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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Guangdong retirees collect their fruit money

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Guangdong have applied to a one-off scheme that allows them to receive so-called fruit money without returning to the city, the Social Welfare Department said yesterday. Of those, more than 16,800 ... to Hongkongers aged 65 to 69 who are on low incomes, and to all residents aged 70 and over. A Social Welfare Department spokesman warned anyone eligible to apply for the Guangdong Scheme to do so before ...

  2. News - China - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Doctor wants more done for children of prisoners

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com 600,000 kids have a parent behind bars, and Belgian psychologist says they need help in the form of care centres with national standards Doctor wants more done for children of prisoners A Belgian psychologist in Beijing who has devoted the past 15 years to safeguarding the welfare of children of convicts is helping authorities develop ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Myths about poor justify Hong Kong's 'third world' spending on social welfare

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Economist says convenient myths justify city's third-world level of spending on social welfare 'Demonising the poor helps keep them down' Deliberate demonising of social welfare and labour protection is behind the city's backward policies in these areas, according to Leo Goodstadt, the former head of the Central Policy Unit. ...

  4. News - China - SOCIAL WELFARE

    China's elderly fare well in global report

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... lower than Uruguay (23) and Panama (30), for instance. Researchers said better-off older populations were most often the result of an early adoption of progressive social welfare policies. One ... "The issue of maintaining the well-being of the elderly is not simply money but providing long-term care service and training people for such jobs. Expanding social welfare will not solve ...

  5. News - China - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Authorities to encourage adoptions in wake of fire at Henan orphanage

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... regulations on individual adoption and on orphanages run by non-governmental organisations." The ministry says the mainland has some 615,000 orphans. It said government-funded child-welfare ... with disabilities for another chance to have a healthy baby. Professor Ai Xiaoming, a specialist in the welfare of children and women at Guangzhou's Sun Yat-sen University, said a lack of respect ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Exco convener Lam Woon-kwong says city can afford universal pension plan

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... the government has a surplus, we could allocate half the surplus for elderly welfare," he said. "These are all fiscally safe proposals and won't affect our tax revenue." Government ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Minimum wage makes finding elderly-care staff difficult

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Old people's homes struggle to fill positions despite offering pay well above the minimum wage, chairman of a service association says Elderly-care jobs find no takers A minimum wage of HK$50 an hour, let alone the propos ...

  8. News - China - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Teacher garners public sympathy after writing 'seditious' essays

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Chen Pingfu was left penniless after suffering a heart attack. His essays on how officials treat the poor led to charges- and public sympathy From teacher to enemy of the state If not for his heart attack in 2005, Chen Pingfu wo ...



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