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  1. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Overhaul tax to fund pension scheme: expert

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Phila Siu, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Phila Siu and Jennifer Ngo Overhaul tax to fund pension scheme: expert Hong Kong needs to change its tax system to ensure the city can support a proposed new pension scheme, a former head of the World Bank's pension team said. The pension expert, Yvo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582481/overhaul-tax-fund-pension-scheme-expert
  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Sales tax mooted to fund pension for all

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... decades to help it cover the soaring cost of social welfare benefits due to an ageing population. The tax rose from five per cent to eight per cent, and will hit 10 per cent next year. Imposing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580448/tax-sales-mooted-fund-pension-plan
  3. News - China - WELFARE

    Seven children freeze to death in Hubei orphanage

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... died from illnesses. The allegation quoted a woman who worked at the Shiyan Public Welfare House as saying all the children had gangrenous hands or feet because of frostbite. She said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1167488/7-children-freeze-death-hubei-orphanage
  4. News - World - WELFARE

    Welfare in Nordic countries reduced amid economic blues, ideology shift

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Copenhagen Nordic states cut spending amid ideological shift The Nordic model, known for high taxes and its cradle-to-grave welfare system, is getting a radical ... the darling of progressives, Sweden has become a model for free-market-leaning thinkers. If Sweden is the Nordic country to have gone the furthest in shrinking its welfare state, Denmark has moved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1411180/welfare-nordic-countries-reduced-amid-economic-blues-ideology-shift
  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Ex-social welfare chief says residency rule for claims was never justifiable

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Former social welfare chief welcomes court decision to allow newcomers to claim benefits, and says claimant should not have had to sue Residency rule 'was to keep poor out' The decision to refuse Comprehensive Social Security Assistance to a new immigrant who went on to successfully challenge government welfare rules in court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388441/ex-social-welfare-chief-says-residency-rule-claims-was-never
  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    330 welfare claims from recent immigrants after court's CSSA ruling

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 05:04am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com 330 claims from new immigrants after ruling Some 330 recent immigrants have applied for welfare since the top court ruled on Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to withhold it from them, the Labour and Welfare Bureau revealed at a Legislative Council meeting yesterday. The number of daily applications from recent immigrants since the ruling has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1387182/330-welfare-claims-recent-immigrants-after-courts-cssa-ruling
  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Outgoing social services chief urges break-up of asylum welfare contract

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Outgoing social services chief says HK$203 million asylum seeker welfare contract would be better spent with more competition involved Break-up of asylum aid contract urged The outgoing head of the Council of Social Service has called for the break-up of the lucrative multi-million dollar welfare assistance contract for asylum seekers. Chief executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1330532/outgoing-social-services-chief-urges-break-asylum-welfare-contract
  8. News - China - WELFARE

    Partially-paralysed woman dies 'after protest at Chinese government office'

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:01pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Woman suffered head wound after she stayed at the building for three days in a dispute over welfare payments, according to a mainland newspaper report A partially-paralysed woman embroiled in a dispute with the authorities over welfare payments has died of a head wound after she was left at a government office building for three days, a mainland newspaper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508250/partially-paralysed-woman-dies-after-protest-chinese-government-office
  9. News - China - WELFARE

    Plan to pass welfare burden to NGOs may hit hurdles

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... the mainland as its economy booms, observers said. Several key problems, such as the welfare of children left behind by parents working far from home, are affecting social stability. The changing population structure, with more than 400 million elderly expected in 2050, is also leading the government to revamp welfare services. Several old people's homes already have a waiting list ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1294194/plan-pass-welfare-burden-ngos-may-hit-hurdles
  10. News - China - WELFARE

    ‘Baby hatch’ forced to stop taking children after hundreds of infants are abandoned

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 11:50am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Welfare facility in Guangzhou takes in 262 infants in six weeks, many of them ill or disabled, and says it can't handle more 'Baby hatch' forced to stop taking unwanted children A "hatch" where parents can leave unwanted babies in Guangzhou has been forced to temporarily suspend service after government welfare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450643/baby-hatch-stops-taking-children-after-hundreds-infants-abandoned

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