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  1. Building social capital

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... a social uproar. So much attention was given to this single controversy that some small 'good things' were ignored- such as HK$110 million to enlist tertiary students to provide ... surplus. Just tax rebates don't work. The most direct and equitable way is to give a 'social dividend' similar to what governments in Singapore, Taiwan and Macau have done. The new ...

  2. The painful reality behind social cachet

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Cocaine has a reputation for being a fairly benign drug. But behind the fun and social cachet, there is a darker picture. Stories of people 'losing it' abound in the city and the saga of soccer star Diego Maradona's public battle against addiction serves as a warning to all. Many people take cocaine recreationally for many years without a problem, ...

  3. Migrant workers allowed to take along more pension funds

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... unveiled by Xinhua yesterday. The portability rule will take effect from tomorrow. Yin Weimin, minister of human resources and social security, said migrant workers were expected to benefit most from the rule, which removed hurdles of transferring pension funds. 'The brightest spot of the rule is that it tackles the problem of how to protect rural workers' rights to social ...

  4. Dogs help 'hermit' teens out of their shells

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Tam Man's best friend is playing a part in helping the city's 'hermit' youngsters become socially integrated. 'I used to play video games all day long, more ... The dogs are used in animal-assisted therapy programmes run by the Chinese Evangelical Zion Church Social Youth Employment Training and Creativity Development Centre. Ah Kei is one of 33 socially ...

  5. Worker mobility brings pension problems

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis When the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) was established a decade ago, the main purpose was to provide Hong Kong residents with basic retirement protection. However, the international composition of the workforce and the transient environment i ...

  6. Insurance won't cover all medical care, panel says

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Buyers of insurance should clarify with their agents whether certain medical treatments, especially those involving experimental and new technology, are covered by their policies, a watchdog warns. As the Insurance Claims Complaints Panel yest ...

  7. Drug dangers

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... if used correctly and monitored properly, the drugs should not cause dangerous side effects. And there we come back to the first issue. No drug is totally safe. It is much safer if it is taken ...

  8. I die 10 times a day, says woman tortured by husband

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asad Riaz in Lahore, Pakistan With practiced care, Bushra Hali gently unwinds the scarf that covers her entire head and reveals a face mutilated by an acid attack nine years ago. 'I die 10 times a day, and no one realises it,' the 30-year-old sa ...

  9. Local rebel lets his hair down

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... own experiences in Hong Kong's social movement since the mid-1970s. Leung visited South America for a month recently to research the fire-brand's life. Guevara was born ...

  10. Hospitals fail to cut drug costs

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foreign companies lobbied strongly to protect hard-won pharmaceutical markets, writes Andrew K. Collier Shanghai has abandoned a programme to reduce insurance payments for the most expensive prescription drugs, under pressure from hospitals and multinatio ...




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