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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tamar's protest square stays behind hoardings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... year's demonstration over the government's refusal to give HKTV a broadcasting licence. The government last month decided to build a three-metre-high fence outside the east wing after violent protests at the neighbouring Legislative Council building against plans for two new towns in the New Territories. On one occasion protesters used bamboo poles to try to pry open the doors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581532/tamars-protest-square-stays-behind-hoardings
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... flat on the ninth floor of a building with no lifts. "I never had a lot of savings, having sent much of the money back to the mainland- to my sons and my relatives- in the old days," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577151/write-pension-policy-sake-people
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in Hong Kong going down, shows survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... the building's fire-safety systems. "People's perception of press freedom is expected to reach another new low, what with the brutal assault on former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573019/14-years-save-flat-just-dont-eat
  10. 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

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