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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Villagers to protest against northern New Territories development

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... New Territories development will bring a party- with traditional Hakka snacks and fresh local produce- to the government headquarters on Sunday to protest against the proposal. The government plan to build new towns would wipe out historic villages in Fanling North, Kwu Tung, Ta Kwu Ling and Ping Che, and would eliminate 100 hectares of farmland. The development would turn the rural ...

  2. Rich and poor resent developers' influence

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng, Jennifer Ngo and Enoch Yiu The next chief executive should provide more subsidised housing for people from the grass roots and stop favouring property developers ... he said Most respondents say the future leader should avoid favouring developers. Housing problems cannot be solved without changes in politics, say Raymond Chan, a retiree living in a Home ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Commission can fight poverty with long-term strategy

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Comprehensive policy needed to tackle poverty effectively Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has decided to revive the Commission on Poverty which was scrapped in 2007. I completely agree with Oxfam Hong Kong, which has suggested that the commission should h ...

  4. Time for developers to accept new reality

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hegemony', a notion referring to the alleged dominance of big property developers over local politics and the economy. A new survey by the Chinese University's Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies has pretty much confirmed what we already know. Two out of three people think developers only care about maximising profits and care nothing about social responsibility. Eighty-five per cent ...

  5. Concentrate on rights, not development

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... on economic development to giving more respect to minority culture and religion. They said two violent attacks that occurred within 24 hours in Kashgar, the most important mainland Muslim city ... Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, a professor of public and social administration at the City University of Hong Kong, said the central government had poured money into the region for development, especially ...

  6. Developer drops plan for social worker

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Richfield Realty withdrew a plan to hire a social worker last night after a group of social workers campaigned against the move over the past week. The developer ... groups,' a company statement said. Richfield said it hoped more people in need would benefit from its new plan. Details would be announced later, a spokeswoman said. The developer advertised a job ...

  7. Social worker to aid evictees for developer

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... a developer widely criticised for tactics used to drive residents out of their homes, is looking to hire a social worker to counsel the very people it has displaced. The development company confirmed ... by the change. The move was seen as controversial because it favoured developers rather than minority owners who had been living in the buildings for a long time. It also sparked a rush among ...

  8. development

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the central government should do to reduce the wealth gap between urban and rural areas and within rural areas? 2 What social problems do you think can develop when parents leave the countryside ...

  9. social development

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension 1 Chen Guangbiao was angry about the fact that some wealthy mainlanders did not attend the charity event recently hosted by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet because he thinks that wealthy mainlanders should: a. make use of the tax advant ...

  10. Personal-data sales develop into a terrifying plague

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei As Hong Kong was up in arms last week over privacy concerns relating to the sale of Octopus cardholders' personal data, a court in Shanghai's Pudong district was making a landmark ruling over the sale of personal information. On Th ...




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