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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Catholic Church runs ad to press government for policy reforms

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... for the working poor who do not receive Comprehensive Social Security Assistance. The open letter says more than one million people now live below the poverty line. "This is an abnormal phenomenon ... conflicts and divisions in Hong Kong society". A comprehensive long-term population planning policy must be formulated as soon as possible, the letter says. The diocese also hopes ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Social security cases increase 1.6 per cent month on month Comprehensive Social Security Assistance cases saw an increase of 4,500, or 1.6 per cent, last month over January, bringing the total number to 289,000 involving 476,353 recipients, the Social Welfare Department said yesterday. Unemployment cases rose 3.5 per cent to 32,875, while low-earning cases increased 2.8 per cent ...

  3. City Briefs

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to receive comprehensive social security assistance on April 4 and 5 will be paid on April 3, the Social Welfare Department said. Similarly, those due to be paid on April 9 and 12 will receive ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of those in need, such as a minimum wage law, the transport subsidy scheme and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance. However, these policies have failed to reduce poverty levels. People ... trouble. I think everyone involved in this sensitive issue needs to calm down. Li Suet-man, Sheung Shui   Violence leads to social disharmony The public outcry over the Diaoyu Islands dispute has ...

  5. Only security for most firms a few local guards

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Academy of Social Sciences, said that kind of government- dependent security model had been largely effective in Algeria and many North African countries in the past. Although several Chinese ... African countries on business said security measures of mainland companies in the region had been lax. 'Many Chinese companies have bought or rented small buildings as their regional ...

  6. Meeting the criteria

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... been advising on immigration matters for more than 15 years. 'Our experience and thorough understanding mean we are able to foresee possible issues and, for example, assist a lot ...

  7. Events

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Selling your business- Strategies for success'. Kinwick Centre, Central. British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'How to persuade and influence people- Learn the basic social principles that govern getting to 'Yes''. British Consulate-General. Hong Kong Securities Institute breakfast: '2012 regulatory trends'. Cliftons. Hong Kong Securities Institute seminar: ...

  8. A vision revision needed to plot future

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... assumptions. The dangers include overinvestment in roads and infrastructure, as well as under-provision for education and social welfare programmes. The challenges include dealing with a growing ... when nearly a third of the population requires assistance. And unless we plan for it, the burden could divert valuable public resources away from more economically productive areas. Whether ...

  9. Events

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'How to persuade and influence people- Learn the basic social principles that govern getting to 'Yes''. Hong Kong Securities Institute breakfast: '2012 regulatory ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Hiring and developing staff: Mindset beats skill set by a mile'. British Consulate-General. Monday, January 9: Hong Kong Securities ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but the average working person cannot support even one or two retirees. The birth rate in Hong Kong is so low that the government could never implement a European-style social security system. There would ...




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