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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... temporary accommodation or commercial activities. The operators say the ban would be a big blow to the guest-house industry. It would also affect the supply of accommodation for tourists, they say, ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Guest house operators attack proposal to ban them from offering rooms in residential blocks, but flat owners welcome the plan Tighter hostel rules 'may hit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590847/operators-guest-houses-say-planned-new-licensing-rules-will-run-them
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dreams of home and marriage falling apart for Hongkongers

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for public housing rose sharply, while government supply failed to meet demand. The number of divorces continued to rise to 21,125 cases- a historic peak- while "domestic incidents"- family ... of cheap housing into expensive flats, as well as redevelopment of other old buildings, the supply of cheap housing also declined," he said. This affected rental prices and bit into low-income ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521380/dreams-home-and-marriage-falling-apart
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tai O villagers safe after fire, but where's the money to rebuild?

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... their stilt homes that were razed in a fire last month. Now, all that remains of a cluster of houses on Kat Hing Street in the Lantau Island fishing village are some thin wooden pillars sticking out ... at the Housing Department's Lung Tin Transit Centre on a public housing estate. During the Dragon Boat festival yesterday, the first citywide traditional celebration since the blaze, some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1259363/tai-o-villagers-safe-after-fire-wheres-money-rebuild
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's domestic helpers 'should be paid HK$4,500 a month'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Phila Siu

    ... to their families back home. Lestari sends HK$1,500 to her family in Indonesia every month. She then pays HK$600 for food, HK$500 for transport, and HK$300 for toiletries. Last month, agencies supplying ... at the employer's house and are spared the cost of commuting. The helpers also receive benefits such as free food, medical care and accommodation, the spokesman said. In January, Secretary for Labour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588860/were-not-cheap-labour-says-maids-group
  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    Elderly Sichuan woman sues children for not taking care of her

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... on taking care of them." The drama playing out inside this house reflects a wider and increasingly urgent situation. The world's population is ageing fast, because of longer lifespans ... to me, she said. All she wanted, she said, was to go to a nursing home. But the nursing homes in the country supply only 22 beds for every 1,000 senior citizens, and most families cannot afford ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1331111/elderly-sichuan-woman-sues-children-not-taking-care-her

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