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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - PRIVACY

    Activists, civil society groups call for overhaul of governments’ privacy laws

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:44pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has teamed up with more than 100 civil society groups and leading activists to call on governments to overhaul their privacy laws, stop secret mass surveillance online and the persecution of whistle-blowers. Those concerns were raised by the group in a letter addressed to the Open Government ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong Collectors Society brings city's past into focus for 20th anniversary

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:55am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com The Hong Kong Collectors Society has assembled a treasure trove of historic keepsakes to celebrate its 20th anniversary, writes Charley Lanyon ... sovereignty in 1997. He returned to Britain following the handover, but a special occasion has brought him back to the city this month: the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Collectors Society ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Great Equal Society, by Kim Young-oak and Kim Jung-kyu

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 08:49am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill The Great Equal Society: Confucianism, China and the 21st Century by Kim Young-oak & Kim Jung-kyu World Scientific Pub 4 stars Mark O'Neill This well-written ... of the professor. "We hope that China seizes the Confucian vision and realises a society which can serve as an inspiration for the rest of the world," they write. "If China becomes just ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    China's outspoken transgender queen of modern dance talks about her tough road to the top

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 10:41am by Kathy Gao

    ... expansive personality and often acerbic wit. "People call me sharp-tongued in China. They say many people cannot stand my critical language. But Chinese society today needs this kind ... changes, I'll stick to my dream." Tenacity aside, it has taken plenty of courage to forge her path in what is still a conservative society. Her success cannot be taken as an indicator ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Making Capitalism Fit for Society, by Colin Crouch

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 05:37pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Making Capitalism Fit for Society by Colin Crouch Polity 3.5 stars David Wilson Political scientist Colin Crouch opens his broadside against neo-liberalism and its apologists ... The fruitful tension between free enterprise and the state is in danger of dying, however. The dual-track system can only survive if vital civil groups, including trade unions, rally. Crouch's ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Life and Death in the Garden, by Kathryn Meyer

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by David Wilson

    ... vagrant tribe of junkies, gamblers, hookers, beggars and opportunists, a multinational mob that shares a desire to escape two drastic forces: civil war and winter. The would-be northern paradise ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    DVD review: X-Men: Days of Future Past, directed by Bryan Singer

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:54pm by Mathew Scott

    ... into a future Days of Future Past director's cut. If you fancy furrowing your brow and getting all serious as the battles rage, there are themes of discrimination and other ills of modern society ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind film: The Thin Blue Line, directed by Errol Morris (1988)

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by James Porteous

    ... Kipling to argue that police are the "thin blue line" separating society from anarchy. There are the witnesses, one an obvious madwoman and fantasist, another who boasts of his ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Paintings banned in Myanmar to go on show

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:46am by Kylie Knott

    ... in point is the 2003 work by San Minn called Civilization. It shows several human figures with heads of animals, including a cat and a parrot, against a backdrop of Yangon landmarks. The artist ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news: China space contest launches

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:55pm by Linda Yeung

    ... is holding sharing sessions on November 8 at its Sheung Wan office to broaden students' understanding of the role of art in society. It is also hosting a Learning Labs series at various venues ...




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