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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    China to place ban on private orphan shelters

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 01:18pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com The central government outlined a new ban on Monday barring unauthorised individuals and groups from running private shelters for orphans in China. “Adopting and handling abandoned infants at one's own [free] will is fo ...

  2. News - China - RELIGION

    Party warns charity-run orphanages against 'forcing religion' on children

    Posted May 06th 2014, 05:49pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... religious charities against "forcing" children in their orphanages to convert or adopt their religion, sparking renewed discussion about freedom of belief in China. The warning came ... of orphanages. "The religious bodies should not force religious beliefs upon adopted orphans and deserted babies," it stated. On the grounds of "standardising" their activities, ...

  3. News - World

    2 sources confirm mosque, Muslim orphanage set afire in new wave of Myanmar sectarian violence

    Posted May 29th 2013, 11:17am by AP

    ... YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — 2 sources confirm mosque, Muslim orphanage set afire in new wave of Myanmar sectarian violence. ...

  4. News - China

    Guangdong orphanage's misuse covered up with children 'borrowed' from temple

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Dozen children used to hide building's real use and fool inspectors Guangdong officials used orphanage as an office A 17-year-old government-funded orphanage in eastern Guangdong never took in any orphans and was instead used as a local government office and dormitory for officials, Xinhua reported yesterday. The scandal was exposed ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Half the Sky Foundation brings love into Chinese orphanages

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 07:39am by LO WEI

    ... of small children, but the only sound was that of a fly buzzing. That is an image from a mainland orphanage that Carmen Lau Ka-man will never forget. Instead of running around, playing ... delays. It becomes a poverty trap for them." The orphanage became one of 51 government centres on the mainland for which the foundation provides trained local nannies to bring motherly care ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HK SPIRIT

    Small miracles: How hundreds of babies left in a squalid orphanage found loving adoptive parents

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Hundreds of babies left inside a squalid mainland orphanage have found loving adoptive parents, thanks to one woman's dedication From Nanning with love They were notoriously called the "dying rooms" where mostly unwanted or orphaned baby girls were sent within state orphanages until the mid-1990s. These babies were a by-product of the mainland's ...

  7. best foot forward

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Caryn Yap Philanthropists are being urged to dust off their dancing shoes for an 'Ethnic Extravaganza' to raise funds to build a wood-carving workshop at an orphanage in Battambang, Cambodia. The event's organiser, Tess Lau, said: 'A lot of the teenagers who come to the orphanage did not go to school, so a workshop would teach them skills enabling them ...

  8. News - China - WELFARE

    Seven children freeze to death in Hubei orphanage

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... in orphanage The death of seven orphans in Shiyan, Hubei, in the past four months has added more fuel to concern about the protection of children. An online posting said the children had died from the cold after the public orphanage turned off the heat to save money. But the Shiyan city government rejected the claim last night, saying that initial investigation suggested the children had ...

  9. News - China

    Six officials suspended after fatal orphanage fire

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 01:03pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing An official in central China says six county officials have been suspended after a fire at an illegally run orphanage killed six children and one young adult. ... authority The Lankao government earlier acknowledged that it had tolerated the existence of the illegal orphanage, which cared for abandoned children and young adults. A man from the main office ...




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