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  1. Top officials sending their children abroad

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin In light of the new '3+3+4' school system and the lure of falling exchange rates with some countries, many parents are pondering whether to send their children abroad for their education. It is an option some top officials have already taken. The chief secretary's private office said Henry Tang Ying-yen's children had received primary and secondary education ...

  2. Group to press Tung on children's rights

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... A Hong Kong pressure group is to call on Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to appoint an ombudsman to monitor children's rights more closely. The Society for Community Organisation (Soco) says it will submit an official request to Mr Tung after the Housing Department declined to provide financial assistance and priority in public housing to a group of families with children ...

  3. Keeping up with children's growth

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... and Girls' Clubs Association, to mark its 70th anniversary. The book, to be launched in July, contains pictures and interviews documenting the trajectory of children's growth since the 1930s, under themes including education, leisure and family life. Association director Justina Leung Ngai Mou-yin said she hoped the book, together with a guide to children's rights published ...

  4. Speak up and be heard

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI You can help promote children's rights by becoming a member of the Children's Council. Jointly organised by Against Child Abuse, United Nations Children's Fund and Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights, the council was launched in 2002 to provide a platform for children to express their views on issues that affect them. There will be 60 seats ...

  5. Why former Link boss put people before profits

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... down as chairman of Link Reit in March last year, many speculated he had been forced out by major shareholder The Children's Investment Fund Management (TCI) for not being aggressive ... that- many of these retailers are small businesses operating to earn money for their children's education. How could I accept their approach to replace existing tenants once their lease ...

  6. A sensitive issue

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Although Hong Kong ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1994, the government is still undecided about setting up a children's commission. 'Children's affairs are a sensitive issue in Hong Kong. Officials are worried that some people might use children to gain sympathy from the community for their own interests,' said Billy Wong, ...

  7. Time for child commission well overdue in Asia's most caring city

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is a saddening fact that child abuse is often in the news. Abuses against naive, impressionable children can take many forms. In my opinion, one of the greatest and most common abuses inflicted on children by their parents concerns religion. The indoctrination of children to believe in the particular religion favoured by their parents is an especially insidious and pernicious ...

  8. Happy to help out

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh It was a happy day for Yvonne Leung Yin-fong when she volunteered to play with a group of mentally disabled children- and capture the event on camera. 'When I saw the huge smiles on the children's faces, I realised happiness is a very simple thing,' said the 15-year-old from New Territories Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School after taking ...

  9. Who stays?

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying has said he 'cannot guarantee' that children born in Hong Kong to mainland mothers will have the right of abode. This issue ... children born after at least one parent was a Hong Kong permanent resident had the right of abode. But, in 1999, the Court of Final Appeal decided, on common-law principles, that the Basic Law ...

  10. Too much, too young

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelly Yang The recent news that many Hong Kong children are resorting to gambling and have debts in the tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars is disturbing. According to research ... glittering lights, safe streets and wealth, is supposed to be the beacon of hope and prosperity for Asia. So, why are our children gambling away their future? First, children in Hong Kong want ...




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