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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Proposed HK$3,000-a-month pension 'could be cut in tough economic times'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Academic behind proposal to pay HK$3,000 to every elderly Hongkonger says the amount could be reduced if it proves unsustainable Pension scheme 'can be flexible' A proposed HK$3,000 monthly pension for each Hongkonge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578366/proposed-hk3000-monthly-pension-could-be-lowered-tough-economic-times
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... spoken to me about the problems they've incurred. So yes." Wilson stressed the importance of attracting global talent and making the most of the existing workforce to maintaining and enhancing the city's status as a global financial centre. "Not everybody … is able to realise their potential in a situation where you've got rights … not being protected, and people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Arthur Chan

    ... of the respondents- mostly male- said they had "binge drunk" in the previous month, while almost two-thirds said they had consumed some alcohol in that time. Binge drinking, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581516/hong-kong-universities-urged-ban-alcohol-sales-campus
  4. News - World - SOCIETY

    Everyday Sexism website a global hit, much to British founder Laura Bates' surprise

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London British woman takes her story online and finds many others with similar experiences Sexism fight gains power through the internet When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557017/everyday-sexism-website-global-hit-much-british-founder-laura-bates
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tamar's protest square stays behind hoardings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... to the complex. A government spokesman said at the time that it was not a public recreation area and the fencing was deemed necessary to "withstand potential security threats".   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581532/tamars-protest-square-stays-behind-hoardings
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Terrorist whisperer' Noor Huda Ismail helps rehabilitate Islamic militants

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Lana Lam

    ... in Indonesia have few options, said Professor Greg Barton, international director of the Global Terrorism Research Centre at Monash University, where Ismail is studying for a doctorate. Some Indonesian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580206/terrorist-whisperer-noor-huda-ismail-helps-rehabilitate-islamic
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    New tax of up to 2.5pc proposed to fund HK$3,000 a month pension for all Hongkongers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:07pm by Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang

    ... for employers to bear. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who chairs the commission, said it needed more time to study the report. Lam said she "could not commit the commission to any timetable for the time being except to assure you that the commission will … convene another meeting in due course". Federation of Hong Kong Industries chairman Stanley Lau Chin-ho said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577784/study-recommends-monthly-hk3000-pension-tackle-elderly-poverty-crisis
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of the people". Full-time mother Chen Yiping is one of the city's many housewives who are excluded from most retirement protection and social benefit plans. "If it meant a bigger contribution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577151/write-pension-policy-sake-people
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pink sees red as Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant turns ugly in sponsorship row

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Simon Parry

    ... in a dispute over naming rights just weeks before the annual pageant. Gay-friendly business network Pink Dollar, a long-time supporter of the six-year-old contest, has pulled out of a planned HK$40,000 ... called Discretion. Gannaban described Mr Gay Hong Kong as a "community title". "At a time when pageants everywhere are in decline, we are putting solid effort behind finding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575118/pink-sees-red-mr-gay-hong-kong-pageant-turns-ugly-sponsorship-row
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Helping the hands that feed you

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com The Food Expo is showcasing the work of seven social enterprises Helping the hands that feed you To Yin-fun is busy selling packets of Chinese medicinal herbs at a stand at Hong Kong's Food Expo in Wan Chai. The herbs were sorted and packed by her under a Yan Chai Hospital social enterprise in Tsuen Wan that hires housewives on a part-time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573736/helping-hands-feed-you

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