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  1. Camp offers new line on 'the birds and bees'

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lilian Zhang Embarrassed to talk to your children about the birds and the bees? No need to worry, a camp in Shanghai has got it covered. The controversial camp opened its gates on Wednesday, offering three days of classes for children aged eight to 13 for ...

  2. Social blueprint to be fleshed out

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they will oversee the launch of such a detailed mid- and long-term development programme, according to the Hong Kong-based Wen Wei Po. All eyes will be on party chief Hu Jintao, who will host his first ... and economic development, characterised by the 'people first' and 'harmonious society' concepts the president has espoused since assuming power three years ago, according to Wen Wei ...

  3. Middleman for migrants teaches them the ways of the city

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

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing Despite beginning with an angry shouting match, Wei Wei manages to restore an air of calm when he sits down to negotiate on behalf of the country's deprived ... wages,' said Mr Wei, the 31-year-old Henan native who founded the Little Bird organisation which offers free advice to the nation's migrant workers. A group of migrants told how Mr Wei ...

  4. Newspaper stalls should axe plastic bags, poll finds

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei Most customers of newspaper stalls- 69 per cent in a survey by a green group, an increase from 55 per cent in a 2008 poll- say the stalls should stop using plastic bags. Greeners Action, which carried out the survey, urged the government to extend the tax on plastic bags to ones used to carry newspapers, an idea that was supported by 56 per cent of the respondents ...

  5. Recruitment begins for census workers

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei Applications will open tomorrow for about 18,300 temporary field worker jobs for the 2011 Population Census through the Census and Statistics Department's online system. Chief enumerator and assistant chief enumerator jobs, to be paid HK$16,200 and HK$12,474, respectively, will be open to primary and secondary school teachers. Applications for other jobs will be accepted ...

  6. HIV cases increase

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Hong Kong saw a record number of new HIV infections last year since the first local patient was diagnosed with the disease in 1984. The 438 new cases last year marked an increase of 12.6 per cent from 389 in 2010. Overall, HIV prevalence in the city is estimated at under 0.1 per cent. That is low by international standards. If more than 1 per cent of the general population ...

  7. Don's 'dogs' jibe outrageous, official says

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The government has responded for the first time to disparaging comments about Hongkongers by Peking University professor Kong Qingdong, calling his remarks 'outrageous' and 'abusive'. Kong called Hongkongers 'running dogs for the British government' on an internet talk show on January 19 in reaction to an incident on the MTR in which ...

  8. Group urges more HIV tests for men

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A health support group says men should have more HIV check-ups after a survey showed four out of five males have never tested for the virus. Aids Concern, a non-government body that runs Aids support and prevention programmes, interviewed 213 men in various locations around the city, including taxi stands and construction sites, between December and February ...

  9. Migrant worker dispute resolved

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The Labour Advisory Board is expected to resume processing applications under a work scheme as early as today, after employee representatives agreed to end a boycott that has lasted since late October. The representatives have been refusing to process applications from companies seeking to import workers under the Supplementary Labour Scheme (SLS). They were ...

  10. Most CSSA recipients can't afford basic necessities

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Over half of Hongkongers living on welfare payments cannot afford some basic necessities of life, according to a study released yesterday by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. 'We have a social safety net, but it's full of holes,' said council chief Christine Fang Meng-sang, who urged the government to increase Comprehensive Social ...




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