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  1. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Even before moving to Thailand, Malina Zlatkova Enlund had heard stories about children being subjected to sexual abuse and then sold to human ... of several safe houses for trafficked and sexually abused children in Cambodia in 2009. She has since helped put together a collection of victims' stories called For Their Tears I Died, ...

  2. Children forced to work in factories

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Children as young as 13 years old were sent to work in sweatshop factories in Dongguan, Guangdong under 'summer job' schemes backed by their parents ... to be technically legal because the parents signed waivers saying they would not ask for compensation if their children were injured in the workplace. According to the CCTV report, teachers brokering ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a maid with childcare experience, only to discover that the woman's experience was in looking after elderly people. The maid had claimed to have looked after children for four years, but the employer soon learnt that she did not even know how to hold a baby, and on one occasion she mixed raw eggs into the children's food. The maid also had a disability affecting her fingers, ...

  5. Out of line

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... On July 15, she took her two children, aged 10 and five, to queue outside the To Kwa Wan branch of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) from 8am until mid-afternoon to get their hands on commemorative Olympic banknotes. According to reports, she was not the only parent to encourage their offspring to endure a long wait in the steaming heat for - well, as it turned out, nothing, because children ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... after just one month in the job for a variety of reasons,' Leung says. 'They might feel overwhelmed by having to care for the severely ill or the aged. Some find children too unruly or employers too mean.' They give a month's notice, but some employers, fearing their aged parents or children will be badly treated during this time, ask them to leave immediately, Leung ...

  8. Voucher scheme slashes kindergarten teachers' pay

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... union president Fung Wai-wah said. The scheme was introduced by the Education Bureau in 2007 to provide subsidies for parents sending their children to non-profit-making kindergartens. For five ...

  9. A defining test of the party's leadership

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Older generations want better lives for their children, and new ones want to do better than their parents. China remains no exception to this truism, even though hundreds of millions now ... model has been overtaken by generational change. It cannot meet the expectations of the children of the older migrant generation who toiled for meagre wages with which to sustain families ...

  10. Public Eye

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... won't cut class sizes so children can get a better education. The government says it can't afford the billions to make class sizes smaller. Big business says the government is sitting on too many billions, which it should spend by cutting profits taxes. So how should the government spend all this money - helping Hong Kong's poor, giving children a better education ...




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