Disadvantaged

How Taiwan's Shen Hsin-ling helped poor through computers

Shen Hsin-ling on her visit to Hong Kong last week. Photo: Felix Wong

Shen Hsin-ling changed the lives of poor, struggling Taiwanese farmers by setting up a website to sell their fresh produce - a feat even a computer-savvy adult would find challenging. Shen was 11 when she finished the project.

Sunday, 27 January, 2013, 5:00am

Miriam Lau hits out at 'shameful' wealth gap

The disparity between the rich and the poor in Hong Kong is disgraceful, the chairwoman of the Liberal Party has said, demanding the government tackle the problem in the forthcoming policy address.

16 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Ignorance exposed over social enterprises

More than half of Hongkongers polled in a survey did not know what social enterprises were. Some 54 per cent of the 789 people surveyed did not know they were businesses that employ disadvantaged people or trade goods and services for a social purpose.

6 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Scheme will enrich youngsters

The Government has decided to launch a scheme by which it will subsidise Form Five graduates who do voluntary work.

It is certainly a temporary way to help reduce the high levels of unemployment.

Most Form Five graduates are inexperienced.

19 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Neglected

Isn't it ironic now that reports tell us the Philippine economy is doing so well, that its migrant workers continue to go through hell abroad? The continued callous treatment (South China Morning Post, September 4) of the women who have been propping up their country's economy should be a source of shame for the Philippine Government.

7 Sep 1996 - 12:00am