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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  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 ...

  4. Family planning

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paul Yip In the 21st century, low fertility and its impact on slowing population growth have become a great concern of governments in many parts of the developed world. A total fertility ... are childless by choice. The challenge is to remove barriers for those who want to have children. These barriers include the financial burden, worries over the local education system, and a working ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Where's Hong Kong's diversity pledge?

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... for democracy. The education system can create barriers to prevent ethnic minority students progressing, or it can create pathways to ensure they do. Multiculturalism enables the latter. Leung met ethnic minority groups shortly after the election and the issue of an ethnic minority commission was raised as one way to ensure that issues could be discussed in an open and transparent way. The great ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong ill prepared to care for middle-class retirees

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... for them is equally great, says Culture Homes manager Stephen Chung Ka-shing. "Some elderly have children living overseas who would rather pay more so their parents can live comfortably," ... design manual on barrier-free access. "I am over 50 years old now and have no problem getting out and about. But in 20 years' time, I will probably have difficulty navigating if I still ...

  7. By their own hands

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Annemarie Evans When Alastair Sharp was a student, a close friend killed himself by overdosing. 'It was a great shock to all of us,' says Sharp, deputy director of Samaritans ... suicide attempts, such as physical barriers? Job prospects can be a significant factor. The centre's director, Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, suggests the 2009 spike could have been as a result ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... physical barriers by installing platform screen doors is one of the most effective measures in preventing falls onto railway tracks. The physical barriers restricting access can eliminate ... and technology and environmental industry were two of the new pillar industries proposed by the government. But there is still a great deal of room for improvement in these areas. The government has ...

  9. 1 in 5 live below poverty line, welfare body says

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for policy advocacy and social enterprise, said long queues for different services proved that supply was well below demand. Also on the agenda are the creation of barrier-less neighbourhoods ... a decrease in people living in poverty. The government 'attaches great importance to poverty alleviation work' and 'adopts a multi-pronged approach to tackle poverty', which ...

  10. Calls for government to cut wealth gap ignore reality

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on this survey recommended doing so. Someone always does. This general prescription for solving the problem is of such great value that it will get you a ride on the MTR, if you also bring your Octopus ... The income ceiling of HK$10,000 a month for the travel allowance effectively creates a wage barrier. Any increase above of it of less than 6 per cent is not worth the recipient's while. ...




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