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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Subdivided flats hampering children's development, say welfare groups

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Subdivided flats 'hampering' children A coalition of welfare groups have called for prompt action to eliminate subdivided flats, which they say are a major hindrance to the academic and personal development of children from lowincome families. The Alliance for Children Development Rights also asked the government to provide a subsidy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388497/subdivided-flats-hampering-childrens-development-say-welfare-groups
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIETY

    Silicon Valley the 'most ageist' place in America, investigation says

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by GUARDIAN

    ... not to be named. "At some point in your career, the things that made you desirable- flexibility, adaptability, the time and energy and drive to stay abreast of new developments and just work, work, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1465632/silicon-valley-most-ageist-place-america-investigation-says
  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    The wages of fear: how the mainland's migrant workers are exploited

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... organisation Beijing Practitioner Cultural Development and Research Centre for Migrant Workers. The muscles of 40 million migrant workers have built cities and fuelled the development and construction ... who- because they are not documented when they move from their small towns to find work- are rarely covered for workplace injury, missing wages and abuse because of developers' close ties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450123/construction-workers-pay-price-chinas-rush-development
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Happy birthday Hello Kitty! Superstar cat celebrates 40th anniversary

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:36am by Amy Nip

    ... be expressed through small gifts," Tsang said. With overseas markets sluggish for the time being, the mainland will be the focus for Sanrio's development. The company entered the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451429/superstar-hello-kitty-celebrates-40th-anniversary
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Lok Ma Chau mega mall plan gets lukewarm response from officials

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 01:52pm by AMY NIP AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... it to private developers, said Leung Che-cheung of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. The DAB has said sites in San Tin, a five- to 10-minute walk from the checkpoint, ... yesterday. "The government would take a long time to acquire land for development." Left to the private sector, however, the project had little hope of being realised as the more than 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1442548/lok-ma-chau-mega-mall-plan-gets-lukewarm-response-officials
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's elderly 'among poorest in developed world'

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... in the developed world. Close to a third of people aged 65 and over are classified as poor, according to calculations released by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service yesterday. Among 30 developed economic regions listed in a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report, this is second only to South Korea, where the figure is about 45 per cent. The figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1298751/poor-and-elderly-hong-kong-its-worse-you-think
  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant workers, rural residents paying the price for a cleaner future

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 04:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of Beijing and other cities enduring worsening smog. According to the National Development and Reform Commission, Hebei aims to slash 70 million tonnes of excess steel capacity by 2018. Heavy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1438770/migrant-workers-rural-residents-paying-price-cleaner-future
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pro-Beijing group starts petition welcoming mainland visitors to Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:03pm by Ernest Kao

    ... said they would hand the signatures to commerce and economic development secretary Greg So Kam-leung and hold another street demonstration in Causeway Bay next Saturday. The group said it aimed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433704/pro-beijing-group-starts-petition-welcoming-mainland-visitors-hong
  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    15pc of mainland Chinese now over age of 60, official says

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 04:35am by Angela Meng

    ... and Development's average. A study by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2010 found that the proportion of elderly people nationwide would surpass that of Japan by 2030, making China the world's ... The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has required local governments to implement the planning, construction and supervision of pension service facilities. Meanwhile, Dou said the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1431405/15pc-mainland-chinese-now-over-age-60-official-says
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Few turn up for protest in Hong Kong against mainland Chinese tourists

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by SAMUEL CHAN, Ernest Kao

    ... Tat-pun, said they would hand in signatures to Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung. "After last week, we felt the need to do more to ensure our mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433884/few-turn-protest-hong-kong-against-mainland-chinese-tourists

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