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  1. Far to Go

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... prose of Far to Go. The novel is set in the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. When Hitler seizes power, the Bauer family (Pavel, Annelise and Pepik) aren't immediately ... of the family, and the broader sense of impending danger. This contrasts powerfully with Pepik, who cannot understand what is happening around him: the scene in which he is sent away is described ...

  2. Subsidy lifts status of unwed couples, critics say

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Quinton Chan

    ... the means test for the transport subsidy applied to a household- core family members or others who had close economic ties and were sharing resources. 'The earlier reference ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Beijing denounces report on Wen family's wealth

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com NY Times accused of ulterior motives after claiming relatives control US$2.7b in assets Beijing denounces report on Wen family's wealth Beijing reacted furiously yesterday to an overseas media report that Premier Wen Jiabao's family had accumulated massive wealth during his time in office. "Some reports smear China and have ulterior ...

  4. Concern group widens role

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A concern group set up in response to the medium-of-instruction controversy last year hopes to expand its role to become the public voice of parents on a wider range of education issues. The Coalition of Education-Concerned Parents, which is hol ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Black workers, families live in squalor near platinum mines in South Africa

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Marikana Living conditions for black workers and their families outside a mine- where labour violence erupted last week- are the worst in South Africa Miners live in squalor ... the mine site and the other for extended families who live apart from them. Many of the 3,000 workers who went on strike at Lonmin are rock drill operators who operate hand-held machines breaking ...

  6. Libyan dissident sues HK over family's 2004 arrest

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong government for its complicity in his 'extraordinary rendition'. Sami al-Saadi is seeking damages and full disclosure of documents relating to his and his family's arrest ... Kong before they were bundled onto a Libya-bound plane. Saadi was then tortured and beaten at Tajoura prison where he spent the next three years. His family was also jailed for several months ...

  7. Medics divided over planned doctors' registry

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Health care reform prompts fears The medical profession is divided over the government-proposed family doctors registry, with some members fearing it will be used ... services from family doctors such as vaccinations, check-ups and health screenings. The government plans to set up a family-doctor register, which would include Chinese-medicine practitioners ...

  8. Paternity leave being studied

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The government is studying paternity leave practice overseas and polling about 1,500 firms on the subjects, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said. He said the government had no timetable for legislating for such leave, ...

  9. A league of their own

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow The Royal Over-Seas League- which aims to promote a multiracial fellowship among Commonwealth members- is on the prowl for new blood. ROSL Next, which is being launched tonight, aims to follow its predecessor in a fresher, more innovative way. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Restraint needed on China-bashing during US election

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A poor time for China-bashing China-bashing is a well-established standby for US election candidates, which hasn't done much for mutual understanding, even if it hasn't done lasting damage. For example, former president Bill Clint ...




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