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  1. Ignore migrants at nation's peril, say experts

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com With the number of migrant workers rising and their financial and welfare situation poor, policymakers must address the problem to maintain social ... areas would continue, and migrants would become the backbone of cities in the next decade. It was therefore imperative their welfare be considered, to avoid social unrest and realise equality. ...

  2. Beware wealth's flight to safety in turbulent 2012

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... state-managed programme globally that achieved its intent efficiently. Alas, state-directed activities are prone to inefficiency and inequity, and anybody who thinks they will lead the globe to prosperity is historically uninformed. China's Gini income inequality index is already higher than in the US, and social unrest is rising worldwide as Occupy Wall Street encampments affirm. What ...

  3. Social security tax on expats may boost local hires

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Foreign companies operating on the mainland are set to hire more locals and reduce the number of expatriates employees after mainland cities start collecting social security ... (HK$5,246) for employers and US$201 (HK$1,560) for staff. 'The new social security insurances have added costs for companies and led many companies into reviewing their staff policies. ...

  4. Bankers bracing for challenging times ahead

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the population is over 60. By 2050, more than a third of the country's population, or about 450 million people, would be over 60. Policymakers also face a bumpy road as they grapple with social inequality, and try to rebalance the economy and protect the environment, as set out in its 12th five-year plan. Speaking at the same forum, Liu Mingkang, former chairman of the China Banking ...

  5. 'Occupy Central' activists dig in

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that the widespread social malaise in the world was due to the inequalities of wealth and power created by capitalism. Yau said the rally had an even wider social meaning. 'We are trying - even ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... standards, education and gender equality. Chinese amply discuss China's many problems of inequality and inequity, problems that will not be solved through authoritarian rule. The example ... to abandon the binary thinking that forces discourse about China into a choice between only liberalism or authoritarianism. Barry Sautman, associate professor of social science, University of Science ...

  7. Taxes for votes

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Cynthia Yeung

    ... one the most capitalistic communities in the world. It is unfortunate that with economic freedom and efficiency come the inevitable social inequity and the lack of a 'safety net' ...

  8. social development

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the charity event hosted by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet? a. three-quarters b. two-thirds c. half d. one-third Think about 1 Do you think rich people have a social responsibility to give to charities? ...

  9. Sharing the spoils

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Hong Kong's whopping budget surplus presents a chance to redress lingering inequities, writes Philip Bowring What to do with a bulging budget surplus? It is a critical question ... to existing social security payments for the elderly and reflect the past contribution of all people to the current overall prosperity in which many, especially the old, do not share. Distribute ...

  10. Companies from hazardous sector top the list as socially responsible

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Oil, pulp and paper and steel productions may be considered among the most hazardous industries environmentally and socially, yet companies in these sectors have topped the Hurun Report's list of the most socially responsible businesses on the mainland. China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the major oil producer and the parent of Hong Kong-listed PetroChina, topped ...




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