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  1. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Beijing to release own Gini inequality index

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 08:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Beijing will release its own version of a closely watched international inequality index, state media reported on Sunday, becoming the first Chinese city ... to avoid public discontent that could lead to social unrest in the country of 1.3 billion. China on Friday released a decade’s-worth of Gini coefficients for the country as a whole after keeping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1132424/beijing-release-own-gini-inequality-index
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Parents feeling the pressure as students get ready to start school

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Arthur Chan

    ... "Students start memorising the multiplication table before primary school," said Hsu Siu-man, a social worker and supervisor at the federation. To keep up, almost 80 per cent of the respondents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581243/parents-feeling-pressure-students-get-ready-start-school
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hundreds stage funeral procession for dog killed by MTR train

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... The dog's death has sparked a petition signed by more than 90,000 people, and a protest outside MTR Corp headquarters. Anger over a matter that, to some, might seem small could indicate wider social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580197/hundreds-stage-funeral-procession-dog-killed-mtr-train
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Joining social movements part of education, academic says of Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Students will "waste four years in college" if they fail to take part in social movements and keep quiet about controversial issues, the new president of a management school says. ... as a teacher. And he urged students to do the same. "I took part in social movements when I was a student and I now also encourage my students to take part," said Ho. "If they don't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542693/joining-social-movements-part-education-academic-says-occupy-central
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    For older workers seeking stability, a small pension is better than nothing

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... universal pension payments after decades of working without any social security benefits from the government. Yu is not particularly thrilled at the HK$3,000 payouts recommended ... children were willing to do so for the sake of their future. "I am really looking forward to this. I have contributed to society for decades, and I am not getting any social security benefits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578672/older-workers-seeking-stability-small-pension-better-nothing
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Proposed HK$3,000-a-month pension 'could be cut in tough economic times'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... could be lowered. "After [severe acute respiratory syndrome] hit Hong Kong [in 2003], the government recorded fiscal deficits for six years," he said. "Different social security schemes, including Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, were slashed by 13 per cent. And the public accepted it." On criticism of why the proposal encompassed the city's rich, Chow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578366/proposed-hk3000-monthly-pension-could-be-lowered-tough-economic-times
  7. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Wives, Husbands, and Lovers

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... the effect the mainland's social and economic changes are having in the bedroom. Wives, Husbands, and Lovers: Marriage and Sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Urban China takes a broad look, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1579129/book-review-wives-husbands-and-lovers
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Terrorist whisperer' Noor Huda Ismail helps rehabilitate Islamic militants

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Lana Lam

    ... Utomo Pamungkas, or Hasan. Ismail long believed Islam was a way to solve social problems, though he later became disillusioned by the school's teachings and its lack of critical thinking. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580206/terrorist-whisperer-noor-huda-ismail-helps-rehabilitate-islamic
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Helping the hands that feed you

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com The Food Expo is showcasing the work of seven social enterprises Helping the hands that feed you To Yin-fun is busy selling packets of Chinese medicinal herbs at a stand at Hong Kong's Food Expo in Wan Chai. The herbs were sorted and packed by her under a Yan Chai Hospital social enterprise in Tsuen Wan that hires housewives on a part-time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573736/helping-hands-feed-you
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of the people". Full-time mother Chen Yiping is one of the city's many housewives who are excluded from most retirement protection and social benefit plans. "If it meant a bigger contribution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577151/write-pension-policy-sake-people

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