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  1. Children's cancer services to move

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee Ella.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong's first children's hospital will handle all children's cancer and heart disease cases when it opens at Kai Tak in 2016, a review ... Chan Hin-biu, said yesterday that the influx of children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents- 223,154 between 2001 and last year- presented a challenge. 'Paediatric services were once ...

  2. Don't deny children the great outdoors

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Have you ever noticed that Hong Kong children spend a huge amount of time indoors? Whether they are studying, hanging out with their friends or even playing sports, increasingly, our children are growing up under the glow of fluorescent lights. It is a fact that I never really noticed until recently, when I signed my son up for a weekly football class - only to find ...

  3. Children show bias against South Asians

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter One in five local Chinese children surveyed said they were unwilling to make friends with South Asian children. The Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, which polled 1,228 primary five and six pupils in September and October, found 54 per cent thought Chinese residents discriminated against South Asians, and one in six were unwilling to have South Asians as classmates. ...

  4. My children come first

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Nancy Ko

    ... by putting my three children first,' she says. Several years ago, Young proposed to forfeit her pay rise to swap for a four-day work week. To her, balancing work, life and family is a priority, ... on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. She believes that guilt is a 'horrible, but real emotion' and that she would rather spend more time with her children than have a big bonus or a huge pay ...

  5. Tributes for Children's Choir founder

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Chan Ho-choi, honorary president of the Hong Kong Children's Choir, died on Tuesday. He was 75. Chan promoted classical music in the city for more than 50 years and was a founder of the choir. He was also an adviser to the Hong Kong Arts Development Council between 2002 and 2004. The council said last night that his death was a huge loss to the arts sector. ...

  6. Do more to protect children, groups say

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Concern groups have criticised the government for failing to set up an independent children's commission and ignoring an earlier rebuke on the issue from the United ... Committee on Children's Rights, was surprised that the outline mentioned nothing about a children's commission. 'We have been fighting for its establishment for a long time ...

  7. Centre seeks educator who puts children's interests first

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Carmen Tao

    ... assists ethnic minorities in Hong Kong, using the English language as the medium to deliver its services. At the centre, a multidisciplinary team of 25 staff serves children with special needs ... running of the centre,' said Virginia Wilson, the centre's executive director. 'At the centre, we work well as a team and have the children's best interests at heart.' ...

  8. Joint effort for Sichuan's children

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak The Olympic spirit lingered as Opera Gallery and adidas unveiled their Sport in Art exhibition during a cocktail reception at the Landmark Atrium recently. Featuring artworks from around the world, guests were encouraged to visit Hongkong Land&# ...

  9. Children being denied rights

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Tens of thousands of children born to unmarried Hong Kong-mainland couples have been deprived of basic rights because their parents failed to apply for residency for them on the mainland, a lawmaker says. Wong Kwok-kin, chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions, said there were about 50,000 such children in the Pearl River Delta region whose father or mother was from Hong ...

  10. City cannot be a dump for unwanted children

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Hong Kong was a poor place where everyone lived from hand to mouth, it was not uncommon for desperate parents to abandon children in the hope they could have a better life ... The nascent trend of mentally handicapped children from the mainland being abandoned here is therefore a serious concern. The reasons behind the development remain unclear. Bringing up a child whose ...




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