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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - ART

    British photographer Martin Parr's show documents modern Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung Peek season Veteran British photographer Martin Parr had a packed schedule during his two-week visit to Hong Kong last year. Commissioned by Blindspot Gallery, he travelled ... Resort" (1983-85) and "Luxury" (1995 to the present) which helped to make his name. "I'm always trying to explore the contradictions of modern society. I don't go to wars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1590987/british-photographer-martin-parrs-show-documents-modern-hong-kong
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong Law Society president Ambrose Lam falls on own sword

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Law Society head falls on own sword The overwhelming vote of no confidence last week against Ambrose Lam San-keung made his resignation yesterday as Law Society ... the support of 2,392 society members with 1,478 against. However, this does not mean Lam was necessarily wrong. What landed him in hot water was the statement he made on June 16 in support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577186/hong-kong-law-society-president-ambrose-lam-falls-own-sword
  3. News - China - SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    Gay wedding of British diplomat in China draws online support

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:56pm by Chen Yifei

    ... Chen Yifei yifei.chen@scmp.com Chinese web users applauded a rare same-sex marriage on Chinese soil as a British diplomat announced his wedding online. Brian Davidson, the UK consul-general in Shanghai, posted wedding photos of himself and his same-sex partner Scott Chang on Weibo on Saturday. “We can finally exchange vows in the presence of my family and friends (British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587928/rare-gay-marriage-chinese-soil-draws-unbridled-praise-online
  4. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Ambrose Lam courted triumph, controversy as Law Society leader

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society head's comments on Beijing's white paper followed change of attitude on Occupy Central and success in Qianhai economic zone Ups and downs and U-turns of Ambrose Lam When Ambrose Lam San-keung was re-elected president of the Law Society in May, few would have predicted that a month later he would be at the centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573742/ambrose-lam-courted-triumph-controversy-law-society-leader
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    British countertenor Iestyn Davies pitches up

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:02pm by Victoria Finlay

    ... Victoria Finlay life@scmp.com Raise the tone One Sunday in 1996, when British countertenor Iestyn Davies was 17, he was singing in his school choir, in the bass section as usual, when he ... for Performing Arts, and singing at a fundraising event for the Wells Music Society. As well as songs by Purcell, Britten, and Poulenc, he'll be singing "a really exciting Handel aria from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1587827/british-countertenor-iestyn-davies-pitches
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rising political intolerance is threatening Hong Kong society

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 05:03pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says the increasing intolerance in Hong Kong politics is dividing society and could cause long-term damage Growing rift Hong Kong has never been so intolerant. There have always been anti-gay voices; conservatism and the influence of religion-based schools and pressure groups like the Society for Truth and Light have made that inevitable. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1566228/rising-political-intolerance-threatening-hong-kong-society
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong experts cautious about British aspirin cancer claims

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang and The Guardian

    ... Emily Tsang and The Guardian HK experts cautious about aspirin cancer claims A British study that recommends people aged 50 to 65 take an aspirin a day to protect themselves from cancer ... of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists, William Chui Chun-ming, described the study as "good news" if cheap and readily available aspirins could also be used to prevent disease. But he, too, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567926/hong-kong-experts-cautious-about-british-aspirin-cancer-claims
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society defends white paper on Hong Kong after harsh words from Bar Association

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 05:25pm by Tony Cheung and Phila Siu

    ... Tony Cheung and Phila Siu Law Society backs Beijing white paper on autonomy The Law Society endorsed Beijing's contentious white paper on Hong Kong yesterday as a "positive" document that reiterated the special administrative region's judicial independence and high degree of autonomy. The verdict of the society, which represents more than 7,400 solicitors, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534091/law-society-backs-white-paper-has-no-answer-national-security
  9. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Driverless cars to be on British roads in 6 months

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:34am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Government announces review of road lawsand research fund to promote development Driverless cars to be on British roads in 6 months Britain is to encourage ... economy and society." The Department for Transport will also kick off a review process of the laws governing road use, including the Highway Code and the Road Safety Act, to permit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563089/driverless-cars-be-british-roads-6-months
  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    Everyday Sexism website a global hit, much to British founder Laura Bates' surprise

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London British woman takes her story online and finds many others with similar experiences Sexism fight gains power through the internet When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Such incidents seemed to be part of living in London. But the writer said several similar situations followed within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557017/everyday-sexism-website-global-hit-much-british-founder-laura-bates

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