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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Unlike Hong Kong, Singapore is prioritising social equality

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:42pm by WOO JUN JIE

    ... Woo Jun Jie Woo Jun Jie says one is focusing on competitiveness while the other is prioritising social equality Similarities aside, Hong Kong and Singapore have different policy agendas ... on competitiveness and the latter shifting towards social equality. As they continue to maintain their positions as leading Asian economies and financial centres, comparisons are inevitable. Yet, the reality ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... anti-discrimination ordinances. But it understandably stands out, as the influx of mainland tourists and immigrants continues to fuel social tensions. That the review has drawn mixed reactions is to be expected. Some fear that it would result in a deeper divide and more lawsuits; others believe it would enhance mutual awareness and foster social cohesion. Discrimination in any form is bad and has ...

  3. Business - Money - FUNDRAISING

    Offshore bond issues gain pace among Chinese firms

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Bond issues gain pace among mainland firms Mainland companies looking to raise capital abroad are likely to continue to tap debt markets as Alibaba Group's mega-offering saps liquidity ... in September, highlighted the weak investor sentiment. Overseas offerings in the first half increased mildly on last year, data compiled by Reuters showed. More than 90 firms issued shares offshore ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Social responsibility should begin and end with the law

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Pressuring firms to follow unwritten social obligations does more harm than good – if an activity is unacceptable, then make it illegal Social responsibility should begin and end with the law Corporate social responsibility (CSR)- a management concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns into their operations and interactions ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - INTERNET

    Hongkongers voice privacy fears after Facebook's 'ethically wrong' study

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Christy Choi and Michael de Waal-Montgomery

    ... social anxiety issues was particularly risky. "For someone who's suffering from mental health issues [seeing too many negative things] could lead to self-harm." Facebook said users ... learning that it secretly manipulated the emotions of its members as part of a psychological experiment. They also called for more transparency on the part of the social media giant. ...

  6. Keeping social media in line a smouldering reform issue

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... And the spread of so-called social technologies is allowing people to publish and interact with each other more freely than ever. It is too late to discuss whether China wants this social media. But all signs suggest that officials, while having to live with them, are not willing to give social media a free rein. A report on new-media development that the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Rebels with a cause: How the 'post-80s' generation is rejecting old ways of protest in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... cause of worry is how to get ahead in a career," he said. Unlike the previous generation, those born after 1980 are more willing to stand up for social issues that do not directly affect ... but a way of life, Liu said. "Social movements should not limit themselves to development issues or political reform," he said. "Even universal suffrage won't make our society ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Deficit in 15 years if status quo maintained in education, social welfare and health spending

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 06:54pm

    ... for the education, social welfare and health sectors are maintained at the existing level and expenditure grows merely with price and demographic changes. The working group on long-term fiscal planning issued the warning yesterday as it rolled out a series of measures needed for the city to maintain a healthy fiscal outlook. If a structural deficit were to be avoided, the task force says Hong ...

  9. Business - Companies - MOTOR INDUSTRY

    General Motors issues three more recalls covering 474,000 vehicles

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:01pm by Associated Press in Detroit

    ... Associated Press in Detroit US car making giant General Motors suffers further threats to its reputation for safety by announcing three recalls involving cars mostly sold in the US General Motors has extended its record-breaking string of safety problems, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    League of Social Democrats pair fined for unlawful assembly at liaison office

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 04:09am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Two other activists acquitted for role in protest outside Beijing's liaison office League pair fined for unlawful assembly Two League of Social ... the court. Ho issued a warrant for Yang's arrest and release on HK$2,000 bail on condition he does not leave Hong Kong. His wife, Liu Shasha, says he was detained for illegally entering ...




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