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  1. News - Hong Kong - ELDERLY CARE

    Retiring to the mainland is losing its lustre for Hong Kong seniors

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Olga Wong

    ... of those died there, but many left for Hong Kong to access better and less expensive health care. Thus, there's a conundrum for the Hong Kong government. The number of Hong Kong residents aged ... on the mainland. Retirees who move to the mainland are deprived of the affordable care that is readily available in Hong Kong public hospitals. Neither do they qualify for a HK$2,500 annual voucher made ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ageing Hong Kong plans more childcare centres to encourage mothers back to work

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by Olga Wong, Gary Cheung

    ... the workforce. Hong Kong's workforce is expected to start shrinking in 2018. According to Social Welfare Department statistics, there were 690 places at subsidised childcare centres providing ... to their homes. "Still, we welcome the measure," Leung said, adding that Tseung Kwan O and Tuen Mun were prime districts for young civil servants. Wu Mei-lin, coordinator of the Hong Kong Women ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Hong Kong faces challenge ensuring the elderly feel right at home

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Hong Kong faces a massive challenge if it is serious about giving its growing legions of senior citizens the quality care that they deserve Helping the elderly ... Now she worries about her mother, who is in her 70s and lives alone. A gray tsunami is washing over Hong Kong- and it's triggering a flood of problems. Elderly people's housing ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cross-border schoolchildren could face mental health issues, says expert

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 04:29am by Olga Wong

    ... children 'face mental anguish' Two in every five children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents may grow up maladjusted if they are made to cross the border daily for classes or live away ... of the Cross Border Children Concern Coalition, said some mainland mothers stayed with their children in Hong Kong, but only on a 14-day tourist visa or three-month two-way permit. "The existing ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Small army of utility specialists keeps Hongkongers safe from pipes, cables under their streets

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by Olga Wong

    ... line. In Hong Kong she is known as simply a specialist, but in some other cities she would be called a utility surveyor, prized for mastering the intricacies of electrical and drainage systems and slope structure. Her profession is poorly recognised in Hong Kong, despite the fact that the density of the city's underground pipelines is 3.5 times that of Singapore, 24 times ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibustering lawmakers say fiscal crisis is government bogeyman

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Olga Wong

    ... the sentiments of many seniors when he says that universal retirement protection is necessary for a world-class city like Hong Kong. "At least the government should float proposals for public ... policy. He said Hong Kong was in line with the global trend, in that the older health care recipients got, the costlier their services were. Hospital Authority figures for 2011 show that annual ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Green islands envisioned for disused Kai Tak airport runway, waterfront

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:10am by Olga Wong

    ... and transport history. The top design came from a group of urban design master's degree students at the University of Hong Kong, among 80 entries received from around the world. Jurors, led ... concept for the government to revamp the runway tip, and a public consultation would be held when it came to the implementation stage.   ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Government bureaus must cut growth in spending by 1pc for two years

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Olga Wong

    ... the city could face a structural deficit in seven years if nothing was done to curb the growth in spending and to cope with the needs of the ageing population. Without action, Hong Kong ... and will encourage them to re-prioritise resources for new public services." Big-spending agencies would also be required to undergo "check-ups" of their financial health ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hongkongers keen to work longer

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:58am by Phila Siu, Olga Wong

    ... the ageing population and shrinking workforce. A public consultation was conducted and the bureau is studying the views received. Meanwhile, the Legislative Council released findings yesterday on how ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Association. "The fish are less meaty and the death rate has doubled." Reclamation has for more than a century been the easy option to cope with growing demand for space in Hong Kong. While ... possibly be done without detailed strategic planning behind it," said Professor Lawrence Lai Wai-chung, an urban planning specialist at the University of Hong Kong and former government ...




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