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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Welfare benefits not enough for rent

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by CALVIN LIU

    ... Calvin Liu calvin.liu@scmp.com Call for policy revamp after study finds most people on housing subsidy have to make up cash shortfall each month for small, subdivided flats Welfare benefits not enough for rent More than half of those who live on welfare payments have to fork out money from their own pockets for rent as the government subsidy they receive is not enough, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559264/welfare-benefits-not-enough-rent
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hundreds stage funeral procession for dog killed by MTR train

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... They say MTR staff should have held the intercity train and coaxed the animal off the track. Watch: Death of dog on MTR tracks sparks outrage in Hong Kong "It's about the lack of respect ... and so did other people, but were stopped by the MTR staff," said Lee, who said she told staff she had experience rescuing animals for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580197/hundreds-stage-funeral-procession-dog-killed-mtr-train
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Civic Party presses for retirement plan it says government report ignored

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... by welfare and social work professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun from the University of Hong Kong, was a way for it to put off enacting any kind of meaningful change in the public retirement system. Kwok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568558/civic-party-presses-retirement-plan-it-says-government-report-ignored
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Father who allegedly left learning disabled son, 11, in Singapore could face extradition

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:21pm by Clifford Lo

    ... offered the Social Welfare Department help in preparing the appropriate legal documents to clear his passage. The Singapore Police Force said on Facebook it was currently working closely with Hong ... investigation suggested the boy's father, exhausted by trying to take care of his son, dumped him in Singapore after researching welfare for mentally disabled children there. As of last night ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563515/father-who-allegedly-left-learning-disabled-son-11-singapore-could
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Call it animal instinct, Hong Kong schoolchildren want a big zoo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 02:36pm by Shirley.Zhao

    ... Shirley.Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com More than 90pc of pupils want to get closer to wildlife in the city, study finds Animal instinct? Kids want 'real zoo' Children in Hong Kong ... and tortoises. Tang said Ocean Park's high fees and focus on tourism had alienated local families, depriving Hong Kong children of the chance to appreciate and learn about the animals in the park. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493526/call-animal-instinct-hong-kong-schoolchildren-want-zoo
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by LO WEI

    ... was the best time to discuss the issue given that the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) system had been in place for over a decade. He said the government had increased spending on welfare for the elderly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543209/crunch-time-new-pension-plan-says-professor-nelson-chow
  7. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Japan: The Paradox of Harmony, by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... men to watch animated movies or make plastic models instead of seeking a bride and a family, or Graying and Shrinking, which details the dramatic ageing of the population and the desperate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1541652/book-review-japan-paradox-harmony-keiko-hirata-and-mark-warschauer
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Inaccurate manpower projections cast doubt on government planning

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:49am by Phila Siu

    ... trained in jobs for which we do not need that many." In May, the Labour and Welfare Bureau submitted a paper to the Legislative Council that included part of its manpower projection report ... in specific subjects. "A discrepancy of 40 per cent is a lot. It means that, when the government plans education policies, it needs to be very flexible," he said. A Labour and Welfare Bureau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534559/inaccurate-manpower-projections-cast-doubt-government-planning
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Divorcing couples should be forced to undergo counselling, says government advisor

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... that Hong Kong can probably study and we will raise this idea the next time we meet the [chief secretary]," Shek said at a meeting of the Legislative Council's welfare services panel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528878/hong-kong-urged-intervene-divorce
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cut in minimum working hours to give more families low-income benefits

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... a month to an "absolute baseline" for the government. The welfare chief said yesterday the proposed threshold for the full subsidy of HK$1,000 would be lowered from 208 to 192, adding 61,000 families to the list of those qualifying. "This is our absolute baseline, taking into account its effects on the labour market as well," Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519091/cut-minimum-working-hours-give-more-families-low-income-benefits

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