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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... China". He had started his own garment business in the 1940s with a sewing machine bought by selling the family cow, and, once in Hong Kong, he found work in the garment factories. As factory work ... of the people". Full-time mother Chen Yiping is one of the city's many housewives who are excluded from most retirement protection and social benefit plans. "If it meant a bigger contribution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577151/write-pension-policy-sake-people
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sad city: More than half of Hongkongers under 40 say they are unhappy

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Study of 10 regions in Asia is sad reflection on the city HK's unhappy youth nothing to laugh about More than half of Hong Kong adults aged below 40 say they are not happy, a survey of 10 regions in Asia has found. On a self-rated scale of one to 10- with 10 being the top happiness level- some 52 per cent of locals gave a score of six or below. A score ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570790/hong-kong-youth-third-most-unhappy-10-region-survey
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Shedding light on one man's life without sight

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Jessie Lau

    ... as an inconvenience. But in reality, there is technology that allows the visually impaired to function in a work environment, he said. In 2008, only 8,700 out of 122,000 people with seeing difficulties were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576256/shedding-light-one-mans-life-without-sight
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Helping the hands that feed you

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by Jessie Lau

    ... with customers." The enterprise allows housewives such as 47-year-old To to work flexible hours and be productive in society, said Yuen So-ying, assistant manager of the hospital board's development ... Chef's Noodle, a Korean restaurant in Wan Chai which employs young offenders, is one of them. Roughly half of its employees have previous convictions for petty crimes and want to turn their lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573736/helping-hands-feed-you
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in Hong Kong going down, shows survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... sub-indices covering society, economy and environment, was 102.57, a slight drop from 102.90. It was based on a telephone survey of 1,004 people last August. Nine per cent said they felt restrained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573019/14-years-save-flat-just-dont-eat
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Peter Woo's charity helps equip less academic teens for work and life

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... eight years from 2011 to 2019. "The business environment is challenging," Woo said in an interview with the Sunday Morning Post. "Hong Kong needs to expand its service capacity ... the luxury retail arm, Lane Crawford, while he remains chairman of the property unit, Wharf. Project WeCan focuses on character building, developing teenagers' communication skills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570226/peter-woos-charity-helps-equip-less-academic-teens-work-and-life
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    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... not take such action itself. The march, with a theme of universal suffrage, will be led by villagers who will lose their homes to the development plan in the northeastern New Territories, students ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542690/organisers-hope-recent-controversies-push-attendance-july-1-march
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Blind Bin-Bin gets futuristic glasses to help him 'see' via pulses on tongue

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 03:11pm by Emily Tsang

    ... the technology in a year or two." The horrific attack on Bin-Bin last August shocked China and the world. A woman lured the boy away from his family, drugged him and dug his eyes out. Relatives ... it is hoped he can be given electronic eyes that will let him see light and shapes through signals sent to his optic nerves- although the technology is still in development. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568287/new-orientation-technology-offers-help-young-eye-gouging-victim-bin
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    NeoDemocrats call for end to multi-entry permits for Shenzhen residents

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by AMY NIP AND CALVIN LIU

    ... voiced concern about imposing such controls, according to the minutes from a meeting of the Commission on Strategic Development held in May. Leung cautioned that when reduced tourist numbers ... Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung has said his bureau does not plan to conduct any public consultation to gauge opinion on limiting visitor numbers.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562956/neodemocrats-call-end-multi-entry-permits-shenzhen-residents
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Father who allegedly left learning disabled son, 11, in Singapore could face extradition

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:21pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Kong police and investigations were ongoing. "The boy is safe and sound, and has been placed under the care of the Ministry of Social and Family Development," the statement said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563515/father-who-allegedly-left-learning-disabled-son-11-singapore-could

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