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  1. Children of migrant workers damaged by separation

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to spoil their grandchildren.' Ms Song said 'migrant parents are forced to choose to live apart from their children. Most of them don't like it, but they all realise ... Alice Yan Children of migrant workers may suffer serious psychological and emotional damage because of long periods of separation from their parents. There are more than 100 million ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Factory workers need a fairer share of labour's spoils

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that if China's rise is to serve the goals of stability and harmony, the workers who toil to make products for the world must be able to look forward to a fairer share of the spoils and a better life. ...

  3. Single child too dependent on parents

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

    ... families have a bad influence on society. Parents spend all their money on their children. They spoil their children by giving them everything they want. These children do not know how to take care ... the one-child policy. With the advances in economic growth and education, people can afford to have more than one child and know what birth control is. Having more children in the family can also train ...

  4. Physical and verbal child abuse knows no social boundaries

    Posted Mar 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Domestic violence where children are the victims is becoming a cause for concern. There are cases of such child abuse, even in prosperous countries. Many parents have the wrong mindset, trusting in the saying 'Spare the rod and spoil the child'. They think that the more they strike the child, the more obedient the child will be. In fact, this does not work and the child ...

  5. Child abuse cases on the rise

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Desperate calls for help from children who have witnessed domestic violence or become its victim are increasing, according to an organisation that helps battered women. Harmony House's youth hotline has received a lot more calls from children seeking help in recent years, which the organisation said should be a matter for concern. Domestic ...

  6. Dividing the spoils

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The budget should be full of giveaways, but not everyone will be happy with the way they are dished out, writes Tsang Yok-sing Everybody is waiting for Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah to announce, in his maiden budget speech tomorrow, how he will ...

  7. Spoiled rice used to feed migrant workers

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Greed for profits overrides health risks to the consumers of stale, mouldy grain Tens of thousands of tonnes of spoiled, sometimes mouldy, rice is being sold to feed construction workers on the mainland every year. Its low price has made the spoiled rice so popular that in most main grain and oil markets in the capital it is known as 'migrant workers' ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Commissioner will give children a voice

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Why Hong Kong must have commissioner for children Every day, thousands of children in Hong Kong wake up to a day with more challenges than we can expect them to bear. Although Hong Kong is a relatively wealthy society, too many children fall outside the safety net. Even in a complex and modern society, services to children will be fragmented and poorly co-ordinated and less effective ...

  9. Should mothers work?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not compromise their home life. There is also the problem of being a working mother. You have to be clear about your priorities. Which comes first: family and children or career and financial security? Working mothers must also decide whether they would be happy to have domestic helpers and other family members looking after the children. Mothers should remember that a full-time job can be very ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL ISSUES

    Leung Chun-ying urged to act on 'nomadic' children

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Activists seek relief for HK's 'nomadic' children Solution sought for 'nomadic' children A tiresome shuffle back and forth across the border is disrupting the lives and education of an estimated 7,000 Hong Kong children, activists and families said yesterday, calling for government action. The children were born ...




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