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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... families. According to a survey by Beijing health authorities, more than 92 per cent of permanent residents' children have had measles shots, but the rate drops to 54.7 per cent in some areas ... of the household registration system would be an effective way of bringing preventive health care to migrant workers and their families. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Families right to keep asking questions after bungled investigation

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Families right to keep doubting Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, could not have been any blunter when he announced that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had gone ... is provided will it be believed by the victims' families and many countries, including China. There is good reason for doubt. From the outset, Malaysian officials have caused confusion and anger ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Family-friendly policies crucial if we want our children to be happy

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Family-friendly policies crucial Happiness is about joy, contentment and well-being; we know when we are happy, we know when we are not. It is therefore possible through ... research Professor Ho Lok-sang as a consequence of an inability to cope with stress. Close family ties are an integral part of a child's happiness. Research suggests that greater parental ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Compulsory care for high-risk mental patients should be re-examined

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Re-examine care of mental patients The growing problem of mental illness in the community remains mainly out of sight, out of mind, except for victims and their families, and under-resourced health and social workers who have to deal with it. Sadly it is being called to mind more frequently by family tragedies and violent episodes. In one of the latest, a mental outpatient ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Moderation the key to avoiding smartphone obsession

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... everywhere, even to the toilet. The numbers of afflicted people are rising, with those aged between 18 and 24 the worst affected. In the most extreme cases, work, family and social life can suffer. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Make way for cyclists on roads

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Make way for cyclists on roads The outcome of a road accident involving a bicycle is inevitable: a cyclist stands no chance against vehicles that are heavier and more powerful. Colin Robertson's years of cycling experience therefore meant little when he and a van collided on a Tung Chung street on Thursday night. His death is a sad loss to his family ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    June 4 vigil still resonates with contemporary events in China

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... or recognition, because the country has still not come to terms with this chapter in its history to that extent. The usual round-up of dissenting voices and restrictions on victims' families ahead ... amends. This would bring a measure of justice to victims and their families and pave the way for the country to emerge fully from the remaining shadows cast by the crackdown. After 25 years, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should make its malls family friendly

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Make our malls family friendly The favourite pastime of Hongkongers, next to eating, is surely shopping. That is borne out after offices close and at weekends, when shopping centres are packed with families. It is surprising, then, that most malls are less than family friendly, scoring poorly in a recent South China Morning Post survey. A suggestion by the head ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's family owned banks being snapped up

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 12:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Demise of HK's family banks Like old Hong Kong, the city's traditional family owned banks may soon become a thing of the past. Under relentless market forces, ... That will mark the end of an era which saw those banks prosper as Hong Kong's economy took off in the last half century. Chong Hing Bank, the smallest of Hong Kong's family owned lenders, has ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Direct-subsidy schools' fee rises a worrying sign of inequality

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... sought after, there is a danger lower-income families are being priced out of them. This bodes ill for social equality. At least 16 secondary schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme have informed ... good subsidised schools are open to qualified students, regardless of family incomes. The bureau needs to scrutinise fee rises more thoroughly before approval. Schools must make sure poorer ...




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