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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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1396436/kong-vs-hong-kong
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1396486/hong-kong-slurs-and-stereotyping-pass-debate
  3. 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
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1390521/social-security-all-hong-kong-residents-greater-good
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ruling on social security is fair

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... In a landmark ruling on Tuesday, the Court of Final Appeal struck down the seven-year residency rule for immigrants to qualify for comprehensive social-security payments. If the initial reaction ... SCMP Editorial Social security ruling is fair Hong Kong courts rule according to law rather than government's preference or public opinion. From time to time, our judges overturn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1385336/hong-kong-court-final-appeal-ruling-social-security-fair
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How far should we go in using social media to censure boorish behaviour?

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:43am by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang wonders if exposing someone's boorish behaviour on social media is acceptable, even necessary. Or is that bullying? Where's the line? Last week, four young ... follower. What if, after a few retweets, someone identifies the women and they start getting harassed online. Would it be cyberbullying? By exposing their poor manners on social media, would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1593714/how-far-should-we-go-using-social-media-censure-boorish-behaviour
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by STAFF

    ... deadline of July 20. They have now set November 24 as a new target.   Rachel Cartland discusses retirement protection Former social welfare assistant director Rachel Cartland gives her thoughts ...   Iran nuclear talks resume in New York World powers and Iran hold a new round of talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme. The talks, which include the five permanent UN Security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594918/talking-points
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Expanded Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will boost regional security

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A partnership to boost security The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation began quietly 13 years ago, its sights on security, but without a keen sense of purpose and direction. ... with plans to expand membership by adding Pakistan, India and perhaps Iran. Such partnership has the potential to substantially boost regional peace and development. Security has always been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595600/expanded-shanghai-co-operation-organisation-will-boost
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - military budget

    Military transparency and Asian security

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 06:31pm by Shinzo Abe

    ... including official development assistance, capacity building by the Japan Self-Defence Forces (JSDF), and provision of defence equipment and technology. No country can secure its own peace alone ... Japan. Three months ago, in March, the two sides finally reached a comprehensive peace agreement. When the new Bangsamoro local government assumes power two years from now, Japanese assistance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1539000/military-transparency-and-asian-security
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cutting executive pay at state-owned firms only part of Beijing's plan

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 01:26pm by Hu Shuli

    ... without harming their initiative and drive is a key question. The reform this time will be spearheaded by officials in charge of human resources and social security. But, of course, the State ... of state-owned giants, and is linked to reform of social security and fiscal budgets, among other sectors. Change in one link will hopefully create a chain reaction of improvements. This article ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1589280/cutting-executive-pay-state-owned-firms-only-part-beijings-plan

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