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  1. Openness the route to green responsibility

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... directors initially hid the accident, shareholder pressure has forced them to come clean and make promises that they will be judged on. But such corporate- and social-responsibility pressures do ... in place a new growth model and finding a way to enforce laws will not come about easily. Until that time, the best way to make companies environmentally responsible is through open scrutiny. ...

  2. Pushing social problems into the open

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to send rural migrants off to repatriation centres. Although it may take time to establish the new shelters for beggars and vagrants (converted from the original repatriation centres) as social ... designer in a repatriation centre, is one of many signs of a subtle shift towards a more humanistic approach to the treatment of the disadvantaged, and to handling social grievances. Another sign ...

  3. Two disasters, two very different responses

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will go down as one of the worst environmental disasters of modern times. But at least it is being dealt with vigorously by the most powerful government in the world and a corporate behemoth with significant fin ...

  4. ... but transparency is the solution to myriad social woes, delegates say

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Transparency is the best remedy for many of the social ills the mainland faces today, such as corruption and quality control, top political advisers say. At a group discussion of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's national committee yesterday, delegates urged more transparency in both government and non-governmental organisations to make ...

  5. Lack of basic social security network places burden on families caring for elderly

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as it has yet to establish a basic social security network. China became an ageing country in the eyes of the United Nations in 2000, when the number of people aged over 60 exceeded 10 per cent of the population and those over 65 exceeded 7 per cent. Latest statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs shows that fewer than half of the country's elderly citizens have basic social security ...

  6. Security panel chief warns of more unrest and social tension

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The Communist Party is bracing itself for a year of unrest and social tension in the face of the sharp economic slowdown and mounting discontent over social ... into permanent systems, such as the neighbourhood watch programme, he said. Conflicting interests and agendas among different social groups were expected to become more complicated and inter-related, ...

  7. Two Social Democrats convicted of assault

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Two League of Social Democrats members, lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung and district councillor Andrew To Kwan-hang, were convicted yesterday of assaulting ... the potential danger caused to the crowd gathered. Leung and To, with about 12 people from the League of Social Democrats, including its chairman Wong Yuk-man, staged a protest outside the court ...

  8. Satellite system will cut response time to emergency calls

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong People dialling for help will no longer need to give address Emergency calls for ambulances and firemen should get faster responses from this month, when the Fire Services ... an address, and sometimes when people are in a panic it can take a long time,' said Li Hung-sum, the senior divisional officer who is responsible for developing and implementing the new system. ...

  9. Arms debate offer gets cool response

    Posted Sep 28th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Even Chen's party is against his offer to face lawmakers over weapons purchase Taiwan's legislature has shown little enthusiasm for President Chen Shui-bian's offer to debate lawmakers over the island's multibillion ...

  10. HK$235m to help mental patients

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... The mother found out about her daughter's death when she returned home. In response to the tragedy, Cheung said he realised many handicapped patients had to wait a long time to qualify ...




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