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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cut in minimum working hours to give more families low-income benefits

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com More families to qualify for low-income benefits The minimum working hours to qualify for a low-income family subsidy are to be lowered by 16 hours ... the latest proposal, 60 per cent of about 204,000 families set to benefit will now qualify for the full HK$1,000. Herrick Lee Yen-hao, of the pressure group Concerning CSSA and Low Income Alliance, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519091/cut-minimum-working-hours-give-more-families-low-income-benefits
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    CY Leung’s wife Regina hits out at ‘cold-blooded’ coverage of daughter’s plight

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 08:45pm by Ada Lee, Stuart Lau and Tony Cheung

    ... matter". At one point during the press conference she was handed a phone with an incoming call from a CY Leung, though it was not clear if it was her husband calling. "What I am saying today ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546743/chief-executives-wife-regina-leung-hits-out-media-over-coverage
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

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

    ... of the population's median income- the study used "absolute poverty", a measure of what people actually needed to survive. Oxfam Hong Kong's programme senior manager Kalina Tsang Ka-wai explained that many one- to two-person households were elderly people with no income which might have lowered the income median and thus the poverty line. The researchers designed nutritionally ...

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

    Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

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

    ... that Hongkongers have a stable income when they reach the retirement age, no matter whether they are rich or poor." He added that the middle and upper classes would benefit most from the proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543209/crunch-time-new-pension-plan-says-professor-nelson-chow
  5. 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

    ... of Extinction, to show his ex-partner what she was missing. Copies of receipts Wang posted online confirmed the tickets cost 250,000 yuan- about half his claimed monthly income. “I only want to say ...

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

    Beijing launches new bid to ‘civilise’ residents ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:47pm

    ... also listed eight taboo questions when talking to foreigners, including asking about their income, age, religious beliefs and political views. Education campaigns also touched on details ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529198/beijing-civilise-citizens-ahead-apec-summit
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dreams of home and marriage falling apart for Hongkongers

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

    ... affordable since the survey began in 1999- scoring minus 106 on the index. The figures also showed the proportion of income a family spends on accommodation was at its the highest in a decade. Demand ... and low-income groups. Rents for small flats of 430 sq ft or less saw a steeper rise than those of big flats of 1,076 sq ft or more. "With the Urban Renewal Authority redeveloping old tenant blocks ...

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

    Poll reveals widening income gap in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Poll reveals stark contrast between rich and poor Hong Kong's poorest 20 per cent take up just 6 per cent of society's income share while the rich take up 43 per cent, a poll has found as the city's notoriously wide income gap continues to worsen. The survey, conducted last year by Ipsos Media Atlas, polled 6,100 Hongkongers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1211000/hong-kongs-poor-take-6pc-income-share-while-rich-account-43pc-poll
  9. News - World - SOCIETY

    700 million women abused by their partners, says World Bank report

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... pregnant before reaching 18. Measuring the impact based on lost income, the phenomenon adds up to 1 per cent of annual gross domestic product in China to as much as 30 per cent in Uganda. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512857/700-million-women-abused-their-partners-says-world-bank-report
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Street singer's legal challenge to shortening hours of Mong Kok pedestrian area

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:44am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Discord as singer claims government policy deprived him of income and interaction with fans Busker in legal challenge to pedestrian area's hours A street singer is planning a court challenge to the government's decision to reduce the opening hours of a pedestrian zone in Mong Kok, saying the move was based on a flawed opinion poll ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1494564/street-singers-legal-challenge-shortening-hours-mong-kok-pedestrian

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