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  1. 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
  2. City Digest

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Animal cruelty case man's death treated as murder Police launched a murder investigation into the death of a man who was arrested last month for shooting a kitten eight times ... to welfare recipients on July 5. The payment, which is available to recipients of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scheme, the Disability Allowance and the Old Age Allowance, was one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972140/city-digest
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Accepting welfare a 'lifestyle choice', Cameron tells Britons

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Welfare a lifestyle choice, Cameron says amid row Britain's welfare system had "lost its way" and become a "lifestyle choice", Prime ... notorious welfare-dependent father of 18, who was jailed last week for the manslaughter of six children in setting fire to his own house. Conservative finance minister George Osborne was blasted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1209475/accepting-welfare-lifestyle-choice-cameron-tells-britons
  4. News - Hong Kong - THE 2013-14 BUDGET

    Wrong approach to welfare again, says economics professor Li Kui-wai

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by LI KUI-WAI

    ... Dr Li Kui-wai Piecemeal approach to welfare won't solve the problem One major purpose of a budget is to maintain macroeconomic balance. That implies the government should rein ... and employment can rise along with strengthening social mobility. Over the past few years, the budget has leaned more towards helping the poor and welfare spending. Instead of strengthening Comprehensive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160591/wrong-approach-welfare-again-says-economics-professor-li-kui-wai
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Half of Leung's election pledges on welfare missing in policy address

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee and Joanna Chiu

    ... Colleen Lee and Joanna Chiu Half of CY’s pledges on welfare and labour get left out of blueprint Nearly half of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's 36 election pledges on welfare ... this week. There has been no mention of about 15 of his 32 election pledges on welfare over the past seven months, and two of his four labour pledges have been ignored. But Leung said that just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1131205/half-leungs-election-pledges-welfare-missing-policy-address
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India to pay welfare directly to poor

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 10:29am by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi India will pay billions of dollars in social welfare money directly to its poor under a new programme that aims to cut out the middlemen blamed ... recipients or register unqualified people. The programme inaugurated on Tuesday would see welfare money directly deposited into recipients’ bank accounts and require them to prove their identity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1118115/india-pay-welfare-directly-poor
  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Old people's welfare a top priority, Carrie Lam says

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... income at HK$6,600. The criteria are similar to those for single old people aged 65 to 69 under the current allowance scheme, according to the Social Welfare Department. Recipients 70 or older ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1059809/old-peoples-welfare-top-priority-carrie-lam-says
  8. Appeal against ruling over rent refunds

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... worth of payouts. The Social Welfare Department yesterday asked the Court of Appeal to overturn the judgment that welfare recipient Tang Yee-yu, in her 60s, should get HK$2,397 in rebates under ... welfare policy, which he said was meant to alleviate hardship. He awarded Tang HK$2,397- equal to a rates rebate for the full year 2002 and a rent rebate in February 2007, when payments were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987281/appeal-against-ruling-over-rent-refunds
  9. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Most families wait over four years for public housing, says Oxfam

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for a 200-sq-ft subdivided flat in Sai Wan. Her husband earns about HK$12,000 a month for the family of five. The family, which is not on welfare, has been waiting more than four years for public housing. "As a mother, I feel so bad for the children," said the woman, who has two daughters in primary school and a five-year-old son. On Monday the Social Welfare Department announced a 7.8 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1138805/most-families-wait-over-four-years-public-housing-says-oxfam
  10. News - World - GERMANY

    Old, sick Germans being sent abroad for retirement and care

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Berlin Falling care standards also behind exodus of dependent Germans, a trend one welfare group calls inhumane and likens to deportation Rising costs force elderly abroad ... which has seen thousands of retired Germans rehoused in homes in eastern Europe and Asia, has been severely criticised by social welfare organisations, which have called it "inhumane ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1113727/old-sick-germans-being-sent-abroad-retirement-and-care

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