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  1. Comment - Blogs - SOCIETY

    Spate of murder cases shocks Hong Kong: 'What has the world come to?'

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 01:18pm by Ernest Kao

    ... SCMP.com poll, a majority of readers believed the recent spate of murder cases within families signalled a crisis in Hong Kong family values. Here's what's being said on social media: ... online lives are taking them away from their families and from affection.” @pybobo (Chinese): “The [Tai Kok Tsui suspect] came from a middle-class background…parenting and communication problems ...

  2. Sweet intent, bitter legacy

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hundreds of thousands of South Korean children were adopted by families in the west, but now many are returning to search for answers, writes Khang Hyun-sung 'When I was five years old, I flew from Seoul to Washington Dulles International Airport and I can distinctly remember to this day, that I was going to meet my new family. I still had memories of my grandmother ...

  3. Charting a road map for smoother co-parenting

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... existing custody and access arrangements under family law. The new model emphasises the continuing responsibilities of both parents towards their children, rather than their parental rights. ... are on an equal footing in terms of making decisions about their children. While this shift is perceived as a positive move, women's groups and various professionals that work to prevent family ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Charity helps adoptive families and adoptees in Asia

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Liana Cafolla familypost@scmp.com A local charityis providing much-needed support for adoptive families by helpingthem connect with eachother, writes Liana Cafolla Gratefully accepted When ... family relocated to Hong Kong four years ago, she soon became an active member of Adoptive Families of Hong Kong (AFHK), the only charity in Asia that connects adoptive families, adoptees ...

  5. Tax axed on couples jointly registering homes

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The central government has backed away from a controversial tax imposed on married couples who want to add a spouse's name to a property, amid a rising public outcry. Under a court ruling that took effect las ...

  6. Law exposes unease at state of modern marriage

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chinese values of sharing everything in a family, says Lu Mingsheng, a family law expert at Beijing's Dacheng Law Firm. 'On the other hand it reflects reality,' he added. ... uncomfortable having them put down in black and white. 'Some people feel that the focus on how to split property demeans marriage and makes them feel insecure about marriage,' says family law ...

  7. Make yourself at home

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lau Kit-wai Leung Yuk-yin had enrolled her son in kindergarten in the early 1990s when she saw a television commercial calling for people to sign on as foster families. The recruitment ... who are in need of help.' According to the Hong Kong Social Welfare Department, Leung's family is among 966 households in Hong Kong providing children with shelter and support while ...

  8. Child support

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Each year, tens of thousands of children are abandoned in China, most of them baby girls born to families wanting boys, or babies who are disabled. Over the past 20 ... most of whom are infertile. However, in today's more affluent China, a backlash over such adoptions is growing. In May, family planning officials in one county in Hunan removed by force ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Indians rethink reluctance to adopt

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... and assets "in the family". As someone once explained to me, an adopted child is an "outsider" and it's unthinkable for family property to go to someone with different blood ... but at least it's a start. In the big cities, educated and upper-middle-class couples are clearly overcoming entrenched notions of caste and creed to look outside their extended family. In rural ...

  10. Subsidy lifts status of unwed couples, critics say

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Quinton Chan

    ... the means test for the transport subsidy applied to a household- core family members or others who had close economic ties and were sharing resources. 'The earlier reference ...




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