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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1367283/cubicle-dweller-seek-first-judicial-review-government-rent-support
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1385775/top-courts-cssa-ruling-sound-defence-our-constitution
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1359720/newcomer-brings-bid-social-assistance-top-court
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1124969/confusion-over-social-security-means-test
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1336432/us-seeks-resumed-security-assistance-pakistan
  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Ex-social welfare chief says residency rule for claims was never justifiable

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Former social welfare chief welcomes court decision to allow newcomers to claim benefits, and says claimant should not have had to sue Residency rule 'was to keep poor out' The decision to refuse Comprehensive Social Security Assistance to a new immigrant who went on to successfully challenge government welfare rules in court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388441/ex-social-welfare-chief-says-residency-rule-claims-was-never
  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Move over Siri: Microsoft launches speaking personal assistant for phones

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Cortana, developed for mobile phones with the help of real-life personal assistants, will challenge Apple's Siri and Android Google Now Microsoft launches virtual assistant Microsoft is taking on Apple's Siri and Google Now with a speaking smartphone personal assistant dubbed Cortana. Windows Phone vice-president Joe Belfiore introduced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464150/microsoft-launches-cortana-smartphone-virtual-assistant-take-siri-and
  8. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Have we forgotten the social dimension of private property?

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:20am by MICHAEL LOWER

    ... there is a recurrent tendency for the property-owning class in a society to secure political domination to protect its interests. Second, a combination of self-interest and genuine social concern led ... Michael Lower While there are sound economic benefits to private land ownership, there are also costs Have we forgotten the social dimension of private property? Mark Twain advised: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482250/have-we-forgotten-social-dimension-private-property
  9. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Photos of ‘official’ involved in parking dispute go viral on Chinese social media

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:22pm by Chris Luo

    ... generated a buzz on Chinese social media, and users were quick to identify the man as Wu Tong, a deputy department chief of Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. Photos available ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Photos of an irate man involved in a car parking dispute in Beijing went viral on Chinese social media on Monday after netizens identified the man in question ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1482135/photos-official-involved-parking-dispute-go-viral-chinese-social
  10. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Court's landmark benefits ruling could cost taxpayers an extra HK$197m a year

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Stuart Lau

    ... Taxpayers may be staring at an additional annual bill of up to HK$197 million if 7,000 more new immigrants per year apply for social security, the South China Morning Post has found. The figure ... in December. It is a conservative projection, considering government lawyers told the Court of Final Appeal that there could be more than 60,000 new immigrants applying for Comprehensive Social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464189/courts-landmark-benefits-ruling-could-cost-taxpayers-extra-hk197m

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