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  1. Talking points

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... be affected by the euro-zone debt crisis, with JP Morgan Chase forecasting late last year that unemployment may rise to 3.8 per cent by the end of this year. Animal rights group denounces bear bile IPO Animals Asia Foundation (which released this picture of a bear at a farm in Vietnam) hosts a briefing in Beijing at which it is expected to call on securities authorities to reject ...

  2. Pilot aid schemes will be retained

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the Community Care Fund runs. The fund was set up in October 2010 with a goal of attracting HK$5 billion in donations from the business community to cover gaps in the welfare system. The government ...

  3. Dole cheats tracked down online

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Sleuths from the Social Welfare Department are tracking down cheaters through a new investigative front- cyberspace. Their target is welfare recipients who use social networking sites to earn extra income through clandestine business. In a recent case, the department caught a welfare recipient who was using an internet discussion forum to find ...

  4. Welfare spending to be boosted

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Finance Minister Xie Xuren vowed yesterday to increase spending on social welfare while further acting to restrict officials' lavish spending ... through July continued a trend that has seen revenue outpace growth in economic output and household incomes for years. But Xie said the government was spending more on social welfare this year. ...

  5. Bosses' welfare fund donations fall short

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has admitted that donations from businessmen to the HK$10 billion Community Care Fund have fallen short of the HK$5 billion target. In an editorial published in Chinese-language newspapers today, Tang called for lawmakers to approve the government's HK$5 billion share of the fund as the proposal 'to provide welfare outside ...

  6. Tycoons fall short on welfare funding

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The head of the fund, Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, refused to answer questions about business donations last week. Tam's comments brought a swift reaction from a welfare worker who ...

  7. Business - Money - WEALTH

    Crowdfunding and the media

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Catherine Shoard Play tothe crowdfunder David Fincher's last film made £145 million (HK$1.8 billion) worldwide. The previous one took £140 million, plus three Oscars, and a Golden Globe and a Bafta for best director. On the side, Fincher directs glossy ads for big agencies. Now: give this man your money. "Help us make a NEW KIND of animated film... one that's ...

  8. Comic store opens door to anime culture

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Japan's biggest anime retailer hopes to raise the culture's profile in Hong Kong with the opening of a comic-book store yesterday in Mong Kok. Animate has teamed up with local bookseller Chung Hwa for the venture, the Manga Store, which will see local, Western and Japanese comic books, merchandise and animated movies. 'So far, only ...

  9. Lift the burden on those hardest hit by private-sector housing costs

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compare that with a pleasant 732 sq ft flat in Mei Foo that recently rented for HK$15,000 a month- HK$20.50 a square foot. Such rents are a great burden for welfare recipients. At the moment, ... the families in private housing have very little left to meet other basic needs. All this data, and our frontline observations in the welfare sector, tell us that grass-roots households in private ...

  10. News - World - TRADE

    Fur industry targets rich warm countries for future growth

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the issue of animal welfare head-on, but since 2007 it has been working on a global welfare labelling scheme called "Origin Assured". The OA label- which applies to two thirds of the fur ...




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