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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Immigrant welfare claim totals uncover 'shocking' bias: lawmaker

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Immigrant welfare claims uncover 'shocking' bias More than 5,500 new immigrants have applied for welfare, out of an estimated 200,000 who ... the bar on obtaining welfare handouts in 2004. But on December 17, the court declared that the seven-year residency rule was unconstitutional and lowered the requirement back to one year. Since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549163/immigrant-welfare-claim-totals-uncover-shocking-bias-lawmaker
  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Cosplay galore: Hong Kong's Ani-Com fans tell why they dress up as their favourite anime characters

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 10:03am by BRIAN YAP, Jeremy Blum

    ... Brian Yap and Jeremy Blum brian.yap@scmp.com jeremy.blum@scmp.com Anime fans were out in full force this weekend at Hong Kong’s annual Ani-Com & Games convention, with many decked out ... and has run for the last 16 years, costumes based on the Japanese novel and anime series Sword Art Online were especially popular this year. Watch: Ani-Com Hong Kong 2014 brings comic animations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559329/cosplay-galore-hong-kongs-ani-com-fans-why-they-dress-their-favourite
  3. Park offers close encounters with nature

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... kinds of animals. The summer school begins this month. Children and teenagers will be able to get close to nature and learn about animals and plants. Four programmes- level one to level four- have been tailor-made for children aged four to 15. They are Meet Our Animal Friends for four- to five-year-olds, Animal Fun Learner (age six and seven), Animal Exploration (age eight to 11), ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507169/park-offers-close-encounters-nature
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 30, 2014

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... and public hospitals. Serena Leung Shun-kwan, Ma On Shan   Zoo closure would benefit animals' health I believe that Hong Kong zoo should be shut down for the sake of the animals, given the poor environment they have to live in. Space is too limited and the cages are small compared to the normal habitats these animals would experience in the wild. Also, they must endure Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581937/letters-editor-august-30-2014
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR should have shown some humanity over stray dog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... The incident has rightly caused outrage. Animal lovers and rights campaigners laid flowers and put up banners at Fanling station where the stray was struck by a train on Wednesday. An online campaign against the rail operator collected thousands of signatures in just a few hours. MTR staff at Sheung Shui station where the animal first appeared tried all of six minutes to rescue it. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578709/hong-kongs-mtr-should-have-shown-some-humanity-over-stray
  6. Chris Cheng

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Writers from China's diaspora Just watching animals move fascinates Chris Cheng. 'Look at the ibis,' he says, sitting under a gum tree in a Sydney park. 'The way they're walking around- I love it.' Cheng's career as a children's author focusing on animals has its roots in Sydney's Taronga Zoo. Between 1988 and 1994, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491416/chris-cheng
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Convention is worth the wait for anime fans

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com Long queues form as annual celebration of comic culture gets under way in Wan Chai Convention is worth the wait for anime fans Die-hard anime fanatics queued ... of the annual event, now in its 16th year. Among the highlights on day one was the launch of T-shirts based on a wildly popular Japanese animation called No Game No Life, released in April. Based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559300/convention-worth-wait-anime-fans
  8. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by LETTERS

    ... On a proposed tax of up to 2.5 per cent to fund a HK$3,000-a-month pension for all Hongkongers over 65: Michael Tomkins- Of course the rich and middle class would opt out of the tax immediately. Funded by the poor only, the tax wouldn't be able to put out what it had promised, and would collapse. Nicholas Tam- Once a small amount of welfare is offered, very quickly people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580136/whats-being-said-facebookcomsouthchinamorningpost
  9. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... other animals in such a cruel way? Kris Woods- The Chinese have to educate their people on forgoing traditional "cures" that involve bears, rhinos, elephants, etc. The world will lose these animals if they continue the demand for their parts.   On family of four having to wait six to seven years on average to get a public rental flat in HK: Patrick Shu Wing Lee- It was wrong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580947/whats-being-said-facebookcomsouthchinamorningpost
  10. 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

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