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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can't ignore social impact of mainland integration

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by BELINDA HUI

    ... cultures, perceptions and orientations. Cross-border travel has led to new social issues, including having an impact on social welfare, medical care and education, as well as youth problems. ... Formal communications with the mainland government should be initiated immediately to work out long-term social policies, with overall consideration given to the integration issue and national ...

  2. Social security tax on expats may boost local hires

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Foreign companies operating on the mainland are set to hire more locals and reduce the number of expatriates employees after mainland cities start collecting social security ... (HK$5,246) for employers and US$201 (HK$1,560) for staff. 'The new social security insurances have added costs for companies and led many companies into reviewing their staff policies. ...

  3. Hong Kong puts bigger families in a tight financial and social squeeze

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... family. Our society is greying rapidly, but without a committed approach to tackling the problem, all we will ever see are government officials paying lip service to this issue but nothing ever ...

  4. Hong Kong is crying out for bold thinking on social policies

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christine Fang Whoever wins the chief executive election will have to deal with the rotten legacy left behind. One aspect is our government's lack of social vision and policy goals to guide public spending. As an example of what we are missing, look to Singapore: its government has just issued the 2012 budget. Similar to Hong Kong, emphasis was placed on upgrading ...

  5. social problems

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... read the survey report at www.censtatd.gov.hk/hong_kong_statistics/social_topics_studies/index.jsp Answers: January 14 1. d, 2. c, 3. a, 4. c ...

  6. Review social welfare fundingeditorial

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is that government policy towards social welfare has remained virtually unchanged for almost two decades. The last white paper was issued in 1990. Hong Kong has changed since then. At the 1991 census, our ... Government-funded social welfare groups are holding more than one-quarter of the annual subsidies they have been given in reserve because they fear cutbacks. Social workers complain of low ...

  7. Babies born here to mainland mums could end up as social misfits

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A controversy has been raging over the question of mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong hospitals. Issues often mentioned are the strain this influx of patients is putting on our ... and return to Hong Kong to receive schooling from the kindergarten level onwards. The above-mentioned problems still apply but are compounded by other issues. Having lived with their parents ...

  8. Social obligations

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Cullen

    ... Kong. It is, in effect, a report card on the operation of social services in Hong Kong stretching back over more than four decades. Mr Goodstadt reviews the broad sweep of social service provision, looking at education and pension policies, aged and infirm care and general health care, as well as the formal CSSA social security scheme. The report card is not good. Repeated policy ...

  9. Public discontent 'sign of dissolving social cohesion'

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Survey finds many are unhappy with life in Hong Kong Social cohesion in Hong Kong is dissolving as most people believe the government has failed to address pressing political and community issues, a survey has found. The study, carried out by Baptist University's social work department, questioned 717 people between June 30 and July 4 - the period straddling the historic ...

  10. 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 ...




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