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  1. Urban environment 'fosters alienation'

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Former lawmaker Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung is not surprised that residents of Ho Man Tin Estate show little interest in the number of suicides there. He says the dense urban environment fosters alienation. 'Unfortunately, we are in a very urbanised environment where people don't connect. They don't have a good sense of community,' said Dr Cheung, ...

  2. More mainlanders live in urban areas for first time

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li Raymond.li@scmp.com More mainlanders are now living in urban areas than in the countryside, according to a report released by a government think tank this week. The Chinese ... in November last year, the report, Blue Book on Social Development: China's Social Situation, Analysis and Forecast for 2012, concludes that the urban population will exceed half the total ...

  3. 9.94m urban jobs created, beating target

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... slowing economic growth and a rise in the minimum wage. Figures from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security show 9.94 million new jobs were created for people in urban areas in the first nine months of the year, topping the full-year target of nine million. Of those, 6.55 million were created between January and the end of June. In the whole of last year 9.31 million urban ...

  4. Migrant workers get chance for urban residency

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... 1.8 million Guangdong farmers urban hukou (residential permits) by 2012. Academics criticised the new system for setting the bar too high for most migrant workers. The new urban hukou scheme, ... workers will be given 10 points and senior technicians will receive 60. Those who have more children than allowed will lose at least 100 points and won't be allowed to apply for urban hukou ...

  5. Rural, urban voters may get equal rights

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The vote of a rural resident will finally be given the same weight as that of his urban counterpart under draft amendments to the Electoral Law tabled yesterday at the National ... widening gaps between its rural and urban population. The huge disparities have become a source of social discontent and a bottleneck of development. Introduced in 1958 to protect the rights ...

  6. Family facing eviction protests against urban-renewal body

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng and Maggie Ng A family which has received its landlord's order to move out of the rented family home in Sham Shui Po staged a protest yesterday, saying that the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) failed to provide accommodation after announcing a redevelopment project on the site. Io Chengpou and his wife Li Chunfang, at 69 Shun Ning Road for seven years, were told to leave ...

  7. Indigenous villagers struggling to get small house with shortage of land

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... an indigenous villager living on Hong Kong Island. I moved to the city because of my wife's job and my daughter's schooling. The transport links were obviously better in the urban area. I have ...

  8. Urban Jungle

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai Despite having been a vet for more than a decade, I freely admit to not being able to predict the outcomes of all cases that come through my clinic. It is hard, and in some cases impossible, to give a perfectly accurate prognosis for every situat ...

  9. Urban Jungle

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai For most of my veterinary career I have worked for one animal charity or another. Even now in private practice I still perform discounted or free services for various smaller animal charities unable to hire a full-time vet. These experiences have ...

  10. Urban jobless rate may touch 30-year high

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The mainland's official urban unemployment rate rose last year for the first time since 2003 and could climb to a near-30-year high this year as economic growth falters. ... an economist with Barclays Capital Research, said: 'The unemployment rate is expected to rise further in 2009, reflecting slowing economic growth. 'The government aims to cap the urban ...




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