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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's domestic helpers 'should be paid HK$4,500 a month'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Phila Siu

    ... to Canada," Villanueva said. In Canada, the minimum wage for helpers is the same as for the locals, which differs among provinces but is about C$10 (HK$71) an hour. "The helpers [in Canada] get ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    40pc of Hongkongers have considered retiring abroad for financial reasons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Olga Wong

    ... consider mainland China, while 21 per cent were contemplating a move to Taiwan. Australia, Canada and Britain were also on the list. The biggest worry in retirement was inflation, and having ...

  3. News - World - SOCIETY

    Financial meltdown in 2007 blamed for 13,000 suicides in North America and Europe

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:19pm by MCT

    ... which translates into 7,950 "excess suicides" between 2007 and 2010, the researchers wrote. The story was similar in Canada, where a once-declining suicide rate wound up rising 4.5 per ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Social media brings hope and frustration for Chinese activists at home and in exile

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:26am by Staff Reporter

    ... while some still consider themselves to be leaders," he said. Zang Xihong, a Canada-based dissident who writes under the name Sheng Xue, agreed that the internet had created a diverse range ...

  5. Business - Money - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong has more millionaires than ever – but one in 10 are considering leaving the city

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 02:57pm by KANIS LI

    ... the desire to leave the city. Australia, Canada and the United States are the preferred destinations. The number of people with HK$1 million or more in liquid assets- in the form of deposits ... there, followed by Canada (23 per cent), the United States (22 per cent) and Taiwan (22 per cent). ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Clean Queens on a mission

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 06:37pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... turns into a cup. Christensen came from Canada 15 years ago, initially working for Mission Hills golf club in marketing. Marion, also from Canada, is a former model. Christensen set up Ecovision ... in the countryside, and in coastal areas, not only to monitor how much waste they clean up but also to look at how littering can damage the ecosystem, and to encourage people to recycle. “Growing up in Canada ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Rules strangling supply of old people's homes'

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37am by Olga Wong

    ... be the priority. He noted that height limits for nursing homes in the United States and Canada were negotiable, and there were nursing homes reaching above 10 storeys in Japan. "Fire safety technology ...

  8. News - World - SOCIETY

    Danes still world's happiest people

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 05:13am by AFP

    ... were all wealthy northern European nations: Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden. Canada came in sixth, and Australia 10th, with Finland (seventh), Austria (eighth) ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIETY

    40 cities in new projects to find solutions to stop urban violence

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... practical solutions. The US$11 million Safe and Inclusive Cities Initiative, funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Britain's Department for International ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Putting a face to Hong Kong's asylum seekers

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... "We never wanted to settle in Hong Kong. We just want to move on to another country," Shirley said, preferring Canada or Australia. "I'm happy if my daughter can do what she ...




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