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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Research reveals local fears amid concern that government's projections are too low Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll Almost two-thirds of Hong Kong people want controls on the influx of individual mainland visitors, a university survey shows. Results of the poll by the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at Chinese University were ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

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

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

    ... and early action is needed to address the problem, said Polytechnic University chair professor Daniel Shek Tan-lei. His warning comes as the government launches a public consultation today on ways ... educational needs of these children is only one of the areas the government should look into. Their mental health is worrying. They lack parental care and are a high-risk group," he told ...

  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Health care costs still a heavy burden for mainlanders, says health minister

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Despite four years of reforms and HK$1.4 trillion in government funding, citizens' medical bills remain too heavy, health minister tells conference Health-care costs remain too expensive Health care is still too expensive on the mainland despite almost four years of reform, Health Minister Dr Chen Zhu said yesterday. At the annual ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    1,400 homeless sleeping on Hong Kong's streets, double government estimates

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... the government to provide more shelters for single homeless people and to extend the duration they could stay, to allow time to apply for public housing. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Beloved North Point beef offal stall calls it a day

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by Amy Nip

    ... The shop's fare has attracted big names, including former Independent Commission Against Corruption chief Timothy Tong Hin-ming, who infamously bought HK$1,600 of offal using public money. Stall ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Billion-dollar handouts set John Tsang a hard task

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Billion-dollar handouts set John Tsang hard task Peace, prosperity and above all health were among the wishes for hundreds of people who queued yesterday ... prosperity and, of course most importantly, health for all my family," said 57-year-old Buddhist Alice Lam, a Kwun Tong housewife. Lam had been waiting outside the Hung Hom temple since 6am ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Health of poor an urgent case as Leung prepares policy address

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... to a study conducted by the University of Hong Kong's school of public health between March 2009 and March 2011. It covered about 20,500 people in 8,400 households. The study showed a linear ... emotions. Professor Gabriel Leung, head of community medicine at HKU's school of public health, also noted that the "inverse care law" holds true in the city. The law states ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    The wages of fear: how the mainland's migrant workers are exploited

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of the publicly listed China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited, whose mother company is state-owned China State Construction Engineering Corporation. Calls to the police and the China ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Mao Zedong's Great Famine of 1958-62 still blights rural lives, scholar says

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... found that poverty, ill health and mental anguish continue to plague survivors. The Dwarfs' Village is only 55 kilometres southeast of the provincial capital, Chengdu. But Zhou says ... collectivisation, officials barred residents from cooking at home and forced them to eat at public canteens that often doled out substandard and inadequate food. One told Zhou the canteen gave each person ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Young mainland women 'marrying elderly Hong Kong men to get residency'

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:56am by Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo

    ... permits to live in Hong Kong, Law's world fell apart. After months of abuse, including public humiliation, he was divorced, lost custody of his son, then three, and was evicted from his 150 sq ft public flat. Law's story is not unusual, according to welfare agency Against Elderly Abuse, to which he was referred in December. But the agency said he was the oldest of 100 ...




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