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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fishing heritage may be the one that got away

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Vivienne Chow

    ... It is a vital survival skill for him when he goes fishing in the deep waters of the South China Sea. The weather, strength and direction of the wind, as well as the currents, lead him to the fish. ... is one of them. He isn't sitting on the deck of his boat in the typhoon shelter because he wants to catch some rays. "I have no salary for these two months. I have to live on my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592493/fishing-heritage-may-be-one-got-away
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIETY

    Body upgrades nearing reality, but only for the rich, 'Sapiens' author says

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by GUARDIAN

    ... is raised more seriously by Yuval Noah Harari, an Israeli historian, in his book, Sapiens. In it he sees trouble, with enhancements accessible only to the rich leading to a society more unequal than ... people live longer, to have stronger memories, to have better control of their emotions. But upgrading like that is not an egalitarian project, it's an elitist project." He argues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1591777/body-upgrades-nearing-reality-only-rich-sapiens-author-says
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... a night," he said. "Many of them are mainlanders in the direct marketing trade, and they are smoking all the time. The building's residents are worried about how these people dispose of their cigarettes." Poon said the authorities had looked into the residents' complaints but had yet to enter the flat to investigate or confirm it was a guest house. He said the case highlighted the need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590847/operators-guest-houses-say-planned-new-licensing-rules-will-run-them
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Disabled groups defying the odds to dance to a different tune

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... group the Wild Zappers, made up entirely of hearing-impaired dancers. "Who uses ears to dance? You use your whole body to dance- not your ears. We can move, and move well," he said. ... to others too," Yongkamol said. Yongkamol started learning instruments at age five, often spending months to learn one classical piece on the saxophone- which he played in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589490/disabled-groups-defying-odds-dance-different-tune
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Policing career is a dream come true

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... is a dream come true "Excuse me, what movie are you filming here?" This is a question sometimes asked of Naveed "Alex" Hussain as he patrols Hong Kong's streets in his police ... is of Pakistani origin. But after finding out that they have not intruded on a film set, passers-by tell him it is good news the force is becoming more ethnically diverse and that he should help encourage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588898/policing-career-dream-come-true
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's domestic helpers 'should be paid HK$4,500 a month'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Phila Siu

    ... Villanueva was paid HK$3,200 a month as a helper when he came to Hong Kong from the Philippines 23 years ago. In more than two decades the monthly minimum wage for helpers has gone up to HK$4,010, ... be adjusted. As to why the city's hourly HK$30 minimum wage did not cover the helpers, he said the government considered the helpers' distinctive work pattern: that they work and reside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588860/were-not-cheap-labour-says-maids-group
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fewer prisoners ending up back in jail, thanks to increased help

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... to build better models for predicting who will reoffend," he said, adding that he would also like to work with the government on creating a benchmark to compare jurisdictions. He recently met officials from the department and is optimistic that he will be able to collaborate with them. In the 1990s, Bacon-Shone carried out a comprehensive study on juvenile crime: "At that time, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586878/fewer-prisoners-ending-back-jail-thanks-increased-help
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Unable to speak, cerebral palsy youth finds a voice through photography

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by SARAH KARACS

    ... through photography Joe Kwok Chun-hoi, 22, likes to take photographs. Photographs of flowers, water droplets, roots of trees and empty hallways. He has had an album put together, annotating images with his thoughts on life, family, God and the soul. He calls the work Listen to Hoi. Kwok cannot speak. He was born with spastic cerebral palsy and does not have control of the muscles that enable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585281/unable-speak-cerebral-palsy-youth-finds-voice-through-photography
  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Chasing riches led China down the path of corruption, say party elders' children

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Andrea Chen

    ... the campaigns into 'slogan-chanting' events, Xu said. "What [the party cadres] did was totally different from the slogans they were chanting," he said. Xu said China should improve ... party has not transformed very well from a revolutionary party to a ruling party," he added. Xu and Dong called for greater transparency at both central and local government levels to allow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586874/chasing-riches-led-china-down-path-corruption-say-party-elders-children
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Living dictionary' keeps family history, culture and language alive

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by ANNEMARIE EVANS

    ... Annemarie Evans 'Living dictionary' keeps family history, culture and language alive Robert Hau Kun-sun can trace back his family's ancestry an incredible 28 generations. He ... house into a museum with many implements used for both food and farming. He enjoys showing schoolchildren the traditional way of life and the crops that are still grown in front of the village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586060/living-dictionary-keeps-family-history-culture-and-language-alive

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