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  1. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    'You bunch of bums!' Harbin teacher berates students for failing to buy Teachers' Day gift

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:52pm by James Griffiths

    ... their teacher's outburst, the students pooled 600 yuan (HK$757) to buy her a gift.  Zhang Zhenyu, head of the county's education department, said that asking students for a gift was unprofessional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1593121/you-bunch-bums-harbin-teacher-berates-students-failing-buy-her
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai Gift baskets are often stuffed with styrofoam and other materials that end up in landfills, but some firms say they will halt wasteful practice Hamper packaging can be excessive After sending out corporate gift hampers that were two-thirds full of styrofoam bricks, one developer says it regrets the design and is now collecting the packaging from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586856/developers-pledge-less-wasteful-gift-hamper-packaging-next-year
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Yacht model gift to Rafael Hui was not made of real gold, graft trial hears

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Austin Chiu

    ... model gift not made of real gold' A "golden yacht model" that former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan received from a top Guangdong official wasn't real gold, Hui's one-time assistant told the Court of First Instance yesterday. Adeline Wong Ching-man was being questioned by defence barrister Edwin Choy Wai-bond about gifts Hui received and trips he went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554966/yacht-model-gift-rafael-hui-was-not-made-real-gold-graft-trial-hears
  4. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Robert Miller's HK$100m gift to Asia Society highlights arts funding woes

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Vivienne Chow

    ... There are tax breaks for donations, but not specifically for arts gifts. Small, independent arts groups are worried that with little ability to woo donors, and with so much money going to established ... despite it already having received sizeable gifts. M+, the planned West Kowloon visual culture museum, so far has received HK$1.3 billion of donated art, comprising 2,029 works, from collectors, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542630/robert-millars-hk100m-gift-asia-society-highlights-arts-funding-woes
  5. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    US$20m China aircraft gift has unintended repercussions on Tonga

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Nuku'alofa Gift to Pacific island nation has unintended consequences as tourism slumps and New Zealand, a key supporter, is seriously upset China aircraft a big ... to the outer islands down by a third since last year. That is because the gift last year caused a rival New Zealand airline, that brought many of its nation's visitors to Tonga, to pack up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540456/us20m-china-aircraft-gift-has-unintended-repercussions-tonga
  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Chinese officials told to avoid WeChat's red packets as graft busters fear web-based bribes

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 01:41pm by WU NAN, LAURA ZHOU

    ... Wu Nan and Laura Zhou Graft-busters issue a warning against hi-tech seasonal gift-giving in the lead-up to the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day holiday Eating into mooncake ... back on production of their most expensive mooncake gift boxes, which sell for 269 yuan (HK$338). The drop in deliveries coincides with a warning this week from Huang Shuxian, the deputy head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1585780/chinese-officials-told-avoid-wechats-red-packets-graft-busters-fear-web
  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Ronnie Chan: philanthropist taking charity through the roof

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Property magnate's family foundation gives record-breaking gifts to US universities quest to donate entire fortune to worthwhile causes Ronnie Chan: ... headlines in the past two weeks with two enormous charitable gifts: his family donated US$350 million and US$20 million to Harvard University and the University of Southern California, respectively. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597576/ronnie-chan-philanthropist-taking-charity-through-roof
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Harvard University receives largest ever donation from Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:02pm by Linda Yeung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Linda Yeung and Ng Kang-chung Morningside Foundation hands over US$350m to American university's school of public health HK tycoons in record gift to Harvard A foundation set up ... his master's and doctorate degrees at the school of public health. Harvard president Professor Drew Faust said: "This extraordinary gift from the Chan family will enable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587769/harvards-health-school-get-record-us350m-gift-hong-kong-philanthropists
  9. News - China - ANTI-CORRUPTION CRACKDOWN

    China's mooncake cutbacks blamed on cadres' overreaction to corruption crackdown

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:20pm by Keira Lu Huang Keira.huang@scmp.com

    ... gifts for low-ranking civil servants The claim in today’s People’s Daily editorial that the central government’s corruption crackdown never intended to cut the benefits of low-ranking civil servants- such as the traditional gift of handing mooncakes during Mid-Autumn Festival – has proved rather hard to swallow for some mainland social media users. This morning’s editorial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587822/mainlands-mooncake-cutbacks-blamed-cadres-overreaction-corruption
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Graft verdicts seal ex-Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s fall from grace

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:14pm by MCT

    ... state's history and led to calls for tougher state laws regulating gifts to public officials. Both defendants broke down in tears as they listened to the drumbeat of guilty verdicts in court ... by using their influence to help Jonnie Williams, a Florida health supplement manufacturer who showered the couple with US$177,000 in cash, loans and gifts, including free holidays, the use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586110/graft-verdicts-seal-ex-virginia-governor-bob-mcdonnells-fall-grace

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