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  1. Gender inequality unacceptable in a genuine international city

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and sometimes beating them. If Hong Kong is truly a civilised and international city, gender inequality should be unacceptable. To turn the situation round, all of us have to put in some effort. ... I am writing to express my views on gender inequality in Hong Kong and to suggest ways to help achieve equality. Compared with cities on the mainland, the problem may seem negligible ...

  2. News - China - JUSTICE

    Death penalty in China linked to social inequality, say critics

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... lawyers and activists say is an unfair application of capital punishment on the mainland. Mao Lixin, a Beijing-based criminal lawyer, said capital punishment was linked to social inequality ... a state secret. The Dui Hua Foundation estimated there were 4,000 executions in 2011 and 3,000 last year, using information provided by Professor William Schabas who is an international criminal ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The clear and present danger of inequality

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:09pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says the problem is that politicians have seemingly lost the art of compromise What globalisation has brought together, inequality may tear apart Next month marks ... inequality. Third, telecommunications and computing technology has networked the world, changing social behaviour through social media and empowering civil society and new institutions that challenge ...

  4. Arms embargo a 'sign of inequality'

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of inequality in bilateral relations,' Mr Zhang said, calling the ban outdated. 'We wish both sides can be more equal, and on the basis of mutual respect, [we] can push through progress on our ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Crisis-hit Greece sees rise in social inequality

    Posted May 06th 2013, 01:43pm by AFP

    ... he estimated. Drastic spending cuts imposed by the country’s international creditors in exchange for multi-billion-euro bailouts has made a difficult situation even worse, many believe. One ... the inequality worse,” said the expert. According to EU data, Greece ranks close to the bottom of the bloc in terms of poverty, with only Spain, Romania and Bulgaria worse off. Lumina said that what he ...

  6. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Beijing to release own Gini inequality index

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 08:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Beijing will release its own version of a closely watched international inequality index, state media reported on Sunday, becoming the first Chinese city ... the data under wraps since 2000. The Gini coefficient is a commonly used measure of income inequality, with a figure of 0 representing perfect equality and 1 total inequality. Some academics view ...

  7. News - China - WEALTH GAP

    State of inequality as China's rich get richer

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... A state of inequality In a nation where wealth confers immense power and privilege, it's no wonder policymakers are having such a hard time rewriting the rules to reverse a dangerously ... their privileges is slowly being tempered by another fear: that the workers of the People's Republic may not be prepared to put up with serious inequality for much longer. Research has already shown ...

  8. Elite schools perpetuate inequalities

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... served as plan B, while all the others were reserved for the hoi polloi. And if your kids can't compete academically, well, send them to international schools or overseas- if you can afford ... of his parents. My guess is that Hong Kong provides an even higher correlation. Talk about social and income inequalities in our society! And that is the secret of success of the so-called elite ...

  9. International expansion paves way for diversity

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:46pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan Technology has made the world smaller, breaking borders to connect people from one corner of the globe to the other. Leveraging its vast expertise in this area, JASTEC, one of Japan's oldes ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF, St Paul's score in International Baccalaureate exams

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by BRIAN YAP, MICHELLE TOH

    ... Brian Yap and Michelle Toh ESF produces eight top scorers in IB exams The English Schools Foundation has recorded eight top scorers in the International Baccalaureate Diploma- its ... the International Baccalaureate Organisation said. At the foundation, the eight pupils from five schools would account for 5.2 per cent of the 154 top scorers recorded globally last year, the organisation ...




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