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  1. News - China Insider - FOOD

    'Vampire drinks' banned by China’s food safety authority

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:53pm by Chris Luo

    ... through its creative plastic packaging, is being sold by novelty-drinks vendors and online shops. Drinking it would seem like a scene out of a vampire film, where the immortal undead could sip on human blood as if it were a soft drink. However, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has thrown cold water on this fantasy. On Monday, it issued a ban on the sales of all “vampire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1554772/vampire-drinks-banned-chinas-food-safety-authority
  2. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    Drinking culture still plays a big part in game

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:04pm by William Lai

    ... Alcohol-fuelled sessions common with pros in the old days, but less now Drinking culture still plays a big part in game Have you heard about the Parlour trick with 35 pints of lager and a double? Those who have heard the story will invariably recognise the entrenched drinking culture and loutish behaviour among British-influenced soccer communities, including Hong Kong. Ray ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1386078/drinking-culture-still-plays-big-part-game
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wine tax could be reintroduced to curb Hong Kong's binge drinking

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:12am by LO WEI

    ... and students should know more about the harmful effects of drinking." Ching said many local students picked up the habit at university, from overseas students who brought in the drinking culture ... binge-drinking Health officials will look into controls on alcohol advertisements and a possible reintroduction of the wine tax to combat growing consumption of alcohol, particularly among young people. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512953/officials-look-taxes-and-ads-curb-binge-drinking
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    History enthusiasts pull up a chair at Heritage Museum exhibition exploring the role of seating as a cultural artefact

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com A museum exhibition explores the role of seating as a cultural artefact History enthusiasts pull up a chair Slightly faded and elegantly curved, the wooden ... the exhibition explores the role of chairs as cultural artefacts. It is part of a larger event on the theme of chairs at the museum called Please Have a Seat. Visitors can learn about the artistic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537986/history-enthusiasts-pull-chair-heritage-museum-exhibition-exploring
  5. Lifestyle - Health - ALCOHOLISM

    Underage drinking fuels worrying trend in Hong Kong, amid lack of regulation

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:22am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Asian cultural norms of living at home until marriage and not drinking to excess mean that the proportion of underage binge drinkers here is lower than in cities in the United States and Europe. ... Shore and Rula Bula. One problem the Irishman is relieved he will no longer have to deal with is that of young teens slipping in for drinks. That’s because he has hired a private security firm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1511128/teenage-binge-drinking-hk-becoming-headache-amid-lack-regulation
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Milk tea kings brew up something special

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Jessie Lau

    ... and Chan Wai-ching, 2009 winner, a month after the drink was declared one of the city's 480 intangible cultural heritage items. "To every milk-tea brewer, this is confirmation," said ... heritage list contains items said to represent Hong Kong culture. The Association of Coffee and Tea of Hong Kong applied for the drink to be listed in 2010 and it officially became a heritage item ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561343/milk-tea-kings-brew-something-special
  7. News - China - SUICIDE

    7 petitioners attempt suicide by drinking poison outside HQ of state-run newspaper

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:34pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Petitioners attempt suicide at paper HQ Seven people attempted suicide by drinking a poisonous liquid outside the gates of the China Youth Daily in Beijing yesterday morning, the newspaper said on its social media account. Pictures circulated online showed five men and two women lying on the pavement outside the newspaper building. A stream of white ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555376/seven-people-try-commit-suicide-over-housing-payments
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Cultural shift as middle class turns to companies for helpers rather than employing full-time staff Indians outsource servant chores Need someone to pay your bills and pick up your shopping, take an elderly relative to hospital or deliver 26 presents to your girlfriend on her 26th birthday? These are just some of the requests received by Get My Peon, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557714/india-outsources-chores-servant-culture-shifts
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near, yet so feared: culture vultures

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 11:09pm by cecilie gamst berg

    ... Cecilie Gamst Berg Cecilie Gamst Berg Culture vultures A friend is coming to see me this summer together with the two children, I think aged 14 and 11, she has acquired in the many years ... a game of cards! At 2am, me, L and Naxi Boy were in my hotel room, playing cards and drinking beer. When L left and NB fell asleep in a chair I eased into bed, only to wake up on our last day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1501517/so-near-yet-so-feared-culture-vultures
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Call for 'arts lovers' only to serve on board of West Kowloon Cultural District

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Call for 'arts lovers' only to serve cultural hub The board of the West Kowloon Cultural District should be thoroughly reviewed and chaired ... handling hot potatoes such as political reform. Members were also frustrated by the bureaucratic structure of the cultural district and said the composition of the board was aimed more at balancing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556939/call-arts-lovers-only-serve-board-west-kowloon-cultural-district

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