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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rising US income inequality hits state tax revenue and threatens budgets

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... has slowed, states have faced tensions over whether to raise taxes or cut spending to balance their budgets as required by law. "Rising income inequality is not just a social issue," ... Associated Press in Washington Richest 1 per cent are thriving, but they often shield much of their income from taxes Rising US wealth gap hits state revenue Income inequality is taking ...

  2. News - China - JUSTICE

    Death penalty in China linked to social inequality, say critics

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... lawyers and activists say is an unfair application of capital punishment on the mainland. Mao Lixin, a Beijing-based criminal lawyer, said capital punishment was linked to social inequality ... law and human rights scholar with honorary professorship at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Ten years ago, the figure was thought to be as high as 12,000. "It's hard to say ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Crisis-hit Greece sees rise in social inequality

    Posted May 06th 2013, 01:43pm by AFP

    ... and researcher Nikos Georgarakis. “Inequality could lead to a social explosion,” he warned. “For the time being, the fact that leaders have placed the burden of the crisis on to the people has broken ... in the 27-nation European Union, with more than one in four people out of work. And this economic crisis has now transformed into a social emergency, according to UN expert on debt and human rights, Cephas ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The clear and present danger of inequality

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:09pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... inequality. Third, telecommunications and computing technology has networked the world, changing social behaviour through social media and empowering civil society and new institutions that challenge ... that the global unrest is partly due to growing social inequality. In many of the regions with growing social conflict, unemployment is on the rise and the inequities are being blamed on immigrants, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Direct-subsidy schools' fee rises a worrying sign of inequality

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... sought after, there is a danger lower-income families are being priced out of them. This bodes ill for social equality. At least 16 secondary schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme have informed ... to HK$21,000. Few things guarantee social mobility and equality more than a fair, high-quality education system financed or subsidised by the state. Before the handover, when most primary and secondary ...

  6. Premier targets social inequality

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the opening of the National People's Congress, Mr Wen said the Sars crisis had exposed weaknesses in the nation's economic and social makeup and given him a clearer picture of what he needed to accomplish. 'The spread of Sars exposed the disparities in the economic and social development of our country,' he said. 'We promptly made necessary adjustments to the government's ...

  7. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Asian growth masks rising inequalities

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:03am by BLOOM

    ... William Pesek Based on purchasing power parity the region is rising but inequalities are climbing dramatically The darker stories beneath Asia's growing economies According to new ... is 107th, and China 99th.) Perhaps more importantly, while growth has mostly thrived over the last 20 years, inequality in Asia has also risen dramatically- from a reading of 0.33 to 0.46 between ...

  8. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Inequality is becoming a very dirty word among the world's economic elite

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:22am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty kevin.rafferty@scmp.com Wealth in the hands of the few leads to economic bubbles and corrupts the political process Davos elite fail to act on the inequality they fear One of the main themes of last week's summit meeting of the rich and powerful elite of the world in Davos was "inequality". A better one- though perhaps too close to the mark for those ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Looming surplus of university places offers chance to target inequality

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A chance to target inequality Hong Kong is heading for the unfamiliar position of having more university places than it knows what to do with. Within three years, education ... outcomes, so that more students meet university entry requirements, and target inequality. ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Raising retirement age to 65 would help remove pension inequality, researchers say

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... problems at the same time: the inequality of pensions among different social groups and the low retirement age. China became an ageing country at the turn of this century, when for every 10 ... age, Yang said that Tsinghua's research could help rein in pension inequality. The nationwide average monthly pension for retired factory workers was 1,720 yuan (HK$2,165), she said, while ...




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