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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cut in minimum working hours to give more families low-income benefits

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com More families to qualify for low-income benefits The minimum working hours to qualify for a low-income family subsidy are to be lowered by 16 hours ... employment, is due to start next year. Those working 192 to 144 hours will receive HK$600 while those with children will get an extra HK$800 or HK$400 per child according to their working hours. Under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519091/cut-minimum-working-hours-give-more-families-low-income-benefits
  2. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Life in a Beijing satellite town: Elderly parents queue for hours at bus stations for commuter children

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:14pm

    ... which may take up to two hours depending on how bad the traffic is, to downtown Beijing and begin their working day. Some elderly parents told China Youth Daily that they insist on doing ... in the city centre. Every day, some 300,000 commuters travel from Yanjiao to Beijing for work, and return home at the end of the day to sleep. This phenomenon has earned the town the nickname ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1500767/life-beijing-satellite-town-elderly-parents-queue-hours-bus
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hundreds join march against Occupy Central

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... was criticised after saying at a press conference last Thursday it would accept signatures from people under 18, tourists, foreign domestic helpers and residents on working visas. Yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553520/hundreds-join-march-against-occupy-central
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... is vowing to safeguard. The inventory is the culmination of seven years' work by government-appointed researchers and also includes such traditions as umbrella making, Hakka folk songs, ... their culture. Hong Kong began working on the list in 2007 in response to the UN Convention for Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which China ratified in 2004. One of the articles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534746/cantonese-opera-dim-sum-and-diwali-hong-kong-lists-its-cultural
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Joining social movements part of education, academic says of Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... standards. The college might put arrested students in touch with lawyers or relatives, or offer counselling, he said. But disciplinary action is possible against those who broke the law. "Of ... previously worked as vice-rector at the University of Macau and as dean of business at Baptist University, says his position affords him the chance to influence young people on the mainland. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542693/joining-social-movements-part-education-academic-says-occupy-central
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Ching-yu, a Yale economics graduate who worked for a mainland-based fund-granting organisation, the Narada Foundation, for more than a year. This year, the two-month programme, in cooperation ... scandals was in 2011, when Guo Meimei, a young woman who claimed to work for the Chinese Red Cross, was found flaunting her luxurious lifestyle on social media. As legal restrictions on mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sing Tao boss Charles Ho gets Grand Bauhinia Medal in city honours list

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Phila Siu

    ... it not as an honour for myself, but an honour for the works of the bodies I work at," Tong said yesterday. Mariam Maria Cordero, a popular television cooking show host, is awarded the Bronze Bauhinia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543934/sing-tao-boss-charles-ho-gets-grand-bauhinia-medal-city-honours-list
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Trainer Brian Cha aims for another sporting record- by shooting hoops

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Stuart Lau

    ... the goal". Cha's first Guinness World Record was achieved in February last year when he whacked 8,000 golf balls at a target 100 yards away in just 12 hours. He followed that up earlier this month by leading a team of 800 people to break the Guinness record for the most electricity generated by cycling in a 24-hour period. Cha hopes to go for the hoop record in March. The tight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542613/trainer-brian-cha-aims-another-sporting-record-shooting-hoops
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by LO WEI

    ... size of the working population and salary growth in the next 30 years. The new scheme would replace the existing old-age allowance and old-age living allowance. Chow said yesterday that now ... and there was more awareness of the need to support the ageing population. Chow, a social work specialist from the University of Hong Kong, said the key issue was whether the chosen plan could be funded- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543209/crunch-time-new-pension-plan-says-professor-nelson-chow
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    United by a common goal: 60 years separate Occupy Central's youngest and oldest volunteers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Stuart Lau

    ... international standards the pair will join other activists, led by University of Hong Kong legal scholar Benny Tai Yiu-ting, to obstruct thoroughfares in Central. For Ng, going to jail- a likely ... as a Hongkonger- a suspected spy. "Inside, prisoners ate salted fish that even cats wouldn't try. You worked in return for 50 cents a day," he recalled. "I thought to myself: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537158/united-common-goal-60-years-separate-occupy-centrals-youngest-and

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