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  1. Carina Lau can still look forward to days of being wild

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen We hoped celebrity couple Carina Lau Ka-ling and Tony Leung Chiu-wai were expecting a baby when paparazzi last month photographed a curvier Lau in a loose-cut outfit ... 'I'm not pregnant,' she said, resplendent in 10-centimetre heels and a blue silk cocktail dress at Tuesday night's Chaumet dinner at the Four Seasons hotel. The local rumour mill, Lau ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    C.Y. Leung unveils plan for 230 lifts to improve access for city's elderly

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com HK$1 billion a year will be spent on removing barriers for elderly but critics say scheme is another bid to boost chief's flagging popularity LEUNG UNVEILS PLANS FOR A 'CITY OF LIFTS' Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says the government will spend HK$1 billion a year turning Hong Kong into a "city of lifts" to remove ...

  3. Hard-hit workers out to make firms pay

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Honda Auto parts workers who fought hard for a pay rise in May and June this year found their victory was short-lived. The increase was quickly eaten up by runaway inflation in the following months. One of the worker representatives during the strikes, wh ...

  4. Activists held over talk of protest

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Two Guangzhou-based activists and at least one petitioner were detained on Saturday and interrogated over their roles in allegedly illegal pro-Cantonese and anti-Japanese protests. One activist was placed under detention for 15 days and the other for 10 d ...

  5. Join the caring profession

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau From caring for the elderly to steering young people away from crime, the Social Welfare Department is evolving its methods to meet the demands of Hong Kong's ever-changing ... to meet new needs,' said departmental secretary Winnie Lau. In line with this proactive approach, the department has launched many initiatives. To extend its main services for families, ...

  6. Infertility epidemic stalks the mainland's one-child generation

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Changsha, Hunan In the eyes of her in-laws, Jiao is worse off than the family's sows. At least they can reproduce. The petite migrant worker from Guizhou is afraid to go home because the mounting pressure she faces over her inability to conceive has become unbearable. 'All eyes are set upon my belly each time I return,' said Jiao - who would give only ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Rights groups welcome 'overdue' proposals on rape laws

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Stuart Lau

    ... Joyce Man and Stuart Lau Rights groups hail report, six years after a court ruled that a law criminalising sex between men under 21 was unconstitutional 'Overdue' rape law proposals welcomed Rape-victim and transgender rights groups welcomed proposals by the Law Reform Commission to change the law on sexual offences, but voiced concerns, particularly over provisions ...

  8. Lawmakers press for special needs

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Lawmakers are stepping up pressure on the Education Bureau to allow special needs students to remain at school after the age of 18, if they wish. A second education panel meeting to discuss school-leaving arrangements for students with learning difficulties will be held this week. At the first meeting, on Monday, former social welfare legislator Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung said ...

  9. University gives hope to quake victims

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Strung up on makeshift clothes lines, sheets of needlework sway in the breeze that blows across the devastated town of Yingxiu, close to the epicentre of the massive earthquake that hit Sichuan province last year. Although made by adults, the work has the appearance of a child's drawing that might have been sketched in the classrooms and on the wooden desks ...

  10. Warn over age limit for disabled pupils

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Lawmakers warned the Education Bureau yesterday it might face legal action if the government failed to rectify a procedure that effectively forces mentally disabled students out of school once they reach 18. More than 300 children, parents and teachers protested in the rain outside the Legislative Council building ahead of an education panel meeting set to review ...




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