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  1. An ignorant and selfish response to rumours

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... serve to remind us that while new media can effectively deliver information, it is not so effective at scrutinising reliability. And as reason went bankrupt, so did ethics, morality and social ...

  2. 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 ... social policy goal of building 'a fair and inclusive society'. The city state's budget includes initiatives to help older workers build up their savings; enhance the affordability ...

  3. Despite lukewarm response, pan-democrat alliance stands by electoral reform proposal

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Despite a tepid response from both the pro-establishment camp and fellow pan-democrats, the Alliance for Universal Suffrage is unlikely to amend its electoral reform proposals. Alliance vice-convenor Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong said that while the moderate coalition would consider the responses of various political groups, it was unlikely to change the proposals in its road ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 'Wall effect' response a breath of fresh air

    Posted Aug 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The days are long past when the social good of development was rarely in question. Now environmental concerns and heritage conservation loom large. The government's pledge to seek ... working on developing this approach. The Town Planning Board's response should encourage it to make ventilation assessment tests mandatory for residential developments. This is not the first ...

  6. 'Favourable social atmosphere' urged for Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung President Hu Jintao urged Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administration to create a 'favourable social atmosphere' for Hong Kong to push forward economic growth ... part of their talks, the president urged Tsang to maintain a positive social atmosphere, according to Xinhua. 'He hoped Tsang and the SAR government would build on these achievements ...

  7. Social obligations

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

    ... of social responsibility with real political maturity. Just look at the way Hong Kong coped with the awful disruptions of the Asian financial crisis, from 1998. Immense effort went into meeting ... 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can't ignore social impact of mainland integration

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

    ... Belinda Hui Belinda Hui says that Hong Kong needs to act now to address the multifaceted consequences and social impact of a policy of integration with the mainland if tensions ... 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. ...

  9. Lacking commitment

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A survey of Hong Kong firms has found only a basic level of awareness of corporate social responsibility. What can be done to persuade companies do their bit for the community? Write to us. ...

  10. 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. ...




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