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  1. Volunteers bridge social divide

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... skills to locals and, with sustained contact, can lead to the construction of schools and community centres. 'The bridge is a starting point,' she says. 'But the response is very ...

  2. Social worker hopes to be a force for change

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Liao Huanbiao spoke to Ivan Zhai Liao Huanbiao, a 24-year-old social worker, knew almost nothing about the occupation and had no family support when he signed up for the major six years ago. But now he enjoys his job, his family are behind his career and he is embracing the challenge of an emerging field. Why did you choose social work as your major? To be honest, social work ...

  3. Social welfare system prey to human nature

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... do not deserve them. I suggest social welfare benefits and medical subsidies be streamlined, and people re-educated to take responsibility for their own health. It is the welfare system, ... I feel sorry for the veteran social worker, known only as Ms Cheng, who says she was pressured to resign after pointing out abuse of the medical fee waiver system ('Fees-abuse ...

  4. Suharto-era response to 'gigolo' film has Bali reeling

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Joe Cochrane

    ... Joe Cochrane in Jakarta Something is wrong on the Island of the Gods. The popular resort destination of Bali should be abuzz with optimism as it heads into its annual peak season with expectations to set a new record for tourist arrivals. But the island&# ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... the formula of promoting growth, with a basic social security net covering the entire population, plus good governance without democracy to maintain social stability. But this formula is proving ... of the population struggles for more freedoms while the majority of underprivileged groups demand economic and social justice, as well as the basic rights they deserve but have been denied. The aggrieved ...

  6. Events

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

    ... responsibilities'. Canadian Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Trade watch: Impact of the current global financial crisis on world trade structure'. Kinwick Centre, Central. Ricoh Solutions Day 2009. Conrad Hong Kong. Tomorrow: American Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Doing it right: Corporate social responsibility programmes for financial institutions'. ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... due to the decades-old dispute over the Mediterranean island split between the Turkish north and the internationally recognised south. The response, despite an appeal in December by EU leaders ...

  8. Great social tide that has lifted all boats

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... under tighter social control. At the time, he seemed downbeat about realising these goals. But, as India emerges faster than China from the great recession, and as its huge anti-poverty ... with its communist government, which is in fact social democratic. Congress will probably win the next state election and, at the centre, Congress and its social democracy look like staying ...

  9. Immigration wars

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... denied criminal responsibility for the deaths and rejected the authority of the court. Some 100 survivors and victims' relatives watched in disbelief as Breivik asked to be released and told ... such statements are of little use in tackling the economic and social pressures that stem from increasing immigration and globalisation, and do even less to harness the benefits of a multi-ethnic society. ...

  10. Act responsibly and keep Hong Kong clean

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many Hong Kong people do not have a sense of civic responsibility. Although there are litter bins on almost every street, people still throw rubbish on the ground. I've also seen ... has become worse. We don't want Hong Kong to become a dirty city. We should act more responsibly and keep Hong Kong clean. LUI TSZ-WAI Our Lady of the Rosary College Thanks for your ...




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