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  1. Comment

    Singapore's censorship of children's book defies reality of alternative lifestyles

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:11pm by Kelly Yang

    ... lifestyles, then children's books have an important role to play. Not so long ago, most English-language children's books featured Caucasian children living in big, two-storey houses because ... and small, brown eyes. It wasn't until I became a mother myself that I questioned why my children also had to read only books about white kids living in the suburbs. That was when I started ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    CIA's war of words with the Soviets

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by GDN

    ... it appealed to conservative Soviet bureaucrats. That was where the CIA and the Western mass media achieved a miracle: they turned two works of Soviet literary realism- both semi-autobiographical- ... a member: "Dear friends, oh, how hopelessly ordinary you and the circle you represent … all are. The only live and bright thing in you is that you lived at the same time as me and knew ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    'Rotten meat' firm licensed to supply to Hong Kong; lawmakers call for tests on mainland imports

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:42pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... secure. Ho, who represents the agriculture and fisheries sector, said although it required additional resources, the government should ease people’s concerns and ensure them ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by STAFF

    ... and Games fair hold a press conference to announce what is coming up in the five-day event, which starts at the Convention Centre on Friday. There is always a strong following for the fair, which ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Protection urged for home of rare fish

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... of rare fish The possible home of the endangered and highly priced Hong Kong grouper in Sai Kung should be turned into a marine park to better conserve the species of fish, green groups say. The call came after the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department took the area in Port Shelter off the priority list for designation as a marine park, saying further discussions were ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why bother inspecting a Hong Kong investment flat?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Why bother inspecting an investment flat? Would you buy a flat without inspecting it first? Many in Hong Kong would say yes, provided you don't plan on living ... rather than larger space as you would normally expect in overseas markets. In other words, you own flats that are worth more, but not necessarily getting bigger. So unless you want to live in it, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    40pc of Hongkongers have considered retiring abroad for financial reasons

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

    ... worried about the impact of inflation on their future lives." She said HK$3.9 million was a significant underestimate, and the company had calculated that someone retiring at 60 would need HK$7 million to support themselves if they lived another 20 years, taking into account annual inflation of about 3 per cent. But the 74-year-old chairman of the Association of Senior Citizens, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Charley Lanyon

    ... joining one of the quasi tech complexes but ultimately decided against it. "For a start-up, all resources are constrained. Our biggest constraint is time, and given their locations ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    China seals off entire city in Gansu after resident dies of bubonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... The 30,000 people living in Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on the perimeter of the city are telling motorists to find alternative ... lives on grasslands and is related to the squirrel. “The city has enough rice, flour and oil to supply all its residents for up to one month,” the report added. “Local residents and those ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    HK Electric appeals against HK$4,500 fine over Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JULIE CHU

    ... that the vessel needs at least four crew members to operate, could not be taken as a notice to the owner. The Marine Department had never issued a notice to inform the owner of how many crew members were ... last year, the Marine Department charged Lamma IV owner HK Electric with not having sufficient qualified crew members on board the vessel at the time of the accident. The power firm ...




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