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  1. 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

    ... Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang Official suggestion to Commission on Poverty is for a universal system with no means test Pension plan would give all over-65s HK$3,000 a month Every Hongkonger over 65- rich or poor- would get a pension of HK$3,000 a month without a means test under a scheme put forward yesterday. A long-awaited government-commissioned study said ...

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

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

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

    ... things." Kwok receives HK$2,200 from the government every month, having passed the assets test for the old-age allowance scheme launched last year. "It's enough for me because I eat ... contracts. The family's income is unstable- depending on how much work her husband can get- but averages around HK$8,000 a month. The family lives in a 100 sq ft subdivided flat in Sham Shui Po ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577151/write-pension-policy-sake-people
  3. 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

    ... Simon Parry Pink sees red: sponsorship row turns gay pageant ugly An ugly war of words has erupted over Mr Gay Hong Kong with a major sponsor announcing it is withdrawing funding 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 ...

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

    Helping the hands that feed you

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

    ... showcase is to enhance public awareness of their role in the community- and help them find new customers, says the department. It received a government allocation of HK$150 million in the 2011/12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573736/helping-hands-feed-you
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sad city: More than half of Hongkongers under 40 say they are unhappy

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Study of 10 regions in Asia is sad reflection on the city HK's unhappy youth nothing to laugh about More than half of Hong Kong adults aged below 40 say they are not happy, a survey of 10 regions in Asia has found. On a self-rated scale of one to 10- with 10 being the top happiness level- some 52 per cent of locals gave a score of six or below. A score ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570790/hong-kong-youth-third-most-unhappy-10-region-survey
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Another group of about 10 people from Pro Family HK protested against a proposal to widen the definition of marital status to include cohabitation and civil unions- both heterosexual and same sex- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Women's Commission has become about 'cocktails and receptions', blasts Anson Chan

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Christy Choi

    ... on pressing matters for women and to advise the government on how policies would affect women. The government is increasing the commission's funding by almost 17 per cent to HK$29.6 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570256/anson-chan-says-womens-commission-isnt-advancing-lot-hong-kong-women
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Peter Woo's charity helps equip less academic teens for work and life

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... to empower 150,000 pupils in about 150 secondary schools. It is estimated that about 95 per cent of those pupils will be unable to get into colleges. The project costs HK$500 million to operate over ... at Wheelock, having handed over the baton in January to his son Douglas, who succeeded him as chairman of an empire that is worth at least HK$260 billion. Peter Woo's daughter, Jennifer, leads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570226/peter-woos-charity-helps-equip-less-academic-teens-work-and-life
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Civic Party presses for retirement plan it says government report ignored

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for initial funds of HK$50 billion, paid for by the government's budget surplus, to be followed by an injection of HK$50 billion in government funds every five years until 2060. In addition, some Mandatory Provident Fund contributions would be funnelled instead into the universal pension pool. It would pay people older than 65 HK$3,400 a month this year, rising to HK$17,000 a month in 2060. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568558/civic-party-presses-retirement-plan-it-says-government-report-ignored
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    PMQ accused of not opening its space to the community

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Ada Lee

    ... and that would bring customers to the shops. Funding for the project to revitalise the former police married quarters came primarily from the government, which contributed HK$400 million. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568557/pmq-accused-not-opening-its-space-community

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