Stunting, a little-reported, recognised or understood human tragedy, blights the lives of some 165 million children worldwide.Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 5:02am
Wujiang in Shaoguan city is just a stone’s throw away from Hong Kong but living conditions there may be outside the average Hongkonger’s comfort zone.
Roads in the northern Guangdong village, if any, are muddy and potholed. Wild ducks can be seen swimming in the puddles. Pollution is so bad no one dares to drink, cook or bathe with tap water.20 Apr 2013 - 12:19pm
A fund of millions of dollars raised to help malnourished children in western India has been diverted to maintain public buses, a report said on Friday.
The “Child Nutrition Surcharge” was set up 16 years ago to collect a small percentage of each bus ticket fare in major cities in Maharashtra state, where thousands of children die from malnutrition each year.8 Mar 2013 - 6:07pm
Five young boys in China’s southwestern Guizhou province died of suffocation on Monday in a deserted shack, the Xinhua state news agency reported on Tuesday.19 Feb 2013 - 4:09pm
A tiresome shuffle back and forth across the border is disrupting the lives and education of an estimated 7,000 Hong Kong children, activists and families said yesterday, calling for government action.12 Feb 2013 - 9:49am 1 comment
Travel agencies in Jiangsu say their business has suffered after the central government waived highway tolls during the Lunar New Year holiday.12 Feb 2013 - 6:09am
Yuan Lihai, the 48-year-old woman who ran an unlicensed orphanage in central China’s Henan province, said she would not adopt any abandoned children in future, the Beijing Times reported on Tuesday.14 Jan 2013 - 2:20pm 2 comments
Government will carry out a month-long inspection of orphanages run by individuals and private operators after a house fire that claimed seven young lives in Henan province, Xinhua reported yesterday.
The local government in Lankao county was under fire after it admitted that it had tolerated an illegally run orphanage operated by Yuan Lihai, a noodle vendor, for years.14 Jan 2013 - 2:20pm
In November, five boys who were all related and ranged in age from nine to 13, died in a trash bin in Bijie, Guizhou province, after they apparently started a charcoal fire to keep warm and succumbed to carbon-monoxide poisoning.14 Jan 2013 - 2:20pm 4 comments
The deaths of five boys in a refuse bin in Bijie city, Guizhou province, last month has heightened concerns over the plight of China’s street children.
The boys succumbed to carbon-monoxide poisoning from burning charcoal.20 Dec 2012 - 5:33pm 1 comment
Mainland news outlets have been brushing up on their Danish fairy tales as they struggle to understand the deaths of five young boys who were huddled in a large refuse bin on chilly night in remote Guizhou province this month.25 Nov 2012 - 4:11am
Eight officials in the Guizhou city of Bijie have been sacked or suspended for failing to protect the welfare of five boys found dead in a rubbish bin last week.
The victims, aged nine to 13, appeared to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning, after climbing into the dumpster and lighting a fire to escape the cold, the Bijie municipal government said in a statement yesterday.21 Nov 2012 - 3:27am 1 comment
German lawmakers voted on Friday to increase childcare benefits and end an unpopular medical charge less than a year before a general election.
The measures' cost totals about €3 billion (HK$29.6 billion) at a time when German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has been urging other European nations to rein in spending and reduce public debt.10 Nov 2012 - 3:00am
Police are looking for the father of three children aged nine to 13 who has left them unattended in a Sheung Shui village house since September.
The Hongkonger, thought to be between 40 and 50 years old, had visited his children three times since they moved in about eight weeks ago, police said.27 Oct 2012 - 2:55am
Autumn lovers in a jam22 Oct 2012 - 4:13am