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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 8, 2014

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by LETTERS

    ... There is really no point getting into arguments. Smooth implementation of national moral education is the best solution to this problem. Vanessa Leung, Sha Tin   Disabled lack enough job opportunities By and large, Hong Kong does a very good job providing considerate and comprehensive social services to disabled people. Government-sponsored rehabilitation, nursing homes, or schools and NGOs ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Change for better, or worse? Clearing up confusion over marriage bill rights

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 02:27pm by YORK CHOW

    ... be considered a person with a disability under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance. Others were puzzled as to why the commission would object to a bill that enables transsexuals to marry. Still ... Organisation. The main factors to determine if such people have a disability is whether having gender dysphoria affects their thought processes and emotions. The ordinance can apply in relation to past ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elderly and disabled no grounds for mercy at CLP

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:53am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We hear of a less than festive tale involving a technician from CLP who appeared to ignore the pleas of a disabled women and cut off her electricity bill because the bill hadn't been paid. Mark Peaker writes to say that he had forgotten to pay the electricity bill for his 85-year-old disabled mother. The technician, he says, ignored the requests from his ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong has a long way to go on disabled rights and attitudes

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 05:27am by Paul Letters

    ... Paul Letters Paul Letters says his personal experiences prove Hong Kong has a long way to go to catch up with the developed world on disabled rights, and a little awareness and understanding would surely help Wall of ignorance Hong Kong is one of the most advanced places in the world, but not when it comes to disability. For example, from Central to Causeway Bay, skyscrapers ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Increasing diversity of students with disabilities a challenge for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 05:27am by Louisa Mitchell

    ... Louisa Mitchell Louisa Mitchell says universities in Hong Kong need to develop a more flexible structure for the increasing diversity of students with disabilities Support system Today, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we should consider the stories from this year about exceptional students with disabilities who have attained places at Hong Kong's leading ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing now needs to invest more on raising quality of life

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed the average number of years lost to disability and serious illness by Beijingers. Hale is calculated by subtracting from life expectancy the average number ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese children with disabilities denied access to education

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by MAYA WANG

    ... Maya Wang Maya Wang says children with disabilities are being pushed out of schools despite Chinese laws mandating universal education, and such discrimination persists through to university Chinese children with disabilities denied access to education Millions of children across China have just begun a new school year. Some are going to schools equipped with resources ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Malls must stop putting up barriers to the disabled

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial City's disabled deserve better An air-conditioned shopping mall is a welcome feature in summer. The abundance of cool indoor complexes across the city means ... mandated to provide better access for the disabled after 1997. But that does not necessarily guarantee convenience. While the access is there, using it is another matter. According to a spot test ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let rigid entrance criteria keep talent out of Hong Kong universities

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:32am by Paul Stapleton

    ... in the prescribed core subjects comes at a time when we are learning more about specific learning disabilities. For example, it is now well-established that dyslexia, a reading disability which has a heritability of about 50 per cent, runs in families. However, as our understanding of genetics and how the brain operates increases, it is clear that having an intellectual disability can be the flip ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    How Occupy Central can best be countered

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 05:27am by LETTERS

    ... workers highlighting inadequate health services; and, Disabled, ethnic minority and gay rights groups all having an axe to grind. These perennial problems are deeply rooted in the city's ...




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