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  1. Food price rises can benefit the very poor

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Most of the world's poor live in the rural backwaters of Africa, Asia and Latin America and are small farmers or landless farm workers. The overwhelming majority are starting to benefit from the present rise in global food prices. They would benefit even more if governments would allow markets to do their job. China, for example, controls food prices to keep ...

  2. Black and successful amid the poverty

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power The cream of America's black population has never done so well as in the past 10 years - two secretaries of state, a national security adviser, chief of the armed ... of space. Has America run out of compassion and its sense of equal opportunity? Will the next election make a difference, even if a black man is elected? Jonathan Power is a London-based journalist ...

  3. Giving power to parents of disabled children

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the children's parents? The government and many institutions have given a lot of resources and support to disabled children, but few groups pay attention to the parents, who we think face a tougher time. ... Why are there so few? It's hard to tell, but the China Disabled Persons' Federation takes the position that caring for the parents of disabled children is not its main task. I doubt ...

  4. Human resource

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Vietnam became one of the world's top four countries for international adoptions, after China, Russia and South Korea. At the practice's peak, about 2,500 children a year were being ... to the Lang Son orphanage next door, just 10 kilometres from Vietnam's border with China. From there, they will be made avail- able for expensive adoptions to childless couples around the world. ...

  5. Merger of ministries to improve handling of human resources

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The new Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security will reduce duplication by combining the Ministry of Personnel and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and help bring about a more integrated approach to human resources policies, experts say. State Council secretary-general Hua Jianmin told the National People's Congress meeting ...

  6. From liability to valuable resource

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Narayanan Balakrishnan Today, there are many US-dollar millionaires in China and India. But when they want to visit the US, or any developed country in Europe, they are still treated ... their sacred soil. Even Asia's developed countries, such as Japan, take the same attitude towards the people of China and India, where more than half the population still works the land. ...

  7. News - China - WEALTH GAP

    State of inequality as China's rich get richer

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... As the rich get richer against a background of party privilege and corruption, the widening wealth gap brings a real threat of social unrest In a nation where wealth confers immense power ... richer while the poor grow steadily poorer is corruption. For those with the money and the power, the fear of losing their privileges is slowly being tempered by another fear: that the workers ...

  8. Confronting China's demons- The stifling pyramid of the economic boom

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... this latter group has paid a much greater price and faced more danger than the former. Those in power have used it to obtain resources to increase their social status and, in the name of reform, used ... unsustainable. To create a sustainable model, the mainland needs to find ways to balance the power of capital through developing democratic and legal mechanisms. 'China has two possible futures. One ...

  9. FilmAid hands Asia's refugees the power to tell their own stories through cinema

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the Mae La refugee camp resource centre. 'Independent filmmakers have the reputation of being intrepid and knowing how to stretch a dollar,' Manne said. 'This was certainly the case ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    HK Paralympians call for more resources to foster future stars

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com After winning 12 medals in London, athletes say they need better facilities, more coaches Returning Paralympians call for more resources Amid the triumphant return yesterday of the Hong Kong Paralympics team from the London Games, a sporting official called for more resources to nurture the city's talented disabled athletes. The 28-member ...




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