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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Rising grass-roots anger shaking Hun Sen's pedestal

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer in Phnom Penh A single mother fighting eviction is the face of a movement fed up with the intimidation and inequality that has sustained 28-year reign Seething grass-roots ... for social change. For a government that has been in power for so long, it's a worry. These people are voters and the protests create hesitancy in potential investors," said Naly Pilorge, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Employers, and not just the minimum wage, distort Hong Kong labour market

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the minimum wage as a broad social measure, and Richard Wong may be right in saying it does not work as such. But if it succeeded in easing the plight of elderly toilet cleaners, and it did, ... people of the Philippines or Pakistan but the inequities of their societies are their own to resolve and not our responsibility. Hong Kong's responsibility is to its own working people, ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore in 'mid-life crisis' as Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:43am by Satish Cheney

    ... business, economic and social policies, Lee ensured Singapore could capitalise on the rise of China and India, and the more general shift of economic power from the West to emerging markets," ... under social-media-savvy Lee- but in its own unique way, as critics point out. For example, protest gatherings- which were outlawed previously- are allowed to take place at a designated park, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: the importance of teaching children good social skills

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart life@scmp.com Good manners make positive first impressions How can I help my young son develop better social skills? He is often awkward in company and can appear ... a character from Downton Abbey, he can still use good manners to create a positive impression. You can gently encourage him to say please and thank you, small social graces that make a big difference. ...

  5. News - China

    Chill wind blows through Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:29am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Chill wind blows through top social science body While the government has poured energy and money into developing its science institute, some professors of philosophy and social sciences feel they are under fire. Government officials lodged accusations in June that the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)- widely regarded as the nation's top ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Workers' stagnant wages highlight wider rich-poor gap in Hong Kong

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by LETTERS

    ... This book is rather timely and applicable to our situation in Hong Kong. Piketty states that unrestrained capitalism and free markets have caused great wealth inequality. This wealth gap is created when returns on capital outpace economic growth. Wealth created in the past continues to grow at a faster rate than output and wages, causing further inequality. In Hong Kong, this can clearly ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WEALTH

    One in 38 Hongkongers is a US dollar millionaire, wealth study reveals

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 12:49pm by James Griffiths

    ... are not surprising," Dr Chung Kim-wah, assistant professor of social sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University told the South China Morning Post. Chung pointed to Hong Kong's "very free economy" and booming property market as the reason for the high number of millionaires, but emphasised that inequality is still a massive problem. "We have more than 1.3 million people living ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing's economic growth targets are too high, IMF says

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:26am by Victoria Ruan

    ... inequality and environmental costs are threatening growth prospects", the IMF said. Andrew Colquhoun, head of Fitch Ratings' Asia-Pacific Sovereign Ratings, echoed the view ... creating a level playing field for the private and public sectors and revamping the fiscal and social security systems. Growth is forecast to gradually ease to 6.3 per cent by 2019, the bank said. ...

  9. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki to be awarded honorary Oscar

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:50pm by NYT

    ... Belafonte began performing in theatres and nightclubs in and around Harlem, where he was born. Throughout his career, he shed light on racism and inequality with films such as Carmen Jones, Odds ...

  10. Business - Economy - LAI SEE

    Former judge says Hong Kong's town planning process is unfair

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Howard Winn

    ... is structured. "The whole town planning process in Hong Kong is a classroom example of inequality of arms, with the developer having the huge resources, with professionals working for long periods ...




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