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‘Have You Laughed Yet Today?’ Laughter as Medicine

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Edward Pinkney

While some parts of the world don’t need a reminder to laugh, there are two spring days in Britain that invite people to find the humour in life. The first is Red Nose Day in March, a BBC covered media event by the charity Comic Relief, and the other is the first of April – or ‘April Fool’s Day’ – in which a flurry of (hopefully) funny pranks are carried out before midday — miss the deadline and the prankster is branded the ‘fool’. These are events that bring a lot of fun, but as the science behind laughter becomes increasingly researched, it seems that perhaps one ought to see every day as a good day to laugh. Read More

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學童問題 除了教育政策外……

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近一年前的學童自殺悲劇,社會一片愁雲。針對諸等事件,政府成立了防止學生自殺委員會,檢討學童自殺的成因。坊間意見除了譴責不負責任的教育局長外,大多將學童問題歸因於學校教師和社工支援、競爭性的教育制度和競爭性的社會環境等,尤其近年社會關注TSA(全港性系統評估)和學生壓力的問題,更傾向於此討論。 Read More

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Hong Kong must treasure and protect its core values, including ‘one country, two systems’

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Jenny Huen & Paul Yip

In recent years, relations between different political camps and between different stakeholders (including the government) in Hong Kong have become increasingly strained and polarised. One of the fundamental reasons behind this phenomenon may be a difference in core values. So what are the values that Hong Kong people uphold, and how do they differ across political affiliations? Read More

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Redirect Hong Kong’s welfare spending to reach its most needy

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Paul Yip

The Commission on Poverty provides detailed figures on the situation in Hong Kong and has just released the fourth update to the poverty line since it was set in 2013. The poverty line is set at half the median household income, according to household size. Those living below it are considered poor. As it is in relative term, there will always be a certain proportion of the population below the threshold. Read More

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創建共享價值 突破商業界限

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葉兆輝

上個月筆者參與香港賽馬會慈善信託基金舉辦的「慈善共創 都市聚焦」國際慈善論壇,此論壇聚焦「共享價值」(shared value)議題,講者們講述很多商界「善有善報」的成功例子(doing well by doing good),這些善舉不單捐贈盈餘,還展現出商界對社會的承擔,企業如何回應社會充滿挑戰性的需要,如何通過與非政府機構和整個社會創造「共享價值」,一同突破原有資本主義商業營運的限制。 Read More