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  1. News - Hong Kong

    HK Equal Opportunities Commission chief defends national education

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by KC NG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com EOC chief defends national education Equal Opportunities Commission chairman Lam Woon-kwong has rejected suggestions that ethnic minority children could face discrimination if the schools they attend introduce national education. Lam said it was reasonable to expect those pupils to learn more about China. Lam, who resisted calls to step down immediately when ...

  2. National lessons 'pose difficulties for ethnic groups'

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Ethnic minority and special-needs groups joined yesterday's march against the proposed national education curriculum. There are roughly 14,000 ethnic minority students in the city who could be made to attend lessons designed to engender national pride in China, not counting those in international schools, which are exempt. One Hong Kong-born ...

  3. Ignore migrants at nation's peril, say experts

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... which cited a report by the National Population and Family Planning Commission. Their average age is 28, and 45 per cent were born after 1980. The report said the average monthly pay ... steadily rises. Professor Liu Erduo, from Renmin University's School of Labour and Human Resources, said that regardless of the nation's economic situation, migration from rural to urban ...

  4. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Child sex attacks and treatment of elderly shame China

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com Shocking spate of child sex attacks by teachers and problems facing the ageing population are shameful blots on the nation's social record Sad state of affairs for young and old China has long prided itself on showing respect for the old and caring for the young. But news of a spate of child molestation cases and a landmark report ...

  5. Insurers to help run national medical plan

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has opened the door for commercial insurers to help run a national medical insurance plan. The move is to help ensure the efficient management of the scheme, which involves hundreds of billions of yuan annually. Under guidelines jointly issued this week by the Health and Finance ministries and the China Insurance Regulatory ...

  6. Hukou reform vital to nation's growth

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that neatly fits the central government's plans. Migrants from rural areas provide labour for factories and also boost consumerism, seen as essential if the nation is to move away from ... confidence boost to economists and planners. When economic reforms were unveiled in 1978, just 18 per cent of the population was urban, and even a decade ago China was still perceived ...

  7. Norway's stake in PetroChina causes row

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in PetroChina, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China's largest state-owned energy company. According to Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages the pension fund ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Analysts and NGOs are dismayed at a refusal by the Government Pension Fund of Norway, Europe's largest pension fund, to divest from PetroChina ...

  8. Human rights violations create national and moral education dilemma

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... To implement moral and national education in a free-thinking society so that it develops a strong sense of identity with a country that rules by suppressing thoughts is, to say the least, ... rooted. What are the ideology and resulting policies of our nation that drive this morally unacceptable, socially and economically destructive behaviour? Are they related to Marxism, ...

  9. Little girl's horrific abuse shames the nation

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... than just a personal tragedy- it is also cause for national shame. The mainland has consistently failed to use the law to protect vulnerable children despite widespread child abuse. In Guangdong last year, there were 3,874 domestic abuse cases- including child abuse- reported, 17.6 per cent more than in 2009. In 2005, the All-China Women's Federation and the United Nations ...

  10. Bigamists be warned: national database aims to catch you out

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Marriage authorities have announced moves to create a national database in an attempt to clamp down on bigamy. Shanghai, Beijing and Shaanxi province are among the first regions to pool their marriage records this year in a pilot scheme that should see a national database in place by 2015. Under the scheme, prospective brides and grooms will be able ...




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