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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Why China's wheat-growing north produces individualists and its rice-growing south is clannish

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:14am by Angela Meng

    ... between East Asia and the West." Talhelm and his team concluded that the co-operative nature of rice-growing has cultivated a culture of interdependence, while wheat-growing has cultivated independence. "I think the rice theory provides some insight to why the rice-growing regions of East Asia are less individualistic than the Western world or northern China, even with their wealth ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's domestic helpers 'should be paid HK$4,500 a month'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Phila Siu

    ... the workers' representatives say. Eman Villanueva and Eni Lestari, of the Asia Migrants' Coordinating Body, said the monthly minimum wage for the more than 300,000 domestic helpers in the city ... maids in the city reported that it was becoming increasingly difficult to hire Filipino helpers, as they were choosing factory jobs in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, where they are paid more ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fishing heritage may be the one that got away

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Vivienne Chow

    ... It is a vital survival skill for him when he goes fishing in the deep waters of the South China Sea. The weather, strength and direction of the wind, as well as the currents, lead him to the fish. ... in the South China Sea for generations. Originally from the Man Shan Islands in the Pearl River Delta, his great grandfather moved the family to Cheung Chau. As a child, Lai spent a lot of time at sea, ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... introduction. The county, which is in the south of the far-western region, has a population of more than 100,000. More than 72 per cent are Uygur and fewer than 26 per cent Han. Uygurs, ... Raxit, of exiled group the World Uygur Congress, told Radio Free Asia the local government was using the rewards to try to speed up the assimilation of Uygurs. Raxit said the Turkic culture ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Policing career is a dream come true

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... uniform. "When I am on patrol, it's not uncommon that those around me would look at me and wonder why there is a South Asian policeman," said the 21-year-old, who has become ... more people from the minorities to join the force. And this is what motivated Hussain to join the force in the first place- to set an example for his fellow South Asians. "I've always ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    This civil engineer's got the answers

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... to know how to make concrete? That's simple for civil engineers. Let's try another. A community in South Africa discovers a crack in their church wall and needs to find a way ... in South Africa, I asked them to send me some photos of the crack in the wall as they were afraid the crack would become bigger. I offered my advice, but I don't know what happened ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Donor's plea to submit to a little pain to save a life

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans and Susanna Kemp

    ... she says. "He is a very kind and friendly man. "He took me to South Korea for a holiday when he was working there last year, which was my first big holiday outside of Hong Kong. ...

  8. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself aboard ship, navy admits

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself on ship Japan's navy has admitted that a sailor killed himself on board his ship after being persistently bullied by a superior, the latest incident to shed light on the country ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Activists urge lawmakers to stand against anti-gay prejudice

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

    ... "Taiwan's legal regime... stops at employment and education," he said. Boris Dittrich, a former Dutch politician and a human rights activist, said Asia was "very slow" on the issue ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sad city: More than half of Hongkongers under 40 say they are unhappy

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Study of 10 regions in Asia is sad reflection on the city HK's unhappy youth nothing to laugh about More than half of Hong Kong adults aged below 40 say they are not happy, a survey of 10 regions in Asia has found. On a self-rated scale of one to 10- with 10 being the top happiness level- some 52 per cent of locals gave a score of six or below. A score ...




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