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  1. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong: Art and Stories of Vietnamese Boatpeople by Sophia Law Suk-mun Chinese University Press The power of collective memory has long provided ... art, the unspeakable is given voice. In Sophia Law's new book, the history of the Vietnamese boatpeople who migrated to Hong Kong in the 1970s is brought to life. It balances historical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574188/book-review-invisible-citizens-hong-kong-sophia-law-suk-mun
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pink sees red as Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant turns ugly in sponsorship row

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Pink sees red: sponsorship row turns gay pageant ugly An ugly war of words has erupted over Mr Gay Hong Kong with a major sponsor announcing it is withdrawing funding ... sponsorship arrangement. Founder Paul Ramscar says he took the decision after discovering he had been misled by organisers over whether or not Mr Gay Hong Kong had been registered as a trademark. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575118/pink-sees-red-mr-gay-hong-kong-pageant-turns-ugly-sponsorship-row
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in Hong Kong going down, shows survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... attributed it to a spate of events before the survey. These included Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's letter to the chief editor of the Hong Kong Economic Journal demanding the retraction ... Despite this, a content analysis of four sections of six major newspapers, including Ming Pao and the Hong Kong Economic Journal, showed that press criticism of the government remained strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573019/14-years-save-flat-just-dont-eat
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... I've never been so pessimistic for the future' They have seen Hong Kong transform from a city of squatter camps into a vibrant metropolis. Now in their sunset years, a group of elderly ... the lives of 15 elderly Hongkongers. "I do not see a good future for Hong Kong. I have never been as pessimistic about this place as I am now. This really is the worst time," says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558314/elderly-hongkongers-see-only-trouble-ahead-their-hometown
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong ranks third in number of women in the workplace, says study

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Women outnumber men in local workforce: study Hong Kong ranks third out of six Asian locations in a gender diversity survey that looked at women in the workplace. Community Business, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing corporate social responsibility, polled 32 multi-national companies in Hong Kong, the mainland, India, Japan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557312/hong-kong-ranks-third-number-women-workplace-says-study
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    New tax of up to 2.5pc proposed to fund HK$3,000 a month pension for all Hongkongers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:07pm by Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang

    ... but an additional profits tax- as groups such as the Federation of Trade Unions proposed- would not be required. The study was headed by University of Hong Kong academic Nelson Chow Wing-sun. "If ... to HK$120,000 the amount would be 2.5 per cent. READ: Six ways Hong Kong could fund a universal pension scheme But the proposal has some limitations. The pension pool is expected to go into annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577784/study-recommends-monthly-hk3000-pension-tackle-elderly-poverty-crisis
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    PMQ accused of not opening its space to the community

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Ada Lee

    ... districts, and refused to discuss traffic and noise impact in the area. Central and Western district councillor Hui Chi-fung said public space at the PMQ was always empty, and when it was occupied, ... with the district council earlier. They have agreed to let owners' corporations use one of their rooms for meetings. He said festive seasons were popular and that the slots were indeed taken. "We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568557/pmq-accused-not-opening-its-space-community
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... An academic at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, counted numbers along the route in Wan Chai and concluded that about 103,000 people marched. Civil Human Rights Front convenor ... in the northeastern New Territories, and Beijing's white paper asserting control over Hong Kong. "We expect a lot of people in the protest, and we hope there would be more than 500,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542690/organisers-hope-recent-controversies-push-attendance-july-1-march
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the 82-year-old said. "And I worked every day after fleeing to Hong Kong in 1981." Kwok lost everything in the Cultural Revolution and came to Hong Kong "the moment Deng Xiaoping opened up China". He had started his own garment business in the 1940s with a sewing machine bought by selling the family cow, and, once in Hong Kong, he found work in the garment factories. As factory work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577151/write-pension-policy-sake-people
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Women's Commission has become about 'cocktails and receptions', blasts Anson Chan

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Christy Choi

    ... out at women's panel The Women's Commission is under fire for failing to do its duty to advance the lot of women in Hong Kong- from Anson Chan Fang On-sang, the woman who announced ... I set it up to do." The Women's Commission was created in 2001, after the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women was applied to Hong Kong. Its role ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570256/anson-chan-says-womens-commission-isnt-advancing-lot-hong-kong-women

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