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  1. Social fund to get 500m yuan to help repair losses

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Guangzhou will restore about 500 million yuan diverted from its social security funds into risky investments more than 10 years ago, but the government ... had to investigate the case, which he regarded as similar to Shanghai's and that if the money could not be recovered, someone should be held responsible. He said it was not a simple ...

  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 work expands focus to meet growing demands

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and practices, maximise the utility of resources and be cost-effective. In response, degree programmes are evolving. The social work department offers several postgraduate degree programmes. At MPhil ... Lizze Turner Dealing with the problem of deteriorating family solidarity is just one example of the important changes that have occurred in the social work sector in recent years, ...

  4. Social enterprises offer chance to beat poverty

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that a socially responsible business goes out of its way to employ workers suffering from various disabilities or a lack of skills is simply preposterous. However, with the success of such ventures ... the right things. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen made poverty reduction a key plank of his election platform, in which he said 'the widening wealth gap is a critical social problem ...

  5. The Scrooge class

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... benefit payments. This is indeed a different proposition, but one widely accepted in other societies where the concept of social responsibility is understood. The primitive idea, infamously ... If an appeal to social responsibility does not work, consider this: the labour situation in the catering industry is currently rather tight. Many people are deterred from joining the industry because ...

  6. Companies urged to contribute to society

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Social and community development must go hand in hand with economic progress, businesspeople were told yesterday at a conference on corporate social responsibility. Calling ... the less privileged. The Council of Social Service and the Labour and Welfare Bureau organised the Corporate Social Responsibility Hong Kong conference under the banner of 'Making Hong Kong ...

  7. Shanghai first to offer social net to expatriates

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai has become the first mainland city to extend its social security network to foreign residents. The move means expatriates living and working in the city can ... was to take out commercial insurance. The new rules were introduced last month but not picked up by local media until yesterday after the city's Human Resources and Social Security Bureau posted ...

  8. A helping hand

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... to criticise HSBC and Li & Fung for ignoring their social responsibility in laying off staff as a response to the deteriorating financial situation. Some cynics pointed to the fact that senior ... to keep the business going. Is all this talk of social responsibility genuine or helpful? The concept of social responsibility has been developed to counteract the excesses of capitalism, within ...

  9. social trends

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading Comprehension Answer the following questions 1. What percentage of Hong Kong's population is Generation Y? a. 32 per cent b. 25 per cent c. 20 per cent d. 50 per cent 2. Which of the following job values does Generation Y care about most? a. ...

  10. Merger of ministries to improve handling of human resources

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... and personnel because it would take on social security responsibilities such as operating medical insurance schemes for urban employees. The new ministry could also manage civil servants' ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The new Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security will reduce duplication by combining the Ministry of Personnel and the Ministry of Labour and Social ...




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