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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Perseverance pays off for couple who founded the Chopin Society of Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Sam Olluver

    ... Sam Olluver Chopin Society brings talented classical music performers to Hong Kong Play for keeps When Andrew Freris and his wife Anabella Levin-Freris bought a flat in London's Eaton ... them to repeat the event every other month. In 1995, the Chopin Society of Hong Kong was born. The society has gone from strength to strength: almost a couple of decades later, it not only ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Just whose rainy day is it, Mr Tsang?

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to buy a home. But our city is full of people from desperate families who don't even have a home where they can be properly cared for. Hong Kong is sitting on HK$1.38 to HK$1.6 trillion ... years of public expenditure. For our rich government and our powerful tycoons, a rainy day is actually a rare occurrence. But for the weak, vulnerable and poor in our society, every day ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Hongkongers just want to be heard, says eminent Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... with the problem, says an eminent Buddhist monk. "There are people who have not been heard, which leads to problems," said Phap Kham, head of the Hong Kong branch of Buddhist centre Plum Village, ... in a peaceful way." Phap Kham, who immigrated to the United States from Vietnam, has headed the Hong Kong centre for Applied Buddhism Studies and Practices in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Skewed take on domestic helpers

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... cared for by foreign domestic helpers- should instead be consigned to institutions. So he would turn Hong Kong into a Western-style society where only the super-rich can afford/arrange domestic ... But he then suggests Hong Kong should admit all foreigners as residents on an equal footing, recognising this would mean an absence of low-paid domestic helpers and resulting need ...

  5. How Hong Kong can build a great society

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... followed. Any infringement of economic liberty must be nipped in the bud. Hong Kong's phenomenal success is due to its adherence to economic liberalism, as advocated by Sir John Cowperthwaite, Hong Kong's financial secretary from 1961 to 1971. His advocacy of the principle of nonintervention, and insistence on limited government under the rule of law, created the freedom ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong government's asset hoarding leaves society poorer

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Philip Bowring

    ... for the government, which would support welfare for an ageing population. The idea is unlikely to be implemented due to the vested interests in the status quo here. Hong Kong singularly lacks a Margaret ... and reducing reliance on the state. In the Hong Kong case, even if one assumes that just one third of rental housing was sold at an average of HK$2.5 million per unit, it would still yield HK$600 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What Thailand's deeply divided society can teach Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:26am by Bernard Chan

    ... "referendum" and signature campaign of Occupy Central and the Alliance for Peace and Democracy respectively. Compared with Thailand, we have a fairly cohesive society. Hong Kong is luckier than ... The overseas press criticise military rule, while most of the Bangkok middle class strongly support it. Compared to Thailand, Hong Kong is not as badly divided as it seems. Economically, much of our ...

  8. Business - Economy - HOUSING

    Housing Society prices flats in Hong Kong’s Heya Delight up to 40pc lower than nearby project

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 01:29pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com The Housing Society has priced the first batch of flats at its private residential project Heya Delight, which is restricted to Hong Kong permanent residents, in Cheung Sha Wan at a price as much as 40 per cent lower than another new project now going on sale in a nearby area. Housing Society released on Thursday the price list for 60 units at Heya ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong protests expose the real rot in society

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Protests expose the real rot in society Something is rotten in the city of Hong Kong. That is what the pro-democracy rallies have exposed for the world to see. ... or even the main one. Many Hong Kong people are unhappy, but it's unlikely they were solely driven to fight police because they were upset by Beijing restricting the choice of candidates ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Family violence in Hong Kong mars reputation of a 'safe' city

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Family violence mars a 'safe' city Hong Kong is famously a safe city with a low murder rate. That gives an impression that all is well. Yet three apparently ... is not new. Changing lifestyles, social values and upbringing means parents and children do not often see eye to eye. But differences in opinion are not an excuse for violence. In Chinese societies ...




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