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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Gay rights 'a right, not a matter of opinion'

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Affairs Stephen Fisher told yesterday's home affairs panel meeting that the survey would look at the possibility of a law banning discrimination based on people's sexual orientation. ... to employment and other rights.' But Mr Fisher said the government had to seek the support of the public and of Legco to ensure the law would pass. 'There must be public support and public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485499/gay-rights-right-not-matter-opinion
  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. TEA for two... and a current pun

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Fisher. And now the couple are planning a holiday with her HK$15,000 prize money, hot on the heels of a trip to the Malaysian resort of Kota Kinabalu last month to celebrate Mr Fisher ... is to take a student-centred approach and I believe personal contact with the students is a very important part of the teaching process.' Mr Fisher said: 'Because I was the first person ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681010/tea-two-and-current-pun
  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. News - China

    China enters race with foreign rivals to mine the seabed for valuable minerals

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com China can now explore the seabed for up to three valuable minerals but it faces a major challenge to close the mining technology gap with the West Exploiting the riches under the deep blue sea With China recently achieving its long-held desire to exploit untapped underwater resources, a new method of sustaining its rapid economic development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1302836/china-enters-race-foreign-rivals-mine-seabed-valuable-minerals

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