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  1. Alternative culture promises a revolution

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... interesting, if little-heralded, stories in China must be the very rapid growth over the past few years of a genuine alternative culture. The audience is still small, but it is growing fast. In many ways it resembles the tiny alternative scenes of New York and San Francisco in the early 1960s which, less than a decade later, had transformed the US and the world. China has had rock ...

  2. A keen eye for charity

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... volunteers, Hongkonger Joyce Wong Hoi-yan and her African husband Henri Samoutou. Wong, 35, grew up in Hong Kong's tenement houses, graduated from Diocesan Girls' School and studied medicine ... is particularly close to Samoutou's heart. 'His father was blinded when chips of wood flew into his eyes,' Wong says. 'The local practitioner did not have the medicine or expertise ...

  3. An epistle from a 'friend in a sea of people'

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... because orthodox medicine in Hong Kong is too pedantic. Western medicine practitioners are very hostile to alternative methods. I hope you can try new treatments in Beijing instead of wasting ...

  4. Rules of engagement

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... between Chinese and western medicines. Yes, western medicine can cure sickness quickly after it strikes, but it carries serious side effects, explained Mr Zhou. Chinese medicine, by contrast, ... Third is energy and the environment. China and America compete for precious resources, and it may one day bring them into terrible conflict, with global repercussions, if alternative energy ...

  5. Halloween chance to turn hair horrors into makeover

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen If life gives you a lemon, make lemonade. If you are cursed with bad hair, turn it into free hair treatments at the Mandarin Oriental. To coincide with Halloween- and the launch of three n ...

  6. High costs dampen HK's cosmetic surgery appeal

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Hong Kong's cosmetic surgery industry could soon find itself in need of a facelift, as services in other Asian countries prove more affordable. High rental costs and wages have severely limited so-called medical touri ...

  7. Workload may force A&E exodus

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan HONG KONG - Seven out of 10 doctors working in accident and emergency (A&E) departments may quit within a year because of the heavy workload, a survey claims. The Hong Kong Society for Emergency Medicine & Surgery, which works to improve Hong Kong's emergency services, questioned 500 doctors and nurses at public hospital A&E departments - about 40per ...

  8. Travellers' checks

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Nicholas Walton Ice breaker Aurora Expeditions will be exploring Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula next year aboard the 100-passenger vessel Marina Svetaeva. A 14-day Ring of Fire expedition will take in the Kuril Islands and Kamchatka, departing on ...

  9. Poppies symbolise those killed in war, not the glory of empire

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is very unfortunate that ill-informed individuals like Ms Rosanna Yam ('Poppy-wearing goes too far', November 30) should continue to impose values of British imperialism onto the wearing of the poppy, when the only thing wearers have in mind ...

  10. S Sudan's leader asks Hu for help

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said China National Petroleum Corporation was willing to offer South Sudan technical support if Juba decided to build an alternative oil pipeline, making it less reliant on a pipeline running ... aid into Juba and support its bid to build an alternative oil pipeline, because China needs to protect its energy interests. But he said Beijing would seek to strike a balance between Sudan ...




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