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  1. EU worried by new face of Macau

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Albert Wong and Fox Yi Hu A European Union report yesterday expressed concern that Macau's rapid development was creating 'steep and widening inequality'. In contrast ... with a 'government facing increased challenges to achieve sustainable development'. Congestion, pollution, inequality, 'a groundswell of serious discontent' and allegations of corruption were ...

  2. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Guangdong party boss Hu Chunhua keeps his cards close to his chest

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... it could best be described as salt and pepper, with plenty of white mixed in with the grey. Hu needs to focus on improving the development of civil society and reducing social inequality ... a priority, including alleviating social injustice and strengthening the participation of NGOs in doing so. It might be too early to judge Hu after less than three months in office. Let's hope he ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Friedman. What is less often mentioned is that these economists also clearly called for governments to ensure such regulation as necessary to keep social inequality (and monopolies) at a minimum, ... to reduce social inequalities. All we have are, as Anatole France observed of 18th century Paris: 'Those laws, which in their majesty, prohibit the rich and poor alike from sleeping under ...

  4. Keep classroom battle out of court

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for their children. Hong Kong Unison has an argument, at least, on equality grounds. Educational disadvantage can translate into life-long inequality of opportunity. But legal action under the anti-racial ... ill-afford the waste of human resources and risk to social harmony implicit in educational disadvantage. We are, after all, a multicultural society that likes to think that diversity adds to our ...

  5. Measuring the quality of life in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... environmentalist Eric Bohm and social activist Sit Pui-yu. Sit, an activist for the elderly with the Society for Community Organisation, blames social inequality for marring people's livelihoods. ...

  6. HK's well-being relies on unity

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... doubts have returned, sparked by an acrimonious election campaign for the next chief executive, which has split the city, laying bare social unrest and perceptions of one law for the elite ... prevail, Hong Kong will remain an attractive place to live and do business. But there is more than that to social stability and harmony. Vice-President Xi Jinping told Hong Kong delegates ...

  7. Shenzhen asks for entire city to be special zone

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... for obstructing the free flow of people and causing social inequality. Law enforcement officers no longer check identification at the gates. 'The main obstacle that Shenzhen has confronted ... the SEZ has impeded the city's planning, social development and reforms,' he said. '[The expansion proposal] will mainly focus on drawing up a future layout for Shenzhen's ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can't ignore social impact of mainland integration

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by BELINDA HUI

    ... Belinda Hui Belinda Hui says that Hong Kong needs to act now to address the multifaceted consequences and social impact of a policy of integration with the mainland if tensions ... cultures, perceptions and orientations. Cross-border travel has led to new social issues, including having an impact on social welfare, medical care and education, as well as youth problems. ...

  9. Is HK really a great place to live?

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the world's safest places. They said Hong Kong was a stable place socially, economically and politically. St Mark's countered by saying that Hong Kong had a serious pollution problem and a huge ... fuelled by liquefied petroleum gas to help ease the problem. But the True Light speakers failed to effectively address the income inequality point, which eventually led to their defeat. King Ling ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Current one-way permit policy increases inequality in Hong Kong I refer to Philip Bowring's article ('Look beyond pay to reduce inequality', June 6). While I support the general idea behind Bowring's piece, namely that inequality cannot be solved by a minimum wage alone, I am disturbed by the misunderstanding shown in his first target. One-way permit holders ...




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