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  1. Census boss talks up hopes of boosting HK's population

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to perfect equality, and 1 to perfect inequality. Still, Mr Fung said, income inequality was not too bad. Taking into account social welfare payments, last year's Gini coefficient would ... Department is holding a series of exhibitions this month to mark its 40th anniversary. Three books about the department's history, and 40 years of social statistics, will be published. Mr Fung ...

  2. Census chief rejects poll claim

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Delay on income index not due to ballot, he says The census chief rejected an accusation yesterday that publication of an index measuring income inequality had been delayed ... that the city has the highest disparity of income in the developed world. Wong Hung, assistant professor of social work at Chinese University, said he found it 'extremely strange' ...

  3. Abusive one-child policy tactics are unacceptable

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... population. Social inequities abound due to its application. Those living in rural communities are allowed to have two children, while those in rural areas whose first-born is a girl are permitted ... The mainland's one-child policy has served its purpose in terms of population control. But it continues to be a source of discontent and even social instability, especially when ...

  4. Mayor defends employee housing

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... institute poll on Thursday showed that 70 per cent of interviewees were worried that the policy would create corruption and social inequality. The distribution of flats as part of welfare policy ... year. The policy has attracted strong criticism in recent weeks from experts who described it as a backwards step. Property experts said it would hurt social equality and they doubted ...

  5. Warning as income gap widens

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Further illustration was given by the latest Gini coefficient- a measure in which 0 is perfect equality and 1 is total inequality- which has risen from 0.518 to 0.533 in the same period ... could well turn into an M-shaped society,' said Wong Hung, an assistant professor in the Chinese University's social work department. But Commissioner for Census and Statistics Fung ...

  6. By Gini, the numbers point to plutocracy, Sir

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'Speaking at a press briefing today, the Commissioner for Census and Statistics, Mr Fung Hing-wang, said that with the significant changes in the social, demographic and economic structure of Hong Kong in recent years, the study on income distribution had become highly complex and would require careful interpretation.' Government press release, June 18 In case ...

  7. UN, EU join forces in bid to strengthen NGOs

    Posted May 15th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... decades, social inequality, corruption and inadequate law enforcement have created severe barriers for vulnerable groups,' UN co-ordinator Khalid Malik said at the signing ceremony in Beijing. ... in the public sphere.' Aside from promoting social and legal equity, the GED programme aims to persuade government agencies that giving a greater role to non-governmental organisations would ...

  8. Writers urge Beijing to loosen reins

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... by President Hu Jintao to root out social inequalities and build a fairer society. 'I'm not sure this is a workable way to obtain social harmony. Actually it's only counter-productive if you try to maintain social stability like this [by restricting freedom of expression].' More than 120 writers from Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Nepal, the Philippines, Europe, North America ...

  9. Remember the days when living with your boyfriend caused a stir?

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the focus of feminist discussions over the decade has shifted from highlighting the plight of women in unsatisfactory relationships and social inequality towards an open, frank discussion ...

  10. Age of confusion

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer Deng Xiaoping's famous exhortation, 'to get rich is glorious', has been unofficially superseded on the mainland. Today, the mantra is 'greed is good'- from the 1987 movie Wall Street, which came to epitomise the 1980s in the west. The downside of that decade's feverish pursuit of money was a rise in social inequality and increasing ...




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