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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Haruki Murakami conducts a quest into the past as his hero tries to understand a long-ago rejection

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by James Kidd

    ... to the extent that he works for a railway company designing stations in the Kanto region around Tokyo. As Murakami's title teases, Tsukuru is ordinary to the point of invisibility: "Though he ... connected. Tsukuru is the only one to venture outside of their hometown of Nagoya: he studies railway station design (what else) in Tokyo. We are in prime Murakami territory with a Kafkaesque ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574186/haruki-murakami-conducts-quest-past-his-hero-tries-understand-long
  2. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    Charitable banker in it for the long run

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:14pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... a professional and a heart for fundraising on a par with their love of corporate deals. Yet Moyee Lam is just that. The managing director in UBS' investment banking group heads to Madagascar next ... not the first time she's combined corporate skills and hard work for a good cause. Over the past five years she's helped to build three homes for the needy in Vietnam, the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1576103/fit-fab-charitable-banker-moyee-lam-it-long-run
  3. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: Saving the Market from Capitalism, by Massimo Amato and Luca Fantacci

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... even booming, traditionally frugal China has issues. "China is not a country in equilibrium," the economists write, adding that the nation's epic trade surplus aggravates inflationary pressure. Worse, contrary to popular assumption, China was rocked by the global financial crisis, they say, citing evidence of a slowdown across the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574187/book-review-saving-market-capitalism-massimo-amato-and-luca-fantacci
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How the law is changing divorce in Hong Kong- the 'graveyard of marriages'

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... to make financial claims in Hong Kong after being divorced somewhere else," McNally says. "So you can get divorced in China and the wife can come to Hong Kong, if she can get over the jurisdictional hurdle, then she can apply for financial relief in Hong Kong. In China there was often a very unfair result for the wife." Dearle explains why disenfranchised spouses will still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1574206/court-ruling-changes-nature-prenup-settlements-hong-kong
  5. Lifestyle - Travel

    Superyachts the latest prestige purchase for China's mega-rich

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by AFP

    ... Traugott Kaminski, head of China operations for Italian yacht-maker Sanlorenzo, brought two yachts to the mainland in 2003. "There were no regulations, no port, no yachting culture," he ... or 15 years ago. Nobody expected China would become the biggest market worldwide, and the same thing will happen to the yachting industry," Kaminski says. In another parallel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1568400/superyachts-latest-prestige-purchase-chinas-mega-rich
  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong Ballet Group continues to inspire

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:25pm by Natasha Rogai

    ... her childhood in China, including a spell in Hong Kong, and Campbell says that she felt a special connection with the region. Above all, however, "she was a person who genuinely wanted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1576101/hong-kong-ballet-group-50-continues-inspire-students
  7. Lifestyle - Health

    MMA champion Alberto Mina is ready for his fight with Shinsho Anzai

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:19pm by Kylie Knott

    ... the weigh-in I have to rehydrate properly and eat lots of carbs to restore energy without taxing my system." Kylie Knott   kylie.knott@scmp.com Epic MMA Club, 1/F China Building, 29 Queen's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1576105/mma-champion-alberto-mina-ready-his-fight-shinsho-anzai
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVES

    Perspectives: native English-speaking teachers have more to offer

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:30am by Perry Bayer

    ... of the South China Morning Post, legislator and New People's Party Leader Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has felt that the NET's main role is grammar-based. Ms Ip has argued that NETs need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1574200/perspectives-native-english-speaking-teachers-have-more
  9. Lifestyle - Books - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Book review: The Slaughter, by Ethan Gutmann

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Slaughter by Ethan Gutmann Prometheus Books Pity anyone who enters China's penal system for any reason. Even "prisoners of conscience"- Uygurs, Tibetans, ... streak. Reporters including him "can be clueless jerks", he says. For The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem, he admits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574190/book-review-slaughter-ethan-gutmann
  10. Lifestyle - Books - RELATIONSHIPS

    Book review: Good Chinese Wife, by Susan Blumberg-Kason

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong by Susan Blumberg-Kason Sourcebooks When Susan Blumberg-Kason sought legal help in the US to leave her Chinese husband ... a single kiss, he proposes, explaining: "In China, couples traditionally date only if they plan to marry." So on the same night she agrees to go out with him, he sets a date ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574183/book-review-good-chinese-wife-susan-blumberg-kason

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