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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... of 22, according to a pro-government think tank- assuming the child goes to private school and secures a subsidised degree. For a "no-frills" approach, meaning the child will receive a publicly funded education, the cost plummets to HK$980,000. In contrast, when a child goes to university overseas, the cost rises to HK$6.87 million, said the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583164/planning-baby-thatll-be-hk55m
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Parents feeling the pressure as students get ready to start school

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Arthur Chan

    ... on parents, too, ahead of Monday's start of the school year. The survey is the first to be conducted by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups on the stress felt by parents, in contrast to its annual study on how the start of the school year puts pressure on students. The shift in the focus from students to parents of middle and primary school pupils was mainly a response to the rising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581243/parents-feeling-pressure-students-get-ready-start-school
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    Policing career is a dream come true

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... schools, the need for high proficiency in written Chinese often stands in the way of taking public-sector jobs. "When I graduated from secondary school, I couldn't even write 50 Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588898/policing-career-dream-come-true
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Disabled groups defying the odds to dance to a different tune

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... on Saturday. He now teaches music at the secondary school he graduated from- a rare opportunity, he said, because disabled people have a hard time finding jobs in Thailand. He also writes Braille music ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589490/disabled-groups-defying-odds-dance-different-tune
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fewer prisoners ending up back in jail, thanks to increased help

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... if a young boy had been put into detention, when they came out, the school would do their very best to kick them out. They weren't legally allowed to kick them out but they would make life very difficult." Since then, the government has worked to improve the system, he said. "As far as schools and employers are concerned, I know the CSD and Social Welfare Department have done a much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586878/fewer-prisoners-ending-back-jail-thanks-increased-help
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Donor's plea to submit to a little pain to save a life

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans and Susanna Kemp

    ... recovery. Paula Ho Man-yi is now 23 and runs a boutique with her family. She plans to go to beauty school soon to become a make-up artist. "I'm very grateful to Gryphon for his help," ... "I remember before receiving the bone marrow donation that I used to feel very left out as I was forever stuck in hospital, missing school and Christmas parties." Ho still needs to go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586059/donors-plea-submit-little-pain-save-life
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    Unable to speak, cerebral palsy youth finds a voice through photography

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by SARAH KARACS

    ... school in Pok Fu Lam, where he learned to express himself using a computer, to develop his motor skills, as well as to study maths and languages. He now lives in a dormitory with other students. ... balls as close as possible to a target- and has taken part in local competitions for the disabled. At school, he is known for his willingness to help others. "Whenever there's a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585281/unable-speak-cerebral-palsy-youth-finds-voice-through-photography
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    This civil engineer's got the answers

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... award. The son of a sailor and a housewife, Chu came from a poor background, growing up in a family of five in a 310 sq ft flat. He had asthma as a child and was weak and thin at school. During ... of Hong Kong. A key event happened in 2000, the year he graduated: a teacher who taught him Chinese and kung fu and had been an inspiration to him at school leapt to his death from a building. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585282/civil-engineers-got-answers
  9. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself aboard ship, navy admits

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

    ... reportedly shot at him with an air gun and forced him to buy pornographic movies. Hazing is widely practised in many areas of Japanese life- in schools, workplaces and within sports- but it is rarely ...

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

    Activists urge lawmakers to stand against anti-gay prejudice

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Stuart Lau

    ... legislation that protects sexual minorities against discrimination in employment and education," Professor Holning Lau of the University of North Carolina's school of law, said. Professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581239/activists-urge-lawmakers-stand-against-anti-gay-prejudice

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