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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tensions between Hongkongers and mainland visitors were further exposed yesterday during a fiery debate over proposed changes to anti-discrimination laws. The equal opportunities watchdog was asked whether using the word "locust" to refer to a mainlander would be a punishable offence. Possible legislation to protect mainlanders and migrants ...

  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    Australian Parliament drops plan to segregate veil wearers in public gallery

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Parry to seat people wearing face coverings in areas normally reserved for noisy schoolchildren while visiting parliament. It followed heated debate about potential security risks since the rise ...

  3. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Shenzhen woman's sudden death on commute triggers debate on emergency aid training

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 12:02pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Could better training on emergency first-aid for the public have saved the life of a young woman who suddenly collapsed on her way to work? A debate broke out on China’s social media this week after a 35-year-old professional, Liang Ya, collapsed at a subway exit earlier this month in Shenzhen. She was pronounced dead 50 minutes later when an ambulance ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... minorities was at the forefront of yesterday's debate. "It's naive to not engage [in discussion," said Reverend Duncan Dormor, dean chapel at St John's College, the University of Cambridge. The British clergyman said religious groups had a key place in the debate on gay rights, and that elsewhere "failure of the church to engage in sensible discussion has ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Proposed HK$3,000-a-month pension 'could be cut in tough economic times'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... debate would be needed before the city shrank the payouts to elderly people, lead researcher Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun of the University of Hong Kong said. "In the worst-case scenario, ...

  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Debate over behaviour on Beijing's subways

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Rules conferring rights on mainlanders who travel for leisure take effect next week. Can they also change public behaviour? Debate over behaviour on Beijing's subways A new tourism law that comes into force on Tuesday is designed to address the woes that have long dogged the mainland's soaring tourism industry. But will it put a stop to children ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    ‘De-Sinofication’ debate re-emerges in HK

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 01:22pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Attempts to “de-Sinofy” Hong Kong are becoming all too familiar, according to a Beijing-loyalist businessman who warned on Wednesday against efforts to turn it into a city-state. Lew Mon-hung, a delegate to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, made the comments during a debate on RTHK radio with Dr Horace Chin Wan-kan, a scholar who has called ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Mao Zedong granddaughter on rich list, prompting debate

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... tend to find better jobs- has triggered fresh debate about political connections and personal wealth. With family assets estimated at 5 billion yuan (HK$6.25 billion), Kong Dongmei, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    British Council removes 'GREAT' ads after colonial flags debate

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com British Council exhibition posters removed early in response to heated discussion online Ads torn down after GREAT debate The British Council has removed eye-catching train station advertisements bearing the UK flag and the slogan "This is GREAT Britain" amid sensitivity over the growing use of the colonial flag as a symbol of opposition ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Quadriplegic Tang Siu-pun, who stirred debate on euthanasia, dies

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, STUART LAU AND NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Hongkongers. His plea led to a public debate about the morality involved in allowing someone to die. ...




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