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  1. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Barristers call for children to be represented in right of abode case

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Children should be represented in residency case, say barristers Barristers are calling on the justice secretary to appoint a separate counsel to represent children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents who could be affected by a right of abode case involving domestic helpers. The Society for Community Organisation welcomed the Bar Association's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    New Children's Hospital will centralise state-of-the-art care

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by DR LI CHI KONG

    ... Dr Li Chi Kong HK$13b child-friendly facility will work with regional hospitals to provide best treatment New Children's Hospital will centralise state-of-the-art care A children's hospital is the dream of several generations of Hong Kong paediatricians. With the high standard of health services for children currently provided by the Health Department, Hospital ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Don't take your children to Occupy Mong Kok, police warn protesters after quiet night

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 11:16am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff reporters Hong Kong's police on Monday condemned parents for allowing their children to participate in democracy protests in Mong Kok, calling the act "extremely irresponsible and dangerous". "As some protesters act more and more radical, anyone bringing young children to high-risk areas may put their safety at risk in case of confrontation," ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROAD TEST

    Discoveryland is an enjoyable day out for children and families

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:06pm by Rebecca Tomasis

    ... Rebecca Tomasis life@scmp.com Discover a world of fun As a Discovery Bay resident with three young children, I found the recent opening of Discoveryland, Hong Kong's largest indoor ... become a destination for families who don't live on the island, too. It's the perfect place to spend the day with children when the weather, be it too wet or hot, makes it impossible ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Specialist classes can work wonders for children with learning difficulties

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:06pm by Karen Pittar

    ... Agency founder Sheridan Steen has been dealing with an increasing number of children just like Tobey. Steen, who has a highly dyslexic child of her own, says an estimated 20 per cent of children in Britain and the US have a degree of dyslexia or other learning difficulty. But many children are not diagnosed until quite late, because dyslexia and similar disorders present a varied list ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Quirky humour in children's picture books is a nod to the past

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:06pm by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Like fashion, books are cyclical What we read to our children changes through the generations, as does how we dress them. When it comes to classic picture books, ... an invisible dog. Just when the plot becomes stranger than strange, Gag finds a way to end her stories on a sincerely wholesome "happily ever after" note. My children have been fed a steady ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protect Hong Kong's children against emotional abuse

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... up for children," said activist Marian Wright Edelman, "then we don't stand for much". Although the criminal law seeks to protect the people's rights and to deter offenders, it is not always fit for purpose. The emotional abuse of children, for example, can cause depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and, in extreme cases, suicide, yet is not always ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong children rub shoulders with stars like Ernie Els

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 09:48pm by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Around 120 youngsters get opportunity to learn from South African great, along with William Liu and Jason Hak More than 120 school children proved ... and the mainland's top amateur William Liu to conduct the clinic, a community event of the Hong Kong Open, at the Tuen Mun Golf Centre. Most of the children, who were from seven primary schools in Tuen Mun ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Warning on pollution risk for children

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Warning on pollution risk for children Children are much more likely to be harmed by air pollution than adults- and they're exposed to more ... was told yesterday. "Hong Kong is in an artificial valley of skyscrapers, so the air settles and makes it very bad for children walking the streets," said Professor Ruth Etzel, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROAD TEST

    Ocean Park's Halloween Fest provides thrills for adults, teens and children

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 03:59pm by Cici George

    ... children during the day which transform into more frightening versions at night. The Halloween-themed decor went down well with my children. We arrived in the late afternoon when the park was being ... focused on startling teens and steered clear of children and older folks, unless they were requested to pose for a photo. Most of the Halloween houses are on The Summit, so it involves a bit ...




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