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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Family ties can only take a leader so far

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Family ties only take you so far Taking high political office in Asia has often been as simple as being the wife, son or daughter of a prominent leader. From the northeast ... with the type of political system, level of economic development or culture and ethnic composition of a population. Dictatorships and democracies alike the world over have made public office a family ...

  2. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Turning an artist's home into a museum can rile the neighbours

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:40am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Family of late artist Feng Zikai close his home to the public after residents complain When the neighbours upstairs open a heritage museum Last week relatives ... in 1975, was widely loved not just for his cartoons but also his influential essays and translations. Four years ago, his family were finally able to turn the Spanish-style home into a museum after ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    End abuse of public housing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is right because of a possible backlash from their constituents, they are putting their own interest above the public good. Allowing wealthy families to enjoy subsidised housing is not just unfair to the 255,800 families and individuals in the queue; taxpayers are also entitled to question why they should continue to finance more such programmes when abuse of public resources is swept under ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Monitor youths' mental health

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... necessitating strong support networks. But the young have particular needs and we have to ensure that they are provided. They have to get regular exercise and eat properly. Being part of a family ... tiredness are tell-tale signs that all is not well. Alertness of family, friends, teachers and colleagues are at such times crucial to providing support and help. ...

  5. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Ignoring mental illness treatment creates an economic burden for us all

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... or some other form of crippling anxiety disorder. One in three families includes a family member who is mentally ill. More than one-third of us will at some point suffer some form of debilitating ... their family members are so embarrassed and ashamed that the problem is brushed under the carpet rather than treated. The cost to business of this neglect is huge. The CDC calculates that 200 million ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Judge does South Africa proud in Pistorius trial

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... not enough. For the victims' family, the five-year prison term was justice done. But the case involved more than crime, a famous man, suspense and emotion: it was also about the new South Africa. ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Could Singapore be one of the 'external forces'?

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by Howard Winn

    ... swirling around Hong Kong's streets and police using pepper spray, are in stark contrast to the serenity of Singapore's tree-lined streets where families can live in peace and quiet ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong families need more help to cope with the trauma of divorce

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Paul Yip, MELISSA CHAN

    ... Paul Yip and Melissa Chan Paul Yip and Melissa Chan say that, with divorce on the rise in Hong Kong, families going through the trauma should have more support and better schemes to help ... collected from the Family Court suggested that the average length of marriage is 12.1 years, and is closely related to the number of children couples have. The proportion of childless couples filing ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Beginner's luck beggars belief as Happy Valley returns

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:24pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... but a night at the Happy Valley races is as iconic as it gets and no tourist should ever leave without experiencing the city track. On Wednesday night, it was a chance to take more family to the races ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 25, 2014

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by LETTERS

    ... ", October 22). Students like me who are involved in the Occupy Central campaign are passionate about the changes we want in society. As people grow older, get a job and start a family ...




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