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  1. Social activist braces for daunting role in Darfur

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... and returned to study a master's degree in social work at the University of Hong Kong. She will be based in southern Darfur in the city of Kass, where many people live in camps and from where she ...

  2. Social worker hopes to be a force for change

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Liao Huanbiao spoke to Ivan Zhai Liao Huanbiao, a 24-year-old social worker, knew almost nothing about the occupation and had no family support when he signed up for the major six years ago. But now he enjoys his job, his family are behind his career and he is embracing the challenge of an emerging field. Why did you choose social work as your major? To be honest, social work ...

  3. Volunteers bridge social divide

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to carry out the construction phase with the local villagers. This also opens the door to other potential projects in the rural communities for education, health care and livelihood issues. 'I liked the bridge idea- in both senses- and saw it as a way for Hong Kong students to learn to count their blessings,' Ki says. 'It is important for them to do some kind of social ...

  4. Students have little interest in China issues

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Most secondary students believe that liberal studies must feature globalisation issues, but only a small portion are keen to study modern China issues, a survey has found. Powersoft Consultancy and Roundtable General Education Laboratory surveyed 520 students in April and May. It found that only 22.7 per cent believed modern China issues should be a key component ...

  5. Social welfare system prey to human nature

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I feel sorry for the veteran social worker, known only as Ms Cheng, who says she was pressured to resign after pointing out abuse of the medical fee waiver system ('Fees-abuse ... a small section of the exploitation of Hong Kong's defective social welfare system. I know patients and families who fraudulently claim social welfare benefits such as disability allowances ...

  6. Pressing issues

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a 34-year-old event co-ordinator, is one of the volunteers who helps Rai. While her fellow volunteer Suresh Subba reports mainly on activities within the community, she writes a column on issues ranging from local events to the community's social concerns. It has received positive feedback from readers as well as Rai. 'He's like my brother,' Thapa says. 'We're ...

  7. One nation, many issues

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... There are very few traffic lights to manage all those bicycles grudgingly giving right of way to BMWs. In fact, there appears to be very little in the way of social order controls throughout Yichang. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... the formula of promoting growth, with a basic social security net covering the entire population, plus good governance without democracy to maintain social stability. But this formula is proving ... of the population struggles for more freedoms while the majority of underprivileged groups demand economic and social justice, as well as the basic rights they deserve but have been denied. The aggrieved ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The party's first congress opened on July 1 in a house in the French concession in Shanghai, which has now been converted into a museum (left). Suicide prevention group issues 2011 report ...

  10. In the eye of the beholder

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Last month, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights held hearings about the extent to which these rights are upheld in China. It examined China's first report since Beijing ratified the covenant in 2001, and on May 13, it issued its concluding observations, some of which were strongly worded. To begin with, the committee voiced regret ...




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