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  1. NPC's critical shift to resolving social issues

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Wei Lo

    ... shift from regulating commercial relationships to resolving social issues during the past five years, and the trend must continue with the new legislature, mainland legal analysts say. During ... and minors' rights. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher Li Lin said that before the 10th NPC only 2 to 6 per cent of new legislation was related to social issues, and up to 60 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628052/npcs-critical-shift-resolving-social-issues
  2. NPC's critical shift to resolving social issues

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Wei Lo

    ... shift from regulating commercial relationships to resolving social issues during the past five years, and the trend must continue with the new legislature, mainland legal analysts say. During ... and minors' rights. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher Li Lin said that before the 10th NPC only 2 to 6 per cent of new legislation was related to social issues, and up to 60 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628049/npcs-critical-shift-resolving-social-issues
  3. 24m jobs must be found next year to ensure social order, says official

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The central government would need to create 24 million jobs next year to maintain social stability on the mainland, a senior labour official said in Beijing on Tuesday. ... of employment promotion at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. Mr Yu said that to meet its job creation target the central government was coming up with an ambitious employment stimulus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664917/24m-jobs-must-be-found-next-year-ensure-social-order-says-official
  4. Food crisis flags hole in social fabric

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Surging demand for the basics of life among HK's needy has raised alarming issues, writes Yau Chui-yan As she has done for the past few months, Ah Yin walks from her home in Sham Shui ... and two mouths to feed. 'I did apply for social assistance, but it is not a long-term solution. My son is unhappy...' Ah Yin said, crying again. 'He is teased by his classmates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646770/food-crisis-flags-hole-social-fabric
  5. Study trip offers students an insight into UK's social problems

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... different,' said Lam Kam-pui, a second-year accountancy student. 'The visit allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of the social issues and problems in Britain.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632285/study-trip-offers-students-insight-uks-social-problems
  6. Schools sports day to promote social inclusion

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... basketball, boccia, equestrian and rowing. The event, which aims to promote social inclusion and the Paralympic spirit, was co-organised with the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee and Sports Association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644137/schools-sports-day-promote-social-inclusion
  7. Support for social workers

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare Paul Tang Kwok-wai says the government has supported social workers by providing HK$2.6 billion in one-off funding to NGOs. Special recurrent funding of HK$200 million will be given to NGOs to strengthen administrative support. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634247/support-social-workers
  8. Many firms ignore importance of corporate social responsibility

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the commentary on Oxfam's corporate social responsibility survey in Lai See ('Charity begins at home', December 12). The purpose of this survey of Hang Seng Index constituent companies is to document their corporate social responsibility policies and practices. Oxfam Hong Kong sees this as an initial effort to assess current corporate social responsibility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664064/many-firms-ignore-importance-corporate-social-responsibility
  9. Social grants system worth keeping, says panel

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The controversial lump-sum grant system that has been used in the social welfare sector for seven years is worth keeping but needs improvement, a review panel has said. The five-member independent review committee was appointed by the government in January to assess how effective the subvention system was after several thousand social workers took to the streets last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664119/social-grants-system-worth-keeping-says-panel
  10. Social welfare plan aims at better health care for rural areas

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Rural dwellers stand to benefit from a central government push to spend more on social welfare, amid concerns over declining consumer confidence. Quoting Ministry of Health ... the issue, the central government has drawn up a 21.7 billion yuan blueprint to provide better medical services in rural areas, from county-level hospitals down to medical facilities for all villages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661338/social-welfare-plan-aims-better-health-care-rural-areas

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