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  1. Business - Money - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong has more millionaires than ever – but one in 10 are considering leaving the city

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 02:57pm by KANIS LI

    ... the desire to leave the city. Australia, Canada and the United States are the preferred destinations. The number of people with HK$1 million or more in liquid assets- in the form of deposits ... should be lower [than 9 per cent], but I don't think this is a high number," said Priscilla Ng, country marketing director at Citibank global consumer banking in Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1451539/hong-kong-has-more-millionaires-ever-one-10-are-considering-leaving
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Jaw-dropping pictures taken from the very edge of Hong Kong's towers

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:24pm by Staff Reporter

    ... this year cavorting on the city’s skyscrapers. They will return next month to try their luck on the Bank of China Building and Two IFC, the city’s second-tallest building. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432668/jaw-dropping-pictures-taken-very-edge-hong-kongs-towers
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong as you've never seen it before: Daredevil duo scale city's highest buildings

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:28pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... March, we want to try to come back and climb the Bank of China Building and the IFC," he added. Watch: Two men climb the Shanghai Tower, and film it So far the pair have not heard anything ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432776/hong-kong-youve-never-seen-it-daredevil-duo-scale-citys-highest
  4. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Zhejiang man gives lover 8.88m yuan in cash as engagement present

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:00pm by Chris Luo

    ... they had to inform the local bank two weeks in advance of the engagement so they could withdraw the money in fresh notes, the report said. The ceremony is very much a ritual as well as a show ... used to describe ‘wealthy-but-rustic’ people. Others tried to calculate the weight of the piles of cash, quantities only normally seen in the police-and-bank-robber films. The cash would weigh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1355148/zhejiang-man-gives-lover-888m-yuan-cash-engagement-present
  5. News - World - SOCIETY

    Why famous people's body parts often end up in several places

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 10:36pm by The Guardian

    ... florins to "deposit the head of Beethoven in a certain place". But the composer didn't escape unscathed. During his autopsy, one doctor took his ear bones, locks of hair were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1337566/why-famous-peoples-body-parts-often-end-several-places
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Mother of Anita Mui slams 'disrespectful' auction of late star's belongings

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Trustee Limited, the administrator of the star's estate, for being "disrespectful" to her daughter. All my requests to take a look at the items were declined by the bank ... battles with Tam. "All my requests to take a look at the items were declined by the bank," Tam said yesterday. "It is unfeeling and cruel." One Mui fan said she was sad to see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1329733/mother-anita-mui-slams-disrespectful-auction-late-stars-belongings
  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Elderly in China agonise over whether to take reverse mortgages

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... reverse mortgages Like many elderly mainlanders, Zhang Yueqin has mixed feelings about the prospect of selling a share of her home to the bank for a monthly payment. On one hand, the 78-year-old ... may feel like the bank has undervalued their homes, particularly if housing prices continue to rise fast. "Regardless of the changes in property values throughout the term of payments, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1320275/elderly-china-agonise-over-whether-take-reverse-mortgages
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's 'food recycling' groups will close without government help

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... More than 550,000 people are believed to visit food banks each year for basic provisions such as vegetables, bread and noodles, according to Friends of the Earth. They make use of a "food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1332395/hong-kongs-food-recycling-groups-will-close-without-government-help
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ex-banker helps Aids villages build a solid foundation

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 05:14pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... selling their blood to unscrupulous agents for government-funded blood banks in the 1990s. So the farmers could donate more regularly, the plasma needed for transfusions was removed and the blood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1330920/ex-banker-helps-aids-villages-build-solid-foundation
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dollars - not coffee - define social status, say Hongkongers

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... by funding their deposit for a flat," he said. While the higher threshold could bar entry to the middle class from below, at the other end of the spectrum, the financial secretary had no chance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1303450/dollars-not-coffee-define-social-status-say-hongkongers

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