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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Plan for flat-rate monthly pension for all over-65s is proposed

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Johnny Tam

    ... won't replace comprehensive social security assistance," Chow said. "Even though there is a pension scheme, there will still be some elderly people who need more financial ... social work professor has hinted that higher taxes may be needed to pay for the pensions. Chow was commissioned last year to look into various proposals, amid mounting public calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519826/flat-rate-monthly-pensions-all-over-65s-proposed
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Joining social movements part of education, academic says of Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Students will "waste four years in college" if they fail to take part in social movements and keep quiet about controversial issues, the new president of a management school says. ... as a teacher. And he urged students to do the same. "I took part in social movements when I was a student and I now also encourage my students to take part," said Ho. "If they don't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542693/joining-social-movements-part-education-academic-says-occupy-central
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Regina Ip's daughter recalls the pain of the spotlight

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 12:25pm by Tony Cheung

    ... the government's ill-fated national security bill in 2003. "I was only 12, 13 years old so I didn't have as much access to social media platforms," she said. "But anyone would ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Having security minister for mother was tough, says woman amid concern for CY’s daughter Regina Ip's daughter recalls pain of spotlight The daughter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540862/cy-leungs-daughter-chai-yan-should-seek-help-her-family-regina-ip
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... as in 2003," he said, referring to the huge protest that derailed national security legislation. Beijing outlined its "comprehensive jurisdiction" over the city in its white paper, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542690/organisers-hope-recent-controversies-push-attendance-july-1-march
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters most disillusioned with governance and rule of law

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:41pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... such survey last year. Professor Paul Lee Siu-nam, dean of the university's faculty of social science, said his personal view was that the government needed to improve its communication not only ... a good thing". He cited youth-led social campaigns such as the movement against national education in 2012, which won a compromise from the government. As a communications scholar himself, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548854/youngsters-most-disillusioned-governance-and-rule-law
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    CY Leung’s wife Regina hits out at ‘cold-blooded’ coverage of daughter’s plight

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 08:45pm by Ada Lee, Stuart Lau and Tony Cheung

    ... and public interest surrounding "Hong Kong's first family". "She has been a public figure for so long. She should know how the media operate here." Former security minister Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, who faced fierce criticism when she spearheaded the ill-fated national security legislation in 2003, said Regina Leung had "the right to express her views". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546743/chief-executives-wife-regina-leung-hits-out-media-over-coverage
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... scandals was in 2011, when Guo Meimei, a young woman who claimed to work for the Chinese Red Cross, was found flaunting her luxurious lifestyle on social media. As legal restrictions on mainland ... their social impact and sustainability. Today, they will make a final decision on how to distribute the funds. The programme is based on a popular Yale course in intelligent giving, Lau said. PIM ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities
  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Social media brings hope and frustration for Chinese activists at home and in exile

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:26am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing's controls and veterans' reluctance to master technology limits its potential as a tool Social media brings hope and frustration for activists Since the dawn of the information age, it has become clear that social media can be a powerful force for social change. From Tunisia to Taiwan, new technology has been key to organising protest movements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527643/social-media-brings-hope-and-frustration-chinese-activists-home-and-exile
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    No need to criminalise stalking, say legislators

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by KC NG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Panel members call for protection of debtors and victims of domestic violence, but fear that a comprehensive law would go too far No need to criminalise stalking, say legislators The city should draw up anti-stalking measures that protect debtors, celebrities and victims of family violence instead of having a comprehensive law, with its potential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534239/no-need-criminalise-stalking-say-legislators
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sing Tao boss Charles Ho gets Grand Bauhinia Medal in city honours list

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Phila Siu

    ... the English Schools Foundation and the Securities and Futures Commission, also receives the silver star. "I have not thought about getting an honour and so I was taken by surprise. I see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543934/sing-tao-boss-charles-ho-gets-grand-bauhinia-medal-city-honours-list

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