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  1. Business - China Business - Consumption

    Pocket money of 'little emperors' offers engine for growth

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Mainland children of well-off families get billions in allowances, and domestic and foreign firms are looking to tap into that Little emperors help powergrowth with pocket money The 50 million "little emperors and empresses", the children of mainland middle and upper-class households, have emerged as a strong force in consumer spending ...

  2. News - China - SOCIETY

    Tragedies prompt action call on 'left behind' children

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Schools told to do more for young who are at risk because their parents work in distant cities Action call on 'left behind' children Schools must register so-called "left-behind" children and must pay special attention to their basic needs, the mainland's education ministry said yesterday, after several tragedies ...

  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    Parents fork out small fortunes to give their children a taste of the world

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A growing number of affluent parents are sending their children overseas to improve their English and develop critical thinking skills Pupils get head start ... the first task, many affluent mainland parents are increasingly choosing to put their children on the path to scholarship by sending them overseas for a season. Agencies who organise overseas summer ...

  4. Children of the revolution, grown older and apart

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com A visitor to Shantou in eastern Guangdong, glancing at the street names in the city centre, might imagine himself or herself in an earlier age. The main east-west road is named after Sun Yat-sen, the founder of mo ...

  5. Suffer the little children

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... detained by police for long periods of time, and has said he has suffered torture while incarcerated. And his wife and two children have suffered with him. In 2005, the authorities revoked his ... Her mother, Geng He, and the children fled China in January 2009 and sought asylum in the United States. A month later, Gao disappeared after being dragged away by police. He re-emerged ...

  6. Beijing points way for children of the rich

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng It was a course for the true economic elite. Hundreds of children from the mainland's wealthiest families gathered to hear words of wisdom from the people who advise ... it was tailored for what Xinhuanet called 'the second generation of the rich', whose family companies have blossomed since the nation embraced capitalism in 1979. More than 100 children of top ...

  7. Children rank the year's top China news

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The memorial to mark the first anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake was the year's most important China news, a poll of secondary pupils by the Boys' and Girls' Club Association of Hong Kong found. Second was the jailing of f ...

  8. No one warned us, says villager searching for her lost children

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... there was still no sign of three of her other children who, like she and Vinaflor, had been swept away by rampaging waters caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana a week ago. Her village, Bagong Silangan in Quezon City, was one of the hardest hit by the storm. Thirty-one bodies have been found, but a further 90, mostly children, are listed as missing. Staff at Tajuna Funeral Home told Tutor ...

  9. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... In the old days, when China was ruled by chairman Mao Zedong, Chinese officials often sent their children to Russia to study. Now the US is definitely the first choice. So, from the personal ...

  10. Millions of children 'left behind'

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee About 58 million children have been left in rural areas on the mainland, because their parents have gone to work in cities, a study has found. The report's compiler, the All-China Women's Federation, said the situation posed a threat to the children's personal development and safety. The group also predicted numbers would continue to rise because ...




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