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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Young Chinese believe powerful dads are key to doing well in life

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... common refrain now is: "It's better to have a powerful father than to do well at maths, physics or chemistry." In the poll carried out by the China Youth Daily and sohu.com early ... for young people from impoverished families," he told the China Youth Daily. "It's because senior officials control the allocation of resources and they are seldom supervised." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1300251/compare-daddies-phrase-speaks-belief-connections-trump-qualifications
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Around Lantau in 5 days: pair get set for charity swim

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SARAH KARACS

    ... activities that will take place as the pair swim. Baillet and Pye are both seasoned athletes with numerous triathlons under their belts, but swimming 75 kilometres in the South China Sea ... a high level of fitness and will power, having previously trained for and completed the world's toughest footrace- the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara desert- swimming long distances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620064/around-lantau-5-days-pair-get-set-charity-swim
  3. 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

    ... 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 individuals, while corporations, which accounted for only 5 per cent of givers in the US, gave 57 per cent in China. "In China, people know very little about NGOs," says the 24-year-old. ...

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

    Chasing riches led China down the path of corruption, say party elders' children

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Andrea Chen

    ... It was "unthinkable" that some officials took advantage of their political power to become the first to "get rich" after the country embraced economic reforms, they said on the sidelines ... Xiaoping's famous remark in the mid-1980s that China should reform its planned economy and "let some people get rich first". Ye Xiangzhen, the second daughter of the late marshal Ye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586874/chasing-riches-led-china-down-path-corruption-say-party-elders-children
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... the old-fashioned cha chaan teng restaurants and street food had not been embraced. And People Power lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen questioned why the annual SAR establishment day rally on July ... their culture. Hong Kong began working on the list in 2007 in response to the UN Convention for Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which China ratified in 2004. One of the articles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534746/cantonese-opera-dim-sum-and-diwali-hong-kong-lists-its-cultural
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tai O is losing its taste for century-old shrimp paste flavour

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... because of Hong Kong's privileged position in trade compared with China in the 1950s to 1970s. In response to demand, Tai O shrimp paste makers started to export their product to London ... the 1960s there was no electricity in Tai O so the family had to grind shrimp meat manually. "But once the power supply reached us, my father bought machines for that process. This halved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593980/tai-o-losing-its-taste-century-old-shrimp-paste-flavour
  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Hostility to newly rich 'tuhao' reflects resentment with perhaps a tinge of jealousy

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:39am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... satisfied the human need for affirmation and differentiation. "Seeing others' resourcefulness and power has a negative impact on one's self-evaluation," Chen said: ... "overthrow tuhao and divide up their lands", arguably the basis of the Communist Party's ascent to power. The term gained currency last year within online gaming communities, where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1334001/hostility-newly-rich-tuhao-reflects-resentment-perhaps-tinge-jealousy
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats' costs are down but Hong Kong is still No 10 in Asia

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 03:40pm by Ernest Kao

    ... in more than 400 cities worldwide. Accommodation and utility costs are not included. The survey, by human resources firm ECA International, is used by companies to calculate compensation packages for expatriates and ensure their purchasing power is not compromised. In Asia, Hong Kong was cheaper than Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo, which ranked first for the second year in a row. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1254800/expats-costs-are-down-hong-kong-still-no-10-asia
  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant workers, rural residents paying the price for a cleaner future

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 04:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... transformation and environmental protection, among other issues. In years past, local authorities were under pressure to expand investment with few restrictions, turning China into the world's ... ordered thousands of loss-making state-owned enterprises to be shut. Zhu, dubbed "China's economic reform tsar", broke workers' "iron bowls" at state-run firms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1438770/migrant-workers-rural-residents-paying-price-cleaner-future
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Inaccurate manpower projections cast doubt on government planning

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

    ... manpower estimates The accuracy of the government's manpower projections have been called into doubt after the South China Morning Post found that previous projections were well off the mark. ... of imported workers would drive down salaries and mean fewer opportunities for locals. "Resources will be spent on the wrong areas due to the inaccuracy. For example, there may be too many people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534559/inaccurate-manpower-projections-cast-doubt-government-planning

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