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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Hong Kong looks abroad to tackle burden of ageing society

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... the burden of a fast-ageing society Hong Kong is looking overseas for inspiration on how to cope with the long-term financial burden of its rapidly ageing population. In his budget plan last month, ... growth in public expenditures at rates as high as in the past." In the case of Hong Kong, Tsang has forecast that the proportion of those aged 65 and above will increase from 13.7 per cent ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs public discussion to promote concept of 'dying well'

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:01am by LETTERS

    ... Public discussion needed to promote concept of 'dying well' According to government statistics, there are more than 40,000 deaths every year in Hong Kong. People today try hard ... Diana Lee, chair professor of nursing and director, Nethersole School of Nursing, Chinese University of Hong Kong ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Life's a fairytale: Former Hong Kong Disneyland princess wins Miss USA title

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 08:26pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... princess in Hong Kong. The 24-year-old former Miss Nevada beat 50 other contestants to be crowned Miss USA on Sunday evening. But prior to her beauty pageant days, Las Vegas native Sanchez spent her days volunteering at women's shelters and travelling the world, spending extensive time in Mexico and Europe. In 2012, her travels culminated in a seven-month stint at Hong Kong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Maid employment agency run by US sex offender under investigation in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:17pm by Phila Siu

    ... agency run by U.S. sex offender An employment agency run by a US-registered sex offender and former fugitive who says he can arrange for foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong to work as hotel maids in Las Vegas has come under investigation by the Hong Kong government. The Labour Department says it has received a complaint against the agency, which is run by Steve Austin Conway- also ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Move over Jamie! Now Gordon Ramsay announces he’s opening a Hong Kong restaurant

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 04:36pm by Staff Reporter

    ... as celebrity chefs get taste for HK Two of Britain’s best known celebrity chefs will compete for the attention of Hong Kong diners after Gordon Ramsay announced that he will open a restaurant ... of Ramsay's venture. A meeting of the two chefs in Hong Kong appears unlikely for now however, as Oliver seems unlikely to attend the opening of Jamie's Italian. Marcos Georgiou, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Cityseen

    Exhibition on future of design opens at Asia Society Hong Kong Centre

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Designers give us glimpse into the world of tomorrow An exhibition at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre in Admiralty aims to set people thinking ... and chairman of the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre. The exhibition was curated by Fumio Nanjo, director of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, who selected 12 of the edgiest local and international designers ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Chinese students in Hong Kong unhappier than South Asian classmates: study

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 06:47pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Survey indicates link between neglect of spiritual health and dissatisfaction with life, says education institute Chinese students in Hong Kong are more ... the city by the Hong Kong Institute of Education found life satisfaction to be lowest among locals, Chinese immigrants and cross-boundary students. South Asian students, about 90 per cent of them ...

  8. Business - Economy - POLITICAL REFORM

    Slow pace of political reform puts Hong Kong’s competitiveness at risk

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:38am by Richard Wong

    ... in some mature democracies. It is starting to take a toll on our city's competitiveness. Hong Kong's functional constituencies have been held up as one of the key stumbling blocks ... inadequacy in addressing larger concerns that affect the population as a whole, in the face of local political resistance in geographical constituencies. We have seen examples of this in Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong lawyers to gain permission to advise mainland Chinese clients

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... and international cases. Lam, who took over as Law Society president last month, said a law school in Shenzhen would be opened as early as September to train Hong Kong lawyers in mainland law and mainland lawyers in Hong Kong law. The school is likely to be set up within Tsinghua University and would be a joint project by the Law Society, its Shenzhen counterpart and the university. Workshops ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In Hong Kong, privilege protects its own

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says the ease with which the elite in Hong Kong escape accountability for their decisions and professional conduct is dismaying, and dangerous for society Buddy system of the privileged The importance of the rule of law, and of the subjugation of the executive to laws, is critical to the maintenance of Hong Kong's society and government ...




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