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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Housing is a structural cause of poverty [in Hong Kong] due to some of our land policies Oxfam HK director general Stephen Fisher   This is not an abuse of power. It was carried out according to law and procedure A spokesman for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on his pardoning of former aides jailed for corruption   Timbuktu has fallen Exiled mayor Halle Ousmane Cisse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1138840/who-said-it
  2. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Derek Fisher ready to step up as New York Knicks head coach

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:03am

    ... Associated Press in New York Phil Jackson turns to one of his most trustworthy former players for his first coaching hire Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest ... as a professional athlete, and that’s being a champion. Derek Fisher But whether on the court with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, or across the bargaining table from NBA commissioners David Stern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1529835/derek-fisher-ready-step-new-york-knicks-head-coach
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's new poverty line wins wary support

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the Mandatory Provident Fund, the compulsory retirement saving scheme, as it was set up only in the past decade, and they are reluctant to turn to welfare. Stephen Fisher, director general of Oxfam Hong Kong and a member of the commission, said: "In Hong Kong, one of the main causes of poverty is being old. This should not be happening." Fisher, who was the director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102376/hong-kongs-new-poverty-line-just-first-step
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Welfare for working poor depresses wages, benefits greedy employers

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp An allowance for those eschewing support would only benefit greedy employers Proposed welfare for working poor would depress wages [Oxfam director general Stephen] Fisher, who is on the government-appointed Commission on Poverty, said he would urge the authorities to introduce a low-income family allowance for the working poor who earned less than CSSA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1084796/welfare-working-poor-depresses-wages-benefits-greedy
  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Southeastern provinces evacuate coastal areas ahead of Fitow's fury

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 01:43pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com 'Golden week' tourists told to leave islands as rare October typhoon is expected to make landfall on border of Fujian and Zhejiang Southeast evacuates coast as Fitow barrels down Southeastern coastal areas were bracing for Typhoon Fitow yesterday, as the rare late-season typhoon was expected to make landfall overnight between Fujian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1325722/china-evacuates-417000-people-it-issues-highest-alert-typhoon-fitow
  6. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Song Bowen: An artist not afraid to set her own rules

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Despite others' doubts, Song Bowen is on a learning curve when it comes to working on 3-D prints, and she has started to reap the benefits An artist not afraid to set her own rules Song Bowen is one of the few mainland artists to have won critical acclaim and commercial success with works created with 3-D printing. With increasing interest from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1325467/song-bowen-artist-not-afraid-set-her-own-rules
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... need of one-person households," Oxfam director general Stephen Fisher said. "There's a lot more people living in poverty in one-person households." He called ... households by 7 per cent. Fisher called on the government to take into account not only the poverty line but also the basic cost of living in making poverty-relief policies. Oxfam conducted the study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534810/oxfam-calls-minimum-wage-be-raised-hk35-hour
  8. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Drivers in spin over Beijing congestion charge

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Drivers in spin over congestion charge A Beijing city government proposal to impose a traffic congestion charge has met fierce resistance from drivers. Rong Jun, a delegate with Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport, told China News Services on Tuesday that the government was considering the charge as part of a plan to ease traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1308943/beijing-authorities-collision-course-drivers-over-proposed-congestion
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Country park vandalism not the way to solve housing shortage

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines doesn't trust landowners to develop any areas sensitively Country park vandalism not the way to solve housing problem Politicians and bureaucrats have ... stand, the price of conserving Hong Kong is eternal vigilance. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1309203/country-park-vandalism-not-way-solve-housing-shortage
  10. Strike organiser admits mix-up

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Southorn Playground to Wu Chung House in Wan Chai in groups of a few hundred. They had agreed with the government that the director of social welfare, Stephen Fisher, would only accept the petition ... turned into a standoff with police as protesters tried to force their way into the first-floor podium of Wu Chung House, where the Social Welfare Department headquarters is. Mr Fisher said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/617669/strike-organiser-admits-mix

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