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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... with regard to the taboo. There are dozens of youth support organisations in the city, all with a strong online and public presence, and substantial sums are sunk into after-school centres. Access ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Help Hong Kong's hidden youths come out of their shell

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip, MELISSA CHAN

    ... future. Paul Yip is director, and Melissa Chan intervention research officer, at the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Elderly need more protection

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... More social workers needed to curb rise in elderly abuse cases The report, "Elderly women turn to crime" (March 8), raises concerns for the elderly in Hong Kong. Like financial ... Others included financial abuse, mental torture, negligence and desertion. However, these figures are only the tip of the iceberg, since few Chinese parents are willing to report abuses due ...

  4. 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

    ... of an elderly couple were found in a Tai Kok Tsui flat. A 29-year-old man and an accomplice were charged on Friday with the murder of the couple, his parents,  over a financial dispute.  Just a day ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Wealth tax idea worthy of debate

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... tycoons do more to share their wealth than they get credit for. But perceptions can affect social harmony. Lest there be any doubt that Hong Kong has a growing income gap, the financial secretary ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dogs help 'hidden youths' regain their confidence in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... by the Chinese Evangelical Zion Church, young people either visit a youth centre in Tsz Wan Shan to learn pet grooming skills or are visited at home with animals. Most of the participants are finding ... invitations from friends and despairing about her future. "I had no self-esteem," she said. She recently started a one-year paid internship at the youth centre, and now hopes to get a job ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Absence of Paul Chan and Gregory So diminishes population policy panel

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... the economy. This could be where Gregory So may need to be involved. Fang questioned whether the exclusion of Chan and So was owing to red tape, because both bureaus are overseen by Financial Secretary ... indigenous males in the New Territories are eligible]." A government spokesman said the two ministers could be invited to attend meetings as needed. Secretary for Financial Services ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty Commission set to define poverty line

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... by the chief secretary instead of the financial secretary. He said the financial secretary cared mainly about economic aspects while Carrie Lam was serious about poverty alleviation "and making ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: cherish the older generation

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by LAU YUK-KING

    ... and is financially independent. He had enjoyed good health for more than 80 years, but unfortunately he was diagnosed with diabetes last year. The illness had a devastating effect. His health was seriously ... to their own children throughout the years, they aged silently. Now they have reached the stage of life where they need care from those they once supported. With our strong child-centred mindset, ...

  10. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Tianjin's explosive growth carries social cost

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... and the 336.9-metre-high Tianjin Global Financial Centre, completed in 2010. Tong, pointing at the skyscraper and the luxury apartments, said his living standard had improved over the past few years, but he ... and a new airport. Li Tie, director of the National Development and Reform Commission's China Centre for Urban Development, said many mainland cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin, ...




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