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  1. Embattled Red Cross Society vows to make donations details public

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan alice.yan@scmp.com The beleaguered Red Cross Society of China says it will publish tomorrow the accounts of all donations it has received as it struggles to improve its tarnished image. The society, China's largest charity organisation, announced on Thursday that it would post details of donations online, with the first to be released relating to the deadly Yushu ...

  2. News - China - JUSTICE SYSTEM

    Selfish mainland Chinese society needs good Samaritan laws, critics say

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Critics say good-Samaritan laws are needed in a nation where bystanders leave accident victims to die, and those who do step up face lawsuits Selfish society ... That series of events transpired in Loudi, a city of 3.8 million in southern Hunan, last month as reported by legaldaily.com- another example, some observers argued, of society's descent ...

  3. Society must stay vigilant to ultimate abuse of power

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or in recent news, the perpetrator took advantage of his or her position of power vis-a-vis the victim, be it teacher-student, boss-employee, or, in many cases, man-woman. I firmly believe that one ... it worse. In the film, the victims are doubly condemned: as students powerless to fight the teachers and supposed-protectors, and as people with disabilities often neglected by society. In each ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Society has a role to play in resolving HK's housing crisis

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu Decent, affordable homes should be a right, but this will only happen if all of society supports it Politicians alone cannot resolve this housing scandal Yesterday's ... But the responsibility does not just lie with the government. Finding lasting solutions to alleviate poverty is something that all of society needs to support. While we criticise corruption on the mainland, many ...

  5. Confined by society

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... bells have been ringing for some time. A study conducted last year by the Society for Community Organisation, and involving 115 low-income families, estimated that 300,000 children now live ... they felt discriminated against at school. The society's community organiser Sze Lai-shan has, understandably, called for a better child welfare policy from the government. The plight of Hong ...

  6. Looking ahead to a prosperous society

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

    ... the past 60 years, making life much tougher for many people. Besides, the gap between the rich and the poor is becoming wider. Also, the central government tries to conceal news of riots and street ... Francis of Assisi College From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Carmen. There are many things to criticise about the mainland. It is a big country with a fragmented society that has suffered ...

  7. Middle-class housing plan safe, Tsang says

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tsang fended off worries yesterday, a day after a newspaper reported that My Home Purchase Plan, a rent-or-buy programme that he commissioned the Housing Society to operate in 2010, might be aborted after chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying takes over in July. The government has yet to sign a memorandum with the society for the project, designed as a relief measure for would-be ...

  8. Hope of a rainbow society spurs activist

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Sam Zhao spoke with Priscilla Jiao Sam Zhao, 27, is a leading lesbian campaigner who aims to foster tolerance towards homosexuality in Chinese society. The part-time editor-in-chief of Les ... it and meet more like-minded people. As I had worked for the university newspaper, I knew how a publication is run. Da Tou, who was in charge of design, and I co-founded the first issue with only 16 ...

  9. Festival a cue to focus on ageing society

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... The mainland is rapidly becoming an ageing society. That will no doubt have profound implications for its pattern of future economic growth as pressure mounts on the labour supply, medical care, ... rate- is expected to close in 2033. This means the mainland has just 24 years left. But Beijing is inadequately prepared in this area, to say the least. A Xinhua news item yesterday provided ...

  10. Minimum wage law should aim to help 'working poor' in society

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... them to meet their basic daily needs. Regardless of what people think, these low-skilled and low-paid workers are contributing to society by doing menial work that is essential to support the normal functioning of businesses and services in Hong Kong. The minimum wage law only needs to be designed for this particular group so as to provide them with a safety net. In order to establish ...




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