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  1. Epicentre of inequality

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... not be allowed. 'But Shanghai people accept this inequality. It is part of their history, before 1949, and now. The beggars will ask you for money but let you pass if you do not give any.' ...

  2. Education the key to breaking poverty cycle

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and service jobs in the relatively more prosperous parts of the country; they also leave behind many of their social rights. Without official permission to live in the cities, the migrants ... to this inequality- including the repatriation centres- and restoring to the migrants many of the rights they have lost as a result of leaving their home areas. Recent experiments in reform include medical ...

  3. ... but transparency is the solution to myriad social woes, delegates say

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Transparency is the best remedy for many of the social ills the mainland faces today, such as corruption and quality control, top political advisers say. At a group discussion of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's national committee yesterday, delegates urged more transparency in both government and non-governmental organisations to make ...

  4. Social worker convicted of child sex at Yunnan charity he founded

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Hong Kong social worker has been convicted of unlawful sex and other offences involving two teenage girls from a Yunnan children's home that he founded. Francis Lee Kwok-wah, 49, was found guilty in the Court of First Instance on three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child of under 16, one of indecent conduct towards a child under 16, and one ...

  5. Social worker accused of sex with girl denies giving her bank card

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A social worker accused of having sex with a teenager from a children's home he founded in Yunnan denied he gave her a bank card, MP3 player, clothes and a key to his room after their first intimate incident to tempt her into further encounters. 'There was nothing of the kind,' Francis Lee Kwok-wah told the Court of First Instance yesterday. Lee, 49, ...

  6. Focus on growth misses the point

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... is not only altering its demographic landscape; it has also brought about profound changes to Tibet's social and cultural lives. To many Tibetans accustomed to their centuries-old, simple and religious lives, this sudden maelstrom of alien experience is deeply unsettling and overwhelming. Then comes the issue of inequality. Those who oppose Beijing's rule in Tibet point out ...

  7. The new class struggle in China and why it threatens economic progress

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... published a revised edition of Yang's Political Struggles in China's Reform Era, an analysis of the country's economy and social structure, with his own forecasts. The revolutions ... is 0.45. This inequality is in part a result of the booming market economy, presenting opportunities which some have seized with both hands and others have missed; it is also a result of man-made ...

  8. Beichuan feels social aftershocks of quake

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the family,' said Xie, who is appealing for financial help from social groups. 'We are living in economic difficulties and I hope some good-hearted people can offer their hands and help me raise ...

  9. Oil giant invests in social responsibility

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the largest oil reserves to one of the world's most profitable companies. But many Saudis feel their competitors are missing the point. What is equally important is the social and human benefits ... University of Science and Technology. The opening of Kaust acts as another example of Saudi Aramco's efforts to increase corporate social responsibility. The company has also helped ...

  10. Health reforms won't cure wider social ills

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... of access to health care, providing yet more potential for social unrest. And with the slowdown exposing the mainland's dependence on exports to drive the economy, the government desperately ...




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