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  1. 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

    ... not take such action itself. The march, with a theme of universal suffrage, will be led by villagers who will lose their homes to the development plan in the northeastern New Territories, students ...

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

    Welfare benefits not enough for rent

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by CALVIN LIU

    ... Calvin Liu calvin.liu@scmp.com Call for policy revamp after study finds most people on housing subsidy have to make up cash shortfall each month for small, subdivided flats Welfare benefits not enough for rent More than half of those who live on welfare payments have to fork out money from their own pockets for rent as the government subsidy they receive is not enough, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559264/welfare-benefits-not-enough-rent
  3. 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

    ... a province of the mainland. "Of course we are Chinese too," Tam adds, "but after all, Hongkongers are very different from mainlanders. We have developed our own culture and have become ...

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

    Kids now have more diverse dream jobs, poll finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... said the study showed pupils' ambitions these days had diverged from the traditional fields. In the 2004 poll, half the pupils aspired to become teachers, doctors and lawyers or to work ... Council last November, but it has not yet to be established more than half a year down the road. Suggested services include more public provision of extracurricular activities and career advice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557043/kids-now-have-more-diverse-dream-jobs-poll-finds
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    40pc of Hongkongers have considered retiring abroad for financial reasons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Olga Wong

    ... consider mainland China, while 21 per cent were contemplating a move to Taiwan. Australia, Canada and Britain were also on the list. The biggest worry in retirement was inflation, and having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557039/40pc-hongkongers-would-consider-retiring-elsewhere-survey-finds
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the number of donors to dwindle to drastically low levels. Wacky billionaire Chen Guangbiao's recent "charity show" in the United States, where he offered 1,000 poor Americans free ... countries, which show that individuals accounted for 73 per cent of the sources of giving in the US in 2011, but only 32 per cent of givers. In China in the same year, only 32 per cent were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters most disillusioned with governance and rule of law

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:41pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... the index. Other areas of dissatisfaction included opportunities for development, public spending on education and the rule of law, each of which was down by about 5 per cent from the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548854/youngsters-most-disillusioned-governance-and-rule-law
  8. 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

    ... 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 ... rise with modernisation. What happened in China is a good example,” she said. Li said rural people were less tolerant of divorce, which was often seen as a scandal. Many women were forced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535515/heartbreaking-news-nations-divorce-rate-rises-13-cent
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hongkongers facing an era of change as mainland reforms pick up steam

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Oliver Chou

    ... with developments across the border, a top academic from the mainland says. The difference between both sides was a result of their systems, Chen Pingyuan, a professor in Chinese at Peking University, said. With mainland reform gradually picking up steam, the city would inevitably be eclipsed. "The decline has nothing to do with the 1997 handover and much to do with China's own development since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523997/hongkongers-facing-era-change-mainland-reforms-pick-steam
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Give my family breathing space, says Leung Chun-ying after daughter's ordeal

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... right now is a quiet environment. It's not easy to be the daughter of a public figure. "I hope people who care about Chai-yan could leave some space … to her and my family." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542675/give-my-family-breathing-space-says-leung-chun-ying-after-daughters

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