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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Welfare benefits not enough for rent

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by CALVIN LIU

    ... years. People living alone on CSSA receive a monthly rent subsidy between HK$1,400 and HK$1,600, depending on the location of their flat. Yeung receives a monthly rent subsidy of HK ... from the alliance, said: "Yeung's rent rose from HK$1,800 to HK$2,000, excluding additional fees, which are about HK$200." This means Yeung has to pay a total of HK ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559264/welfare-benefits-not-enough-rent
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    40pc of Hongkongers have considered retiring abroad for financial reasons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Olga Wong

    ... themselves in retirement was HK$16,600 per month- and a total of HK$3.9 million to cover their old age once they stopped working. That was up from about HK$10,000 a month in the last survey, while ... worried about the impact of inflation on their future lives." She said HK$3.9 million was a significant underestimate, and the company had calculated that someone retiring at 60 would need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557039/40pc-hongkongers-would-consider-retiring-elsewhere-survey-finds
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... with the University of Hong Kong, has raised HK$150,000 from online donations for 24 students from universities on the mainland, Hong Kong and the United States. Lau cites statistics from studies in both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Give your children a shock! HK government's bizarre advice to parents in Victoria Park

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 09:05pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Sign of the times? It's no surprise to locals When in the park with your children, have you ever thought about creeping up behind them as they happily play with friends and giving them the fright of their lives? That& ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528834/sign-times-its-no-surprise-locals
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by LO WEI

    ... to tell those making over HK$30,000 a month that what you pay would not be subsidising the poor," Chow said. "In fact, I want to make this clear: this scheme would be to ensure ... universal scheme, in which all Hongkongers would be eligible for a flat-rate monthly pension from the age of 65. Chow previously suggested those with assets over HK$10 million and civil servants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543209/crunch-time-new-pension-plan-says-professor-nelson-chow
  6. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    That'll teach you! Jilted man buys hundreds of cinema tickets to prove to ex how wealthy he's become

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:13pm by Chris Luo

    ... their home city of Nanjing to Beijing, after he was not able to afford to take her to the cinema. Now, after seven years of resentment, Wang has spent a quarter of a million yuan (HK ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1540882/man-donates-250000-yuan-worth-imax-cinema-tickets-bid-impress-ex
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... expenses for people living alone at HK$7,344 a month but the city's estimated poverty line for 2013 set them at HK$3,800. "The government's poverty line has underestimated the basic ... in overall expenses, they deduced the basic monthly living cost. For two people, this was HK$9,083. Based on the concept that one person's income should cover the basic expenses of two, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534810/oxfam-calls-minimum-wage-be-raised-hk35-hour
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cardboard cops retired from Hong Kong's roads (they just weren't cut out for the job)

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Cardboard cops just not cut out for the job They were hailed as the crime fighters of the future- cardboard traffic cops who would be on duty tirelessly to keep a counterfeit eye on Hong Kong's errant motorists. But in the end, it seems they just weren't cut out for the job. Two cardboard cut-out police officers created for HK$10,000 and put on duty near ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1532995/cardboard-traffic-cops-prove-theyre-just-not-cut-out-job
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    No need to criminalise stalking, say legislators

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by KC NG

    ... stalking an offence punishable by up to two years' jail and a fine of up to HK$100,000. Singers and actors are keen supporters of the proposal. They claim the lack of an anti-stalking law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534239/no-need-criminalise-stalking-say-legislators
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    At Hong Kong's Death Cafe, it is love and life that is on the menu

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Christy Choi

    ... and came to Hong Kong for yesterday's event. Future Death Cafe events will be run by the NGOs Lost and Found and Togetherness, and will be announced on the Death Cafe HK Facebook page. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1532994/hong-kongs-death-cafe-it-love-and-life-menu

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