Railways are a long-term investment
I refer to the article ('Battle to bring rail line's price below HK$60b', September 17), concerning the cost of the proposed express rail line to Guangzhou.Friday, 25 September, 2009, 12:00am
A law introducing paid paternity leave would create difficulties in Hong Kong, such as adding to the operating costs of small and medium-sized enterprises, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday.22 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
Fathers who have worked hard over the past year should wake up today thinking the world owes them something - and they would deserve it. There are roughly three categories of fathers.21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
In July 2007, when a neighbour asked Peng Lianqi , 45, and her husband whether they wanted to become foster parents to a boy with brain and spinal problems, it took them only a few days to decide they would. Six months later she took in another boy with harelip from the same foreign-funded foster home, which sponsors orphans for surgery and provides post-surgical care until adoption.31 May 2009 - 12:00am
According to Toys LiFung (Asia), operator of Toys 'R' Us, the basic needs of a newborn can be covered in six categories and includes bath and toilet training, feeding, health and safety, nursery, on the go, and toys and activity.30 May 2009 - 12:00am
Former beauty queen Michele Reis prefers to hire a surrogate mother to give birth to her child.
Reis, 38, who married shipping heir Julian Hui Chun-hang last November, said she had no plans to deliver a baby herself, but would be happy to hire someone to do the job for her.9 May 2009 - 12:00am
Could Hong Kong's Jamie Oliver be found among the housewives of Tin Shui Wai? Impoverished new town estates aren't usually known as crucibles of culinary flair, but a neighbourhood scheme may uncover hidden talent.5 May 2009 - 12:00am
by V.V. Ganeshananthan
Phoenix, HK$1045 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
Jobs top the list of concerns for local women today - International Women's Day.
Lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan said the government had not done enough to address women's employment difficulties.8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Demand for temporary care of children may increase slightly, while that for counselling has shot up as families affected by the economic downturn seek help to sort through their problems.
Director of Social Welfare Stephen Fisher said overall demand for foster care remained steady, but warned of an increase in the need for short-term care, which lasts six weeks.5 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
It is common practice in Hong Kong for pregnant staff members to get 10 weeks of paid maternity. Employees can take six weeks of leave before giving birth and four weeks after, or they can take four weeks off before giving birth and six weeks after. It takes time to adjust to having a new child in the family, and it can be difficult for women to handle the various chores on their own.6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
Small charity provides accommodation and counselling
Jane, not her real name, is stuck between a rock and a hard place.
She was a carefree 26-year-old living in Manila when a South Asian man from Hong Kong began sizing her up for possible marriage, after being introduced by her aunt.18 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
Sending children to after-school day care may not be as big an issue as some working parents may fear, a recent survey by the Boys' and Girls' Club Association of Hong Kong has indicated.17 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
Like the rest of the world, Hong Kong is facing the challenge of an ageing population. By 2036, 26.4 per cent of our population will be aged 65 or above.8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
Maggie Holmes, of La Leche League Hong Kong, has the following advice for women who want to breastfeed their babies and beat the bottle:
Get informed about breastfeeding before you have your baby. Find out about breastfeeding support groups or do some online research.
Choose a hospital that will allow you to room-in with your baby.13 Oct 2008 - 12:00am