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  1. SCMP reporter wins EU prize

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter South China Morning Post reporter Fiona Tam won first prize for the Asia-Pacific region in the European Commission's annual Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize competition ... awarded the prize to the Post at a European Commission ceremony in Brussels on Thursday night. The grand jury, headed by senior journalist Toby Vogel from European Voice, said: ...

  2. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... William Wadsworth Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson Profile Books American academics Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson blend history, economics and politics into big, readable books. Their 2005 collaboration, the 432-page Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, generated keen academic debate; ...

  3. Actress not afraid to get her hands dirty in poverty fight

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin When local actress-model JuJu Chan Yuk-wan took part in the Miss United Nation International Pageant in the US last year, she told the audience she wanted to help in the battle against poverty. Although it sounded clich?d, Chan followed through when she got back to Hong Kong- she participated in an RTHK reality show that had her living in a Sham Shui Po cage home ...

  4. The truth about poverty

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the issue of hidden poverty in Hong Kong. The film focuses on five poor families during the Lunar New Year. Although they come from different backgrounds, they all share a similar fate and humble ... 'this is just on the surface'. Poverty has not gone away. It is just being blanketed and hidden. We are often ignorant to the emotional and physical hardships that many welfare recipients ...

  5. quote of the week

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Poverty robs us of our potential as a people, preventing us from being all that we can be. This is why it is so important to mobilise all of our efforts to defeat it, especially ... Ambassadors last week. He plans to help the poor fight hunger, disease, illiteracy, environment problems and discrimination. He will focus on Africa and South America. Poverty is when someone has ...

  6. Designers polish images with diamonds

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Fiona Ng, Vivian Chen

    ... night, diamond-peddlers Forevermark hosted a shindig to unveil a new exhibition of ostentation. The Precious Collection commissioned nine designers and artists to create a piece of diamond ... activities- but Wek, once a poverty stricken refugee of her country's civil war, understands it's all part of one big global village. 'You have to be in touch whether it's Europe, ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report 'Well-heeled step out of easy street' on C4 on Saturday incorrectly stated actor Michael Wong was one of the Slum Survivor participants. He was unable to attend. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Sacked graft-buster Alex Tsui takes on challenging new role

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... of his starring role in Cold War, released this Thursday, Tsui called it a "great and eye-opening" experience. But when it came to his sacking by the Independent Commission Against ...

  9. Along the Way

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of less than lavish early years. Sheen was one of 10 children and his early years of acting were marked by poverty. The book also recalls poignant historical moments, including the day Robert ...

  10. Jane Arden

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... was 33. When Clive was killed, my parents got in touch with the British consul-general in Indonesia, Jim Liddell, and he told them about the East Bali Poverty Project. It's run by David Booth ... for a charity we care for deeply, we wanted to keep the costs down, and the donations up. PLAYING THE ANGEL The play was commissioned by [comedy playwright] Sir Alan Ayckbourn in 2001. ...




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