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China Digest, November 17, 2012

The Beijing Municipal Health Bureau aims to survey 130,000 residents over the age of 45 by March to determine their risk of having a stroke, the capital's third leading cause of death, the Beijing Daily reports.

Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 5:00am

Pupils under pressure commit suicide

The intense pressure faced by many pupils was once again illustrated when two youngsters committed suicide and two runaways were found badly beaten on the same day in Zhengzhou, Henan province.

17 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Runaways caught

Police caught two runaway girls, aged 11 and 12, who climbed out of the window of a second-floor flat in Camp Street, Shamshuipo, after they had gone to visit a friend, 14.

3 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

A dance with the ghosts of the past

Be afraid, be very afraid. City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) is releasing 14 teenage ghosts for its latest project, Haunted House at High Street, one of many programmes in the International Arts Carnival that runs through mid-August.

31 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Alarm at teen runaway rate

A youth social worker blames a communication breakdown between parents and children for the alarming increase in teenage runaways.

Peter Newbery, executive director of Youth Outreach, a charity organisation, said the number of troubled youngsters on the streets was growing.

22 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

'Runaway army' gathers after dark

DOZENS more all-night social workers are needed to combat the growing army of teenage runaways spending nights on the streets, charity group Youth Outreach says.

19 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Crisis spurs rise in teenage runaways

The number of teenage runaways is soaring as the financial crisis forces parents to spend more time at work, a charity group says.

More mainland children, who have entered Hong Kong legally, are also living on the streets, said Youth Outreach, a charity that works with runaways.

22 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Search for runaways

Police are looking for three teenagers from O Pui Shan Boys' Home who ran away during a school sports competition in a Kwai Chung games hall.

24 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Pupils run away from failure

WELFARE workers are seeing a surge in teenage runaways after thousands discovered they had failed their exams.

Youngsters are more likely to clash with their parents during summer holidays, and poor examination results may have added to tensions at home, social workers said.

24 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Centre puts youths on right track

A new youth centre in Sha Tin will help attack the growing problem of young runaways.

Breakthrough Youth Village, which officially opened on Saturday, offers young people temporary residential care, counselling and guidance.

10 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Advice takeaways urged for children

SOCIAL welfare officers have been asked to consider setting up fast-food style centres to provide on-the-spot counselling for runaways at night.

The proposal was raised by the Federation of Youth Groups after a survey on young people who repeatedly ran away. .

More than 3,000 youngsters under the age of 15 were reported missing annually over the past three years.

15 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Family disputes root cause

SOCIAL workers find it hard to distinguish between children who run away from home because they genuinely want to escape an unhappy family situation and those who leave home ''just for fun''.

8 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Reaching out to troubled youths

WHEN loansharks attempted to burn the family home, Ah-keung's parents scrambled to find him a safe haven before fleeing the territory.

A local priest managed to secure the 12-year-old boy a place in a shelter for runaways and troubled children run by Youth Outreach - and six weeks later Ah-keung described life there as ''very good, better than home''.

10 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Six girls in break-out from Castle Peak isolation wards

SIX teenagers with emotional problems escaped from a girls' home in Castle Peak early yesterday after subduing a female staff member.

The girls, aged between 15 and 18, also stole $820 from the victim who was one of four staff on night duty at the Wai Yee Hostel in Yeung Tsing Road where 83 girls are being kept.

15 Feb 1993 - 12:00am