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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Six ways Hong Kong could fund a universal pension scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:32pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Advocates of a universal pension plan say it can be done without the government raising taxes Planning for the future The biggest controversy in the universal pension debate remains whether Hong Kong can introduce such a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578006/advocates-universal-pension-offer-choice-plans
  2. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    The day that time stood still: hundreds die in Yunnan quake despite warnings

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 09:33pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Many died as shoddy homes crumbled despite warnings that a major earthquake was possible along a fault line in Yunnan province The day that time stood still In a way, time stopped at about 4.30pm on August 3 for Cao Zhengxian. J ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577096/many-die-shoddy-homes-despite-warnings-major-earthquake-was-possible
  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by AP

    ... Yi, who runs a tutoring and consulting agency for Chinese students called Focus Education. International surveys have shown that Chinese students perform well ahead of their American peers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575072/more-chinese-high-school-students-heading-us
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Ferguson, Missouri Shooting of Michael Brown brought out frustrations stemming from unemployment, bad schools and white domination of a largely black area The spark that lit a fire in Ferguson The police shooting of Michael Brown was ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576250/suburbanisation-poverty-spark-lit-fire-ferguson
  5. News - Asia

    Cambodian diary a rare glimpse of life under the Khmer Rouge

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:35pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Poch Younly's 1976 diary is a rare record of life under the Khmer Rouge, and the horrors it recounts helped convict two of the regime's top men Distant voice from a dark time It was an extraordinary act o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574342/cambodian-diary-rare-glimpse-life-under-khmer-rouge
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Bracing for worse to come: city's typhoon defences need to evolve, experts say

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:24am by Jeremy Blum and Olivia Rosenman

    ... Jeremy Blum and Olivia Rosenman Rising sea levels and weather extremes make it vital city's typhoon defences evolve, experts say Bracing for worse storms to come During typhoons in Hong Kong, winds slam into skyscrapers with such force that buildings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573086/bracing-worse-come-citys-typhoon-defences-need-evolve-experts-say
  7. News - China

    China’s antitrust crackdown threatens a more hostile climate for Western businesses

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:48pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg China's antitrust crackdown on firms including technology and car companies may presage a more hostile climate for Western businesses Foreign companies feel the squeeze China's antitrust crackdown threatens to end the era when products ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1572341/chinas-antitrust-crackdown-threatens-more-hostile-climate-western-businesses
  8. News - World - Ebola virus

    A look at what is scary about Ebola and reasons not to fear it

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 10:05pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Keeping a dreadful disease in perspective The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus". The World Health Organisation has declared the outbreak in West Africa an ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571545/look-what-scary-about-ebola-and-reasons-not-fear-it
  9. News - World

    Scarce Ebola drugs bring hard ethical choices as outbreak spreads

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 10:04pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Experimental medicines may help save those infected in outbreak, but the debate is on as to who should receive the scarce treatments Ebola drugs create an ethical question With global anxiety rising on Ebola, medical ethicists are we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571546/scarce-ebola-drugs-bring-hard-ethical-choices-outbreak-spreads
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Frustrated Hong Kong parents turning to alternative education

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:01pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... school, Grace Christian Academy, in North Point in 2011. That school focuses on developing children's speaking abilities and physical strength and skills, to deal with different life ... of parents are upset with the mainstream educational system, in which many teachers are unhappy, most children are focused on exams and students are reared to compete. "The idea about education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569533/frustrated-hong-kong-parents-turning-alternative-education

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