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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Proposed HK$3,000-a-month pension 'could be cut in tough economic times'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... the recommendation said. Projections show that the pension pool would collect less money than it pays out beginning in 2026, under the proposal drawn up by the government-commissioned team. But a public ... and 2.5 per cent, respectively. According to Chow's report, about a million people now make HK$10,000 or below a month, and roughly 1.4 million earn HK$10,000 to HK$20,000. He projected that, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578366/proposed-hk3000-monthly-pension-could-be-lowered-tough-economic-times
  2. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... centres. They were collected between 1988 and 1991 as part of a project called Art in the Camps run by UN-funded non-profit Garden Streams. Art, here, is a process that allows refugees to deal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574188/book-review-invisible-citizens-hong-kong-sophia-law-suk-mun
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Peter Woo's charity helps equip less academic teens for work and life

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... after leaving school. The boss of the Wheelock conglomerate is pushing his pet project, an ongoing effort to help pupils for whom higher education is a remote possibility. Next month, Woo- the 68-year-old son-in-law of late shipping magnate Pao Yue-kong- will launch a fresh round of Project WeCan, which aims to recruit about 5,500 corporate sponsors, professionals and retirees as volunteers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570226/peter-woos-charity-helps-equip-less-academic-teens-work-and-life
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    PMQ accused of not opening its space to the community

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Ada Lee

    ... it was usually exhibitions of expensive brands. "Some owners' corporations wanted to hold meetings … there, PMQ wouldn't even tell them the rent," he said. Cheung Kai-yin, a project ... and that would bring customers to the shops. Funding for the project to revitalise the former police married quarters came primarily from the government, which contributed HK$400 million. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568557/pmq-accused-not-opening-its-space-community
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Inaccurate manpower projections cast doubt on government planning

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:49am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Government accused of inflating figures to justify more imported labour, as Post study finds its projections out by up to 40 per cent Question mark over manpower estimates The accuracy of the government's manpower projections have been called into doubt after the South China Morning Post found that previous projections were well off the mark. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534559/inaccurate-manpower-projections-cast-doubt-government-planning
  6. News - World - SOCIETY

    Everyday Sexism website a global hit, much to British founder Laura Bates' surprise

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... me, I've never talked to anyone about this'." Those conversations triggered the birth of the Everyday Sexism project, a website that Bates set up for women to share ... and thousands of women and men from Britain and beyond. The project has collected 70,000 posts from some 20 countries, describing a wide range of unwelcome behaviour and offences, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557017/everyday-sexism-website-global-hit-much-british-founder-laura-bates
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by LO WEI

    ... bringing in a universal pension. The proposed schemes, to be unveiled in a report submitted to the government today, are based on official projections for the city's rate of ageing, inflation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543209/crunch-time-new-pension-plan-says-professor-nelson-chow
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Golf range sacrificed for public housing project

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... is now a temporary car park, will be used for commercial and private residential use, respectively. Councillors agreed with the changes although some of them noted that the additions to the land ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1128868/golf-range-sacrificed-public-housing-project
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cardboard cops retired from Hong Kong's roads (they just weren't cut out for the job)

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Simon Parry

    ... confirmed the project had been a flop. "Upon conclusion of the trial of the Cut-Out Policemen Project along the roadside of expressway and strategic road network, it was found that the project ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1532995/cardboard-traffic-cops-prove-theyre-just-not-cut-out-job
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Call for urgent action as appalling plight of needy elderly revealed

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by Ng Kang-chung and Jennifer Ngo

    ... respite services, and streamline and enhance residential care services". According to the Labour and Welfare Bureau, as of the end of March, there were 748 residential elderly-care homes, 559 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519749/call-urgent-action-appalling-plight-needy-elderly-revealed

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