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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Plunging comic sales in Hong Kong force artists to find a new perspective

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 10:55am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... in the media." Stella So Man-yee, known for her detailed, whimsical drawings of Hong Kong streetscapes, believes comics need to "reflect the local culture and society" if they want to stand out ... Christopher Dewolf Hong Kong has a great comics heritage but plunging sales have seen mainstream genres give way to more diverse alternatives Diff'rent strokes It's a blustery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1559058/hong-kongs-comics-artists-find-new-perspective
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Politicisation of Hong Kong society should be welcomed

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 07:30pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines says civic participation signals a more mature community Politicisation of Hong Kong society is to be welcomed The usual suspects are gathering to bewail the terrible ... involvement should be castigated. Surely this is, at least in part, a reflection of the maturity of Hong Kong society. It also reflects the reality of a largely immigrant community being transformed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1362908/politicisation-hong-kong-society-should-be-welcomed
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Tracing roots: illustrating Hong Kong’s botanical beauty

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:10pm by Angharad Hampshire

    ... Angharad Hampshire It's laborious, time-consuming and often frustrating work, but for botanical artist Sally Grace Bunker, the task of immortalising 100 of Hong Kong's most ... else," says Sally Grace Bunker, a Hong Kong-based British botanical artist. "It's taking me six or seven hours a day, every day. And it's work that requires the utmost patience. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1557441/tracing-roots
  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Cash subsidies go only so far in reducing poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:22am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong The plight of the poor in Hong Kong needs to be addressed, but we must recognise that cash subsidies only go so far in alleviating the problem Poverty track Tackling poverty ... be ignored. Both factors are rising in Hong Kong. That people respond to incentives is clearly revealed in the data. In the past two decades, the percentage of Hong Kong people not working "for ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1557146/cash-subsidies-go-only-so-far-reducing-poverty
  5. 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
  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Elaine Yau

    ... and whatever, it lessened their workload." Hong Kong's throwaway culture is an added bonus. Fung says he often gets calls from people wanting rid of old belongings when they refurbish or move ... was converted into a canteen by the University of Hong Kong. "Before the conversion, I found boxes of funny documents from the 1950s that recorded why students got demerits or switched to another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1559167/collectors-turn-their-passion-vintage-goods-thriving
  7. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Artist's works speak of Hong Kong society's dysfunctions

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 05:13am by DANNY LEE

    ... Hong Kong is one of the world's wealthiest cities, a fifth of its population is classed as poor, and more than 1.3 million of its people live in poverty. This is just one of the startling ... life-size figures of what appears to be children swigging bottles of champagne. The work sends the message that whatever adults do, children will mimic. He also depicts other elements of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1359712/artists-works-speak-hong-kong-societys-dysfunctions
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to study the needs of an ageing society

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Study needs of an ageing society The government has embarked on an extensive public consultation on population policy. It seems to include many aspects: our ageing society ... public estates should be retrofitted earlier with elderly-friendly features; and assess what help the Housing Society needs to play a bigger role in providing for the elderly. The information ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1358881/hong-kong-needs-study-needs-ageing-society
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong families need more help to cope with the trauma of divorce

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Paul Yip, MELISSA CHAN

    ... Paul Yip and Melissa Chan Paul Yip and Melissa Chan say that, with divorce on the rise in Hong Kong, families going through the trauma should have more support and better schemes to help them cope with the challenges In a time of need Divorce is on the rise in Hong Kong and the phenomenon has spread to nearly all sectors of society- rich and poor, young and old. The total ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556192/hong-kong-families-need-more-help-cope-trauma-divorce
  10. Comment - Letters

    Failure to enforce laws bad for society

    Posted May 27th 2014, 05:12am by LETTERS

    ... Failure to enforce laws in Hong Kong is bad for society Prior to my retirement after proud service in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force all my working life, I often had to reassure my ... of laws and honest people to enforce the laws, a well-trained and politically neutral civil service, with Beijing giving Hong Kong a free hand in most areas, and things could only go upward. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1519801/failure-enforce-laws-bad-society

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