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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Welfare benefits not enough for rent

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by CALVIN LIU

    ... for an apartment that is less than 60 sq ft- about HK$37 per square foot. "We have found that the smaller the apartment is, the more expensive the rent per square foot," Chan Tai-sing said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559264/welfare-benefits-not-enough-rent
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dreams of home and marriage falling apart for Hongkongers

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of cheap housing into expensive flats, as well as redevelopment of other old buildings, the supply of cheap housing also declined," he said. This affected rental prices and bit into low-income ... of other options due to high rents- especially those in subdivided flats and cubicles "which are getting very expensive", Sze Lai-shan, of the Society for Community Organisation, said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521380/dreams-home-and-marriage-falling-apart
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... expenses for people living alone at HK$7,344 a month but the city's estimated poverty line for 2013 set them at HK$3,800. "The government's poverty line has underestimated the basic ... to five-member households, taking into account the minimum requirements and prices of food, and estimated the proportion they spent on food out of their total expenses. The basic monthly living cost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534810/oxfam-calls-minimum-wage-be-raised-hk35-hour
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Maid employment agency run by US sex offender under investigation in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:17pm by Phila Siu

    ... the three-year period. The association promises limousine services for the maids for the week they arrive in the US. It says it will also advance US$2,000 for expenses such as hotel accommodation, ... on top of subsidies for travel expenses and a commission cheque of US$1,000 a month. He then said he was organising a raffle. "We were hoping to have the raffle tickets ready today so you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529155/maid-agency-run-us-sex-offender-investigation-hong-kong-steve-austin-conway
  5. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Farmer cuts off his own feet after being unable to afford frostbite treatment

    Posted May 14th 2014, 05:09pm by Chris Luo

    ... Liu to a district hospital and raised 23,000 yuan to cover his medical expenses. Liu received further remedial surgery at the hospital and was given anti-inflammatory treatment on Tuesday. He ... that it was a waste of money. According to the district health authority, a medical insurance plan that costs 70 yuan a year could provide a coverage of up to 70 per cent of medical expenses for its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1512067/anhui-farmer-unable-afford-medical-expenses-amputates-own-feet
  6. 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

    ... such as offering men evicted from their flats after divorce a rental allowance of around HK$1,500. Men over 60 should think carefully if a young mainland woman agreed to tie the knot, Cheung said, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1442501/young-mainland-women-marrying-elderly-hong-kong-men-get-residency
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Billion-dollar handouts set John Tsang a hard task

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

    ... "Just a two-month rental waiver for working-class families like us who live in public housing estates would be good enough." The Kwun Yum Open Treasury falls on the 26th day of the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434322/billion-dollar-handouts-set-john-tsang-hard-task
  8. News - World - SOCIETY

    Pritzker Prize for Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who builds in cardboard

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... be difficult and expensive to procure. That's why, Ban said, his favourite building material is something most people throw out: cardboard tubes. "Even in Kigali, Rwanda, when I was building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457187/pritzker-prize-japanese-architect-shigeru-ban-who-builds-cardboard
  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant construction workers 'the lowest of the low'

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

    ... don't dare ask for much. We just want to get what we've earned on time," he said. Seeking legal remedies or protection is out of the question, being too expensive and time consuming. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450122/migrant-construction-workers-lowest-low
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tiny toilets to get bigger as residents complain of elbow room when spending a penny

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 05:32pm

    ... sq ft. Many of the flats were turned into public rental housing in 2004. Two-thirds of the residents had hurt themselves in their tiny bathrooms, lawmaker Michael Tien Puk-sun said, citing ... of converting the estate into public rental housing use 13 years ago when it was built, senior maintenance surveyor Sam Shum Chi-hung said. Wong called on the department to learn from its mistake. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405457/bigger-bathrooms-help-tuen-mun-residents-breathe-more-easily

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