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  1. Comment - Letters

    Democracy would allow Hong Kong to pursue its own Chinese dream

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by LETTERS

    ... Some people ask why Occupy. Because 30 years of pursuing democracy via more moderate means has failed miserably. Attempts to engage with Beijing have been met with indifference or outright hostility. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 55

    Protester loses bid to appeal against injunction allowing police to aid bailiffs

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:36am by julie chu and chris lau

    ... Thomas Au Hing-cheung's decision to allow the police to assist bailiffs if necessary. They found that Au's order, issued on November 10, did not compel the police to make any arrest ...

  3. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Unexpected recession in Japan will allow Abe to delay tax hike, call snap poll

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:13pm by Reuters

    ... Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, setting the stage for Shinzo Abe to delay an unpopular sales tax rise and call a snap election two years early. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Machines allow school to feed the potential of physically disabled

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:10am by Oliver Chou

    ... A 19-year-old student with severe disability due to cerebral palsy, Lung Kin relies on that extremity alone to control a joypad on his electric wheelchair to get around. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Technological implants will allow us to improve our bodily functions

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 04:42pm by Jamie Carter

    ... at the University of Michigan recently unveiled technology that could lead to contact lenses that allow the wearer to see in the dark. An ultra-thin light detector which can sense infrared wavelengths our ... is that their sensitivity is typically very poor," Zhong says. "It's a hundred to a thousand times lower than what a commercial device would require." [Google Glass] allows surgeons to share ...

  6. A good design allows people to enjoy time spent at home and increases their sense of belonging

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 09:17am

    ... Anson Cheng Design have produced a simple, modern home that showcases how eco-friendly design and materials can be used to create a functional and emotional building. The result is a home that has been carefully planned out to give each individual member ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Allowances for elderly people set to increase

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:46am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Allowances for elderly people set to increase Elderly people will see their "fruit money" increase by HK$50 per month next year ... the allowances are linked to, the old-age allowance, available to everyone over 70 and, on a means-tested basis, to those aged 65 to 69, will rise from HK$1,180 to HK$1,230. The payment is known ...

  8. News - World - SECURITY

    Terror fears prompt tighter screening of travellers allowed into US visa-free

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 09:49pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Fears over Western jihadis fighting in Middle East behind requirement to provide additional information before being allowed aboard flights Visa-free travellers to U.S. face new checks The United States has imposed tighter screening measures on travellers from allied countries- mostly European but including Australia, New Zealand and some in East Asia- amid ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's political system must be fundamentally reformed to allow parties to lead

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:21am by Alice Wu

    ... We have to be prepared for the worst. And the worst, right now, is being stuck with the electoral arrangements that yielded the current chief executive. ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar parliament will consider allowing Suu Kyi to run for presidency

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:27am by AFP

    ... Myanmar's parliament will consider amending the country's constitution- which currently bars Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president- ahead of crucial elections next year. ...




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