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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    40pc of Hongkongers have considered retiring abroad for financial reasons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Olga Wong

    ... the total estimate was similar. Jeanne Sau, senior vice-president of MassMutual Asia, said: "It was surprising to see the significant increase in the estimate … It shows that they are really ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sing Tao boss Charles Ho gets Grand Bauhinia Medal in city honours list

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Phila Siu

    ... of the Federation of Trade Unions and Christopher Cheung Wah-fung of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong are awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star. Carlson Tong Ka-shing, chairman of both ...

  3. 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

    ... of the replica policemen would have been used across Hong Kong, police said at the time, although a taxi drivers' union warned that once motorists got used to the sight of bogus cops, they would ignore them. The union suggested police put more real officers on duty instead relying on such a gimmick to tackle rising accident rates on the city's busy highways. A police spokeswoman ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Inaccurate manpower projections cast doubt on government planning

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

    ... imports by inflating the number of construction workers the city needs," labour-sector lawmaker Tang Ka-piu, of the Federation of Trade Unions, said. Tang was concerned that an influx ...

  5. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Are you addicted to your smartphone? You may need professional help...

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Push in Asia to recognise smartphone addiction Easily distracted? Can't be separated from your smartphone? Constantly checking your device ... to the internet and digital devices as a disorder, joining other countries around the world in addressing a growing problem. Led by Singapore and Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific region boasts some ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    At Hong Kong's Death Cafe, it is love and life that is on the menu

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Christy Choi

    ... with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives". "In Asia, the death taboo is stronger than anywhere else," said Chan. There have been 898 Death Cafe events in 19 ...

  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Beijing launches new bid to ‘civilise’ residents ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:47pm

    ... products. Other behaviours due for censure include “making a racket”, smoking in public places and eating while on public transport. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum, which ...

  8. 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

    ... at most five-star hotels and with great benefits!" the site states. Eman Villanueva, spokesman for the Asia Migrants' Coordinating Body, warned Hong Kong's some 320,000 maids ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    One in five women sexually harassed at work: survey

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:22am by Emily Tsang

    ... groups said workplace sexual harassment was a common problem, especially among workers in low-end jobs. Yu Mei-wan, of the Confederation of Trade Unions, said some women were forced to wear ... the staff members have to tolerate such behaviour and many of these cases go unreported." The Federation of Trade Unions called for zero tolerance of sexual harassment. It asked the commission ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Labour shortage: retirement blamed

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Phila Siu

    ... Other lawmakers, including Wong Kwok-hing of the Federation of Trade Unions, urged the government to offer more child-care services so women could join the workforce. Secretary for Labour ...




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