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  1. Gender inequality unacceptable in a genuine international city

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing to express my views on gender inequality in Hong Kong and to suggest ways to help achieve equality. Compared with cities on the mainland, the problem may seem negligible ... and sometimes beating them. If Hong Kong is truly a civilised and international city, gender inequality should be unacceptable. To turn the situation round, all of us have to put in some effort. ...

  2. HK must do more to curb inequality: UN report

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A Hong Kong activist claimed a moral victory last night after a UN watchdog urged the government to do more to curb inequality against women and to combat domestic violence. In its concluding comments, published last week but only posted on its website on Thursday, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women voiced concerns about the Hong Kong ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to redress inequalities in Hong Kong's rape laws

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Surya Deva

    ... dowry deaths, sexual harassment, domestic violence, unequal access to education and health facilities, inequalities in employment, pay and promotion, and inadequate representation in corporate ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... Shanghai trip to face up to social issues Most of the time, Shanghai just means business, but the city has also played some significant political roles in contemporary Chinese history. The Sino-US ... hospitals, the subway system craziness during peak hours and so on, you will find the city has its share of social problems, much as Hong Kong does. In my view, part of the reason why Shanghainese ...

  5. Piecemeal measures won't close wealth gap

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is equated with social discontent, so the wider it gets, the more frantic they become in finding a solution. We have already got the biggest spread among the world's advanced economies ... to terms with poverty, which the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, using half of the median income as the poverty line, puts at a rate of 18.1 per cent, or 1.26 million people. At the other end ...

  6. By Gini, the numbers point to plutocracy, Sir

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'Speaking at a press briefing today, the Commissioner for Census and Statistics, Mr Fung Hing-wang, said that with the significant changes in the social, demographic and economic structure of Hong Kong in recent years, the study on income distribution had become highly complex and would require careful interpretation.' Government press release, June 18 In case ...

  7. Quitting aide highlights political system inequity

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The resignation of political aspirant Gary Chan Hak-kan as an aide to the chief executive will not make any political waves. The timing, however, underscores questions raised by the expansion of the political accountability system and the row over the hig ...

  8. Halting the slide

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... inequality comes as no surprise. Hong Kong is heading for the Latin American level of inequality, rather than that of recently developed East Asia or old Europe- or even the US. But the data does ... over HK$40,000 a month and under HK$4,000. The international standard measure of income inequality, the Gini co-efficient- in which 0 is perfect equality and 1 is total inequality- has risen ...

  9. Shoot first, ask questions later

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... towards the haves and have-nots of society and taps into a deep insecurity among Hongkongers about the social inequality that exists here. We are a society obsessed with high luxury and fashion ... and 'gweilos'. What is most needed is a sense of perspective. There are plenty more serious social inequalities to deal with ahead of this- a good place to start would be the dire treatment of minorities ...

  10. Discontent drives change in Thailand, HK

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, the League of Social Democrats, unionists and some Democratic Party candidates did better. The division between pro-democracy and pro-Beijing camps played less ... Bangkok on its own, though generally richer across the board and with better social services. Also, Thailand's protesters would say that the politicians who promised handouts to farmers were ...




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