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  1. One child in six suffers abuse by family member, survey finds

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... was a victim of family violence. Only half the children surveyed said they tried to defend themselves or reported the violence. The survey, conducted by 80 student volunteers from the Boys' ... by family members. The survey found parents were the most common abusers. About 55 per cent said their mother was the chief abuser, and just under 40 per cent said it was their father. Victims were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685976/one-child-six-suffers-abuse-family-member-survey-finds
  2. Blood is thicker than water and far more fun for murderous twins

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... of weird servants who look after the orphaned twins. But the family fortune is in trust until the Thornthwaite teens turn 16. If only one of them is alive in three years' time, he or she ... the family lawyer arrives at Thornthwaite Manor to make an inventory of the house's contents so as to calculate the exact inheritance. Mr Brunswick brings his strange son with him to stay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691653/blood-thicker-water-and-far-more-fun-murderous-twins
  3. Paternity leave would be 'costly for businesses'

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A law introducing paid paternity leave would create difficulties in Hong Kong, such as adding to the operating costs of small and medium-sized enterprises, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday. His comments came after a concern group for men's interests took to the streets on Father's Day to urge the government to promote family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684451/paternity-leave-would-be-costly-businesses
  4. Mothers in alms

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their spirits while bringing people together in Tin Shui Wai, a township that has become associated with domestic abuse and troubled families following several tragedies. 'They have become a pool ... are mostly poor mainland immigrants. Many used to keep to themselves out of a sense of insecurity, but food was a good way to open channels of communication for isolated families, says Wu. 'We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679179/mothers-alms
  5. Shrewd investors hunt for bargains

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Interest in the property market has risen, according to private banks, and although many investors believe that the market has now bottomed out, some analysts are not convinced. Sen Sui, head of advisory for Asia at Credit Agricole (Suisse), sa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680193/shrewd-investors-hunt-bargains
  6. URA should treat homeowners as stakeholders, not 'obstacles'

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With the current urban renewal strategy, the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) is allowed to create a future for Hong Kong which packs even more buildings into already densely populated areas. These buildings compromise the local, and in some cases historic, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667106/ura-should-treat-homeowners-stakeholders-not-obstacles
  7. Father's plight shows abuse the elderly face

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Martin Wong

    ... on him because he had no money, Tse said, and he had to rely for food on other people's leftovers. While police said they could not reach his family, the Social Welfare Department said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702493/fathers-plight-shows-abuse-elderly-face
  8. Beaten wives finally get a hearing

    Posted Dec 27th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... looks surprised and giggles nervously. Reporting your husband would be an act of betrayal and bring irreconcilable embarrassment and shame on the extended family, she says. 'He's ... domestic violence: 'Wife-beating, regarded in traditional, Chinese values as the private affair of a family that should not be intervened in, is becoming increasingly a target of social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702148/beaten-wives-finally-get-hearing
  9. Private eye chases marriage cheats, and counsels them too

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zheng says, and 90 per cent of the wives whose husbands have affairs don't know how to get their cheating mates back to their families. How did you choose this line of work? It is a pain ... responsibilities to marriage and family are important in their lives any more; instead, they start to chase dreams they could not fulfil when they were young and poor. And in China, most wives don't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701225/private-eye-chases-marriage-cheats-and-counsels-them-too
  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It should put more effort into parenting education and increase resources to ensure that children and families are genuinely supported and victims are able to solve and express their own problems. ... and their families. Our efforts would be much more effective if more resources were poured into the provision of preventive education for young people. Constance Ching, chief executive officer, Life Education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700353/letters

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