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  1. Protesting children bought off with gifts

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan About 25 children held a protest against welfare cuts outside the Social Welfare Department headquarters in Wan Chai yesterday, but seemed confused about their mission. The young protesters were chanting slogans such as 'Senior officials know nothing about the community's difficulties and ignore children's welfare', but became jubilant when ...

  2. Rule silent on checks on foreign workers

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Phyllis Tsang, Elaine Yau The checks on people working with children may not pick up foreigners if they committed sexual offences overseas. The Law Reform Commission has proposed that there should be measures to prevent migrants in child-related jobs, including domestic workers, obtaining work visas if they commit a sexual offence in Hong Kong. Though local records could be checked, ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... assistants, waiters and restaurant kitchen helpers or cleaners. Removing tonsils helps sleep A study by Kwong Wah Hospital has shown that tonsillectomy is an effective way to help children suffering ...

  4. Help for workers a step in the right direction

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their plight. Outdated household registration requirements deny them access to basic social services such as health care and schooling for their children after they leave their home provinces. Today, we ...

  5. We need alternative to bus, say residents

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... small children, pets or who are carrying heavy luggage. Another resident, Patricia Renwick, has used hire cars for medical emergencies and for rushing sick pets to the vets. The 64-year-old says ...

  6. Wage calls grow as wealth gap widens

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK$2,000 to HK$4,000 a month,' she said. 'This couldn't even support the family's basic expenses, not to mention their children's tuition fees.' Ms Sze said minimum ...

  7. Play illustrates discrimination

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Equal Opportunities Commission and the Jumbo Kids Theatre are staging a drama performance, 3-D Interactive Machine, from now till March to teach children the importance of accepting people from different family backgrounds. The performance portrays children and parents being discriminated against by characters such as landlords, employers and headmasters because ...


    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Evening News reports. Only children fret about their futures Guangxi University has found that about 70 per cent of 800 only children surveyed worry about their future careers. Some said salaries ...

  9. Shanghai to protect rights of migrants

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... Christine Chan in Beijing New measures protecting the rights of migrant workers and their children will be introduced in Shanghai within a week, the city's mayor says. 'Shanghai ... 'And children of migrant workers will enjoy the same rights as ordinary Shanghai students.' Until now, migrants working in the city have been denied access to basic services such as social ...

  10. Teachers shamed in tests hit back

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... their children to Chinese and Tamil schools. Muslim parents did the same, sending their children to Islamic schools. The government has taken major steps to stop the 'hollowing-out' of national ...




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