the country's charity sy ...

  3. PC-making city looks to investment groups for aid

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so @scmp.com Kunshan, Jiangsu, where one in every two of the world's personal computers and tablets is made, is pressing hard to upgrade its industries by joining hands with international financial power houses, including Black ...

  4. China Life in need of capital aid

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com China Life Insurance, whose earnings plummeted last year, says it will use more capital-raising measures to shore up its solvency. 'In the future, raising capital from external channels will become a regular channel for r ...

  5. Zhejiang helps lenders aid small firms

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Zhejiang province took a step towards bolstering lending to cash-hungry small firms by allowing providers of small loans to raise more capital for loans. According to the provincial government's website, small ...

  6. State wealth fund steps in to aid banks

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Central Huijin Investment, an arm of the mainland's sovereign wealth fund, will buy shares in the nation's four biggest banks in the secondary market, in an apparent effort to bolster stock prices and rest ...

  7. Legco queries HK$50b aid fund

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Lawmakers debating the government's proposed voluntary health insurance scheme yesterday expressed fears that the HK$50 billion fund will benefit insurers and private medical services rather than patients. The Legislative Cou ...

  8. Legal Aid council wants help extended to financial and negligence cases

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A new legal aid scheme for the middle class should cover riskier types of litigation such as those involving structured financial products and more types of professional negligence, the Legal Aid Services Council has proposed. The proposal comes in response to the chief executive's call to expand coverage of legal aid, in his policy address, along with a seed ...

  9. Aids NGO fears axe as tax snoops close in

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu The Aizhixing Institute, a prominent Aids advocacy group on the mainland, is facing a new round of investigations by the authorities, and Wan Yanhai- its founder, who recently ... and had never required it to pay business taxes. He is worried his group will meet the same fate as the Open Constitution Initiative, or Gongmeng, the independent legal aid centre that was closed ...

  10. Philippine debt issues reopened to aid Napocor

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson The Philippine government has sold US$400 million worth of debt by reopening two sovereign bond issues, according to a term sheet. The money raised from the sale, which was increased from US$300 million because of strong demand, would be le ...




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