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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Risky business: sex workers walk a blurred line in the streets of Wan Chai

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by Lana Lam

    ... is and how much it is worth. Recent comprehensive studies of the city's sex trade are scant but in 1996, police estimated that triads in Mong Kok- who run a much more locally focused and tightly ...

  2. News - China - SOCIETY

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

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

    ... Migrant workers are easy prey on the mainland, where disputes between bosses and workers are often settled by hired thugs, and fighting for wages and contracts can end in violence. ...

  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 ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

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

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

    ... Yan Laishun's surname means hope for a smooth and lucky life. And the bicycle repairer and his family could do with some luck after a nearby steel mill closed last year. His two daughters and son lost their jobs. The family hasn't recouped the 1 ...

  5. 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

    ... More than 50 disabled people could find themselves without a home or adapting to life in a new hostel by mid-year as tough new care home regulations take hold. And about one third of the city's 78 private care homes for the disabled could face closur ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Adventurer gives French lessons any time, anywhere

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:07am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... for French companies in Hong Kong, frequent business visitors to France and middle-aged women looking for a hobby are the bulk of Poinas' students. Classes focus on speaking French rather than ...

  7. News - World - SOCIETY

    Apple's Tim Cook comes out as gay and hopes acknowledgement will help others

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:28am by AP

    ... the acknowledgement could help others. The executive said he would continue to focus on being the best CEO he could be and would personally continue to advocate for equality for all people. "I've ...

  8. News - World - SOCIETY

    Australian study finds that musicians die earlier than general population

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:28pm by AFP

    ... and 2007. Another study, by Liverpool John Moores University in England, was published in the British Medical Journal in 2012. It had a narrower focus, examining the deaths of 1,489 rock and pop ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Around Lantau in 5 days: pair get set for charity swim

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SARAH KARACS

    ... will be a fresh challenge. "It will be an exceptional adventure," said Baillet, 44, who last year took a break from a career in banking to focus on long-distance sports and coaching, attaining ...

  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    Silicon Valley's latest job perk? Egg freezing

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:38pm by AP

    ... Copperman, a fertility specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital. They are also doing it at a younger age, which means healthier and more viable eggs. Freezing their eggs gives women an option to focus ... "It's telling women they have the opportunity to put off child bearing and focus on their careers," he said. "[And] not make decisions based on certain reproductive limits women ...




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