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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong-Paris bikers say parents should set their children free

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So in Paris Bike ride group agree that young people should be allowed to decide on their own life paths Hong Kong parents 'need to set their children free' Hong Kong parents need to set their children free to decide their own path in life, say four young cyclists who completed an epic journey to Paris. They say the city's young people also need to show ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Third of children moving to Hong Kong from mainland face hardship, survey shows

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Families moving to city are living below poverty line, survey shows, prompting call for cash aid Third of children from mainland fall into hardship Poverty afflicts more than a third of the children in mainland families that move to Hong Kong, a study released yesterday shows. In families with one mainland parent, 37.2 per cent of children live below ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Why the children of many important people are in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Job offers at top US investment bank in the city hardly breaking news as workplace is safer and closer to their hometowns on the mainland Why the children ... attention again, thanks to some so-called breaking news which isn't really "breaking" at all. Many of those children who were born on the mainland are now working and living in Hong ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Childhood obesity still a problem in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... few pounds at a younger age does no harm. Some parents even find chubby children more adorable and are quite happy to see their waistlines grow more than they should. But the worrying truth ... the rate is still significantly higher than 16.4 per cent 15 years ago. Some 60,000 of 300,000 primary school children are still considered obese. That one in five of our youngsters is obese ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Commissioner will give children a voice

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Why Hong Kong must have commissioner for children Every day, thousands of children in Hong Kong wake up to a day with more challenges than we can expect them to bear. Although Hong Kong is a relatively wealthy society, too many children fall outside the safety net. Even in a complex and modern society, services to children will be fragmented and poorly co-ordinated and less effective ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Lo Wu closed-border quota upsets parents of children studying in city

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Mainlanders whose children study in Hong Kong left scrambling for school bus permits as Lo Wu keeps limit on passes Border quota upsets parents Some ... to escort their children, aged three and five, to school through the regular immigration channel and by train to their schools in Sheung Shui. "My wife and I have to work every day," ...

  8. Our children need a basic knowledge of their country

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... basis in the state, the state in the family, and the family in one's own self.' I think we all agree that children should learn about their roles as family members and citizens, ... to choose the teaching materials they use. Even so, it has become Hong Kong's latest controversy, with some parents and students accusing the government of wanting to brainwash children. Much ...

  9. TVB stars make plea for help in unlocking potential of impoverished children

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to meet beneficiaries of the charity for impoverished children. The stars shared their experiences of the visit on Tuesday at The Mira hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. 'Given the opportunity, those children could really unleash their potential,' Wong said. 'I learned so much from the visit. I hope I can continue to bring happiness and laughter to the community, but of course, ...

  10. Children learn 'magic' of play

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Playright Children's Play Association does, so it is working to 'bring back the happiness' of playing outdoors in the natural environment, even within the confines of the modern ... environment. 'It is a crucial factor influencing the development of life-long conservation values and the holistic development of children,' she says. The programme, now into its fourth year ...




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