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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to wade into the murky waters and try to uncover some gems. They have set up non-profit organisation Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) to offer university students opportunities to learn about how ... foundations are still the only organisations able to raise funds publicly. Lau says this has prevented resources from being channelled to the right places, and many grassroots charities suffer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    200 make a cool start to weekend for charity

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Arthur Chan

    ... yet, as 200 people doused themselves in iced water to help take donations for local motor neurone disease patients to HK$23 million. Calling themselves the MF Group, the 200 insurance company ... charity events. The challenge originated in the United States and has become a hit around the world. The idea is that the "frozen" sensation of icy water simulates the state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581878/200-make-cool-start-weekend-charity
  3. 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

    ... staffed, resourced and positioned to drive the integration of gender in legislation, public policies and programmes". It called for the commission to be "properly monitored ...

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

    NeoDemocrats call for end to multi-entry permits for Shenzhen residents

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by AMY NIP AND CALVIN LIU

    ... political group, the NeoDemocrats, wants to scrap multiple-entry permits for Shenzhen permanent residents in order to lower the demand placed on public resources from visitors. Yam said that since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562956/neodemocrats-call-end-multi-entry-permits-shenzhen-residents
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Welfare benefits not enough for rent

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by CALVIN LIU

    ... such as management, installation and renewal fees. Many of those polled said they could not afford their rent on top of additional miscellaneous charges such as water and electricity bills. "So bad, so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559264/welfare-benefits-not-enough-rent
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... for water, hawkers and rickshaws, riots and cholera. "We have lived in this city for almost all our lives and have witnessed all the changes. The past was not perfect, but at least Hongkongers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558314/elderly-hongkongers-see-only-trouble-ahead-their-hometown
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Kids now have more diverse dream jobs, poll finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... from a younger age to encourage a greater variety of interests. "This study indicates our children have very diverse needs and interests. They need resources to back up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557043/kids-now-have-more-diverse-dream-jobs-poll-finds
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... boat water parade, Tai Hang fire dragon dance and Yu Lan Ghost festival. List welcomed- but cash is needed The government’s decision to pick out 480 items of intangible cultural heritage for protection has been welcomed by supporters of the various activities – but they say resources are needed for the listing to have an effect. The long list includes everything from various branches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534746/cantonese-opera-dim-sum-and-diwali-hong-kong-lists-its-cultural
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Inaccurate manpower projections cast doubt on government planning

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:49am by Phila Siu

    ... of imported workers would drive down salaries and mean fewer opportunities for locals. "Resources will be spent on the wrong areas due to the inaccuracy. For example, there may be too many people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534559/inaccurate-manpower-projections-cast-doubt-government-planning
  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Elderly residents in Anhui commit suicide after burial reform takes away coffins

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:27am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... are the final "house". "When villagers die, they want to sleep in a wind and water-proof house. That is what a coffin means to villagers." The local government has introduced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520720/elderly-residents-anhui-commit-suicide-after-burial-reform-takes-away

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