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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Build hostels for young while they save for costly housing deposits: think tank

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:50pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Bauhinia Foundation also suggested other ways to ease financial burden on younger generation Think tank says younger generation needs a hand A think tank with strong ties to Hong Kong's former leader says the government should reduce housing expenses and build more hostels for young people to live in while they saved to buy flats. The Bauhinia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1648543/build-youth-hostels-young-people-who-cant-afford-homes-says-hong-kong-think-tank
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hopes of revival for dying trade of street hawking in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:46am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... hawking- an age-old practice of selling cheap food and wares from stalls and street carts- is going the way of horse-drawn carts and century-old buildings. Worried about hygiene and street ... hawker streets catering to the locals. Yip criticised Hong Kong's city planning and spatial use. Instead of building a city full of luxury flats and office space, the government should save ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1646558/hopes-revival-dying-trade
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    More than 20 homeless people lose shelter under flyover in Yau Ma Tei

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... councillor Derek Hung Chiu-wah said welfare officials had attempted to register the homeless people and were looking at ways to help them, while the council was considering building a homeless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621610/more-20-homeless-people-lose-shelter-under-flyover-yau-ma-tei
  4. News - World - SOCIETY

    Australian Parliament drops plan to segregate veil wearers in public gallery

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... have been banned from entering the building or who may be known to be a security risk," it said. "Once this process has taken place visitors are free to move about the public spaces of the building, including all chamber galleries, with facial coverings in place". Parry explained that the original "interim" decision was made after rumours began circulating earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620740/australian-parliament-drops-plan-segregate-veil-wearers-public-gallery
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Adoptees reaching out to Hong Kong birth parents

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... the building on Hing Hon Road where she was found and said she wanted to reassure local birth mothers that their children could lead happy lives. "I want to let mums that were forced or had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619565/people-adopted-babies-decades-ago-reaching-out-hong-kong-birth
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... with the Legislative Council panel on home affairs yesterday morning, the operators condemned the government's proposal to ban guest houses from being run in residential buildings that do not allow ... Affairs Bureau proposed plugging a loophole in the law that has seen about 200 guest houses receive licences from the government despite being situated in buildings that allow neither temporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590847/operators-guest-houses-say-planned-new-licensing-rules-will-run-them
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fewer prisoners ending up back in jail, thanks to increased help

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... to build better models for predicting who will reoffend," he said, adding that he would also like to work with the government on creating a benchmark to compare jurisdictions. He recently met ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586878/fewer-prisoners-ending-back-jail-thanks-increased-help
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Number of prisoners in Hong Kong hits record low

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... prisoners. This prompted a controversial plan to build a HK$12 billion super prison on Hei Ling Chau, an island off southern Lantau, but it was scrapped in 2004 because of community opposition. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586883/prison-population-hits-record-low-theyre-spending-more-time-remand
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Living dictionary' keeps family history, culture and language alive

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by ANNEMARIE EVANS

    ... of vegetables stretching down the valley from Hau's village. They're not local, he says, but rent the fields to plant crops. In the distance, the towering buildings of Shenzhen are a stark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586060/living-dictionary-keeps-family-history-culture-and-language-alive
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    This civil engineer's got the answers

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

    ... of Hong Kong. A key event happened in 2000, the year he graduated: a teacher who taught him Chinese and kung fu and had been an inspiration to him at school leapt to his death from a building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585282/civil-engineers-got-answers

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