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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... on security Asean defence chiefs agreed earlier this month to undertake a joint maritime security exercise in the strategic Malacca Strait next year. While that may not seem exactly earth-shaking, it would be a sharp break with the past practice of eschewing formal Asean-wide security exercises. Indeed, it is a bold initiative that sends strong signals to extra-regional powers ...

  2. Union backs retirees

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance. Mr Wong estimated there were about 30,000 Hong Kong people aged 55 or above living on the mainland. A large number of them led a hard life without ... Unions chairman Wong Kwok-kin said the present policy was unreasonable and unfair to retirees living across the border as it deprived them of the social welfare to which they were entitled. ...

  3. HK to reassess security after Kashgar attack

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... 'We will conduct a comprehensive analysis of the direct and indirect implications for security during the Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong,' he said. However, he said the police ... set up months ago and have received special training. 'In a normal situation, they will assist the security guards hired by the Equestrian Company to maintain public order in the venues; ...

  4. HK$200m sought to assist small firms

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam Small and medium-sized firms have proposed that the government inject HK$200 million into a funding scheme to help them explore the untapped online market to weather the financial crisis. In a proposal tabled to the financial sec ...

  5. Exercise your mind at this year's G-Generation camp

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 2007, discrimination, closing of Primary One classes, self-censorship, public hygiene, comprehensive social security assistance, use of land, unemployment and economic agreements ...

  6. News - China

    Filipinos back Manila's move to confront China over South China Sea

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... yesterday. The poll also showed that Filipinos did not trust China much. Philippine pollster Social Weather Stations said 81 per cent of Filipinos it surveyed backed last January's decision ...

  7. Full-year-stay rule for dole struck down

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Martin Wong

    ... was unconstitutional. The Social Welfare Department immediately shelved the requirement for all applications for comprehensive social security assistance (CSSA). The Court of First Instance made the ruling ... the requirement. Yao challenged the Social Welfare Department's decision to deny him CSSA, saying it undermined a resident's freedom to travel and choose his or her occupation and violated ...

  8. Rights to 'fruit money' debated

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the allowance should be considered as welfare, as the constitutional right to welfare could be satisfied through the Comprehensive Social Security Allowance (CSSA), a higher payment, which goes ... the Bill of Rights and the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Lawyer Hectar Pun Hei, for Lam, said the old-age allowance was designed to provide assistance to cater ...


    Expulsions likely as Hainan requires permission to fish in South China Sea

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:09am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... up efforts to control the South China Sea, Shen Shishun, director of the department of Asia-Pacific security and co-operation at the China Institute of International Studies, said the new ...

  10. Harsh welcome for new resident

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... not afford proper meals for her children, aged 10 and 12, after her husband left them in August. Growing desperate, she sought help a week later from the Social Welfare Department, which transferred her case to St James' Settlement. The organisation immediately gave her rice and canned food. 'Before the CSSA [Comprehensive Social Security Assistance] for the children ...




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