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  1. Social order breaks down after years of food shortages

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Years of famine and severe food shortages in North Korea have led to a breakdown in public order and rising state violence, according to the harrowing testimonies of North Korean refugees compiled by a leading South Korean aid gro ...

  2. Social justice can come in many forms

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in cultural and social issues. This year's programme included four seminars on human rights, natural disasters, economic success and the role of government and law. Forum 1- Different ... They both have lots of experience in environmental issues. They told us that the effects of climate change are already being felt worldwide. On the mainland, for example, extreme droughts in Guangxi ...

  3. Housing problem an issue of supply

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The risk of living in cubicles subdivided from already small flats has become a matter of growing concern in Hong Kong in recent years. Although a deadly fire in June and the collapse of an old building with such flats last year took eight lives, these po ...

  4. Aid issue

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Do you support the idea of micro-charities- small relief efforts- which have sprung up since the tsunami? Some members of large aid groups say such well-intentioned people should leave it to the professionals. Share your views: write to us. ...

  5. Briefs

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fire on cruise ship with HK holidaymakers put out Two Hong Kong holidaymakers are unharmed after a fire broke out on their cruise ship in waters near the Philippines. The fire aboard the Azamara Quest disabled its engines, leaving it drifting in waters so ...

  6. Beijing vows it will overcome 'issues' at dam

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... amid widespread concerns over its unfolding environmental and social impacts. The long-expected plan, which will be implemented over the next decade, was adopted at a State Council meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao. In a brief statement issued by Xinhua, the government said it still faces an uphill battle in dealing with the negative effects of the world's largest dam, ...

  7. She's got issues

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Karen Ma

    ... or 'you've been raped' are based on social values often created by men. Yan disagrees with the western notion that women are the weaker sex in need of rescue or liberation. 'If women can ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Environmental refugees on the rise

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Lam

    ... in a particular social group or class. The environmental refugee- not necessarily persecuted, yet forced to flee- falls outside this definition. Where the forest used to be, torrential rains bring barren ... were listed as victims of climate change-related issues. Two decades ago, ecologist Norman Myers predicted that humanity was slowly heading towards a "hidden crisis" in which ...

  9. Safety net inadequate, half in survey say

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau More than half of residents believe that social welfare does not cover basic needs, a survey by the Liberal Party has found. Of the 1,115 people aged 18 or older interviewed by phone, 51.5 per cent said the safety net was insufficient to meet the basic needs of people like the elderly and new arrivals from the mainland. Of these, 90 per cent said an extra HK$500 a month ...

  10. Time to sign the UN convention

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong prides itself on being a fair and caring society. We strive to provide equal opportunities for all and offer protection to those who cannot take care of themselves. But our safety net for the underprivileged and vulnerable has often been critici ...




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