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  1. On style, she rules

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... high-profile brands or what your friends are wearing. Right here in Hong Kong, we have the Siberian Fur Store (G/F, 29 Des Voeux Road Central, tel: 2522 1380). The renowned furriers still do all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988911/style-she-rules
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Wife of freed rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng fears husband tortured

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:26pm by Verna Yu

    ... for 'freed' rights lawyer Mainland human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was released from prison yesterday, his wife said, but she believed he had been tortured in jail and voiced fears for his safety. ... western Xinjiang region this week to meet his brother. Maya Wang, a researcher at Human Rights Watch, also said she feared that Gao, like other high-profile activists released from prison, would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568569/wife-freed-rights-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-fears-husband-tortured
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Is kicking a cat to death as bad as killing a deer? Animal cruelty man appeals sentence

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by JULIE CHU

    ... was convicted of cruelty to animals and was jailed for six months in a magistrate's court. The Department of Justice asked the appeal court to review the sentence, and the appeal court upheld ... out of a misguided and sadistic sense of fun at seeing an animal suffer over a prolonged time through torture". He said that if the court found a six-month sentence was enough ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558424/man-who-kicked-cat-soccer-ball-appeals-16-month-sentence
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Miniscule midge survives in frozen Antarctic environment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... the sun, the midge can tolerate losing up to 70 per cent of the water in its body cells. Most animals won't survive losing more than 20 per cent. "Few animals can boast of being as tough ... was a huge surprise." Scientists had previously observed a link between animals living in freezing conditions and large genomes thought to reflect the evolutionary adaptations they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1575009/miniscule-midge-survives-frozen-antarctic-environment
  5. Cat abuse outrage

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu Animal rights concern groups are calling on the government to set up an animal police squad after a recent spate of abuse cases. Such a squad would act as a deterrent against abuse and increase the chances of solving cases, says Chu Po-shan, a member of the group, Happy Animals. Chu said there were many volunteers who fed stray dogs and cats every day. As soon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967900/cat-abuse-outrage
  6. Lawmakers support ending seal imports

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hazel Knowles A campaign to stop the import of products made from Canadian seals killed in an annual hunt has won the support of more than half of all legislators, an animal protection ... to Animals (SPCA). The petition, which contains more than 10,000 signatures, will be presented to the acting Canadian Consul General Jean-Christian Brillant tomorrow by the SPCA and visiting members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985395/lawmakers-support-ending-seal-imports
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Companies must strike a balance between human rights and need for profits

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:48pm by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says large companies must take a holistic view of corporate responsibility and carry out continuous due diligence to help balance human rights and the need ... line, the so-called "business case" for human rights. If these corporate actions are profit-driven, companies are merely using people and their human rights as a means to achieve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1567010/companiesmust-strike-balance-between-human-rights-andneed-profits
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai's 'close ties with US right-wing politicians' revealed in leaked email trove

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com CCTV better than CNN, Lai aide advised Palin Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has maintained close ties with right-wing politicians in the United States, ... Palin, one of the most prominent right-wing politicians in the US, lost the election in 2008 as running mate to Republican presidential contender John McCain. Receiving no reply from Palin, Simon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566588/cctv-better-palin-cnn-jimmy-lais-aide-said
  9. Lifestyle - Books

    e- and audiobook reviews: Fiction

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by James Kidd

    ... Jodi Long, who also read Eileen Chang Ai-ling's Lust, Caution, does a fair job of this epic story. She hits the right notes, even if she doesn't always differentiate the characters ... the forest has been transformed into crystal: the "jeweled casements of the leaves overhead, fused into a lattice of prisms". The animals, too, are hard as rock. The book is by turns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574191/e-and-audiobook-reviews-fiction
  10. News - World

    Girl, four, survives 11 days in freezing and bear-infested Siberian forest

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:43am by AFP

    ... to send search dogs on its trail. "We were sure that the puppy was next to the little girl all this time, warming her at night and scaring away wild animals," rescuer Afanasiy Nikolayev ... of the regional rescue service said: "She asked for water and food right away. It's simply incredible that she was found safe with so much wildlife in the forest." The girl said she ate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573148/girl-four-survives-11-days-freezing-and-bear-infested-siberian-forest

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