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  1. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... ophthalmologists. In the past, they used to put money first, but now some realise that providing affordable treatment for poor cataract patients is a kind of social responsibility,' Dr Tam said. Over ... a social issue.' In the first phase of the project from 1997 to 2002, the campaign benefited about 2 million cataract patients- 350,000 more than scheduled- at a cost of US$150 million from ...

  2. Why you cannot rely on all your friends to turn on the tap when your cash flow dries up

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... of the respondents said they would help family members such as their spouses and siblings. The Chinese University's department of social work analysed the responses statistically and found ... members for help, followed by relevant government departments (45.9 per cent) and social workers (30.7 per cent). 'Many people don't seek help probably because they don't want ...

  3. HK$100 million food handouts to help 50,000 people, say officials

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... unveiled by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in July in response to rising inflation in the city. According to government plans submitted to the Legislative Council yesterday, each person ... hot-meal coupons and baby formula when necessary, the Labour and Welfare Bureau and Social Welfare Department said. People in dire need might be given food for more than six weeks at the discretion ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Beijing-loyalist Maria Tam says the right to be elected is not universal

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 08:25pm by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau, Colleen Lee

    ... the practice of socialism - you are violating the constitution and should not be allowed to exercise the powers [of the chief executive]," Tam said. In response to the UN's concerns, Tam said ... to govern the country according to socialism. She added that under the Basic Law, the chief executive is accountable to the central government. Since the chief executive exercised the power ...

  5. Cash for food banks will help 1,200 poor

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee At least 1,200 people on low incomes will benefit after two food banks receive HK$1.2 million from the government. Stephen Fisher, director of the Social Welfare Department, ... but a source said representatives from the St James' Settlement People's Food Bank and the Gleaners Community Foodbank, run by the Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service, had been invited ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    New rules will force private hostels for the disabled to close

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... when they were referred by a social worker as their old home was to be demolished. The hostel is one of 78 private care homes in the city. Like the 200-plus homes subsidised by the government ... and exemptions are expected to be granted as the Social Welfare Department rushes to scrutinise applications. But eight private hostels, home to more than 50 people, will close as their owners have ...

  7. Number of murders doubles, but cases of domestic violence fall

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Commissioner Tang King-shing said. Five of the murder victims were prostitutes, Mr Tang said, and four of these cases had been solved. He said that in response to these cases, police were improving ... 7,278 cases of domestic violence, down 3.1 per cent. A new measure has been introduced so that social services and related departments can step in and provide advice to victims in such cases ...

  8. Eco-coffin importer struggling to find a market in city

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Eco-coffins have received a lukewarm response in the city, a cardboard coffin importer has said. John Lam Chai-sang, the owner of Fortune Company (Funeral Supply), said he had started importing coffins made of recycled cardboard in late January. But demand has failed to pick up. 'I've sold only an average of a dozen cardboard coffins each month. The response ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Long fight over how to provide for Hong Kong's elderly

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... to addressing the problem, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is to lead a task force on social security and retirement protection under the revived Commission on Poverty. It will be up ... protection: private savings, the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) and social security, which includes comprehensive social security assistance (CSSA), the token old-age allowance, or "fruit ...

  10. Tsang attacked over 'heartless' proposal

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Tsang in a Legco question and answer session yesterday. 'Many of your elderly supporters are disappointed,' he added. In response, Mr Tsang said the old-age allowance had changed from ...




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