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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central takes democracy message to Hong Kong's disabled community

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Occupy takes democracy message to city's disabled The Occupy Central movement for full democracy is set to embrace a new group of participants: the disabled community, many of whom are lining up activities to make their voices heard after decades of being marginalised. Silence, an NGO representing the deaf community, will hold a meeting today ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... physical disabilities living in the community and CSSA recipients who are Tenants Purchase Scheme flat owners. The estimated annual recurrent expenditure is around $780 million, and it is estimated ... families at an estimated annual expenditure of about $36 million. • Extended the Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities ($2 Scheme) ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam faces critics on government's approach towards poverty

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:27am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and HK$14,300 for a four-person household. This puts 1.3 million people- roughly one in every six Hongkongers- under the poverty threshold. The report was criticised for not including disabled people and ethnic minorities- two of society's most vulnerable groups. "I hope the government will especially look into disabled households and the needs of those caring for the disabled ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-establishment New People’s Party candidate wins Southern District Council by-election

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 06:51pm by Phila Siu

    ... for improved disabled access to local facilities. He had also promised to put pressure on bus companies to make local bus routes more efficient. Yuen, chairwoman of the radical People Power group, cast ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying likens Exco to jury in defending secrecy on HKTV ruling

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:03am by Tony Cheung

    ... But Leung dismissed the idea, saying: "If the government has the finances, I think our cash should go to the needy, including low-income families and disabled people, and to encourage Hong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Half of Leung's election pledges on welfare missing in policy address

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee and Joanna Chiu

    ... providing tax concessions to employers hiring people with disabilities was also absent from Wednesday's speech. Leung had promised during the election to extend the eligibility of the disability allowance to those who had lost a limb. But in his address he said the Labour and Welfare Bureau was preparing to set up an interdepartmental group to "study" this idea. Leung ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    C.Y. Leung unveils plan for 230 lifts to improve access for city's elderly

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... barriers for elderly and disabled people. But Leung's critics say the plan for 230 new outdoor lifts- serving locations such as footbridges and steep slopes- is an attempt to court popularity ... disabled and children." The lift plan is seen as one of the "10 livelihood projects" promised by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who is co-ordinating the scheme. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Youth forum grills Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on social justice

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... the application procedures normally required for building additional housing structures, as they find the procedure troublesome. "However, only the elderly, disabled and poor are prosecuted, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam says government's first four months 'productive'

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... have implemented many policies during these four months, such as promoting barrierless access [for the disabled] city-wide, but they received little media attention." On a planned HK$2,200 ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Security tightened in Beijing as 18th party congress approaches

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by KEITH ZHAI AND AP

    ... name. Liu Shi, a client manager in a mass communication company, wrote in a microblog that his taxi driver told him electronic windows would also be disabled. A memo circulating on Sina Weibo ...




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