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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to wade into the murky waters and try to uncover some gems. They have set up non-profit organisation Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) to offer university students opportunities to learn about how ...

  2. News - China - SOCIETY

    Beijing launches new bid to ‘civilise’ residents ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:47pm

    ... Behaviour Promotion,” also promises to crack down on jaywalking, drink driving and drivers refusing to stop at zebra crossings. The Beijing municipal government said in a press release that it aims ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... boat water parade, Tai Hang fire dragon dance and Yu Lan Ghost festival. List welcomed- but cash is needed The government’s decision to pick out 480 items of intangible cultural heritage ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I've been called a mainland dog', reveals award-winning student battling discrimination

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by LO WEI

    ... coming to Hong Kong he has been careful to remind his friends of the importance of proper behaviour, such as not eating or drinking on the MTR. Despite his conscientious approach, he has often ...

  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    Elderly residents in Anhui commit suicide after burial reform takes away coffins

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:27am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... are the final "house". "When villagers die, they want to sleep in a wind and water-proof house. That is what a coffin means to villagers." The local government has introduced ...

  6. News - World - SOCIETY

    Britain's youth is on a bender with binge drinking becoming the norm

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 09:21pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Northampton Police and welfare groups fear that excessive binge drinking has almost become the norm bringing with it a range of social problems Britain's youth ... was roughly in the middle compared with other European Union countries in estimates of litres of legally sold alcohol drunk per person. But the institute said that the drinking habits of Britons aged ...

  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Sounds like a solution? New loudspeaker invented to ease noise from elderly's public dances

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 12:36pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... "attack dogs" to intimidate the dancers or they douse them with water. Researchers at Fudan University are developing a "directional loudspeaker" as a solution, the Beijing Youth ... that emitted a loud, unbearable noise to disrupt dances. Last August, a man in Beijing sent his three Tibetan mastiffs to scare away dancers near his home. Last April, people threw water at the dancers ...

  8. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Bill Gates urges China's richest to give to charity in People's Daily article

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 03:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... foundation that has already existed since 2010 and earmarked 0.3 per cent revenue for charity. “We hope to live in a world with bluer skies, cleaner water and better access to health care,” Jack Ma ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Happy birthday Hello Kitty! Superstar cat celebrates 40th anniversary

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:36am by Amy Nip

    ... or drinking spirits. While Sanrio specialises in the kawaii (cute) side of Japanese culture, Tsang said Hello Kitty sometimes transcends that, such as by spinning discs in a club. "Apart from ...

  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    Pritzker Prize for Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who builds in cardboard

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... and can be water-proofed or fire-proofed. Ban's relief work has not been limited to creating living shelters. In the wake of the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy, for example, he ...




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