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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Parents feeling the pressure as students get ready to start school

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Arthur Chan

    ... trend of helicopter parents, who pay excessively close attention to their children, said the federation. Its study shows that 30 per cent of parents are experiencing severe pressure as the summer holiday comes to an end and their children prepare to go back to school. Half of them also expressed worries that the curriculum may be too difficult for their children to follow. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581243/parents-feeling-pressure-students-get-ready-start-school
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Give your children a shock! HK government's bizarre advice to parents in Victoria Park

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 09:05pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Sign of the times? It's no surprise to locals When in the park with your children, have you ever thought about creeping up behind them as they happily ... to sloppy English translations that inform parents in English "Do not leave your children unsurprised". The new signs, installed on May 30, contain several English mistakes- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528834/sign-times-its-no-surprise-locals
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Arthur Chan

    ... tended to give their children drinks to get them used to alcohol. But he strongly advised against it and said parents should be educated more about the harm of alcohol consumption. Chung said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581516/hong-kong-universities-urged-ban-alcohol-sales-campus
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... shouldn't be used to discriminate against women, against children, or against LGBT people." Religious freedom and human rights should not be mutually exclusive, he added. Pastor Tjeerd de Boer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  5. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Life in a Beijing satellite town: Elderly parents queue for hours at bus stations for commuter children

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:14pm

    ... as they take the early spots in long queues at the bus station. They are there to hold places in the queues for their children, commuters who use the extra time to sleep before catching the bus rides, ... this in spite of objections from their children. Long queues forming before each dawn at bus stations have increasingly become a common scene in flourishing satellite towns surrounding the nation’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1500767/life-beijing-satellite-town-elderly-parents-queue-hours-bus
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    For older workers seeking stability, a small pension is better than nothing

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... children were willing to do so for the sake of their future. "I am really looking forward to this. I have contributed to society for decades, and I am not getting any social security benefits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578672/older-workers-seeking-stability-small-pension-better-nothing
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Bring children to pee in Hong Kong': Mainlander starts campaign after public urination clash

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 01:39pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Call for action may break mainland law; call of nature may cost HK$2,000 Pee protest could land proponents in poop Internet users calling on mainlanders to let their children relieve themselves in Hong Kong streets- in protest at this week's photographing of a toddler doing just that- have been warned they could end up in trouble, along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1496617/bring-your-children-pee-hong-kong-mainlander-starts-campaign-after
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    80pc of HK children do not know how to dress themselves: poll

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Most children aged 4 to 12 can’t dress themselves: poll Nearly 80 per cent of Hong Kong children do not know how to dress themselves, and about 60 per cent of them do not know how to take a bath on their own, according to a survey released on Children's Day yesterday. The survey also found that 62 per cent of the city's children aged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1207157/80pc-hk-children-do-not-know-how-dress-themselves-poll
  9. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Criminal gangs 'crippling children and forcing them to work as beggars'

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 07:29pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Criminal gangs in the Guangdong industry hub of Dongguan have been enslaving large numbers of physically disabled children, and forcing of them to work as beggars on the street, according to reports. The criminal organisations, dubbed “beggar gangs”, keep the children in captivity, provide only minimum rations to keep them alive and pocket any money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1452514/investigative-report-highlights-plight-dongguans-disabled-beggar
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Kids now have more diverse dream jobs, poll finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... Michelle Toh michelle.toh@scmp.com Children's dream jobs now more diverse: poll The aspirations of the city's young people are shifting from traditionally sought-after ... market in the future and a greater need to foster the creativity of Hong Kong youth. The church, which fields around 250 letters from children each month through a letter counselling system, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557043/kids-now-have-more-diverse-dream-jobs-poll-finds

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