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  1. Making sport a vital part of Chinese society

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not just about winning medals and breaking world records; at their heart is sport, a vital element of any society. Gao Hong, who won a silver medal as the goalkeeper of China's 1996 Olympics ... retirement from top-level soccer to fostering a sporting culture on the mainland. She has a huge task ahead. The mainland has few sporting clubs and societies, despite official policy since 1984 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Will looking to the law solve society's morality problems?

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by DR KAREN LEE

    ... society's morality problems? Confucius said righteous men are those who care for the young and the aged. To Mencius, no one is indifferent to the suffering of others. Not any more. Two high-profile tragedies in 2011 speak volumes about the moral dilemma facing Chinese society today. The first concerned a two-year-old girl who succumbed to a hit-and-run car accident at a Guangdong backstreet ...

  3. News - China

    Deadly demographics: Women face grim odds in male-heavy societies like China, India

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com The Delhi gang rape points to the dangers and violence inherent in societies where men outnumber women, a problem that besets China as much ... by the profusion of what the Chinese call "bare branches" (guang gun), or men unable to find a spouse because of the paucity of women caused by an abnormally high sex ratio (males to females), ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society can help China modernise

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by KARLA SIMON, DAVID YANG

    ... Karla Simon and David Yang Karla Simon and David Yang say the government should allow NGOs to play a bigger role How civil society can work to easethe turmoil in a modernising China While ... might mean for the growing role of civil society in China. The slogan refers to economic reforms- the new push for industrialisation, information technology, urbanisation and agricultural ...

  5. A little faith in faith could help heal society's troubles

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... Paul Letters Marx decried religion as the 'opium of the people'. The current position of the Chinese Communist Party is more ambivalent; indeed, some argue China's leaders ... on as large a scale as on the mainland. Chinese state media agrees with Western estimates that about one in three Chinese is religious. The Economist estimated that about 13 million (or one in six) ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How returnees will reshape China

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by TOM VELK, OLIVIA GONG

    ... Tom Velk and Olivia Gong Tom Velk and Olivia Gong say as more young, Western-educated professionals return to a better life in China, their influence on business, society and relations ... This situation implies that Western platforms of commonly agreed upon rules of behaviour, ownership and dispute-settlement mechanisms will be brought to China. The current Chinese banking system, up ...

  7. Cliffhanger society

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... Edith Terry What is it about Hong Kong that makes life here a series of cliffhangers? Social scientists describe it as a 'contester' society, where attention spans are counted ... movements into the country. In the early 1990s, the scrip was abandoned as settlements and clearing capacity of Chinese banks strengthened. Now we have another step in the move towards yuan ...

  8. Business - Companies

    More Chinese cities to curb car sales to tackle pollution

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 02:20pm by Reuters

    ... “It’s not good for the healthy development of the Chinese auto industry or the formation of an harmonious auto society.” In June, sales of German cars accounted for 26 per cent of total sales ... Reuters in Beijing New Chinese leadership under President Xi Jinping is emphasising need to improve quality of life, but air pollution remains a major problem Eight more cities in China, ...

  9. News - China

    China Red Cross donations in doubt after new figures show discrepancies

    Posted May 20th 2013, 01:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A public outcry against missing donations by the Red Cross Society of China has morphed into subdued scepticism after the Ministry of Civil Affairs reviewed figures ... nationwide had collected for rescue and reconstruction efforts in Sichuan province after the April 20 earthquake. The press release indicated that both arms of the Chinese Red Cross had collected ...

  10. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com By using its old trick of spending its way to growth, the mainland runs the risk of falling deeper into its complicated structural problems Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about stimulus in China again When Li ...




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