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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

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

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

    ... from my husband's monthly income, I'm not sure we could afford it," said Chen, 45. She takes care of her two young sons while her husband works in Chinese restaurants on casual 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

    Civic Party presses for retirement plan it says government report ignored

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

    ... of the six proposals considered in the government's report contains at least one aspect that will not be popular with some segment of the public or business. They may include income assessment ...

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

    Kids now have more diverse dream jobs, poll finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... in professions that earned "high and stable income". But those surveyed this year named a total of 40 "dream jobs", including entrepreneurs, musicians and journalists. Only about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557043/kids-now-have-more-diverse-dream-jobs-poll-finds
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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