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  1. Ministry considers senior citizen allowance for those over 80

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The mainland is considering introducing a senior citizen's allowance to help care for its ageing population, a move analysts say is an important step towards building a comprehensive social service system. The Ministry of Civil Affairs ...

  2. Migrant pupils forced to study in the gloom

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Hundreds of pupils at a Beijing school for migrant children have been forced to study without power for nearly two months after supplies were cut off amid a complex lease dispute. The power cut at the Red Star School in Xiaoying village, Haidia ...

  3. Beijing's big screens likely to see plenty of action during Games

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Since very few Beijing residents have tickets for tonight's opening ceremony, the rest have been considering options for how to spend the time besides staying at home to watch it on television. Among them were labourers working at a cons ...

  4. Aged face increasingly lonely life in retirement

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by 2010. This means the majority of our elderly will be living in 'empty nests' by themselves.' Xinhua said China's elderly population stood at 130 million in 2000 ...

  5. Beijing wakes up to plight of the disabled

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... certainly improved a lot over the years,' Ms Wang said. 'However, there are still many public places which do not cater for my needs.' The China Disabled Persons' Federation ...

  6. Mao caught in Web of intrigue

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Mao Zedong briefly became the nation's most wanted suspect when the late chairman's portrait mysteriously appeared in a People's Daily website report yesterday. The report, which carried a police statement on the search for hu ...

  7. City aids firms hiring laid-off workers

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Beijing city government has offered a subsidy to firms willing to hire laid-off workers, mainland media said yesterday, in the latest instance of local governments trying to combat the threat of rising unemployment. Companies could get up to 10,000 yuan (HK$11,360) a year per worker for the next three to five years, according to a report by the China News ...

  8. Professional women face battle to find Mr Right

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Professional mainland women hoping to get married may have some lonely days ahead of them, national polling figures suggest. Statistics for one city, Tianjin, alone show that of about 500,000 single adults surveyed, more than 60 per cent were f ...

  9. Beijing migrant worker-rockers seeking HK help

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said Saich. 'Unless China effectively integrates migrants and their children into public services such as education, the leadership will face a second and third generation of migrants who ...

  10. Lawyers plan to protest over murder convictions

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hegemony. The fourth campaigner is Teng Biao, from the China University of Politics and Law. ...




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