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  1. Opera society doubts its plan will get nod

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The head of a prominent Chinese opera society is pessimistic about the prospects for its plan to convert a historic building into a training centre and museum, after the idea received a lukewarm reception from officials. 'I don't think our plan will be selected,' said Lisa Wang Ming-chuen, the head of the Chinese Artists Association. 'Rumours ...

  2. Copyright society misled authors with Google alert

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The federation asked the Chinese association to tell authors about the settlement. Google has scanned more than 10,000 titles from a few hundred mainland authors, the copyright society said. More than 50 ... Stephen Chen A Chinese copyright organisation admitted it misled mainland authors last week by using the wrong legal term when it accused Google of infringing its copyright. The allegation ...

  3. Helping the young have a positive role in HK society

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... against them with written Chinese-language requirements that can prevent non-Chinese students progressing. A lack of subsidised schools catering for the needs of ethnic minorities and expensive ... said it was just as important for the community to play a role in Hong Kong society while maintaining their cultural identity and religious faith. 'It's pertinent for us to learn ...

  4. Medical schools should cater to society's needs

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Medical advances notwithstanding, the role of family medicine in the efficient delivery of modern health care is well established in developed societies. But few of Hong Kong's future ... is a comparison with other developed societies, including those where many of Hong Kong's doctors have studied for higher professional qualifications. There, medical authorities and educators have ...

  5. Well-connected graduate to helm Oxbridge society

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Congratulations to Kenneth Fok Kai-kong. The Oxford graduate will officially become president of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong later this month. He will be inducted at the society's annual general meeting. It's good to see the tycoons' next generation taking their rightful place at the apex of high society. In this, Fok Jnr is taking ...

  6. Giving to society

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chang Ping- a famous Chinese opera- for the elderly when he visited an old people's home in Kowloon City earlier this year. 'I had only been learning the song for a short while,' ... and a beautiful Chinese operatic voice. Sai-ho is obviously proud of his achievement and doesn't hesitate to repeat the song during his press interview. 'My mum taught me that,' he says ...

  7. Festival a cue to focus on ageing society

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Today marks the Double Ninth Festival, an occasion for Chinese people all over the world to go hiking, appreciate chrysanthemums as a symbol of longevity and show respect ... The mainland is rapidly becoming an ageing society. That will no doubt have profound implications for its pattern of future economic growth as pressure mounts on the labour supply, medical care, ...

  8. Principle of 'same job, same pay' the hallmark of a decent society

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of society under the euphemisms of 'foreign domestic helper', 'locals' and 'expatriates', providing for differential treatment in immigration status, legal rights and remuneration, is hardly the mark of a world city. It is a reminder that within living memory, Hong Kong had apartheid-style laws preventing Chinese from living on The Peak. The principles of 'same ...

  9. Society has turned its back on us, say army veterans

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... up to the 30th anniversary of the Sino-Vietnamese war a group of veterans, including 'fighting heroes' and the children of PLA generals, claimed that society had left them behind ... and all Chinese troops had withdrawn by March 6. According to official mainland figures, nearly 22,000 Chinese soldiers and militiamen, and more than 50,000 Vietnamese soldiers, were killed ...

  10. Activists jeer as Housing Society, bailiffs evict protesting tenant

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Peter So

    ... by Wong Nai-chung, 51, who sold decorative Chinese signs called pai lau. He had asked for HK$6 million in compensation to vacate the 1,000 sq ft second-floor flat in Fuk Wing Street, a source ... run my business,' Mr Wong said. He declined to say how much compensation he had been offered by the Housing Society. Activists yesterday placed a two-metre pai lau over the main entrance ...




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