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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

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

    ... was the best time to discuss the issue given that the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) system had been in place for over a decade. He said the government had increased spending on welfare for the elderly ... bringing in a universal pension. The proposed schemes, to be unveiled in a report submitted to the government today, are based on official projections for the city's rate of ageing, inflation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543209/crunch-time-new-pension-plan-says-professor-nelson-chow
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Plan for flat-rate monthly pension for all over-65s is proposed

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Johnny Tam

    ... support." Chow would not comment directly on whether his proposal required higher taxes. "The [social] conditions are more mature. The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) system has been running ... for a universal pension system. He is expected to finish his report next month and submit it to the Commission on Poverty. The initial plan is for the non-means-tested scheme to provide a monthly amount ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519826/flat-rate-monthly-pensions-all-over-65s-proposed
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters most disillusioned with governance and rule of law

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:41pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... in government-funded tertiary education and environmental quality were all up about 6 per cent. Lee said young people were feeling more assertive about their influence in society, which was "definitely ... Lee urged both the authorities and dissatisfied youth to engage more in dialogue. The government should also formulate its policies from the perspective of Hongkongers, as most felt it did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548854/youngsters-most-disillusioned-governance-and-rule-law
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Quest to find the gems of mainland charities The image of non-government organisations on the mainland has been taking a battering lately. Corruption, misuse of funds and opacity have led ... Ching-yu, a Yale economics graduate who worked for a mainland-based fund-granting organisation, the Narada Foundation, for more than a year. This year, the two-month programme, in cooperation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sing Tao boss Charles Ho gets Grand Bauhinia Medal in city honours list

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Phila Siu

    ... a spokesman said. Others honoured include Dr Law Chi-kwong, chairman of the Community Care Fund, who is awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star. Pro-government lawmakers including Wong kwok-kin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543934/sing-tao-boss-charles-ho-gets-grand-bauhinia-medal-city-honours-list
  6. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Japan: The Paradox of Harmony, by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... lack of young people being born combined with a society that is, at best, deeply wary of permitting large-scale immigration. As authors Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer point out, combine ... the authors do not sound at all upbeat about the future of Japan. Personally, I can only hope they are wrong- but I fear they are correct: Japan's long-term future has rarely looked so bleak. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1541652/book-review-japan-paradox-harmony-keiko-hirata-and-mark-warschauer
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... take the initiative and start the Occupy Central civil-disobedience protest after the march. Yeung said the front would provide back-up, such as legal advice, to the groups but it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542690/organisers-hope-recent-controversies-push-attendance-july-1-march
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Joining social movements part of education, academic says of Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... course we will help them," he said. "We will do what we can to provide the help they need. They are our students." Despite warnings from the government and industry that Occupy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542693/joining-social-movements-part-education-academic-says-occupy-central
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Trainer Brian Cha aims for another sporting record- by shooting hoops

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Stuart Lau

    ... motivation is a tragic one, helping a friend who is in a coma from the effects of Marfan syndrome. "I decided to break Guinness records to raise funds for his family," he said. People ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542613/trainer-brian-cha-aims-another-sporting-record-shooting-hoops
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pro bono legal help levels playing field for Hong Kong NGOs

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Stuart Lau

    ... to bureaucratic policymakers go only so far. To really make an impact you need a good lawyer. The problem is, they do not come cheap, or at least not until recently. To founded the HER fund, a charity for women's projects, a decade ago, but it was only in the past few months that her group became one of the first to benefit from a new scheme connecting NGOs with lawyers willing to provide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519480/pro-bono-legal-help-levels-playing-field-hong-kong-ngos

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