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  1. Mainland launches drive to extend urban health insurance scheme

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Vice-Premier Wu Yi was rallying support yesterday for a pilot health care programme that aims to extend basic medical insurance to more urban residents. At a conference designed ... social justice and promote harmony'. Analysts say yesterday's meeting helped kick-start the ambitious urban health-care programme, which was approved late last month at a State Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/593076/mainland-launches-drive-extend-urban-health-insurance-scheme
  2. Urban jobless goal of 4.5pc on target

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan China's goal to keep its urban unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent this year is on target despite the disruption to the job market by the outbreak of Sars, says Minister ... Council earlier had set the goal of creating eight million jobs this year and helping four million laid-off workers find jobs. It hopes to keep the urban unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent. Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432384/urban-jobless-goal-45pc-target
  3. Talkback

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the number of trees in urban areas. This is caused by the shortage of land in Hong Kong. Those involved in public and private developments do not seem to take expert advice about preserving trees. ... They reflect heat and this can lower temperatures in urban areas. Also people like to relax and exercise in areas where there are trees. June Lee, Kwun Tong Should Chinese medicine practitioners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604210/talkback
  4. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Europe's economic troubles are washing up on Hong Kong's shores in the form of a surge in migrants from the continent coming to the city to work. Government figures show there was a nearly 12 per cent increase from 2010 to 2011 in the number of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007893/expats-rush-escape-euro-woes
  5. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... despite a rapidly expanding labour force. Between 2003 and last year, 98 million jobs were created in urban areas. The mainland registered year-on-year gross domestic product growth of just 7.6 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007085/job-creation-top-priority-nation-says-wen
  6. Third of China's city-dwellers are still second class citizens

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the second chart), which naturally suppresses their spending as consumers. This means the hukou system ensures that 30 per cent of China's urban population are under-paid, deprived of social ... it because it provides them with a cut-price labour force. According to one estimate, if urban employers were obliged to make welfare contributions on behalf of their migrant workers, their payroll ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997405/third-chinas-city-dwellers-are-still-second-class-citizens
  7. Red-tape culture should give French something to protest against

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Rex Aguado

    ... with Rex Aguado Liberte! Fraternitee! Egalite! Emploi! That could very well be the cry on the streets of Paris this week, as the usual suspects of students, trade unions, intellectuals, professionals and the unemployed- swelling to more than three million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542888/red-tape-culture-should-give-french-something-protest-against
  8. Protest comes to a head

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Ip Hoi-tong has his hair shaved by Federation of Trade Unions legislator Wong Kwok-hing outside the Housing Authority headquarters in Ho Man Tin yesterday as part of a protest. About 20 construction workers began a 24-hour sit-in ahead of the a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540627/protest-comes-head
  9. Insurance plan

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Minors and unemployed urban residents will be the main targets of an initiative to provide medical insurance to city dwellers, a Labour and Social Security Ministry official ... with serious illnesses, by paying for their hospital costs and outpatient fees. '[The government] has yet to introduce any systematic arrangement to handle medical insurance in urban areas, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584985/insurance-plan
  10. Government denied on evidence for maids' case

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The government is trying to enter as evidence estimates that 'great numbers' of Filipino maids would become permanent Hong Kong residents in its fight against foreign domestic workers who are seeking right of abo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975113/government-denied-evidence-maids-case

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