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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Human desire for equality is innate, science suggests

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... he says, underpins humankind's innate sense of fairness and justice. It is a captivating argument, this idea that a sense of equality is naturally imprinted onto our social DNA. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    This critique of capitalism hits the nail on the head

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:22am by PERRY LAM

    ... of is that today's most advanced economies, led by the United States, Britain and France, have not only regressed to 19th-century levels of income inequality, they have also found a way back to patrimonial ... to Choose, Capital in the Twenty-First Century makes no mention of the case of Hong Kong. But it can be read as a social critique of the city as well as an exposition of how its economy has gone ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Exaggerating march turnout does no one any favours

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... ourselves. While national security and social stability are important given domestic unrest and disputes between China and her neighbours, a fair, just, reasonable election in 2017, abiding ... the facts speak for themselves. Paul Yip Siu-fai is a professor of social work and social administration at the University of Hong Kong   ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Stargazers' camp puts blindness in a new light

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... Lam Woon-kwong People with disabilities need to be seen as individuals with their own unique talents Stargazers' camp puts blindness in a new light A few weeks ago, I attended the Stargaze Camp for All and the Blind, an annual event organised by the Social Welfare Department in partnership with non-profit bodies and volunteers from the private sector. To me, this camp ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Stakes are high for all in bet on political reform

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by ELIZABETH WONG CHIEN CHI-LIEN

    ... to introduce universal suffrage spells disaster: social fragmentation, economic stagnation, political polarisation and, generally, chaos. Whether we share this view, it is in everyone's interest ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Hong Kong's credibility not served by over-the-top protest estimates

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... dedication and meticulousness are much appreciated and valued. Paul Yip Siu-fai is a professor with the social work and social administration department of the University of Hong Kong ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    In pursuit of progress, every choice comes at a cost

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... would increase operating costs and consumers might have to shoulder some of those costs. But the gold standard of any social and public policy is whether it serves the wider public interest ... true meaning. Hong Kong can choose to build a good society. But a collective effort from all stakeholders is needed to make this achievable. Paul Yip Siu-fai is a professor from the social work ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Manila deal can inform the debate on political reform

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by Paul Yip

    ... of our human and social capital. Professor Yip is director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Hong Kong needs to do more to counter pregnancy discrimination

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... average of 36 per cent. In effect, stereotypical thinking surrounding childcare responsibilities remain one of the most deeply entrenched causes of gender inequality. Traditional gender roles ... spent time and resources training. Not the fathers, who may want to spend more time at home but feel trapped by the constraints imposed by social expectations on their role at home and at work. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Always give up your seat- unless you're the driver

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Mike Rowse

    ... making the offer, for example. A simple gesture will do. A smile and a murmured m goi are more than sufficient by way of thanks. Not everyone takes part in this civilised social behaviour, ...




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