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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Trips to mainland China eye-opening experiences for many Taiwanese

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Many Taiwanese still consider the mainland to be backward but more frequent travel has proved to be an eye-opener for the visitors ... residents. James Wang, a Taiwanese engineer who was recently stationed to work at his company's mainland office, said it had been an eye-opening experience since moving to Suzhou, Jiangsu. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Wives, Husbands, and Lovers

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... with a particular focus on Hong Kong and Taiwan. Editors Deborah Davis and Sara Friedman open with an excellent overview of how sex and marriage have been deinstitutionalised since China's opening up. ... David Bartram Wives, Husbands, and Lovers edited by Deborah Davis and Sara Friedman HKU Press China's sexual revolution has been every bit as dramatic as its economic one, argues ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the 82-year-old said. "And I worked every day after fleeing to Hong Kong in 1981." Kwok lost everything in the Cultural Revolution and came to Hong Kong "the moment Deng Xiaoping opened up China". He had started his own garment business in the 1940s with a sewing machine bought by selling the family cow, and, once in Hong Kong, he found work in the garment factories. As factory work ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Move over Jamie! Now Gordon Ramsay announces he’s opening a Hong Kong restaurant

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 04:36pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Gordon Ramsay to open branch of London restaurant Bread Street Kitchen in Central two months after Jamie's Italian launches in Causeway Bay Rivalry heats up as celebrity chefs get taste for HK Two of Britain’s best known celebrity chefs will compete for the attention of Hong Kong diners after Gordon Ramsay announced that he will open a restaurant ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Gigi Chao issues open letter to father Cecil Chao to accept partner Sean Eav

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:29am by Ada Lee

    ... the 33-year-old has written an open letter to him in which she expresses "regret'' at his inability to understand how happy she is with Sean Eav, who she married in 2012. Beginning ... "misunderstandings", told the South China Morning Post that her 77-year-old father- who once famously claimed to have slept with 10,000 women- is awkward around Eav when they are in the same company. Several ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    My daughter's lesbian partner is not welcome in this family, says Gigi Chao's father as he withdraws 'dowry' offer

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 04:24pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... attractive," Gigi told the  South China Morning Post in an exclusive interview. Just days later, Gigi penned on open letter to her father. “In terms of relationships, your expectations of me ...

  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Butlers the latest must-have for China's nouveau riche

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... for nouveau riche The rise of China's super-rich has lured one of the world's top schools for butlers to set up a branch on the mainland. International Butler Academy chairman Robert ... to a restaurant, all they care about is the food, and not where and how- and indeed, if- the service is good," Wennekes said. The academy, based in a castle in the Netherlands, will open another ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Life's a fairytale: Former Hong Kong Disneyland princess wins Miss USA title

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 08:26pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Disneyland as various characters including Belle, Snow White and Cinderella. "Every time [Disneyland] has an audition, there are about 4,000 girls who show up for maybe just five openings ... and the food was very interesting," Sanchez said. "Always the traveller, I got to go to Thailand and the Great Wall of China while I was there." After returning to Las Vegas from Hong ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Ikea at last cracks China market, but success has meant adapting to local ways

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... by a sticky, dusty heat wave striking northern China. Weeks earlier, a photo of people napping in a Shanghai shopping centre to escape the searing heat went viral, but in the capital, it is Ikea's ... behaviour in China is very different," says Zhang, shrugging at the mayhem around him. The Chinese approach to Ikea has long intrigued expatriates and domestic internet users alike, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's Goddess of Democracy statue shines light on Tiananmen Square tragedy … for now

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Stuart Lau

    ... ahead with a trial opening of the museum tomorrow despite a lawsuit from neighbours that he believes is politically motivated. The statue is the museum's main feature and resembles ... generation and radiated to the mainland," said Lee, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which runs the museum. But there was still no sign ...




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