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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Child sex attacks and treatment of elderly shame China

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com Shocking spate of child sex attacks by teachers and problems facing the ageing population are shameful blots on the nation's social record Sad state of affairs for young and old China has long prided itself on showing respect for the old and caring for the young. But news of a spate of child molestation cases and a landmark report ...

  2. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant workers feel like outsiders in mainland cities, says survey

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... with a similar survey last year, migrant workers' living standards had improved but their sense of happiness from social involvement and social standing had dipped. Wang Junxiu, a researcher ... "The core of urbanisation is how to make these migrant workers urban residents and from the survey we see the migrant workers are not … wanting different levels of needs one by one," Wang ...

  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Officials sacked as five boys die in Guizhou dumpster

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Another parent said four of the boys had dropped out of school because of poor performance. Professor Wang Jingbo, of the Chinese University for Political Science and Law, said the mainland's ...

  4. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    China's 2020 goal may fail unless core issues are tackled, say analysts

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... delayed for years, largely owing to opposition from the state sector, experts say. Sasac Chairman Wang Yong said at the party congress gathering last week said that even in economies seen ...

  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    China authorities pushing happiness amid rising discontent

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... taxes." Reform-minded Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang became perhaps the most prominent- and widely mocked- proponent of the public satisfaction drive last year when he outlined his proposal for a "Happy Guangdong" province. As part of the plan, Wang allocated 423 billion yuan (HK$521 billion) for projects to improve people's livelihood. He said he would attempt to reduce ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Discussing problems seen as a sign of weakness for men

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Why do men see a doctorless often than women? According to the annual report by the Movember Foundation, men worldwide live shorter lives than women and suffer more from heart disease and cancer. Health risk factors are also more common among men, including smoking, alcohol abuse, obesity, suicide, and work and road accidents. In spite of this, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Funk and disorderly Children with mental health disorders are three times more likely to be bullies, according to new research, highlighting the importance of providing psychological support not only to victims but the bullies as well. The study, presented at an American Academy of Pediatrics conference, involved nearly 64,000 children ...

  8. Magazines - Style

    Christine Fang: Social services professional inspired by her late father

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tam An executive social worker is inspired by the courage of people she meets, and driven to create a society based on equality, writes Nora Tong Christine Fang Christine Fang Meng-sang discovered at a young age that helping others makes life meaningful. Inspired by her late father, Harry Fang Sin-yang, a prominent orthopaedic surgeon whose devotion to the rehabilitation ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - COMMUNITY WELLNESS

    Free bus passes have health benefit, say researchers

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Bus passes keep elderly active Free bus passes for the elderly could be the way to go in Hong Kong to boost public health. Not only do they benefit the pocket, they also encourage older people to be more physically active, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Imperial College London researchers reached ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pink Season 2012 to celebrate gay and transgender rights

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... said James Wang Ching-yuan, director of operations at Barclays in Hong Kong. Earlier this year, Barclays sponsored a study on attitudes to and experiences of lesbian, gay and transgender ...




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