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  1. When the divine can't be trusted with miracles, thank God there's Choix

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... yesterday, claims to have the key to dictating which chromosome, the X or Y, meets the egg first, thus producing the gender of your choice. Because of the $50,000 price tag, the instructions couples ... positions to adopt, ovulation date counting, and ideal temperature for the testicles at the time of conception. Choix is offering a 100 per cent money-back guarantee if you don't get the gender ...

  2. Premier targets social inequality

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng in Beijing His first work report stresses the need to help the nation's poorest and ease regional disparities Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday presented a work report that would give the nation's poorest residents a share of the count ...

  3. Arms embargo a 'sign of inequality'

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of inequality in bilateral relations,' Mr Zhang said, calling the ban outdated. 'We wish both sides can be more equal, and on the basis of mutual respect, [we] can push through progress on our ...

  4. GDP target unlikely to be met, warns UN economist

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... environmental degradation and eliminating the rise of gender and social inequality. 'China has made enormous efforts in recent years, especially in the area of reducing absolute poverty, ... Allen T. Cheng in Beijing Spread of HIV/Aids, environmental damage and social inequality are major barriers to progress Mainland leaders aim to quadruple the nation's gross domestic ...

  5. Mainland on course to achieve UN goals

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... on eradicating poverty and ensuring universal education. But more needs to be done to address problems such as HIV/Aids, the gender imbalance and environmental protection, a UN report released yesterday ... and hunger; providing universal primary education; significantly reducing child mortality; achieving gender equality and empowerment of women; improving maternal health; fighting diseases ...

  6. Gender needs are considered in all policy planning

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expresses concern over an apparent lack of gender perspective in policies, including those aimed at women, such as family services. We are keenly aware of the importance of integrating gender needs and perspectives into policy-making. The Women's Commission, set up to advise the government, has made gender mainstreaming- or taking into account women's needs, concerns and experiences ...

  7. 'Gender checklist' call to boost equality

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Commission wants all departments to assess impact of new policies on women Government departments should use a checklist to evaluate the gender impact of any new policy, ... recently been reappointed to the post for a further two years, Mrs Leung said the commission was working to ensure that someone of directorate level in each department enforced the 'gender ...

  8. ... One giant leap for gender equality

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Hannah Lee, Joseph Lo

    ... Hannah Lee, Joseph Lo and Alex Lo Hong Kong women may soon be reaching for the heavens- literally. From next year, the mainland's space programme will begin training women- including possibly those from Hong Kong- for manned missions to orbit the Ear ...

  9. Gender gap 'a critical national issue'

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui The gender gap among children born on the mainland has widened to become a 'critical national issue', says All-China Women's Federation chairwoman Gu Xiulian, who ... to curb the imbalance.' Since the mid-1980s, the gender ratio among mainland newborns has exceeded norms set by the United Nations. The UN maintains that under natural conditions, for every ...


    Posted Nov 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Two experts from the world's largest women's research centre will speak at the Hong Kong International School on gender issues. The lecture, titled Creating and Sustaining a Gender-fair Environment in the School and Home, will be held on November 30 at HKIS. It will be co-hosted by Dr Peggy Mcintosh and Dr Nan Stein (below) from the Centre for Research ...




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