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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Striking a balance: Family and the law

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... supportive husband and family'. Do you find women play a different role from their male counterparts in managing a team of lawyers? The role is the same but women tend to have different ... This can be a challenge for mainland companies. Given you have a husband and two teenage children, how do you balance your work and family life? Hong Kong women are lucky to have domestic helpers ...

  4. Families opt for holiday instead of feast at home

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in outbound travel is also affecting the catering industry, which says business is falling off as many families skip the traditional Mid- Autumn dinner in the city for feasts further afield. 'Mid-Autumn is supposed to be a day for family gathering and reunion. But many people nowadays choose to go on holiday instead of having dinner with their families to celebrate this special ...

  5. Ease the border rules that are keeping families apart

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of single-parent cross-border families, of which there are somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000. Their position is the result of some unusual, and in some ways unclear, features of mainland regulations on granting exit permits to its residents to come to Hong Kong. The full details are complex, but in essence the problem concerns single-parent families where the children have residency in Hong Kong ...

  6. Family mourns maid killed in HK saving boy hit by bus

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for their families. They had planned to work for a few years until they had saved enough to return to Manila and start their own business. 'Juanita wanted to work abroad to help me,' Edwin said ... and I wanted so very much to embrace her,' he said. Edwin said that they had another son, but Juanita lost the baby eight months into her pregnancy. A second tragedy in the family had deeply ...

  7. Ex-policeman finds family ties to Kate

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam It might be a distant link but Hong Kong has its own British royal family- and they live in Sai Kung. Chris Hanselman, an ex-Hong Kong police officer with 15 years service, found ... are all taking the mickey out of me now because of this very vague relationship and calling me 'Sir Chris'.' He said the family would watch the wedding at Hebe Haven Yacht Club ...

  8. Born of a dysfunctional family

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines If proof were required of the dysfunction that lies at the heart of the Hong Kong government, we need look no further than the budget delivered this week. Only a non-elected bureaucrat could have produced a budget of this kind and been so gl ...

  9. Family tried to save garden years ago

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... They told officials in 1998 tycoon's eden should be preserved Family members planning to sell the private garden of late tycoon Lee Iu-cheung to a developer told the government eight ... by the owners' company, Hongland Investment, in August 1998 mirror those now being advanced by family members and conservationists opposed to the sale. The letter was written to object to a plan to widen ...

  10. Family business faces challenging times

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Szeyun Wong As the managing director of a family-owned business that is celebrating its 50th anniversary, Willy Lin Sun-mo, likes to note how times have changed since his parents first ... generation to run the family business, Mr Lin said the operation was now 'multilevel and multinational'. The composition of the company is also changing rapidly. 'Fifteen years ago, we ...




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