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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    The wages of fear: how the mainland's migrant workers are exploited

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo in Beijing jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Migrant workers are easy prey on the mainland, where disputes are often settled by hired thugs The wages of fear No one had ever seen the men in the white gloves before. The workers at a Beijing construction s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450123/construction-workers-pay-price-chinas-rush-development
  2. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant workers, rural residents paying the price for a cleaner future

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 04:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Tangshan, Hebei Migrant workers and rural residents bear the brunt of Beijing's policy to close polluting factories and clean the environment Paying the price for a cleaner future Yan Laishun's surname means hope for a smooth an ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1438770/migrant-workers-rural-residents-paying-price-cleaner-future
  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Mao Zedong's Great Famine of 1958-62 still blights rural lives, scholar says

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Mao's Great Famine of 1958-62 continues to blight lives in impoverished rural areas, historian says Hungry past still haunts In 2010, historian Dr Zhou Xun travelled to a community dubbed Dwarfs' Village in Jianyang co ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433490/mao-zedongs-great-famine-1958-62-still-blights-rural-lives-scholar-says
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tighter regulations will force Hong Kong's smaller care homes to close

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Tighter regulations for private homes could see many close as renovation costs and land-use rules stop them complying with licence rules Disabled face loss of care facilities More than 50 disabled people could find themsel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1220827/tighter-regulations-will-force-hong-kongs-smaller-care-homes-close
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... that the government focus on measures to facilitate the prosecution of such offenders before tackling the more controversial plan to tighten the existing hostel licensing laws. It should also evaluate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590847/operators-guest-houses-say-planned-new-licensing-rules-will-run-them
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Parents feeling the pressure as students get ready to start school

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Arthur Chan

    ... annual study on how the start of the school year puts pressure on students. The shift in the focus from students to parents of middle and primary school pupils was mainly a response to the rising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581243/parents-feeling-pressure-students-get-ready-start-school
  7. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Wives, Husbands, and Lovers

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... with a particular focus on Hong Kong and Taiwan. Editors Deborah Davis and Sara Friedman open with an excellent overview of how sex and marriage have been deinstitutionalised since China's opening up. ... rights in Hong Kong, but it is unlikely to hold the attention of those without a particular interest. Equally, the chapters focusing on Taiwan seem to retread some of the ground covered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1579129/book-review-wives-husbands-and-lovers
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Peter Woo's charity helps equip less academic teens for work and life

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... the luxury retail arm, Lane Crawford, while he remains chairman of the property unit, Wharf. Project WeCan focuses on character building, developing teenagers' communication skills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570226/peter-woos-charity-helps-equip-less-academic-teens-work-and-life
  9. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Japan: The Paradox of Harmony, by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... depressing. The titles of the six chapters are a sobering indication of what is to come: Grass-Eating Girly Men, for example, focuses on the preference among a large proportion of 20- and 30-something ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1541652/book-review-japan-paradox-harmony-keiko-hirata-and-mark-warschauer
  10. 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

    ... as a result. This is why PIM's programme focuses on small- and medium-sized NGOs with little or no budget for media exposure or other forms of promotion, she says. So far, the 24 students have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities

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