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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Unlike Hong Kong, Singapore is prioritising social equality

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:42pm by WOO JUN JIE

    ... Woo Jun Jie Woo Jun Jie says one is focusing on competitiveness while the other is prioritising social equality Similarities aside, Hong Kong and Singapore have different policy agendas ... Singaporeans have of late been lamenting the rising inequality that has come with the city state's economic success. The government has correspondingly begun shifting its policy focus ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    China's income inequality slowly improving, survey finds

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... New survey claims key measure of income gap has slightly improved, but earlier studies suggest the problem could be getting worse Wealth inequality in China is still high compared with most developed countries but the gap is slowly narrowing, a new survey has found. China's Gini coefficient of income inequality was 0.49 last year, slightly down from 0.51 in 2010, ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Fear of crime, inequality, race the subtexts of Oscar Pistorius trial

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:45pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Pretoria Court case launches national debate about high rates of violent crime and its connection to race Fear of crime, inequality subtexts of Pistorius trial Johan Gerber is a shy, neat man with iron-grey hair, a ready smile and a quiet voice. But on the streets, he has taken to carrying an open pocket knife with a mean 10cm blade, concealed in an envelope ...

  10. News - China - WEALTH GAP

    State of inequality as China's rich get richer

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... a Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality and a Gini coefficient of one expresses maximum inequality. The danger line where social turbulence can easily occur is 0.4. When China began ... As the rich get richer against a background of party privilege and corruption, the widening wealth gap brings a real threat of social unrest In a nation where wealth confers immense power ...




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