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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 - EDUCATION

    Polytechnic University fires don Judy Tsui, accused of not declaring income

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:47am by Johnny Tam

    ... to a locally listed company and a mainland-listed company. PolyU requires its academics to declare external income and to pay some of the money to the university. "The review conducted ... mechanism to process all applications and approvals of income declarations," the spokeswoman said. "All employees have to follow [the rules] strictly." Tsui could not be reached ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426207/polytechnic-university-fires-don-judy-tsui-accused-not-declaring
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Curfew and alcohol ban for US air force personnel in South Korea

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by AFP

    ... good order and discipline", Captain Ray Geoffroy said. The rule is part of an orientation programme for incoming troops launched by regional US air force commander Lieutenant General ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560034/curfew-and-alcohol-ban-us-air-force-personnel-south-korea
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Low-income family supplement a step forward but more needs to be done

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by HO HEI-WAH

    ... for decades. The low-income family supplement, a secondary safety net advocated by grass-roots organisations since the handover, shows a fundamental change in the way the government views wealth distribution. It is a step by the administration towards tackling one of the deep-seated contradictions in our society. According to statistics from the Commission on Poverty, about 300,000 low-income ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406450/low-income-family-supplement-step-forward-more-needs-be-done
  5. News - Asia - EDUCATION

    Nepal's 'bamboo schools' open doors to education thanks to Uttam Sanjel

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... of students from low-income families. Nepal's public institutions had failed to deliver quality education, so Samata School, according to its founder Uttam Sanjel, aimed to bridge the gap. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560602/nepals-bamboo-schools-open-doors-education-thanks-uttam-sanjel
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Give subsidies to all low-income families, group suggests

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 04:02am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com 'Give subsidies to all low-income families' A group that fights for social welfare benefits has urged the government to give out allowances to all low-income families. The Society for Community Organisation has suggested- ahead of the chief executive's Policy Address this month- that the government subsidise all low-income families ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1398516/give-subsidies-all-low-income-families-group-suggests
  7. News - World

    Children who lose a parent more likely to die young, say Scandinavian researchers

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... of a parent, a tragedy experienced by about 3 to 4 per cent of children in high-income countries, according to data from the US Census Bureau. So researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557607/children-who-lose-parent-more-likely-die-young-say-scandinavian
  8. News - China Insider - FOOD

    No more cheap breakfasts? Street food hawkers banned from Beijing's Haidian district

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:30pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Worries mount that crackdown on Haidian hawkers would leave lower-income families with no cheap breakfast options Street carts selling steaming heaps ... breakfast while waiting for buses on the way to work. There are worries that the government’s alternative food establishments would be out of reach for Haidian District’s lower-income families. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1555591/no-more-cheap-breakfasts-street-food-hawkers-banned-beijings
  9. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Catching mosquito larvae in the Qing River gives buzz of financial certainty

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:38am by MANDY ZUO

    ... know. That's someone else's business. We don't care about that as long as our own job brings us a decent income. When do you come and go? We come in late July and work until a few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1560067/catching-mosquito-larvae-qing-river-gives-buzz-financial-certainty
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Guangdong retirees collect their fruit money

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Hongkongers aged 65 to 69 who are on low incomes, and to all residents aged 70 and over. A Social Welfare Department spokesman warned anyone eligible to apply for the Guangdong Scheme to do so before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556737/guangdong-retirees-collect-their-fruit-money

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