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    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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Often, families want to take their children for weekend shopping in Hong Kong before seeing them off at the airport.' It is illegal for cross-border vehicles to carry passengers for money, ...

  5. You don't need a long-haul flight to get something out of a family trip

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... This year, my family and I spent our summer holiday in Macau. But instead of doing the rounds of the casinos, we went to museums on our three-day trip. Many of the museums are informative ... is considered a destination too humble for a middle-class family's summer trip. Others choose to take their families to Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Malaysia... and even ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Tailoring a family firm to changing business times

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in an outsider to help run the family firm. Three years ago, the 68-year-old president and chief executive of Dah Chung Industrial hired Chu Weiman, a former Hong Kong Productivity Council director ... locations where labour is more plentiful. The company was founded in Qingdao in 1928. A decade later, the Yin family moved to Hong Kong and set up shop in Shau Kei Wan. With 1,000 workers, the firm ...

  10. Ease the border rules that are keeping families apart

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is the plight 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 ...




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