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  1. Fraudsters cost social security fund 1.7b yuan

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A national audit has uncovered social security fund fraud involving 1.7 billion yuan (HK$2.09 billion) and more than 300 people. In a report released yesterday, the National Audit Office detailed how various governments misused the social security funds. Spending 595 million yuan on operating fees, 114 million yuan to balance official books ...

  2. Social security tax on expats may boost local hires

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Foreign companies operating on the mainland are set to hire more locals and reduce the number of expatriates employees after mainland cities start collecting social security ... (HK$5,246) for employers and US$201 (HK$1,560) for staff. 'The new social security insurances have added costs for companies and led many companies into reviewing their staff policies. ...

  3. Security fears halt ex-porn star's visit

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Hui-feng huifeng.he@scmp.com Security concerns have forced a Chinese sexologist to drop his plan to bring a former Japanese porn star, who is also an anti-Aids activist, to speak to his ... from the university and other universities in the city said they would stand in line in the early hours tomorrow to secure a seat in the lecture hall for the 8am appearance. 'I bet ...

  4. Progress seen in expat social security scheme

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said yesterday a new law that requires expatriate workers on the mainland to make social security payments was proceeding ... social security schemes from October 2011 sparked widespread concern among foreigners. Foreign workers and their employers have to make monthly contributions to a basket of social security funds- ...

  5. Legislators reject security probe and support police

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Efforts by pan-democrat lawmakers to set up an independent Legislative Council committee to investigate the police security operation for the visit of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang in August have been rejected. Instead, at a special meeting of the Legco security panel yesterday, members endorsed a motion that supported the police. It also condemned ...

  6. Good time to take stock of retirement security

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong is expected to reach 28 per cent of the population in 2039. As demand for more retirement security has grown louder in recent years, the MPF system has not been seen as providing ... It is not a universal pension system. Retirement security has to be addressed against the totality of the adjusted World Bank model, and discussions need to take place in government and very widely ...

  7. Use of handcuffs is clear as mud

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The police union insists the use of handcuffs by frontline officers, particularly with regards to people attempting to commit suicide, is more confusing than ever. And Police Commissioner Tang King-shing has failed to clarify the issue.  ...

  8. Lack of basic social security network places burden on families caring for elderly

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as it has yet to establish a basic social security network. China became an ageing country in the eyes of the United Nations in 2000, when the number of people aged over 60 exceeded 10 per cent of the population and those over 65 exceeded 7 per cent. Latest statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs shows that fewer than half of the country's elderly citizens have basic social security ...

  9. Security guards to help identify young drug users

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Security guards at public housing estates will be trained to identify young drug abusers, as part of a youth concern group's campaign. The supervisor of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Gary Tang Leung-shun, said security guards in the Kwai Tsing district would be the first to receive training. 'Since empty flats and parks in public housing estates ...

  10. HK urged to legislate shelved security bill

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung, Fanny W. Y. Fung Upholding national integrity and security is a key to correctly understanding the principle of 'one country, two systems', said vice-president Xi Jinping, as calls increased for Hong Kong to legislate for a previously shelved national security bill. Xi said Hong Kong's system is closely linked to the mainland and it should respect ...




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