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  1. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Orphan's seizure by officials after wellwishers gave millions exposes child welfare shortcomings

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 02:46am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Guangxi local officials who let a boy fend for himself for years suddenly claim to be his guardians after well-wishers donate millions Orphan's case exposes black hole of child welfare The story of an orphan snatched away this week from a Shenzhen school by officials who neglected him for years sparked an uproar. Yang Liujin, a 14-year-old boy from ...

  2. Business - Companies - IPO

    Neglected Luye finds tonic in HK listing

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 06:01pm by Doug Young

    ... it was ignored by investors before privatising in 2012. Some analysts are saying Luye's move could mark the start of a wave of similar re-listings for "China orphans"-- Chinese firms ... this and avoided the companies, and so will Hong Kong investors if and when these "China orphans" try to re-list in Hong Kong over the next few years. Bottom line: New York-listed Chinese firms ...

  3. News - China

    Son-in-law defends China's 'orphan saviour' over property ownership

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 11:50am by Amy Li

    ... The son-in-law of China’s controversial “orphan saviour”, Yuan Lihai, denied allegations on Tuesday made by a recent magazine report that said  Yuan owned at least 20 properties. “I am ... children after being accused by critics that she had taken in children to turn a profit.    "China's orphan saviour devastated by deadly fire", Video by Wu Nan The report published ...

  4. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Official neglect of orphans a tragedy

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Neglect of orphans a tragedy In November, five boys who were all related and ranged in age from nine to 13, died in a trash bin in Bijie, Guizhou province, after they apparently started a charcoal ... near Kaifeng, Henan province. Again, the tragedy touched a raw nerve in the nation, but this time it highlighted the even more terrible predicament of orphans. Initially, the online outrage ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All families joined by love are worthy of celebration

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:55am by YORK CHOW

    ... of my friends’ families look like mine, but some do not. They might have had single parents or been orphans. They might have experienced unhappy marriages, or for various reasons drifted away ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's privileged public servants need to find some heart

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:11am by Philip Yeung

    ... joined forces with Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and others to set up a special fund for the orphaned children of severe acute respiratory syndrome victims. I must say that Chief Executive Leung ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Lantau buffalo and cattle – common sense prevails

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 03:22pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... was orphaned and hand-reared, which has made him very confident with humans. So much so that tourists feed him by hand. Cheeky Billy is now taking things a step further and is prone to approaching ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Suffering of war children must not be forgotten

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by AMY LAU

    ... Every night, she and her sister sleep on the floor, next to a broken door. I visited another orphan, 13-year-old Sivarubi, who had another heartbreaking story to tell. Her father left before she ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Exploitation of children grows in Southeast Asian tourism boom

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by SALLY KO

    ... and "kindly" gave her a treasure trove of cans to recycle. Later, he invited the then 13-year-old orphan and her friends to live and work on an island off Sihanoukville, a popular tourist spot. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am

    ... the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his book The Orphan Master's Son,  on the subject of North Korea. Online pre-registration is required for the event at CityU's Run Run Shaw Creative Media ...




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