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  1. 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 ... the making of snake wine and kung fu. The list also reflects the diverse nature of Hong Kong's population, including items such as Bangladesh's International Mother Language Day, the annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534746/cantonese-opera-dim-sum-and-diwali-hong-kong-lists-its-cultural
  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 camp ...

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

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong: Art and Stories of Vietnamese Boatpeople by Sophia Law Suk-mun Chinese University Press The power of collective memory has long provided ... art, the unspeakable is given voice. In Sophia Law's new book, the history of the Vietnamese boatpeople who migrated to Hong Kong in the 1970s is brought to life. It balances historical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574188/book-review-invisible-citizens-hong-kong-sophia-law-suk-mun
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pink sees red as Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant turns ugly in sponsorship row

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Pink sees red: sponsorship row turns gay pageant ugly An ugly war of words has erupted over Mr Gay Hong Kong with a major sponsor announcing it is withdrawing funding ... sponsorship arrangement. Founder Paul Ramscar says he took the decision after discovering he had been misled by organisers over whether or not Mr Gay Hong Kong had been registered as a trademark. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575118/pink-sees-red-mr-gay-hong-kong-pageant-turns-ugly-sponsorship-row
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in Hong Kong going down, shows survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... attributed it to a spate of events before the survey. These included Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's letter to the chief editor of the Hong Kong Economic Journal demanding the retraction ... Despite this, a content analysis of four sections of six major newspapers, including Ming Pao and the Hong Kong Economic Journal, showed that press criticism of the government remained strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573019/14-years-save-flat-just-dont-eat
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... I've never been so pessimistic for the future' They have seen Hong Kong transform from a city of squatter camps into a vibrant metropolis. Now in their sunset years, a group of elderly ... the lives of 15 elderly Hongkongers. "I do not see a good future for Hong Kong. I have never been as pessimistic about this place as I am now. This really is the worst time," says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558314/elderly-hongkongers-see-only-trouble-ahead-their-hometown
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Activists urge lawmakers to stand against anti-gay prejudice

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

    ... International activists have urged Hong Kong's policymakers to take a stand against anti-gay prejudice and provide equal rights for sexual minorities- even if same-sex marriage is not yet an option. The government need look no further than Taiwan, said one activist at a Hong Kong symposium on sexual minorities' rights. "Taiwan serves as a model because it has already enacted ...

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

    Hong Kong ranks third in number of women in the workplace, says study

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Women outnumber men in local workforce: study Hong Kong ranks third out of six Asian locations in a gender diversity survey that looked at women in the workplace. Community Business, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing corporate social responsibility, polled 32 multi-national companies in Hong Kong, the mainland, India, Japan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557312/hong-kong-ranks-third-number-women-workplace-says-study
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tamar's protest square stays behind hoardings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Congress Standing Committee's tougher-than-expected framework for electing Hong Kong's chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017. Organisers of the Occupy Central movement plan ... "There are many places in the area to protest. Unless [Chief Executive] Mr Leung Chun-ying can fence off all of Hong Kong, he will still face protesters." The forecourt, known as "Civic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581532/tamars-protest-square-stays-behind-hoardings
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    New tax of up to 2.5pc proposed to fund HK$3,000 a month pension for all Hongkongers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:07pm by Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang

    ... but an additional profits tax- as groups such as the Federation of Trade Unions proposed- would not be required. The study was headed by University of Hong Kong academic Nelson Chow Wing-sun. "If ... to HK$120,000 the amount would be 2.5 per cent. READ: Six ways Hong Kong could fund a universal pension scheme But the proposal has some limitations. The pension pool is expected to go into annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577784/study-recommends-monthly-hk3000-pension-tackle-elderly-poverty-crisis

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