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  1. One child in six suffers abuse by family member, survey finds

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... was a victim of family violence. Only half the children surveyed said they tried to defend themselves or reported the violence. The survey, conducted by 80 student volunteers from the Boys' ... by family members. The survey found parents were the most common abusers. About 55 per cent said their mother was the chief abuser, and just under 40 per cent said it was their father. Victims were ...

  2. Blood is thicker than water and far more fun for murderous twins

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... of weird servants who look after the orphaned twins. But the family fortune is in trust until the Thornthwaite teens turn 16. If only one of them is alive in three years' time, he or she ... the family lawyer arrives at Thornthwaite Manor to make an inventory of the house's contents so as to calculate the exact inheritance. Mr Brunswick brings his strange son with him to stay ...

  3. Mothers in alms

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their spirits while bringing people together in Tin Shui Wai, a township that has become associated with domestic abuse and troubled families following several tragedies. 'They have become a pool ... are mostly poor mainland immigrants. Many used to keep to themselves out of a sense of insecurity, but food was a good way to open channels of communication for isolated families, says Wu. 'We ...

  4. Shrewd investors hunt for bargains

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Interest in the property market has risen, according to private banks, and although many investors believe that the market has now bottomed out, some analysts are not convinced. Sen Sui, head of advisory for Asia at Credit Agricole (Suisse), sa ...

  5. URA should treat homeowners as stakeholders, not 'obstacles'

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With the current urban renewal strategy, the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) is allowed to create a future for Hong Kong which packs even more buildings into already densely populated areas. These buildings compromise the local, and in some cases historic, ...

  6. Beaten wives finally get a hearing

    Posted Dec 27th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... looks surprised and giggles nervously. Reporting your husband would be an act of betrayal and bring irreconcilable embarrassment and shame on the extended family, she says. 'He's ... domestic violence: 'Wife-beating, regarded in traditional, Chinese values as the private affair of a family that should not be intervened in, is becoming increasingly a target of social ...

  7. Private eye chases marriage cheats, and counsels them too

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zheng says, and 90 per cent of the wives whose husbands have affairs don't know how to get their cheating mates back to their families. How did you choose this line of work? It is a pain ... responsibilities to marriage and family are important in their lives any more; instead, they start to chase dreams they could not fulfil when they were young and poor. And in China, most wives don't ...

  8. Fear of open spaces

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... on children. It usually goes like this: a child, either from an expatriate or local family, grew up in Hong Kong but moved overseas. In the new abode, he or she will always walk on pavements and avoid ... That's also why we buy them an Xbox, Wii or Nintendo so they can sit still and not move too much for hours and hours. That's why we have family malls- owned by the same property developers- ...

  9. Human resource

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of cases were discovered involving families who had never intended their children to be adopted. Investigators also found evidence of 'maternity homes' similar to the one run by Cai where ... smuggling trade in and out of southern China. Many of the women come to Cai from villages where farming families struggle to survive on US$1 a day. Benign and motherly, Cai guides them through ...

  10. Historians call for introduction of archives law

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans The Kadoorie family has been in Hong Kong for four generations, arriving via a few other stop-offs as Iraqi Jews from Baghdad. The lives and businesses of the Kadoories are interwoven into the tapestry of Hong Kong's history. Two years ago Sir Michael Kadoorie began a history project to gather interviews in a bid to capture some of the history of ordinary people ...




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