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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    New venture, Light Be, helps needy find a room of their own- for cheap

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A new firm is linking property owners with a social mission to the poor who need housing Venture helps the needy find a room of their own A new social venture has come up with an innovative solution to address the housing needs of the city's underprivileged- by meeting them with private resources. Recently-formed Light Be (Social Realty) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1155695/new-venture-light-be-helps-needy-find-room-their-own-cheap
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sing Tao boss Charles Ho gets Grand Bauhinia Medal in city honours list

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Phila Siu

    ... have used inside information to sell two flats before new housing stamp duties came in.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543934/sing-tao-boss-charles-ho-gets-grand-bauhinia-medal-city-honours-list
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dreams of home and marriage falling apart for Hongkongers

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and marriage falling apart A new survey paints a dismal picture of a worsening housing situation in Hong Kong. The results of the biannual Hong Kong Council of Social Services social development index, released yesterday, also show a population under pressure from family disunity and rising divorce rates. The figures give a snapshot of the city in 2012 and show that housing was at its least ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521380/dreams-home-and-marriage-falling-apart
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Families may be spared moving ashes of loved ones from unlicensed columbaria

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 06:30pm by LO WEI

    ... 40,000- are cremated. About one in four of these end up in cemeteries operated by the government or the Board of Management of Chinese Permanent Cemeteries. The rest are housed in private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535622/families-may-be-spared-moving-ashes-loved-ones-unlicensed-columbaria
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Anti-stalking law: is it time to give up pursuit?

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Ada Lee

    ... the law had been in place, it would have been impossible for journalists to set up cranes outside Henry Tang Ying-yen's house at the time of the chief executive election," added Sham. She was referring to how reporters tried to investigate Tang's Kowloon Tong house when it was revealed that it included a basement built without planning approval. The Office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529635/anti-stalking-law-it-time-give-pursuit
  6. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Are you addicted to your smartphone? You may need professional help...

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... access in the house, desperation drove the boy to hang around neighbours' homes trying to get a wireless connection. He was eventually admitted to hospital, put on anti-depressants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533017/psychiatrists-singapore-launch-effort-have-smartphone-addiction-recognised
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Heart and crafts of a 10-year-old

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in vanilla or cardamom and candles housed in old Nutella jars- when they're lit they smell like cookies with marmalade inside, says Martina. "Time passes quickly when I make all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533467/heart-and-crafts-10-year-old
  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Elderly residents in Anhui commit suicide after burial reform takes away coffins

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:27am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... are the final "house". "When villagers die, they want to sleep in a wind and water-proof house. That is what a coffin means to villagers." The local government has introduced ... committee meeting, where he reportedly received orders to register all coffins house by house. "It's not up to villagers whether to keep or turn in the coffin; rather the order ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520720/elderly-residents-anhui-commit-suicide-after-burial-reform-takes-away
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Auctioneers turn to new variety of gems to meet demands of mainland buyers

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of other stones to meet the more adventurous tastes of the mainland's nouveau riche. Jadeite, coloured diamonds and other gemstones are being brought in by auction houses to test the market. ... Hong Kong collectors preferred a translucent green tone. But now the auction house, which is holding a pre-sale preview in its Central showroom, offers hues from dark green to clear. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1518864/auctioneers-turn-new-variety-gems-meet-demands-mainland-buyers
  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    700 million women abused by their partners, says World Bank report

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... requires that all people have voice- meaning the capacity to speak up and be heard, from homes to houses of parliament, and to shape and share in discussions, discourse, and decisions that affect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512857/700-million-women-abused-their-partners-says-world-bank-report

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