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  1. News - China

    Asset or liability? Beijing's decision on whistle-blower could seal Snowden's fate

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng and Zhang Hong

    ... national security, mainland observers say. But it will be handled in a low-profile manner to avoid upsetting the Sino-US relationship and being seen as meddling in Hong Kong affairs. Snowden's revelation, that the US government had been hacking into Hong Kong and mainland networks for years, had put Beijing in an awkward position, observers said. On the one hand, it hoped to extract ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1260304/beijing-weigh-snowdens-case
  2. News - Asia - SURROGACY

    Hong Kong man says he fathered 12 surrogate babies in Thailand

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:52pm by KYODO, AP

    ... he fathered 12 babies A Hong Kong-based man suspected by Thai police of possible involvement in human trafficking now claims to have fathered 12 children through surrogacy, three more than ... International Airport with a baby in both March and July, sources said. His lawyer said the man- who lives in Hong Kong- has said that the children in Bangkok, aged between one month and two years old, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1569451/hong-kong-man-says-he-fathered-12-surrogate-babies-thailand
  3. Comment - Blogs

    Breathe easy, Vancouver: Your worst air pollution would be welcome relief in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 09:51am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young Vancouver’s recent smog alert can’t match everyday pollutant levels in the SAR I’ll wager I wasn’t the only former Hong Kong resident who cocked an eyebrow last week when Metro ... the elderly and the sick. Those already suffering ill-effects such as shortness of breath were told to stay indoors. Such warnings might be commonplace in smoggy Hong Kong, but Vancouver? The sense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1557420/breathe-easy-vancouver-your-worst-air-pollution-would-be-welcome
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When the Hong Kong government becomes the problem

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... surely one of our most successful economic anchors, was created in response to the Hong Kong currency crisis of 1983. We inherited our public housing, education and health care systems and our ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When government becomes the problem People like to talk about "core values" as those which make a society like Hong Kong succeed or different from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581903/when-hong-kong-government-becomes-problem
  5. Comment - Letters

    Policy address neglected important mental health issues

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... that no mental health service users are on it. They are experts in their domains and their voices must be heard if we want better mental health services. In 2005, Hong Kong spent 0.24 per cent of gross ... and practices of mental health and its services among Hong Kong people should be continuously monitored for service development and modification. In the mental health field, much more can be done ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1415285/policy-address-neglected-important-mental-health-issues
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Ebola virus volunteers speak of human catastrophe

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:49am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... health doctor- made up the second team sent from Hong Kong to West Africa in support of international efforts to contain the deadly virus. The Red Cross previously sent three nurses. Based ... The Red Cross has raised its donation target to HK$87 million. Potential donors can contact the Hong Kong Red Cross at relief@redcross.org.hk or call 2802 0016. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580913/hong-kong-ebola-virus-volunteers-speak-human-catastrophe
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... off HK' by lack of gay rights law A lack of protection for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is deterring talented workers from moving to Hong Kong, a top ... Christians- are in danger of being unchristian," Dormor added. Asad Beg, head of the political, press and information section at the EU's Hong Kong office, added: "Religion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is Hong Kong unprepared for the Ebola crisis?

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Are we unprepared for Ebola crisis? The suspected case of Ebola in Hong Kong turned out to be a false alarm, though the person in question came from one ... for lack of foresight in initiating steps to prevent pandemics. That delay and the spread of Sars cost Hong Kong dearly. The Legislative Council later passed a motion condemning Margaret Chan Fung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1572317/hong-kong-unprepared-ebola-crisis
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Arthur Chan

    ... to the Department of Health, means consuming five or more glasses or cans of alcoholic drinks in a row. Project supervisor Brenda Chung Yin-ting said binge drinking was a serious problem, but just 1 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581516/hong-kong-universities-urged-ban-alcohol-sales-campus
  10. Lifestyle - Health

    A big fat problem: Childhood obesity and diabetes on the rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:51pm by ALAN YU

    ... studies as well as her diet." Childhood obesity and the number of younger people contracting diabetes have been on the rise in Hong Kong for a number of years. Health Department figures show ... the money, says Sarah McGhee, honorary professor at University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health and the primary author of the study. "I tend to think of the price tag as not being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1580560/growing-number-diabetic-and-obese-children

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