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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Welfare benefits not enough for rent

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

    ... Calvin Liu calvin.liu@scmp.com Call for policy revamp after study finds most people on housing subsidy have to make up cash shortfall each month for small, subdivided flats Welfare benefits not enough for rent More than half of those who live on welfare payments have to fork out money from their own pockets for rent as the government subsidy they receive is not enough, ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japanese Supreme Court rules that a Chinese permanent resident is not entitled to payouts even though she has paid taxes all her life Foreigners riled over welfare ruling Activists, analysts and foreign residents of Japan have reacted with dismay to a decision by the Supreme Court that foreigners with permanent residency are not entitled to welfare ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Immigrant welfare claim totals uncover 'shocking' bias: lawmaker

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Immigrant welfare claims uncover 'shocking' bias More than 5,500 new immigrants have applied for welfare, out of an estimated 200,000 who ... the bar on obtaining welfare handouts in 2004. But on December 17, the court declared that the seven-year residency rule was unconstitutional and lowered the requirement back to one year. Since ...

  4. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Orphan's seizure by officials after wellwishers gave millions exposes child welfare shortcomings

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 02:46am by Mimi Lau

    ... of child welfare The story of an orphan snatched away this week from a Shenzhen school by officials who neglected him for years sparked an uproar. Yang Liujin, a 14-year-old boy from ... of the nation's abandoned and orphaned children, whose ranks swell by more than 100,000 every year, according to the China Children Welfare Policy Report of 2010. In the same year, the Ministry of Civil ...

  5. News - China - WELFARE

    Seven children freeze to death in Hubei orphanage

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... died from illnesses. The allegation quoted a woman who worked at the Shiyan Public Welfare House as saying all the children had gangrenous hands or feet because of frostbite. She said ...

  6. News - China - MACAU

    Macau bill on outgoing chief executive's welfare slammed for being too generous

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 04:33am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Macau bill slammed as 'too generous' A controversial bill advocating a generous welfare package for Macau's outgoing chief executive and top officials has been slammed as being tailor-made for the retiring ministers whose terms end with the government's this year. It also proposes granting its chief executive immunity from criminal ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Hong Kong fad of dyeing dogs' fur could prove fatal: animal welfare experts

    Posted May 18th 2014, 04:55am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Animal welfare experts warn latest indignity for man's best friend could have fatal consequences Canine 'fashion' is not worth dyeing for, say activists ... by its altered appearance. Animal welfare activist Angie Scott said she had seen dogs dyed "all the colours of the rainbow" in the city and called for a ban on the practice, similar ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How a discrepancy in welfare payments is thwarting care for China's elderly

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:16am by Elaine Yau

    ... be a good option," says Wong. But the discrepancy in cross-border welfare payments has discouraged many people from signing up, says Ng Hang-sau, chief executive of the Hong Kong Society ... at subsidised elderly centre." The policy on welfare payments does not encourage less affluent Hongkongers to retire on the mainland, Ng says. Figures from the Social Welfare Department seem ...

  9. Hong Kong’s Secretary for Labour and Welfare and former Premier of Victoria highlight horseracing’s positive contribution to the community

    Posted May 06th 2014, 07:40pm

    ... Hong Kong Jockey Club The Honourable Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Labour and Welfare of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, today (6 May) emphasised the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s ... population, Mr Cheung drew attention to HKJC’s close collaboration with the government and the non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector in working to devise long-term solutions to evolving welfare ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Asylum seeker group says defamation case a chance to probe welfare contractor

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu Joanna.chiu@scmp.com Vision First says defamation trial a chance to air welfare contractor's failures Asylum aid group welcomes court case Rights group Vision First says ... Branch (ISS-HK) holds a contract from the Social Welfare Department to fulfil the government's legal responsibility of providing basic food and housing support to asylum seekers. Vision ...




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