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Child Welfare

Better nutrition to combat stunting

Stunting, a little-reported, recognised or understood human tragedy, blights the lives of some 165 million children worldwide.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 5:02am

How Hong Kong youths are touring the 'real' China

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

Indian malnutrition fund used to fix buses

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

Young boys found dead in Guizhou shack

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

Leung Chun-ying urged to act on 'nomadic' children

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

China Digest, February 12, 2013

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

Orphanage manager pledges to stop taking abandoned children after fire tragedy

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

Orphanages to be probed after fatal fire

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

Official neglect of orphans a tragedy

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

Official response to Guizhou child deaths invokes anger

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