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  1. 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

    ... health concerns. "In the mid- to late 1990s, people were alarmed by medical reports that consuming too much salt could cause health problems. So we adjusted our recipe." Before ...

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

    Hong Kong universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Arthur Chan

    ... of the respondents- mostly male- said they had "binge drunk" in the previous month, while almost two-thirds said they had consumed some alcohol in that time. Binge drinking, according to the Department of Health, means consuming five or more glasses or cans of alcoholic drinks in a row. Project supervisor Brenda Chung Yin-ting said binge drinking was a serious problem, but just 1 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581516/hong-kong-universities-urged-ban-alcohol-sales-campus
  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    15pc of mainland Chinese now over age of 60, official says

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 04:35am by Angela Meng

    ... special funds allocated for this purpose, the vice-minister added. To prevent fraud, a system to verify applicants' economic status would be set up in 70 per cent of the cities by the end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1431405/15pc-mainland-chinese-now-over-age-60-official-says
  4. Business - Money - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong has more millionaires than ever – but one in 10 are considering leaving the city

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 02:57pm by KANIS LI

    ... should be lower [than 9 per cent], but I don't think this is a high number," said Priscilla Ng, country marketing director at Citibank global consumer banking in Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1451539/hong-kong-has-more-millionaires-ever-one-10-are-considering-leaving
  5. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Criminal gangs 'crippling children and forcing them to work as beggars'

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 07:29pm by Chris Luo

    ... how he witnessed gang members breaking the legs of a homeless infant girl they found on street. Older children in the beggar gangs were often forced to consume strong sleeping pills to keep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1452514/investigative-report-highlights-plight-dongguans-disabled-beggar
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Happy birthday Hello Kitty! Superstar cat celebrates 40th anniversary

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:36am by Amy Nip

    ... market in 2003, and the brand is still relatively young there. Consumer preferences on the mainland are also different, Tsang said. "Local office ladies look for something cute, cool ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451429/superstar-hello-kitty-celebrates-40th-anniversary
  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant construction workers 'the lowest of the low'

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... don't dare ask for much. We just want to get what we've earned on time," he said. Seeking legal remedies or protection is out of the question, being too expensive and time consuming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450122/migrant-construction-workers-lowest-low
  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Ikea at last cracks China market, but success has meant adapting to local ways

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... it is obvious that Chinese consumers making themselves right at home in the store put a strain on staff. In keeping with Ikea's focus on self-service, the store has relatively few employees ... will get its second later this year. Land has also been bought for another three stores in Chongqing, Wuhan and Hangzhou. According to Tom Doctoroff, an expert on Chinese consumer psychology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1300942/ikea-last-cracks-china-market-success-has-meant-adapting-local-ways
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Blind student's words speak of grit and spirit

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... time-consuming," she says, remarking that the arduous process of studying and essay writing for her usually takes about three to four times as long as for other students. "I'm interested in both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1330982/blind-students-words-speak-grit-and-spirit
  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    People's Daily denounces Valentine's Day 'debauchery of decadent cadres'

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... a hatchery of decadent ideology, indulgent lifestyle, fraud and corruption for some party members who squandered money indulging their lovers. It went on to say that such a trend had been seen among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1149676/peoples-daily-denounces-valentines-day-debauchery-decadent-cadres

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