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  1. 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

    ... don't know." The proposed plan's qualification age is 65. Yu works at a Tai Po shopping centre for HK$30.20 an hour- just 20 cents more than the statutory minimum wage. The job brings ...

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

    Civic Party presses for retirement plan it says government report ignored

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

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com They say universal pension idea excluded from government analysis is sustainable and valid Civic Party presses for its retirement plan No extra taxes ... proposal was not included in a government-commissioned analysis of six universal retirement plans, due to be released in two weeks, according to media reports. The Civic Party plan calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568558/civic-party-presses-retirement-plan-it-says-government-report-ignored
  3. 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

    ... Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang Official suggestion to Commission on Poverty is for a universal system with no means test Pension plan would give all over-65s HK$3,000 a month Every Hongkonger over 65- rich or poor- would get a pension of HK$3,000 a month without a means test under a scheme put forward yesterday. A long-awaited government-commissioned study said ...

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

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of the people". Full-time mother Chen Yiping is one of the city's many housewives who are excluded from most retirement protection and social benefit plans. "If it meant a bigger contribution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577151/write-pension-policy-sake-people
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Helping the hands that feed you

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by Jessie Lau

    ... with customers." The enterprise allows housewives such as 47-year-old To to work flexible hours and be productive in society, said Yuen So-ying, assistant manager of the hospital board's development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573736/helping-hands-feed-you
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pink sees red as Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant turns ugly in sponsorship row

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Pink sees red: sponsorship row turns gay pageant ugly An ugly war of words has erupted over Mr Gay Hong Kong with a major sponsor announcing it is withdrawing funding in a dispute over naming rights just weeks before the annual pageant. Gay-friendly business network Pink Dollar, a long-time supporter of the six-year-old contest, has pulled out of a planned HK$40,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575118/pink-sees-red-mr-gay-hong-kong-pageant-turns-ugly-sponsorship-row
  7. 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

    ... this month drafted an ambitious plan to integrate Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei into a mega urban cluster, which would include the development of four or five new satellite towns around Beijing. ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Every weekday before dawn in the remote Beijing satellite town of Yanjiao, Hebei province, more than a dozen elderly people stand shivering in the cold ...

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

    Women's Commission has become about 'cocktails and receptions', blasts Anson Chan

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Christy Choi

    ... to identify the most pressing needs of women and to push government departments to address any shortcomings. She added that government departments across the board suffered from "a lack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570256/anson-chan-says-womens-commission-isnt-advancing-lot-hong-kong-women
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Participants in Occupy Central 'should not underestimate legal consequences'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:55pm by Stuart Lau

    ... activists People planning to join Occupy Central “should not underestimate” the legal consequences, says a human rights lawyer who expressed concern about a new trend of magistrates imposing heavier ... have lowered sentences on various grounds. Organisers of the pro-democracy Occupy movement hope to rally some 10,000 people to camp out on the streets in Central if the government’s plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564144/participants-occupy-central-should-not-underestimate-legal
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Father who allegedly left learning disabled son, 11, in Singapore could face extradition

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:21pm by Clifford Lo

    ... father and gave birth to a daughter three years ago. He recently left a boarding school for children with special needs to return home for the summer holidays. Police sources said the initial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563515/father-who-allegedly-left-learning-disabled-son-11-singapore-could

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