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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    Even popular teens bullied at school, not just outcasts, says US study

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:13pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Social outcasts not the only target, and only the most well-liked don't suffer, US study finds Even popular teens bullied at school Only the prom king and queen are safe. Researchers say that the more popular teenagers are, except for those at the very apex of the fragile high school hierarchy, the more likely they are to be bullied, perhaps ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Hongkonger' makes it to world stage with place in the Oxford English Dictionary

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... identity has been recognised on the world stage, with the words Hongkonger and Hong Kongese added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Publisher Oxford University Press has also added a new sub-entry ... already lost its influence," he said. The Cambridge English Dictionary does not include either word, but Hong Kongese appears in the Collins Dictionary. Although Hongkonger is used on a daily ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Head of Women's Foundation wants to fight gender stereotypes

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Body dedicated to gender equality says it needs an overhaul as it tackles 'toxic' stereotypes Women's Foundation head makes call for resources ... boys are leaders, girls are followers," said Su-Mei Thompson, 47, chief executive of The Women's Foundation since 2009. The mother of two recalled her daughter at the age of four ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ex-banker helps Aids villages build a solid foundation

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 05:14pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... Heng Foundation. Since then 16,000 children from central China whose lives have been adversely affected by HIV/Aids have had the chance of an education. The foundation currently supports 9,000 ... in Hong Kong before attending high school in San Francisco, where his first experience of Aids was when his high school teacher died. He spent eight years as an investment banker in New York ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    1,400 homeless sleeping on Hong Kong's streets, double government estimates

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... with an average salary of HK$5,688. About half the respondents had attended high school. Constance Ching Wing-lok, project supervisor of the City-Youth Empowerment Project, which organised the study, said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Chris Patten 'flattered' by nostalgic Hongkongers who miss colonial days

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Tanna Chong

    ... the Oxford University Press' English & I, which features the stories of 12 celebrities learning English. "[The nostalgia] reflects a strong attachment to some of the values we tried ... The Oxford University chancellor also stressed the importance of maintaining the city's English ability, drawing a comparison with Singapore. He noted the outstanding English "at every ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I think of her as a mother as well': Hong Kong-born British man searches for long-lost nanny

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:04am

    ... the time. That apparently laid the foundation for Lee Yuet-ying’s unannounced exit from his life in the late 1950s, when he was about 10. His parents told him that she had left for another employer, ... with animal patterns on it. “When I used to get a little bit sick, she would feed me chuk, congee in English,” he says. “She just really looked after me really, really well.” Communication with his ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Needy children in Hong Kong benefit from English programme

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Jennifer Ngo

    ... to improve their English with after-school tutoring, online teaching and by improving the home environment of those who live in subdivided flats. The survey, which was conducted last month ... Shirley Zhao and Jennifer Ngo After eight months, a survey finds participants have much better skills and are more confident Needy children benefit from English programme An English ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Women still on outer edges in key industries

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:59am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... are women, while women traders make up just 16 per cent of the nine trading and hedge-fund dealing rooms surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit, on behalf of the Women's Foundation. Only ...

  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Coucou8 founder Alex Edmunds helps Chinese click with a perfect mate

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:01am by WU NAN

    ... in the West, they prefer to find partners with similar personalities," says Alex Edmunds, an American who founded Coucou8, a social matchmaking platform for Chinese who speak English. Edmunds, 26, ... Qianting, an associate professor of gender studies at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong, says many Chinese dating websites merely feed people's shallow material demands. Without foundations ...




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