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  1. Census chief rejects poll claim

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Delay on income index not due to ballot, he says The census chief rejected an accusation yesterday that publication of an index measuring income inequality had been delayed ... that the city has the highest disparity of income in the developed world. Wong Hung, assistant professor of social work at Chinese University, said he found it 'extremely strange' ...

  2. Powerful groups continue to rob the poor

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... mechanism, even though it is very important, but we should also look at the underlying social rights problem,' he wrote. 'This is because behind the [wealth] distribution system is the distribution of social rights.' Professor Sun, a sociologist from Tsinghua University, says two groups live in China: the powerful and the vulnerable. The powerful group comprises the political, ...

  3. Enough talk about a widening rich-poor gap, let's have hard data

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the income brackets of those two million people who pay no salaries tax plus all recipients of social welfare. If it could be done and it showed the blue bars as higher than the red bars on the very ...

  4. News - China - CONGRESS

    China to hike budget deficit to 1.2tr yuan to stabilise growth

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Victoria Ruan

    ... Cary Huang and Victoria Ruan in Beijing Ministry of Finance plans 50pc spending increase to record 1.2tr yuan, as outgoing premier warns of graft and social inequalities Budget deficit ... narrow the wealth gap and reduce social inequalities. He singled out as particular ills "unbalanced economic development, income disparity and inequalities dividing urban and rural ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Democracy would allow Hong Kong to pursue its own Chinese dream

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by LETTERS

    ... that is food for thought for our leaders, who love to talk about economic competitiveness. Democracy is not a cure-all for Hong Kong's problems of social inequality and political uncertainty. ... towards the mainland has bred social discord. Multinational companies have long favoured hiring mainlanders with potentially lucrative family or political connections. Government collusion ...

  7. First person

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... social inequality. I think it's very hard to do but it has to be done. I feel my life should be used this way. I should use my energy this way. Social inequality exists on micro and macro ... Bottle Shiu Ka-chun, 34, is a social worker for the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. He was the 'master of ceremonies' for the July 9 rally at the Legislative Council ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Jobs for the privileged class: all about who, and what, you know

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... enormous implications for social inequality and mobility. Corruption and nepotism in developing countries such as China are usually of the more primitive, under-the-table sort, but what we increasingly see in developed countries is the decline of social mobility. Nepotism of the meritocratic kind may be both the cause and symptom. What successful, educated parents have is not just money, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The clear and present danger of inequality

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:09pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... inequality. Third, telecommunications and computing technology has networked the world, changing social behaviour through social media and empowering civil society and new institutions that challenge ... that the global unrest is partly due to growing social inequality. In many of the regions with growing social conflict, unemployment is on the rise and the inequities are being blamed on immigrants, ...

  10. The hit-and-run case that has touched a nerve

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been too, but for internet users' ridicule of Li Qiming and an emerging social class that people increasingly resent- the children of the rich and powerful. The younger Li's arrogance touched a nerve because it seemed an all-too-familiar example. The public perceive the offspring of government officials to be the beneficiaries of social inequity, such as a widening income gap ...




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