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  1. Making sport a vital part of Chinese society

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not just about winning medals and breaking world records; at their heart is sport, a vital element of any society. Gao Hong, who won a silver medal as the goalkeeper of China's 1996 Olympics ... retirement from top-level soccer to fostering a sporting culture on the mainland. She has a huge task ahead. The mainland has few sporting clubs and societies, despite official policy since 1984 ...

  2. Freer mainland society tipped

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih In 50 years, China would be a more transparent, freer society, Hong Kong a more Chinese city and his city state, more cosmopolitan, Singapore Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong predicted last night in Hong Kong. 'That is where Hong Kong and Singapore will diverge, but we can't see who will be a stronger economy,' Mr Goh told an Asia Society dinner. ...

  3. Photos breach society's moral threshold

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Nai-keung The scandal surrounding the sex photos of local movie and pop stars circulating on the internet has been dominating the front page of mainstream Chinese newspapers and gossip ... groups, in particular, have said they will use this saga in classes as an object lesson. We do not admit that we have a moral code, but in fact, each one of us does. Mainstream society also has ...

  4. China lacks the 'software' that a free society must have

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a free society- politicians who represent constituents through debate and decision-making- it will not resemble a 'western-style parliament'. Lau talks about a 'wider circle' of society competing for Hong Kong's 36 NPC seats. But then he quotes Sheng Huaren's prerequisites for candidates. Anyone who does not 'love China' or 'strictly abide ...

  5. 'There is too much repression in society over sex topics'

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Chinese University Student Press has continued to publish controversial articles despite the Obscene Articles Tribunal's classification and mounting pressure ... and editor-in-chief of the CU Student Press immediately after the controversy. 'There is too much repression in society over sex topics. People lack the channels and language to express these issues. We ...

  6. Civil society rapidly rising as 'the people' wield greater clout

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... blogger, said the internet had played a vital role in the formation of the mainland's civil society. Fu Dezhi, a senior botanist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, never thought he would ... in an increasingly polarised society, the country's masses are starting to wield greater clout, and their voices are being heard. The combination of increasing aspirations and growing prosperity has ...

  7. Society promotes pursuit of excellence

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... honour society for the business-related academia. In their pursuit of excellence, members of the society are expected to embrace the core principles and values represented in its title: Beta ... per cent of undergraduates and the top 20 per cent of postgraduates in terms of academic performance to join the chapter every year. All PhD students are inducted into the society as well, ...

  8. Card use speeds shift to consumer society

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... society,' Mr Posner said. 'It also presents remarkable opportunities with the world's attention focused on the growth of the Chinese middle class.' Credit cards were almost unknown ... Natalie Chiu EChinaCash, a United States cardholder services company, said it would take only five years for the mainland to transform into a fully functioning consumer society amid its ...

  9. A rock of civil society

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... complex social issues and come up with solutions. His PhD thesis, titled The Making of Hong Kong Society, was published by the Oxford University Press in 1991. In it, he delved into the formation of the British and Chinese merchant classes and the Chinese working class, and the interaction between them in the formative years of the colony between 1841 and 1922. The boyish-looking Chan maintained ...

  10. Accountant to balance books by aiding society

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... as a trainee, and that started my career in the industry.' Mr Chan was soon accepted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong to study accountancy and joined the tax bureau after graduating. He later ... to give back to this society. You campaigned for a Legco seat in 2004 but lost by a margin of 37 votes. This time you won by more than 1,000. What made the difference? I changed the strategy ...




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