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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Give more elderly Hongkongers social security benefits to reduce poverty: study

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... social security, study says Loosening the eligibility requirements for the government's existing social security benefits programme is the best way to overhaul the city's pension ... proposals to change the city's retirement protection system. These included an expanded Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) scheme that would benefit 80 per cent of retirement-aged ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - SPORT AND POLITICS

    Scottish referendum cuts across the social divide

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Glasgow Vote for independence is affecting everybody- even the loyalties of diehard football fans Scottish referendum cuts across the social divide Patrons ... of independence, said Catholic voters- many descended from Irish immigrants- could help secure a "Yes" victory. Devine said there had been a "Catholic conversion to independence". ...

  3. News - China

    Three fugitive Chinese prisoners caught on film strangling guard; security lapses exposed

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 02:17pm by Li Jing in Beijing Jing.li@scmp.com

    ... jail in security uniforms after killing guard Armed police are still hunting for the death-row inmate who escaped from Harbin on Tuesday, as a state broadcaster aired footage of the three prisoners killing a guard and then calmly walking out in police uniforms. Critics blamed lax security for the escape of Gao Yulun, 50 – who was awaiting a death sentence and is still at large ...


    China hit by Western military moves in Africa, says Academy of Social Sciences report

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:49am by Teddy Ng

    ... presence on the continent, a major Chinese think tank says. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences also warned in its annual report on development in Africa that the continent might be used ... on the continent. "Nations such as the US have been strengthening military ties with Africa in recent years under the pretext of security and anti-terrorism," said one of the report's ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Social security for all Hong Kong residents is for the greater good

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 03:31am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Social security for all HK residents is for the greater good Finally Hong Kong's top court proves that there is one bastion of hope left in this city (" Judges ... and not just permanent residents or those who have been here for an arbitrary seven years, can take advantage of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance benefits. The public will probably view ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ruling on social security is fair

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Social security ruling is fair Hong Kong courts rule according to law rather than government's preference or public opinion. From time to time, our judges overturn ... In a landmark ruling on Tuesday, the Court of Final Appeal struck down the seven-year residency rule for immigrants to qualify for comprehensive social-security payments. If the initial reaction ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Scholarism duo among students to secure Jupas-funded university places

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:07pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... activists Joshua Wong Chi-fung and Agnes Chow Ting both secured places at local universities on Friday, as tens of thousands of secondary school graduates found out if their applications ... of social science programme, while Wong posted on his Facebook page that he had been admitted by a unnamed university through Jupas. He did not reveal further details, saying he was still waiting ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Failure of political reform could jeopardise national security, lawmaker warns

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... that was the true threat to security. "If political reform fails, the political environment in Hong Kong will quickly deteriorate, social division will be more serious, the city will be harder ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Lack of reform 'puts security at risk' A deteriorating political atmosphere could put national security in jeopardy if complete democracy does ...

  9. News - World - FINANCE

    No revenue, no assets, yet worth US$billions: stock regulators pull plug on social networking firm

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by GUARDIAN, Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... to create a social-network business. After the company's shares skyrocketed in value for no apparent reason, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Industry Regulation ... Agencies in New York No revenue, no assets, yet worth US$ billion for no apparent reason- US authorities pull the plug on penny-stock social-networking company Trading halted on mystery ...

  10. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Outspoken commentator Li Chengpeng silenced on Chinese social media

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:18pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Chinese top internet portals have suspended the social media and blog accounts of Li Chengpeng, silencing one of China’s most outspoken political ... controversial social issues such as the death penalty, corruption and violent urban law enforcers. But as of Tuesday, Li’s microblogs and blogs on Sina and Tencent, which had more than seven million ...




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