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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 ...

  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 ...

  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 - 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Happy birthday Hello Kitty! Superstar cat celebrates 40th anniversary

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:36am by Amy Nip

    ... be expressed through small gifts," Tsang said. With overseas markets sluggish for the time being, the mainland will be the focus for Sanrio's development. The company entered the mainland ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Leung's lack of focus on sexual minorities 'disappointing'

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Lack of focus on sexual minorities 'disappointing' The Equal Opportunities Commission has called it "unfortunate" that Chief Executive ... on this issue," he said. "One of the reasons is that the government has to get focused to deal with [bigger] issues … including poverty and housing." Camps both for and against homosexual rights ...

  7. News - World - SOCIETY

    Ugandan women wearing miniskirts face fines and prison under draft law

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:17pm by GDN

    ... in parliament, Asano sported a "save the miniskirt" T-shirt and went to many save-the-miniskirt parties. "We should be focusing on getting thieves and rapists off the streets instead ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Do more to lure foreign professionals: Carrie Lam

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:14am by Edward Tang

    ... to diversify the economy instead of focusing on the financial sector. She said it was important to nurture and retain talent in industries such as engineering, technology and construction to support ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur street children across China need more support, say activists

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 11:33pm by Minnie Chan

    ... science student at Shanghai University who, with the help of several sociologists, recently completed a report on the plight of Uygur street children. "The nationwide rescue campaigns focused ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Outrage over children the city forgot

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 03:26am by Olga Wong

    ... The only section about the children in the paper focuses on how the government could minimise the impact of their "transient demand" on local pupils. Chen suggested the Hong Kong ...




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