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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Woes of opium addiction shape Chinese debate on legalising marijuana

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Cary Huang

    ... was "ignorant", it said. "We should never be made again to become the Sick Man of East Asia," the commentary said, referring to a humiliating description of Chinese society in the late 19th ... in China recently following a spate of arrests of celebrities on marijuana-related charges. The government's high-profile detention of about a dozen Chinese celebrities, including Hollywood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586671/woes-opium-addiction-shape-chinese-debate-legalising
  2. News - China Insider - LGBT RIGHTS

    Chinese man petitions WHO to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy worldwide

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:40pm by Chen Yifei

    ... the matter. Despite China’s health ministry having removed homosexuality from the mental disease list in 2001, viewing homosexuality as illness is not uncommon in the wider Chinese society. Anxious ... Chen Yifei yifei.chen@scmp.com A 30-year-old Chinese man is petitioning to the World Health Organisation to demand a ‘gay cure’ ban worldwide. “They hypnotised me and gave me electronic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1591150/chinese-man-petitions-who-ban-gay-cure-therapy-worldwide
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese entrepreneurs will lead the next revolution in global business

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by EDWARD TSE

    ... Edward Tse Edward Tse believes the complex and dynamic Chinese economy is a forerunner of how global business will evolve, and its dare-to-fail entrepreneurs will be the standard-bearers The Chinese wave Many people outside China still view the country in a very narrow sense, as a nation with a one-party authoritarian regime where the economy is dominated by large state-owned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591035/chinese-entrepreneurs-will-lead-next-revolution-global
  4. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Robert Miller's HK$100m gift to Asia Society highlights arts funding woes

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com A HK$100m donation to the Asia Society highlights the never-ending struggle small arts groups face trying to keep their heads above water The art of begging When Duty Free Shoppers founder Robert Miller donated HK$100 million to the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre last month, the news stunned the cultural sector. It was the largest donation made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542630/robert-millars-hk100m-gift-asia-society-highlights-arts-funding-woes
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society defends white paper on Hong Kong after harsh words from Bar Association

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 05:25pm by Tony Cheung and Phila Siu

    ... Tony Cheung and Phila Siu Law Society backs Beijing white paper on autonomy The Law Society endorsed Beijing's contentious white paper on Hong Kong yesterday as a "positive" document that reiterated the special administrative region's judicial independence and high degree of autonomy. The verdict of the society, which represents more than 7,400 solicitors, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534091/law-society-backs-white-paper-has-no-answer-national-security
  6. Business - China Business - MAKING MILLIONS

    New generation of Chinese tycoons putting good causes before money

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by JUNE SUN

    ... seen. Yet Ma is in a group of Chinese businessmen whose success is no longer measured purely in monetary terms. Besides trailblazing e-commerce IPOs, Ma also chairs the Nature Conservancy, ... Monetary success is indeed not a concern for the star-studded collection of CEC entrepreneurs. Its members include Chinese business heavyweights, such as Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi, and the man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1586239/new-generation-chinese-tycoons-putting-good-causes-money
  7. Comment - Letters

    Pan-democrats must consider cost to society of political reform veto

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:15am by LETTERS

    ... Pan-dems must think of cost to society of political reform veto The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress finally handed down its decision on the framework of universal ... Pan-democrats say they will veto the proposed political reform. They should carefully consider the cost to our society if they do this. The Occupy Central campaign is not able to draw support from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1590469/pan-democrats-must-consider-cost-society-political-reform-veto
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Chinese scholars praise NPC ruling... Hong Kong academics disagree

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Joyce Ng, Teddy Ng, Adrian Wan

    ... half the members because Hong Kong was a diversified society, said Jiang Shigong, deputy director of Peking University's Centre for Hong Kong and Macau Studies. "The chief executive has to coordinate different sectors and different political interests of Hong Kong society … He also has to coordinate the relationship between Hong Kong and the central government, and has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582544/chinese-scholars-praise-national-peoples-congress-reform-ruling-hong
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Law Society chief says solicitors want to do more than just law

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com If the Law Society has its way, solicitors could soon be running one-stop businesses that offer an array of services including non-legal ones Solicitors want to do more than just law The city's lawyers are looking at ways to expand their business into other professional areas, the Law Society's new chief says. Stephen Hung Wan-shun said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589603/law-society-chief-says-solicitors-want-do-more-just-law
  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com No takers so far for largely Uygur area's cash rewards for inter-ethnic weddings to promote integration; academic doubts they will work Xinjiang county pays mixed marriage perks A county in the restive Xinjiang region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583806/xinjiang-county-offers-10000-yuan-reward-uygurs-who-marry-han-chinese

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