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  1. Business - Comment

    Limits on China's migrant workers barrier to plan to lift their spending

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Reliance on rural migrants looks like another false hope Apparently Beijing is now relying on a vast army of migrant labourers to boost consumer spending and rebalance China's economy. According to a report published yesterday by the National Population and Family Planning Commission, the mainland's 230 million migrant workers "would greatly stimulate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1019554/limits-chinas-migrant-workers-barrier-plan-lift-their-spending
  2. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... University geography professor Ng Sai-leung, defending the choice of Amah Rock in Sha Tin to compete against Mount Everest, the Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and the Yangtze River ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666465/quotes-week
  3. Walled ghettos rise again in Italy

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lorenzo Tondo

    ... Local residents seize on high crime rates in African enclaves to justify building barriers, reports Lorenzo Tondo Almost 500 years after giving the world its first official ghetto, ... willing to work for extremely low wages. But in recent years, newcomers have lost much of their reputation for being hard workers. The influx of migrants into Italy has been so great- almost 2.7 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/614315/walled-ghettos-rise-again-italy
  4. Food safety bill could throw reef fish a lifeline

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people may have tightened their belts during the financial crisis, but this has not dented their appetite for live reef fish. Consumption of the expensive import defied economic ... it as imported food that has to be declared. That is why the figure is only an estimate, based partly on voluntary reports to the authorities by about half of the vessels that catch reef fish. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701271/food-safety-bill-could-throw-reef-fish-lifeline
  5. Disabled face barriers at all border crossings

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of barriers by mid-2014. It has said 95 per cent of 3,885 government facilities- including toilets, libraries, post offices, footbridges and bus stations- will provide access for the disabled by June ... it checked failed the barrier-free standard issued by the Buildings Department. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980855/disabled-face-barriers-all-border-crossings
  6. Platform safety barriers could save lives at MTR's East Rail Line stations

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... could have been prevented had there been safety barriers at this station. Sha Tin is a former Kowloon-Canton Railway station now operated by the MTR Corporation. There is no concrete timeline for the construction of these barriers. Research by the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention shows that railway suicides on the MTR network dropped from 38 cases during a five-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976150/platform-safety-barriers-could-save-lives-mtrs-east-rail-line-stations
  7. Breaking down the barriers

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam Zhan Luhua, 28, from Jiangxi province, studied computer science and manages the Shenzhen Canyou Software Company, which has more than 200 IT engineers. And like all his staff, he has a physical disability. He talks about the trials, tribulations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971050/breaking-down-barriers
  8. Break down barriers to contraception

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sharon Camp and Junice Melgar Public health and development experts agree: contraception is one of the most effective investments a country can make to protect the health of mothers and babies and to enable women's full participation in economic deve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721121/break-down-barriers-contraception
  9. The great divide

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to realise 'for the poor of a country where corruption thieved a great deal of opportunity, corruption was one of the genuine opportunities that remained'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993047/great-divide
  10. Beyond the great divide

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau Ideally divorcing couples can part as friends. In real life, though, the process can get very ugly, with drawn-out disputes over issues like division of assets and alimony payments. Fights can get particularly nasty when children are used to ge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991771/beyond-great-divide

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