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  1. Social issues

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 The Chinese model of capitalism is unsustainable because... a. many people are still living in poverty. b. the government and company bosses hold too much power. c. the government has tight control over the economy. d. the government does not allow free flow of cash in and out of the mainland. 2 Which social groups ...

  2. No lack of social issues for candidates in 'town of sadness'

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... local issues in the Yuen Long district council election. The big issues are obvious- lack of public facilities and health-care services, poor but costly public transport, families battling to make ends meet. These conditions are what makes Tin Shui Wai a 'town of sadness'. Luk Wing-chuen, 42, has been living on comprehensive social security assistance for two years ...

  3. Will stronger social governance give NGOs more leeway?

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Two highlights of the 12th five-year plan are a new chapter dedicated to 'social governance' and strengthening of the 'social organisations'. They have given rise to a buzz among non-governmental organisations about whether they will be given more room to operate. The reasons for the calls to strengthen social governance are obvious enough. ...

  4. 'Social governance' debuts in 5-year plan

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Beijing For the first time, Beijing has incorporated a chapter on enhancing 'social governance' in its five-year plan, a reflection of the government's growing ... The authorities' nervousness over social discontent is particularly evident during this year's annual meetings of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political ...

  5. Attacks on children signal deeper social ills

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... as most of the state media reports have refrained from exploring deeper social issues behind the attacks and instead focused on suggestions that the attackers may be mentally ill. This is in sharp ... and social resources as well as violations of civil rights. While the mainland leadership has tried to remedy such issues by boosting spending on education and health care for the poor, and fighting ...

  6. Social tensions in the spotlight

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... if authorities continue to gloss over the deep-rooted social and political causes behind the attacks. 'That happening once is a tragedy, and twice is a real problem,' said Dr Kerry Brown, a senior fellow with Chatham House, a London-based think tank. 'But several times in a row shows a level of social unease and sickness which is simply not being talked about. President Hu ...

  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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Social challenges to the British way of life

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... despite the evidence to the contrary. Even groups from established minority communities took issue with the commission's basic assumptions and recommendations. Some black groups, for example, complained that their experience in Britain has proved that integration does not itself create equality, and that real cohesion is prevented by racism. Economic and social equality, they argue, ...

  10. 40pc put social order before rights, poll finds

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com People are willing to sacrifice their civil and political rights when it comes to combating crime and maintaining social harmony, the Democratic Party ... Lau said she was horrified that more than 40 per cent said they would forgo human rights for the sake of social harmony and fighting crime. 'The situation is same as 20 years ago, when ...




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