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  1. Asia Society's co-chairs 'to build a shared future'

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com The Asia Society's president has defended the appointment of Hang Lung chairman Ronnie Chan Chi-chung as its co-chair, the first time the body has ... is unprecedented,' said Vishakha Desai, the president and chief executive officer of the New York-based body. 'Asia Society's mission, especially now, is to strengthen partnerships among Asians ...

  2. Ronnie Chan to be co-chairman of Asia Society

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung waiyee.fung@scmp.com Property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung has been named as the first Asian to lead the Asia Society, the influential New York-based institution promoting ties between Asia and the United States. He will share the leadership with Henrietta Holsman Fore, a former US government official, as co-chairmen. It is the first time the society has ...

  3. Vote-rigging cannot be tolerated in a fair society

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to maintain a democratic and open society. Furthermore, there are allegations that the central government's liaison office mobilised dozens of local deputies of the Chinese People's ...

  4. Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet by Ma Rong Hong Kong University Press This book is a valuable work of research for scholars, journalists and others who want ... is that it does not address the place of Buddhism and monasteries in Tibetan society and the hearts of its people. Also off limits is asking people about relations between Han and Tibetans because ...

  5. Unmarried couples should be fully represented in courts and society

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a year, with Chinese on the mainland becoming more accustomed to the concept of divorce and thus adjusting their lifestyles accordingly ('Divorce rate soars as couples find it easy ... Reform Commission concerning the outmoded legal expressions of custody and care and control, among other changes. Notwithstanding huge lobbying by the Family Law Association, the Law Society ...

  6. As societies change, traditions must, too

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of continuing the practice, that shark fin is an important element of Chinese culture. Indeed, claims that opposing the practice is disrespecting a cultural tradition threaten to push what is in essence ... a long-standing tradition may be abandoned as societies' morality, knowledge and beliefs change. Take the ban on fox hunting with hounds in England. Dating back to the mid-16th century, the practice ...

  7. It's brew love for our cafe society

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... coffee addicts do to keep both their habits and their waistlines? 'You can ask for skim or low-fat milk, and avoid putting whipped cream in your coffee,' Yau advises. Since both Chinese ...

  8. Law Society wants mainland exam scrapped due to poor pass rate

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the mainland, and had lived in Hong Kong less than a decade. Between 20 per cent to 25 per cent of mainland Chinese pass the exam. Junius Ho Kwan-yiu, the society's vice-president and chairman ... Chris Ip After seven years of 'appalling' pass rates, the Law Society has called on Beijing to do away with the exam Hong Kong lawyers must take to practice law on the mainland. ...

  9. Greying society makes one-child rule look pass

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' institute of demography, was recently quoted as saying the days of cheap labour were over and the mainland's 'population dividend' would ...

  10. For mainlanders, Sydney is hot property

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... since 2005. 'In some new property projects, up to 60 per cent of the buyers were mainland Chinese and about 20 per cent came from Hong Kong,' said Chan (pictured), managing director ... their attention to Australia. This is evident in Sydney's Chinatown, where property firms display Chinese-language posters. Chan's firm employs fluent Putonghua speakers. 'The Chinese ...




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