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  1. Trail of woe

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... it the 'underground railroad', harking back to the secret trails followed by African-American slaves fleeing to the free north in the 19th century. For North Koreans seeking a new life outside ... sanctuary to refugees,' said Tim Peters, a US evangelical pastor who runs Helping Hands Korea, a charity based in Seoul. Among those countries is China, perhaps the most dangerous way-station ...

  2. Push for gender equality to help women trailing in rush to prosperity

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The media will, as usual, heap praise on the country's achievements in enhancing women's rights on International Women's Day today. But experts warn that those at grass-roots level have been left behind as the country prospers. T ...

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    Tin Shui Wai to get market run by Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... rents. The Link operates all but one of the nine malls in Tin Shui Wai. Lam said the market would be run by the non-profit Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and the government would provide HK$2 million to help run the operation. Viola Chan Man Yee-wai, chairwoman of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, said: "We target rents of between HK$800 and $1,000 a month, but we would consider ...

  4. The e-mail trail to legislators

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... November 2003- Ah Bun writes to Tung Chee-hwa, appealing for a euthanasia law. Mr Tung refers case to Health, Welfare and Food Bureau. December 2003- Bureau assistant secretary e-mails Ah Bun encouraging him to live, says government has no plans to enact ...

  5. Insurers to help run national medical plan

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has opened the door for commercial insurers to help run a national medical insurance plan. The move is to help ensure the efficient ... or three years you see that the government pays more to buy the service,' Nie said. 'But in the long run the cost will be lower because the cost to establish and run such a government ...

  6. Privately run social enterprise a cut above the rest

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The salon is a privately funded social enterprise run by the Fullness Christian Vocational Training Centre Limited. 'YC' started working at the salon, which has two branches ...

  7. We must encourage more for-profit companies to run social businesses

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as such in Hong Kong. Second, the Home Affairs Bureau has policy responsibility for social enterprises. But they should not be the monopoly of non-governmental organisations and should not be run as charities. We should encourage more for-profit companies to run social businesses to ensure that people with business skills can build and grow the enterprises on a sustainable basis. Third, many ...

  8. Students run against trafficking

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com You're never too young to fight for human rights. Some 360 secondary school students from 15 local and international schools congregated on Lugard Road near The Peak yesterday morning and set off on a 24-hour run called Running to Stop the Traffik. The money they raise will help abducted children in Nepal and India. Five ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Thursday during my lunch break I saw a jogger running quite fast on the walking trail. However, when I looked at the (much narrower) jogging trail four elderly people and two office workers were ... the ever-present risk of being built around. Jeremy Kidner, Central Act now to prevent accident at park Victoria Park, in Causeway Bay, has a walking and a jogging trail. It is annoying to find joggers ...

  10. Briefs

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... year. New mountain bike trail to open in Tai Lam park The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department is opening a new mountain bike trail in Tai Lam Country Park. The 2.1 kilometre trail connects to the existing trail on the Twisk Section. Mainland pair held over fake maternity papers Police arrested a mainland married couple who were on a double entry permit to Hong Kong for using ...




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