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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Falling crime rate a Hong Kong success to celebrate

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan hails statistics that show the city is remarkably safe Hong Kong's falling crime rate asuccess to celebrate Last week, US president Barack Obama visited Chicago to discuss gun crime. There were 443 murders by firearms in that one city last year, and 506 murders in all. This is a city with 2.8 million people- fewer than half of Hong Kong's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pink Season 2012 to celebrate gay and transgender rights

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com With 30 events, festival will be biggest of its kind in Asia and one of the largest in the world Pink Seasoncelebrates gay pride The summer may be ending, but Pink Season is just starting, with a two-month stretch of parties, gay pageants and family-friendly events to celebrate gay and transgender rights for tourists and Hongkongers alike. Pink ...

  3. Not much to celebrate as blind activist turns 40

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Blind 'barefoot' lawyer Chen Guangcheng may have many thousands of admirers, but there will be no party for him turning 40 today. Persecuted by local officials for exposing forced abortions and sterilisations affecting ...

  4. Celebrities to get paddling for a good cause- sending needy Nepali children to school

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Model couple Jocelyn Luko and Anthony Sandstrom will be paddling to win and for a good cause during Monday's annual dragon boat races in Stanley. They'll be joined by celebrity friends including actor Michael Wong Man-tak, model Cara Grogan, fashion photographer Jesper McIlroy and Red Dog Studio director Simon Wehrli, an experienced dragon boater who organised ...

  5. City Hall marriage venue to close

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 23 after the closure. Figures revealed that about one-third of 32,056 weddings in the first three quarters were notarised by civil celebrants, who were empowered to conduct weddings outside marriage registries since April last year. Up to last month, 1,260 solicitors and notaries have been appointed as civil celebrants. ...

  6. 69 more civil celebrants appointed

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Another batch of 69 civil celebrants for marriages was appointed yesterday by the Immigration Department, bringing the total number to 1,634 since the first batch was appointed in April 2006. By the end of last month, about 73,200 couples had arranged for a civil celebrant to solemnise their marriage, a testimony to the convenience of the scheme. Before civil ...

  7. Do teen idols lose their appeal after they marry?

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeffrey Lu, 16 Phillips Academy, Andover Yes, definitely. Teen idols are more appealing than 'adult' idols because of their youth. A teen who marries immediately loses that image of youth. Why? Society connects youth with romantic freedom, or th ...

  8. 80 couples register to marry at own venues

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... exercised their new rights. The news came as the Immigration Department announced it had approved another 126 celebrants to conduct civil marriages, bringing their number to 258. A list of civil celebrants is on the department's website at www.immd.gov.hk and is available from all marriage registries. For registry addresses and telephone numbers, call 2824 6111. By Thursday it had ...

  9. Tsang to meet Hu for Macau celebrations

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung President Hu Jintao is expected to meet Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in Macau on Saturday when they attend celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the former ... Christmas. The chief executive will lead a government delegation to Macau for this weekend's celebrations. The delegates will include Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, Secretary ...

  10. Students welcome celebrities' sound advice and tasty treats

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am

    ... with Clara Mak and Ben Sin. When celebrities show up at events mouthing clich?s such as 'believe in yourself' and 'work hard to chase your dreams', reactions can ... for charity. He is in the process of opening a vegetarian restaurant that will employ the deaf to work alongside other celebrities looking to contribute. Why the deaf? 'I think the deaf ...




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