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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... is being run. "Beijing has meddled too much in local affairs, which is scaring us," says Tam. "I do not want to see the society that we've worked so hard to build become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558314/elderly-hongkongers-see-only-trouble-ahead-their-hometown
  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    Pritzker Prize for Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who builds in cardboard

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... earthquake in Kobe, Japan, or the 1994 conflict in Rwanda- to construct temporary shelters. He has used cardboard paper tubes as building materials, since they are easily found, easily transported ... clients, his humanitarian efforts were of utmost importance. Architects, Ban noted, are lucky because they always work for people who are happy- as people generally are when they're building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457187/pritzker-prize-japanese-architect-shigeru-ban-who-builds-cardboard
  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

    ... building went viral. It shows them making their way up the stairs of the as-yet unfinished Shanghai Tower, then emerging some 630 metres above ground before clambering up a crane- without safety ... weeks at the beginning of the year climbing Hong Kong's towers before heading for Shanghai. GALLERY: See the breathtaking photographs from the top of Hong Kong's tallest buildings ...

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

    Trainer Brian Cha aims for another sporting record- by shooting hoops

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Stuart Lau

    ... challenge: building his own basketball court. While there are plenty of them around town, Cha says he might need something tailor-made as "there have to be more hoop stands to help achieve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542613/trainer-brian-cha-aims-another-sporting-record-shooting-hoops
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... Johnson Yeung Ching-yin said recent controversies could make a difference this year. They included the Legislative Council's debates on controversial plans to build two new towns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542690/organisers-hope-recent-controversies-push-attendance-july-1-march
  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Hot and bothered students call off ‘naked run’ as university agrees to install air conditioners

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:00pm

    ... for the Shipai campus because some of its dormitory buildings did not have sufficient power circuits.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536808/hot-and-bothered-students-naked-run-called-university-agrees-install-air
  7. 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

    ... of government provision. A worrying number of these new columbariums are suspected of breaching land leases and building rules. A government source said there were 122 private columbariums offering ...

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

    Teenager's death sheds light on brutal discipline at military-style camps for internet addicts

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 08:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... me, don’t tell teachers”. The report also said one student injured himself in an escape attempt by jumping from the second floor of the camp’s building. Another tried to poison himself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1534046/teenagers-death-sheds-light-brutal-discipline-military-style
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Move over Jamie! Now Gordon Ramsay announces he’s opening a Hong Kong restaurant

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 04:36pm by Staff Reporter

    ... launched a branch of Jamie's Italian in Singapore last July. Jamie's Italian Hong Kong will be set up with local partner Big Cat Group, on the second floor of a new building at Tang Lung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528653/gordon-ramsay-and-jamie-oliver-prepare-hong-kong-restaurant-battle
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dreams of home and marriage falling apart for Hongkongers

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

    ... 152,400 in 2011 to 228,400 in 2013- more than the increase seen in the previous decade. The government received about 59,000 new applications from 2002 to 2011. But building of public housing ... and it is very worrisome," Chua said. "The government's rate of building public housing is so much slower than the need." He said housing especially plagued the working class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521380/dreams-home-and-marriage-falling-apart

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