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  1. Business - Money

    The Week Explained: Family business

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines moneypost@scmp.com Why succession opens a clan of worms No one in Hong Kong needs to be told about the importance of family-run companies- more of them are listed here than ... of family-controlled firms outperformed others by an average of 8 per cent. Reasons cited for this include the fact that family firms often bear the owner's name, add management value to their operations, ...

  2. Magazines - Style

    Perfect balance: How Hong Kong's career women combine work and family life

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Liana Cafolla Hong Kong is ahead of Western countries in allowing women to combine family life with successful careers, writes Liana Cafolla Perfect balance What does it take for a woman ... price on family life or childcare responsibilities, Hong Kong offers an altogether more guilt-free experience. One successful woman who has blended the two is Esther Ma Tin-wai, chief executive ...

  3. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Family, faith and hard work keep Hong Kong dream alive

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... spirit Family, faith and hard work keep Hong Kong dream alive My previous column about one man's " Hong Kong dream " and how it had been affected by the city's new property ... as a fair reflection of the Hong Kong spirit- as long as you believe in yourself, work hard and earn every coin for your family, you will succeed. It is true that sometimes you have to work harder ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    A family history in antiques set up Andy Hei for role in Fine Art Asia fair

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Nicole Chabot

    ... "My father is a traditional northern Chinese who has supreme authority in the family. You cannot really argue with him. I was a quiet and well-behaved boy," he says. Hei says he enjoyed an ordinary upbringing, and joined the family business freely. "In 1949 many antique dealers moved to Hong Kong and settled in Tsim Sha Tsui. It was the first dock of call for sailors, diplomats, ...

  5. Homes for the elderly face labour crunch

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Privately run homes for the elderly urged the government to relax the ratio for imported workers yesterday, saying a serious shortage of carers might cause more facilities to close. Chan Chi-yuk, secretary-general of the Hong Kong Association of ...

  6. Food banks a source of relief for families

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com It was not easy for Mrs Lee to ask for help in feeding her family of three. But with an irregular household income of about HK$6,000, the 40-year-old ... reluctant to visit the food bank for fear of bruising her husband's ego as the family's breadwinner. 'My husband has difficulty finding work due to his age and struggles with severe ...

  7. Families need to feel at home in HK

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The surest sign of the health and well-being of a city lies in whether couples want to raise a family there. Hong Kong's extremely low fertility rate has seemed confirmation that we are failing the family-friendliness test. Any lingering doubts have been laid to rest by a recent South China Morning Post survey that unequivocally confirms the belief. Authorities have long been ...

  8. Hong Kong puts bigger families in a tight financial and social squeeze

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to enter the system. Fourth, the working culture in Hong Kong is not family-friendly. Most of us work at local Hong Kong companies. My wife finds it impossible to cope with the volume of work, ... for a family with two children. The cost just spirals upwards exponentially. My family of five plus two helpers live in a 1,400 square foot flat, something considered a luxury setting. Even then, being ...

  9. Probe into Bo family's HK links

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporters A task force sent by Beijing is investigating claims that disgraced former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai and his family hold huge assets in Hong Kong, sources say. ... investigating issues relating to Bo and Zhou has already arrived in Hong Kong,' according to one source. 'One of their main tasks is to investigate the Bo family's connections ...

  10. Kuk backs families in court struggle

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Rural affairs organisation the Heung Yee Kuk is backing two families in court fights over illegal structures at their homes in the New Territories as it steps up ... down his old house because it was ruined by termites. The case against him is due to be heard by Fanling Magistrates in June. 'All the nine members of my family, including my ...




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