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  1. Stability fears as small businesses feel the pressure

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and medium-sized exporters, while Huzhou gained fame as a manufacturing hub for children's clothes. China Business Journal, a newspaper published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said ... Daniel Ren First it was Wenzhou, then Yiwu, and now Huzhou. Small and medium-sized businesses in Zhejiang province seem to be in trouble. In the past few weeks, the mainland media has ...

  2. News - China - JUSTICE SYSTEM

    Selfish mainland Chinese society needs good Samaritan laws, critics say

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... As his strength fails, bystanders urge the family to help the person who just rescued them. But they walk away, with the woman in the group saying it is none of their business as the man drowns. ...

  3. Why social enterprises must really mean business

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... million for social enterprises five years ago, more than 300 have started up in the city. But building a sustainable business that benefits the disadvantaged does not happen overnight and should not be confused with charity. 'A social enterprise is a business and a charity is a charity,' said Howard Ling, senior manager of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service's social enterprise ...

  4. Anti-business sentiment on the rise over widening wealth gap

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... on a minimum wage.' Wong Hung, a social work professor at Chinese University, said both the government and businesses had roles to play in addressing the issue. 'The government should have ... Tanna Chong Hong Kong's failure to tackle its rich-poor divide is fuelling hatred towards the city's business community, Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying said ...

  5. Business sector repeats calls to postpone minimum-wage law amid downturn

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... was needed to implement the legislation. But a Chinese General Chamber of Commerce spokesman said the difficult business environment warranted a delay. ... Dennis Eng and Paggie Leung Major local chambers of commerce and business associations have repeated calls for a delay to controversial minimum-wage legislation amid the downturn. ...

  6. Busy HK children get no time to play

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

    ... day I see Hong Kong parents pushing their children too hard. Although the cases are nowhere near as horrendous as those of the three-year-old Chinese swimmer and the four-year-old Indian ... uncomfortable with the question, Ching asked an Indian guest whether she knew local Chinese complained that Indians smell. Here we have a typical case of majority prejudice against minorities. ...

  7. The darker side of the Chinese 'miracle'

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen 'The Chinese people have stood up!' Whether or not Mao Zedong actually used this famous phrase in establishing the People's Republic 60 years ago, it has ... easy. The political convulsions of the first three decades of the People's Republic inflicted vast human suffering. Young Chinese learn little about the regime's first decade- ...

  8. How Chinese won the fight to be black

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Gavin Du Venage

    ... South Africa's too-white non-people now given economic perks, says Gavin du Venage For decades they were the non-people: ethnic Chinese South Africans who were excluded from ... Chinese citizens who lived under apartheid will be legally recognised as black, a decision that will potentially give the tiny community access to billions of dollars in state contracts ...

  9. Anti-Chinese law served the Chinese well

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The United States' Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 barred the Chinese from migrating to that country for the next six decades. It also banned ethnic Chinese ... and the state-sponsored genocide against native Indians under the guise of 'manifest destiny', the anti-Chinese act was perhaps all of a piece. I don't mean to be insensitive to those of my ...

  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Officials sacked as five boys die in Guizhou dumpster

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and township officials had ignored pleas for help to find the boy. The parents of the other children were all working in other cities or too busy in the fields to look after their children, Tao said. Another parent said four of the boys had dropped out of school because of poor performance. Professor Wang Jingbo, of the Chinese University for Political Science and Law, said the mainland's ...




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