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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Organisers hope recent issues boost march turnout Organisers of the July 1 march hope recent controversies will push turnout above the 500,000 of 2003, when the first large-scale handover day march was held. The Civil Human Rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542690/organisers-hope-recent-controversies-push-attendance-july-1-march
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Kids now have more diverse dream jobs, poll finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... said the study showed pupils' ambitions these days had diverged from the traditional fields. In the 2004 poll, half the pupils aspired to become teachers, doctors and lawyers or to work ... Council last November, but it has not yet to be established more than half a year down the road. Suggested services include more public provision of extracurricular activities and career advice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557043/kids-now-have-more-diverse-dream-jobs-poll-finds
  3. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    That'll teach you! Jilted man buys hundreds of cinema tickets to prove to ex how wealthy he's become

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:13pm by Chris Luo

    ... of Extinction, to show his ex-partner what she was missing. Copies of receipts Wang posted online confirmed the tickets cost 250,000 yuan- about half his claimed monthly income. “I only want to say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1540882/man-donates-250000-yuan-worth-imax-cinema-tickets-bid-impress-ex
  4. News - World - SOCIETY

    Almost half of Europe's young adults living with parents, survey finds

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:11am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Almost half of Europe's young adults are at home with their parents, a record, survey shows Still living with mum and dad? You're not alone Almost half of Europe's young adults are living with their parents, new data suggests- a record level of dependency that has sobering social and demographic implications for the continent. One of the most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457185/almost-half-europes-young-adults-living-parents-survey-finds
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Call to review minimum wage after study finds basic cost of living for one-member households is double the estimate of official poverty line Above the poverty line, still in poverty The government has drawn its poverty line for adults living alone at just half their actual cost of living, a leading charity says. Oxfam Hong Kong calculated the basic monthly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534810/oxfam-calls-minimum-wage-be-raised-hk35-hour
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should police firearms rules be made public in wake of fatal shooting?

    Posted May 08th 2014, 12:53pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Fewer than half the chapters of guidelines for officers are public … with those on contentious matters like firearms kept secret Shooting leads to debate ... their own judgment as the relevant chapters of the Police General Orders are not available for inspection. Fewer than half the chapters are available online, while those that can be viewed may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1507336/complaints-police-killing-21-year-old-may-not-be-probed-police
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Complaints watchdog tells public to record rows with police

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... points from last year. Almost half of the 1,039 respondents mistakenly thought that "monitoring police behaviour or conduct" was one of the police watchdog's duties. In fact, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506921/complaints-watchdog-tells-public-record-rows-police
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Toilet read offers advice for mainland visitors caught short

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... 5,000 comments by last night. It appears to have been written by a young Hong Kong man. The writer says he took half a day off work to walk around Mong Kok before writing the guidebook, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501946/toilet-read-offers-advice-mainland-visitors-caught-short
  9. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Life in a Beijing satellite town: Elderly parents queue for hours at bus stations for commuter children

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:14pm

    ... (HK$10,100) to 9,400 yuan (HK$11,800) per square metre. However this is still less than half the prices of suburban areas in Beijing, and a far cry from a staggering 50,000 yuan-per-square-metre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1500767/life-beijing-satellite-town-elderly-parents-queue-hours-bus
  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    Even popular teens bullied at school, not just outcasts, says US study

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:13pm by NYT

    ... to them, and five they in turn had been mean to. They used that web of connections to draw their conclusions. Half the students were white and a third black. The average student was harassed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464156/even-popular-teens-bullied-school-not-just-outcasts-says-us-study

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