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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Give my family breathing space, says Leung Chun-ying after daughter's ordeal

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Leung pleads for space after daughter's ordeal Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has asked the public to give his family breathing space after one of his ... right now is a quiet environment. It's not easy to be the daughter of a public figure. "I hope people who care about Chai-yan could leave some space … to her and my family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542675/give-my-family-breathing-space-says-leung-chun-ying-after-daughters
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Families may be spared moving ashes of loved ones from unlicensed columbaria

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 06:30pm by LO WEI

    ... apply for a licence and cannot sell or lease niches during the grace period. Operators that close down will have to contact families to collect their ancestors' ashes and follow required ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535622/families-may-be-spared-moving-ashes-loved-ones-unlicensed-columbaria
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... China". He had started his own garment business in the 1940s with a sewing machine bought by selling the family cow, and, once in Hong Kong, he found work in the garment factories. As factory work ... contracts. The family's income is unstable- depending on how much work her husband can get- but averages around HK$8,000 a month. The family lives in a 100 sq ft subdivided flat in Sham Shui Po ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577151/write-pension-policy-sake-people
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cut in minimum working hours to give more families low-income benefits

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com More families to qualify for low-income benefits The minimum working hours to qualify for a low-income family subsidy are to be lowered by 16 hours ... 61,000 families to the list of those qualifying. "This is our absolute baseline, taking into account its effects on the labour market as well," Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519091/cut-minimum-working-hours-give-more-families-low-income-benefits
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sad city: More than half of Hongkongers under 40 say they are unhappy

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Staff Reporter

    ... which might explain why the city's youth appears to be disgruntled. Youths across the regions chose good relationships with family and friends as the top reason that makes them happy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570790/hong-kong-youth-third-most-unhappy-10-region-survey
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Another group of about 10 people from Pro Family HK protested against a proposal to widen the definition of marital status to include cohabitation and civil unions- both heterosexual and same sex- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Inmates to take on cream of milk-tea makers in competition

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Jessie Lau

    ... proper road, and not disappoint [my family]." Tsang Wai-yin, the officer in charge of the programme, said inmates often started out lost and demotivated. Fellow officer Tse Sheung-wai said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569480/inmates-take-cream-milk-tea-makers-competition
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Blind Bin-Bin gets futuristic glasses to help him 'see' via pulses on tongue

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 03:11pm by Emily Tsang

    ... the technology in a year or two." The horrific attack on Bin-Bin last August shocked China and the world. A woman lured the boy away from his family, drugged him and dug his eyes out. Relatives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568287/new-orientation-technology-offers-help-young-eye-gouging-victim-bin
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Father who allegedly left learning disabled son, 11, in Singapore could face extradition

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:21pm by Clifford Lo

    ... The Singapore Police Force made a public appeal for help to find the boy's family as he did not respond when they asked him for his personal details. After days of investigation, they sought help ... Kong police and investigations were ongoing. "The boy is safe and sound, and has been placed under the care of the Ministry of Social and Family Development," the statement said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563515/father-who-allegedly-left-learning-disabled-son-11-singapore-could
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Elderly get help to prevent suicides

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... With the elderly accounting for 36 per cent of suicides, it prompted concerns that those aged over 60 were particularly vulnerable to self-harm. "Long-term illnesses, poor family relations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560646/elderly-get-help-prevent-suicides

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