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  1. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Sales tax mooted to fund pension for all

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... high-income earners from receiving it "so that public resources could be more focused to help the needy". Law's comments come amid debate not only over how to protect the city's ...

  2. News - China - WELFARE

    Critics say baby hatches 'encourage child abandonment' as nearly 80 babies left at Guangzhou shelter over CNY

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 02:51pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Debate has been sparked on whether the establishment of baby hatches is encouraging parents to abandon unwanted children, after nearly 80 children were ... Bo, from the same centre, was quoted by Xinhua as saying. The baby hatches, which were pioneered in Shijiazhuang in Hebei province more than two years ago, have drawn heated debate, especially ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    1.3 million Hongkongers live in poverty, government says, but offers no solution

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 05:03pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Leung said he was ready to take tough decisions. "I'm sure our policies in the future will raise even more debate and controversy," he added. However, critics decried ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Elderly allowance bypasses filibuster

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... had been amended by the government to such a large extent that it should be considered as a new proposal. The ruling effectively invalidated Leung's 302 pending motions due to be debated ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Clash expected in Legco over means test for a new old-age allowance

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... battles is likely to be the debate on a HK$2,200 a month allowance for about 400,000 elderly poor. Parties from across the political spectrum, including the Civic Party, Democratic Party, Labour ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Old age welfare 'all about dignity' says ex-sailor

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... monthly allowance now being debated can be only a short-term measure. And he is adamant applicants should not be means-tested. "[The universal pension is] not for us - we will probably ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Support grows for Leung's old age allowance scheme

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... could take the proposal first and review it later," Tam said. Cheung has used the latest South China Morning Post debate series to call on lawmakers to support the scheme. Cheung said: ...



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