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  1. High earners bear brunt of financial crisis

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Daniel Sin and Ambrose Leung The number of high-income earners in Hong Kong has shrunk by more than 15 per cent amid the economic meltdown, official income statistics reveal. The latest General Household Survey, released by the Census and Statistics Depar ...

  2. 'Ageing crisis' is the creation of misguided policy

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... wealth gap', February 23). May I suggest that fears of a drain on health and social welfare services are the result of a crisis of the government's own making- in that their definition ... the Fed intervenes in the commodities and currency markets with daily injections of trillions of dollars worth of 'repros' (repurchase agreements to buy different financial products) ...

  3. Poor rates push elderly to take on bigger risks

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... September, he never imagined the financial crisis would be as serious as it is. The crisis is not just hitting multinationals- small companies and restaurants are also feeling the impact ... good number of lunches but there are fewer tables at night time. People are cutting spending on dining out because of the financial crisis,' Mr Bastiani said. The French chef offered ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Society has a role to play in resolving HK's housing crisis

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu Decent, affordable homes should be a right, but this will only happen if all of society supports it Politicians alone cannot resolve this housing scandal Yesterday's Sunday Morning Post published my article about living in a subdivided fl ...

  5. Mental health crisis on agenda

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... also calls for psychological crisis intervention teams to be formed in 60 per cent of mainland cities, and many cities would be required to provide hotlines offering psychological help. Dr Xie ...

  6. HK feels the pain of crisis pregnancies

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee @scmp.com Unplanned pregnancies leave thousands of girls- some as young as 14 or 15- in crisis each year, barely different from 25 years ago despite greater access ... with 'crisis pregnancies' are unwed and under 25- a problem that 34-year-old Eyres describes as shocking. 'We have so many more educational opportunities [than 25 years ago]. ...

  7. A cultural crisis writ large for China

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to choose, turning literacy into a visual process. With characters epitomising thousands of years of tradition, technology is creating a cultural crisis. These matters do not even take into account ...

  8. Beijing helps neighbours deal with refugee crisis

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Beijing mimi.lau@scmp.com Beijing is mediating between Myanmar's military government and Kachin rebel forces following an influx of refugees into Yunnan province while construction of a Chinese oil pipeline proceeds through the conflict z ...

  9. Hospital funding crisis to blame for lack of trust

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is symptomatic of a funding and costs crisis that has plagued hospitals since market reforms replaced a free national health system with the user-pays principle and the profit motive. Professor Chen ...

  10. Guangzhou faces population crisis

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Guangzhou plans to limit population growth by 2020 as it grapples with increasing demand on overloaded services amid calls for a relaxation of the one-child policy by 2015. Yesterday's Southern Metropolis News quoted Guangzhou m ...




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