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  1. Lifestyle - Books - TRENDS

    Book review: The Future Declassified, by Mathew Burrows

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Julian Ryall

    ... The Middle East, Russia and China feature prominently- although given that Ebola, the Ukraine crisis, and the rampage of the Islamic State across Syria and Iraq only started after the book went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1595975/book-review-future-declassified-mathew-burrows
  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    How Monopoly came to dominate board games

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Richard Lord

    ... Monopoly's unique cultural position is assured. Its terminology has infiltrated mainstream English, from Get Out Of Jail Free cards to referring to worthless currency as Monopoly money. But not all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1596064/how-monopoly-came-dominate-board-games
  3. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: Saving the Market from Capitalism, by Massimo Amato and Luca Fantacci

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... inflationary pressure. Worse, contrary to popular assumption, China was rocked by the global financial crisis, they say, citing evidence of a slowdown across the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). Despite the scope of the crisis blamed on bankers, little has been done to prevent future meltdowns, they write. Their advice is that, instead of preaching at failed states ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574187/book-review-saving-market-capitalism-massimo-amato-and-luca-fantacci
  4. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: The 13th Labour of Hercules, by Yannis Palaiologos

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The 13th Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis by Yannis Palaiologos Portobello Books Despite narrowly avoiding eurozone expulsion, Greece remains in dire straits. ... of doing business- and last of the European Union's 28 member states. The crisis began in earnest five years back when word of its epic hidden deficit surfaced. Then prime minister George ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1585824/book-review-13th-labour-hercules-yannis-palaiologos
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Ozone layer showing first signs of recovery, UN study says

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 10:49am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington CFC ban agreed in 1980s now seen as an international triumph that prevented ecological crisis, but global warming has played part too Signs of recovery ... counteract a brewing ecological crisis. It’s a victory for diplomacy and science and the fact we were able to work together  MARIO MOLINA, CHEMIST For the first time in 35 years, scientists were able ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590001/ozone-layer-showing-first-signs-recovery-says-un-study
  6. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft’s man in China defects to search powerhouse Baidu

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:12am by BIEN PEREZ, SUE SU XINQI

    ... for technology research and development, Microsoft has always asked him to step in during times of crisis," a company insider said. Zhang has been Microsoft's go-to guy when there are changes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1587457/zhang-yaqin-microsofts-man-china-joins-search-powerhouse-baidu
  7. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:12pm by Bron Sibree

    ... response to a mid-life crisis, so perhaps it's that which lends this novel its unnerving power. For not only does he tie the myriad threads of his ornate puzzle together with astounding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1585872/book-review-bone-clocks-david-mitchell
  8. Lifestyle - Books - ECOLOGY

    Book review: Sacred Mountains, by Allerd Stikker

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by David Wilson

    ... pollution crisis. The solution, he writes, is a riddle-rich faith with roots stretching deep into Chinese culture: Daoism (or Taoism), the ancient religious philosophy. "You could argue ... has the heft to resolve China's environmental crisis. The faith's emphasis on working with rather than against nature seems smart, but at its heart, it is contradictory- as even its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1581698/book-review-sacred-mountains-allerd-stikker
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Home and cultural identity difficult to pinpoint for third-culture kids

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:31pm by Mabel Sieh

    ... says. If not handled properly, Pang says such confusion could lead to an identity crisis which could result in aggression and depression. Luckily, Nuga hasn't experienced such extreme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1582965/home-and-cultural-identity-difficult-pinpoint-third
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    North Korea Human Rights Film Festival offers tales of horror, heroism

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tales of horror at North Korean film festival Businessman Jung Gwang-il was part of North Korea's elite. The Chinese-born Korean graduated from a military school and was granted rare admission to the secretive state's ruling party. His acumen brought him an award from late dictator Kim Jong-il for earning much-needed foreign currency from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580205/north-korea-human-rights-film-festival-offers-tales-horror-heroism

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