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  1. 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

    ... Gannaban said: "Mr Ramscar left for the UK just after we had launched Mr Gay Hong Kong 2013. The sponsorship hasn't materialised since then and, we have been informed by Mr Ramscar, never ... Michael Morrill win Mr Gay Hong Kong 2013 last October. This week he will compete in Mr Gay World in Rome. ...

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

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... expenses for people living alone at HK$7,344 a month but the city's estimated poverty line for 2013 set them at HK$3,800. "The government's poverty line has underestimated the basic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534810/oxfam-calls-minimum-wage-be-raised-hk35-hour
  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Heartbreaking news: China’s divorce rate jumps 13pc as more choose to untie the knot

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:36pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com About 3.5 million couples filed for divorce last year, with a fifth taking their case to the courts The mainland’s divorce rate has risen by almost 13 per cent, with 3.5 million couples filing for divorce last year, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. In its 2013 Social Service Development Statistical Bulletin released on Tuesday, the ministry said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535515/heartbreaking-news-nations-divorce-rate-rises-13-cent
  4. News - World - SOCIETY

    Brooklyn gains popularity as name, but not for parents in the borough

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:16pm by AP

    ... More than 6,600 girls born in the US in 2013 were named Brooklyn, making it the 28th most popular girl's name ahead Samantha, Allison and Sarah, according to recently released Social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535205/brooklyn-gains-popularity-name-not-parents-borough
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Alias hid fugitive past of American linked to agency at centre of probe

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:51pm by Phila Siu

    ... fugitive Earl Lynn Bagley was deported to the United States from Manila, Philippines, and taken into federal custody last week," it says in a statement dated March 13, 2013. The statement said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529176/alias-hid-fugitive-past-american-linked-agency-centre-probe
  6. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Are you addicted to your smartphone? You may need professional help...

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... of the world's highest smartphone penetration rates, according to a 2013 report by media monitoring firm Nielsen. Some 87 per cent of Singapore's 5.4 million population own smartphones. A similar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533017/psychiatrists-singapore-launch-effort-have-smartphone-addiction-recognised
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Watchdog condemns 'secret photos' of breastfeeding mothers

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by Ernest Kao

    ... at work," Thompson said. A 2013 poll by the Department of Health, Hospital Authority and Unicef's Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative found over 85 per cent of new mothers in the city breastfeed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1525336/watchdog-condemns-secret-photos-breastfeeding-mothers
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dreams of home and marriage falling apart for Hongkongers

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... 152,400 in 2011 to 228,400 in 2013- more than the increase seen in the previous decade. The government received about 59,000 new applications from 2002 to 2011. But building of public housing stalled at 13,114 flats in 2013, according to Housing Authority statistics compiled by the council. There are also more single non-elderly people applying for public housing, most chased out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521380/dreams-home-and-marriage-falling-apart
  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Social media brings hope and frustration for Chinese activists at home and in exile

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:26am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yang said. The internet has been credited with spawning and spreading a number of social and political movements. The Arab spring in the Middle East and North Africa may not have been possible ... believed in the ability of the medium to bring about change. Wen, 43, known online as Bei Feng, said the Arab spring and Taiwan's Sunflower movement, in which students occupied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527643/social-media-brings-hope-and-frustration-chinese-activists-home-and-exile
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Auctioneers turn to new variety of gems to meet demands of mainland buyers

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... US$106.6 million at its Hong Kong spring auction compared to US$61.4 million in the same sale last year. While jadeite, unlike diamonds, does not have a standard price, mainland clients' ... at no reserve. Christie's will hold its spring jewellery auction on Tuesday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, with more than 300 lots with a pre-sale estimate of HK$800 million.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1518864/auctioneers-turn-new-variety-gems-meet-demands-mainland-buyers

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