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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... said. A recent example was locals complaining about having to pay higher admission fees to the Book Fair than tourists. He said the commission could not take on such cases under current laws. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Blind Bin-Bin gets futuristic glasses to help him 'see' via pulses on tongue

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 03:11pm by Emily Tsang

    ... found him late at night in a remote spot, his face covered in blood. Police said Bin-Bin's aunt, a suspect in the case, committed suicide six days after the incident. Bin-Bin had a set ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Participants in Occupy Central 'should not underestimate legal consequences'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:55pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Solicitor specialising in rights cases warns would-be sit-in participants that judges have been coming down hard on protesters Lawyer cautions Occupy ... defendants behind bars for weeks. “Such a tendency may be a result of what the magistrates think is a need to respond to an increasing number of cases concerning unauthorised or unlawful assemblies ...

  4. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    That'll teach you! Jilted man buys hundreds of cinema tickets to prove to ex how wealthy he's become

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:13pm by Chris Luo

    ... tickets in Chongqing as well in case she is here,” urged another local internet user.  ...

  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    Heartbreaking news: China’s divorce rate jumps 13pc as more choose to untie the knot

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:36pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com About 3.5 million couples filed for divorce last year, with a fifth taking their case to the courts The mainland’s divorce rate has risen by almost 13 per cent, with 3.5 million couples filing for divorce last year, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. In its 2013 Social Service Development Statistical Bulletin released on Tuesday, the ministry said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Inaccurate manpower projections cast doubt on government planning

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:49am by Phila Siu

    ... and found that many of the projections were overestimated or underestimated, in some cases by as much as 40 per cent. "The government was obviously trying to pave the way for more labour ...

  7. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Are you addicted to your smartphone? You may need professional help...

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... citing the case of a Taiwanese high school student who could only sleep clutching her smartphone in case someone tried to call her. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Alias hid fugitive past of American linked to agency at centre of probe

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:51pm by Phila Siu

    ... so. Conway said he was eventually acquitted of the charge. "I fought the case myself," he said.   ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Red card for soccer gamblers in jail

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... gamblers, Lee said. Prisoners' families were urged to get in touch so appropriate action could be taken. As for those disciplined, Tse said every case was treated individually. Punishments can ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Divorcing couples should be forced to undergo counselling, says government advisor

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... as showing the total number of divorces granted in 2012 was 23,255- more than 10 times the 1981 figure of 2,062 cases. Hong Kong does not require any mandatory consultation before couples file ...




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