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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fishing heritage may be the one that got away

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Many local fishermen are struggling to survive in a changing industry, let alone preserve skills and traditions passed down for generations Fishing heritage may be the one that got away It's a hot summer's day, and Lai Tai-sing is sitting on the deck of his fishing boat at the Cheung Chau typhoon shelter. The 46-year-old fisherman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592493/fishing-heritage-may-be-one-got-away
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Proposed HK$3,000-a-month pension 'could be cut in tough economic times'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... debate would be needed before the city shrank the payouts to elderly people, lead researcher Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun of the University of Hong Kong said. "In the worst-case scenario, the amount can be lowered," Chow told RTHK a day after he presented the findings to the government-appointed Commission on Poverty, chaired by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578366/proposed-hk3000-monthly-pension-could-be-lowered-tough-economic-times
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... suffering discrimination and harassment as a result of their sexual orientation," she said. EOC chairman Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said he was disappointed that, after inviting all 70 lawmakers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

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

    ... to study the issue said yesterday. Commissioned by the government last year, Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun and his team have spent a year making detailed calculations on six proposals- including ... 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 ...

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

    For older workers seeking stability, a small pension is better than nothing

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... in a government-commissioned study led by University of Hong Kong academic Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun. "Of course it is not enough. But it's better than nothing," she said. "If I really get ... should also be adjusted yearly according to inflation." If Chow's proposal is introduced, Yu will have to contribute 1 per cent of her salary to the pension pool. She said she and her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578672/older-workers-seeking-stability-small-pension-better-nothing
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Activists urge lawmakers to stand against anti-gay prejudice

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stephen Whittle, a British activist who teaches law at Manchester Metropolitan University, said Hong Kong should also note that the Japanese government was under pressure from its courts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581239/activists-urge-lawmakers-stand-against-anti-gay-prejudice
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    New tax of up to 2.5pc proposed to fund HK$3,000 a month pension for all Hongkongers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:07pm by Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang

    ... but an additional profits tax- as groups such as the Federation of Trade Unions proposed- would not be required. The study was headed by University of Hong Kong academic Nelson Chow Wing-sun. "If the government can make a decision by 2017 [on whether to introduce the scheme], then I would say that my effort on the study had not been wasted," Chow said after a presentation to the Commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577784/study-recommends-monthly-hk3000-pension-tackle-elderly-poverty-crisis
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... [about the tourist influx]." Commission chairman York Chow Yat-ngok said more than 1,000 submissions on the issue had been received. While it was illegal to urinate in public, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Civic Party presses for retirement plan it says government report ignored

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... by welfare and social work professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun from the University of Hong Kong, was a way for it to put off enacting any kind of meaningful change in the public retirement system. Kwok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568558/civic-party-presses-retirement-plan-it-says-government-report-ignored
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    40pc of Hongkongers have considered retiring abroad for financial reasons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Olga Wong

    ... Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun, of the University of Hong Kong, said he was not surprised by the survey. "We are seeing frequent rises in transport fares and higher home prices but the Mandatory Provident Fund provides just a small sum when people reach retirement age- HK$600,000 at most, according to our estimate," Chow said. "That's why people are worried." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557039/40pc-hongkongers-would-consider-retiring-elsewhere-survey-finds

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