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  1. Racists

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... the Victorian era to prove racial superiority. The racists after whom the book is named- although the term could equally be levelled at mid-19th-century European society, in general- are Professor ... nurse to care for them. Twice a year for 12 years, they plan to visit the children to chart their 'progress', which can take place only in the absence of language, games and societal ...

  2. HSBC seeks to sell general insurance unit

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HSBC Holdings is approaching a number of European and Japanese insurers in an attempt to sell its worldwide general insurance business, according to people ... was said to be interested in a deal. HSBC and the insurers all declined to comment on a possible deal. The bank, which is the largest general insurance provider in Hong Kong, also has general ...

  3. HSBC seeks buyer for general insurance arm

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Travel insurance sold through HSBC's ATM machines may still be available even if the bank walks away from its role as the city's largest general insurer. HSBC was approaching insurers in Europe and Japan to drum up interest in its worldwide general insurance business, which included operations in Hong Kong, Britain, France, Brazil ...

  4. Don't judge people by their sexual orientation

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the fullest. But some societal biases can run so deep that they may prove more powerful than the alluring colour of money. Chief among these is our deep-seated prejudice against gays and lesbians. ... and cosmopolitanism, Hong Kong remains a deeply conservative Chinese society. Open displays of sexuality in general are frowned upon. But this is especially the case when it comes to homosexual behaviour. ...

  5. Canteen staff at public hospitals earning less than general workers

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Public hospital canteen staff are earning less than the average wage for general workers, according to a survey by a staff union which found some were being paid only HK$15.30 an hour. The Catering and Hotels Industries Employees General Union interviewed 145 staff at canteens in eight public hospitals and found their average hourly pay rate was HK$22.90. About ...

  6. General practitioners get training in treating depression

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... than 20 general practitioners, half from Tin Shui Wai, recently joined a training course in community psychiatry organised by the Medical Association. The course aimed to train private doctors ...

  7. Ex-HK health chief's rivals for job of director-general

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Hong Kong's Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun is facing competition from the following five rivals in the race for the US$217,000 a year job of WHO director-general. Peter Piot (Belgium) Dr Piot, executive-director of UNAids and undersecretary-general of the United Nations, has fought the Aids epidemic for 25 years. An academic who prefers jeans and tropical shirts ...

  8. Crackdown on Filipino maids in Shenzhen amid rising demand

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about the crackdown. Last year, police found two cases of illegal hiring of Filipino maids. Foreign domestic workers are illegal on the mainland. Lu Zhenkun, secretary-general of the Shenzhen ... believe a Filipino maid provides better service and increases their societal status.' Lu said. There is a growing middle class, increasing demand for quality help. But to meet it, agents who ...

  9. The party ties its fate to the people's happiness

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... the resources the Communist Party can mobilise. With the Politburo, headed by General Secretary Hu Jintao, sitting behind Jia as he delivered his speech on Thursday, it was clear that the line had been ... livelihood doesn't just mean the material goods that one can accumulate. There is a societal aspect to the phrase, suggesting something of a social arrangement, a social programme, that affects ...

  10. Healing our healers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... an imbalance between work demands and perceived ability to cope. Workplace stress levels for doctors are almost double those of the general working population (30 per cent compared with 18 per cent). ... so. International studies show that some 10 per cent of physicians develop a substance dependence. Depression appears to be more common in doctors than the general population. This has ...




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