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  1. Comment - Blogs - CSSA

    Kong vs Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 08:58am by Jason Y Ng

    ... requirement for welfare application is unconstitutional. In Hong Kong, “welfare” is formally known as Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA), which averages around HK$3,000 (less than US$400) ... children to look after. Government assistance is often their only way out.    The Basic Law, Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, guarantees all residents, old and new, the right to social welfare. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Cubicle dweller to seek first judicial review of government rent support

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 10:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to court today. A victory for Suen, 40, may mean a big difference for 11,800 households suffering the burden of high rents across the city. The recipient of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Tenant of 80 square foot cubicle goes to High Court to question why government assistance scheme does not take into account market rates Man seeks first ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CSSA

    In Hong Kong, slurs and stereotyping pass for debate

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 10:54am by SUSAN CHAN

    ... This is not just a legal issue; it touches on the frustrations of different groups of people about our social welfare system, the distribution of resources and relations between so-called locals and new ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Top court's CSSA ruling a sound defence of our constitution

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:57am by Cliff Buddle

    ... when the Court of Final Appeal ruled the policy of denying new migrants comprehensive social security allowance (CSSA) payments for seven years unconstitutional. The unanimous decision ... Cliff Buddle Cliff Buddle says ruling against denying new migrants social welfare payments upholds equality and our constitutional rights Court's courage One of the reasons ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Newcomer brings bid for social assistance to top court

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 05:13am by JULIE CHU

    ... illness a day after she arrived in the city. In 2006, she applied for the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA), but her application was rejected because of a policy that disqualified ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com 'Unfair' benefits policy challenged A new immigrant who was denied her application for social assistance challenged the Social Welfare ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Social security for all Hong Kong residents is for the greater good

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 03:31am by LETTERS

    ... and not just permanent residents or those who have been here for an arbitrary seven years, can take advantage of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance benefits. The public will probably view ... SCMP Editorial Social security for all HK residents is for the greater good Finally Hong Kong's top court proves that there is one bastion of hope left in this city (" Judges ...


    China hit by Western military moves in Africa, says Academy of Social Sciences report

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:49am by Teddy Ng

    ... presence on the continent, a major Chinese think tank says. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences also warned in its annual report on development in Africa that the continent might be used ... on the continent. "Nations such as the US have been strengthening military ties with Africa in recent years under the pretext of security and anti-terrorism," said one of the report's ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OMBUDSMAN

    Confusion over social security means test

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Confusion over social security means test The Ombudsman has hit out at the Social Welfare Department for setting "contradictory criteria" that led to an elderly couple initially losing a month's payments in Comprehensive Social Security Assistance. The issue revolves around whether the CSSA asset means test should still be applicable ...

  9. OYO delivers comprehensive surveying and instrumentation solutions

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:14pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... by inventing measuring devices to support our exploration activities." With safety, security and economic viability as its topmost priorities, OYO is involved in almost all major infrastructure ...

  10. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    US seeks resumed security assistance to Pakistan

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 10:43am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The US State Department has asked Congress to resume more than US$300 million in blocked security assistance to Pakistan, officials said on Sunday amid an upswing in relations and a visit by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. “This is part of a long process of restarting security assistance cooperation after implementation was slowed during the bilateral ...




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