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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's Quality of Life Index dips as home prices soar

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Candy Chan

    ... with soaring home price growth- and the trend is set to continue. Chinese University's annual Hong Kong Quality of Life Index puts last year's housing affordability index at 12.76- ... Candy Chan candy.chan@scmp.com Annual survey finds widest-ever gap between cost of flats and average incomes amid mixed messages in press freedom indices Life quality dips as home prices ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    40pc of Hongkongers have considered retiring abroad for financial reasons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Olga Wong

    ... Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun, of the University of Hong Kong, said he was not surprised by the survey. "We are seeing frequent rises in transport fares and higher home prices ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters most disillusioned with governance and rule of law

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:41pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... performance to the rule of law. Chinese University's youth satisfaction index showed a 13 per cent fall in sentiment towards the government, the biggest drop of 28 indicators used to compile the index. Other areas of dissatisfaction included opportunities for development, public spending on education and the rule of law, each of which was down by about 5 per cent from the first ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dreams of home and marriage falling apart for Hongkongers

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Hongkongers losing battle to have roof over head and a happy family, social development index shows, as divorces hit historic peak Dreams of home and marriage falling apart A new survey paints a dismal picture of a worsening housing situation in Hong Kong. The results of the biannual Hong Kong Council of Social Services social development index ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong more miserable than many of its neighbours, index shows

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by KC NG

    ... to link misery with economic performance. "The index takes into account mainly economic indicators," Li said. "But we should not overlook other social factors such as freedoms and democracy when we judge if a place is miserable or not." On the index, the higher the rating, the greater the misery. Researchers gave Hong Kong a rating of 10.1, making it less miserable than ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Auctioneers turn to new variety of gems to meet demands of mainland buyers

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... "[Mainlanders] are willing to spend on anything from the very dark green 'old-mine' jadeite to clear, icy jadeite and even red jadeite," he said. The Rapaport Diamond Index shows prices for one-carat diamonds in April fell 0.5 per cent, while prices for three-carat diamonds dropped 0.6 per cent after a rise in the first quarter. But the index also cited data from the Diamond Federation ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... to five-member households, taking into account the minimum requirements and prices of food, and estimated the proportion they spent on food out of their total expenses. The basic monthly living cost ... balanced menus, compared prices of food retailers and recorded the minimum price for a meal. Based on the Census and Statistics Department's figures on the average proportion of food ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Red card for soccer gamblers in jail

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... were disciplined and their "winnings"- in the form of 6,658 packs of cigarettes worth HK$1 million at the prison black market price of HK$150 each- were seized. The number ...

  9. News - World - SOCIETY

    Anti-Defamation League study finds anti-Semitic sentiment pervasive

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Anti-Semitic attitudes widespread, study finds Anti-Semitism remains prevalent around the world, with one in four adults surveyed in a new international study expressing anti-Jewish sentiment. The Anti-Defamation League Global 100 Index found someone to be anti-Semitic if they answered "probably" or "definitely" true to six or more ...

  10. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Life in a Beijing satellite town: Elderly parents queue for hours at bus stations for commuter children

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:14pm

    ... capital as a result of soaring housing prices in urban Beijing. In the past year, the average housing prices in Yanjiao, which is 35 kilometres east of Beijing, has risen from 8,000 yuan (HK$10,100) to 9,400 yuan (HK$11,800) per square metre. However this is still less than half the prices of suburban areas in Beijing, and a far cry from a staggering 50,000 yuan-per-square-metre ...




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