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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Living dictionary' keeps family history, culture and language alive

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by ANNEMARIE EVANS

    ... Annemarie Evans 'Living dictionary' keeps family history, culture and language alive Robert Hau Kun-sun can trace back his family's ancestry an incredible 28 generations. He ... by the Conservancy Association as a living dictionary of local village culture and dialect. "Hakka and Wai Tau language are my first languages," says Hau, but with fewer and fewer people speaking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586060/living-dictionary-keeps-family-history-culture-and-language-alive
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Arthur Chan

    ... Arthur Chan arthur.chan@scmp.com Tung Wah poll reveals one in five students binge drink, and many don't realise the harmful effects Universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus A hospital group has called for a ban on the sale of alcohol on campuses after its study showed that a fifth of university students had engaged in binge drinking but only 1 per cent admitted they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581516/hong-kong-universities-urged-ban-alcohol-sales-campus
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tai O is losing its taste for century-old shrimp paste flavour

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... losing its taste for century-old flavour If a smell can represent a culture, the salty fragrance of shrimp paste is undoubtedly the signature aroma of old Tai O. It has permeated the Lantau ... steps are being taken to preserve at least its memory. Shrimp paste making was officially recognised as a cultural asset in June when the government announced its first intangible cultural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593980/tai-o-losing-its-taste-century-old-shrimp-paste-flavour
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fishing heritage may be the one that got away

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Vivienne Chow

    ... These weather and fishing skills and cultural rituals that are unique to generations of Hong Kong fishermen account for over 30 items on the government's intangible cultural heritage list published ... that the cultural heritage of the city's fishermen should be preserved, they worry for the future of the industry. "When there's no one still in business, what's the point of keeping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592493/fishing-heritage-may-be-one-got-away
  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... was to stabilise Xinjiang and promote cultural integration among different ethnic groups," a county official said of the policy. The official said Qiemo was the first county in Xinjiang- where ... and cultural integration between Uygur and Han, but I doubt that spending taxpayers' money on a reward scheme to encourage mixed marriage would be the best way to do so," he said. Dilxat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583806/xinjiang-county-offers-10000-yuan-reward-uygurs-who-marry-han-chinese
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Inmates to take on cream of milk-tea makers in competition

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Jessie Lau

    ... of making a refreshing drink, but for two young offenders, brewing milk tea has transformed- perhaps even saved- their lives. "Everyone thinks people who come in here can't be saved," ... isn't the only one; milk tea was named by the government in June as one of the city's 480 official items of intangible cultural heritage. Ah Yung, who is also serving time for possessing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569480/inmates-take-cream-milk-tea-makers-competition
  7. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself aboard ship, navy admits

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself on ship Japan's navy has admitted that a sailor killed himself on board his ship after being persistently bullied by a superior, the latest incident to shed light on the country's little-discussed culture of hazing. Military police yesterday sent papers on the commanding officer to prosecutors, a naval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583922/bullied-japanese-sailor-killed-himself-aboard-ship-navy-admits
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... and milk tea have made it on to the final list of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage. They are among 480 "items" of "intangible cultural heritage" that the city ... Hiu-fai said the government would sift through the 480 items to decide which needed urgent preservation. "We'll do so based on the items' cultural importance, current situation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534746/cantonese-opera-dim-sum-and-diwali-hong-kong-lists-its-cultural
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the 82-year-old said. "And I worked every day after fleeing to Hong Kong in 1981." Kwok lost everything in the Cultural Revolution and came to Hong Kong "the moment Deng Xiaoping opened up ... he said. "Then I used a lot of money on medical care for my wife, who contracted a number of illnesses during the Cultural Revolution when she was left starving, among other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577151/write-pension-policy-sake-people
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    ‘Hong Kong is becoming like the mainland’: Author Bi Feiyu urges city to preserve its culture

    Posted May 01st 2014, 11:20pm by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Mainland author sees city growing less civil and urges its people to keep on setting good example 'Don't let HK culture fade away' A leading mainland writer has urged Hongkongers to stay vigilant to prevent the city's hard-earned culture from gradually fading away. Bi Feiyu, one of China's best-known authors, said he had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1502052/author-bi-feiyu-tells-hongkongers-maintain-citys-culture

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