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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

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

    ... flat on the ninth floor of a building with no lifts. "I never had a lot of savings, having sent much of the money back to the mainland- to my sons and my relatives- in the old days," ... of the people". Full-time mother Chen Yiping is one of the city's many housewives who are excluded from most retirement protection and social benefit plans. "If it meant a bigger contribution ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Controversy over urinating toddler threatens to escalate as state media, angry net users weigh in

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 07:35pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com 'Pee-in-HK' call over picture furore State media weighed into the debate over a mainland child urinating in a Hong Kong street on Thursday, ... and Hongkongers. Meanwhile, in a move which could further escalate tensions between Hong Kong and the mainland, an anonymous internet user at one of China's most popular online forums, Tianya.cn, has ...

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    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tensions between Hongkongers and mainland visitors were further exposed yesterday during a fiery debate over proposed changes to anti-discrimination laws. The equal opportunities watchdog was asked whether using the word "locust" to refer to a mainlander would be a punishable offence. Possible legislation to protect mainlanders and migrants ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I think of her as a mother as well': Hong Kong-born British man searches for long-lost nanny

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:04am

    ... to find her. Watch: Hong Kong born British man searches for his long lost nanny “I think of her as a mother as well,” Grew, now 65, says. “[My birth mother] was a good mum, but she was doing the expat thing all the time. I didn’t really see a lot of her. I was with [Ah Yuet] all the time. She just looked after me like a mother would. “She’s never left my mind. She’s always here.” Grew ...

  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    Public outcry after son moves mother into pigsty

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Spotlight thrust on conditions for elderly after mother found living with her son's 200kg sow Mum kept in pigsty ignites outcry online The revelation that a Lianyungang farmer kept his 100-year-old mother in a pigsty for two years has added fuel to the debate of conditions facing the elderly. The farmer, Chen Shoutian, became the target ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sad city: More than half of Hongkongers under 40 say they are unhappy

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Staff Reporter

    ... people aged under 40 in Hong Kong, Macau, Zhongshan city in Guangdong province and Ningxia autonomous region on the mainland, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia and Japan. Each ...

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    Sunday won't be so special for some mums

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Sunday won't be so special for some mums While many mothers across the world will be honoured this Sunday, others won't be so lucky. Ah Fung, 42 and a single mother of an eight-year-old daughter, is one of the less fortunate ones. Celebration will not be on her to-do list for that day- she will be working an extra shift on a construction site. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Mainland mums help teach moral education at Hong Kong kindergarten

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng Tuen Mun kindergarten with children from across border encourages parental involvement Mainland mothers have an educational tale to tell In a Tuen Mun kindergarten, nestled ... mainland mothers needed more help at the school, she said. "There was a time when we had to teach Hong Kong children not to jaywalk, and they in turn would pull their mothers back from ...

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    Toilet read offers advice for mainland visitors caught short

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... a society where the rule of law is collapsing, crazy rents, mainland mothers coming to give birth here, a twisted economy and so on," the writer posted online. "The photography [of ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Toilet guide offers advice for visitors caught short A guide to finding toilets in Mong Kok has spread rapidly among mainland internet users since ...

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    Watchdog condemns 'secret photos' of breastfeeding mothers

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by Ernest Kao

    ... on a mother's legitimate right to do so, the anti-discrimination watchdog says. The Equal Opportunities Commission lashed out yesterday at "secret photography" of women breastfeeding ... taken without consent, went viral over the internet, drawing heated debate over issues of privacy and public decency. "The EOC considers that it is a mother's right to breastfeed her ...




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