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  1. League's bullying actions speak far louder than their words

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If there is in existence a compendium of Cantonese foul language it is every Hong Kong schoolboy's dream to get hold of such a copy to enrich his knowledge of the most colourful swear words in the world. ... the appropriate punishment. We are proud of having law and order in Hong Kong. But if we can't even have it in the Legislative Council, can we still claim we have it? Mr Tsang, forget about that list ...

  2. Ivy league shares some of its brightest

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... such as interviewing tourists, debating topics such as euthanasia and plastic surgery and producing live drama sketches. The Ivy League university has brought 11 students and graduates to Hong Kong to run ... Liz Heron More than 100 Hong Kong teenagers have snapped up the chance to brush up their English with help from some of America's brightest young sparks. The secondary school students ...

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    Help Hong Kong's hidden youths come out of their shell

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip, MELISSA CHAN

    ... Paul Yip and Melissa Chan Paul Yip and Melissa Chan say Hong Kong must find better ways to help the growing number of young people who opt out of society, before their isolation and lack of hope lead them to hurt themselves and others Lost in cyberspace The recent murder cases involving Hong Kong youths have undoubtedly left people shaken and caused many to question just what has ...

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    Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... Jingan Young Jingan Young says the finding of falling drug use among Hong Kong youth does not reflect the full extent of the danger of abuse they face Hidden depths Last week, Narcotics ... nickname, "down in Hong Kong, down the K-Hole". Cannabis, it seems, has taken its place as the drug of choice. The overall drop may be good news, but what about the large number ...

  5. HK urged to legislate shelved security bill

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Jinping, as calls increased for Hong Kong to legislate for a previously shelved national security bill. Xi said Hong Kong's system is closely linked to the mainland and it should respect ... in the nation. It has to uphold national sovereignty, integrity and security,' Xi said. Xi's remarks came as a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, Peter Wong Man-kong ...

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    Spate of murder cases shocks Hong Kong: 'What has the world come to?'

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 01:18pm by Ernest Kao

    ... allegedly killed and attempted to behead her partner, police say. The deaths have sparked widespread social media debate on topics including Hong Kong's social dislocation, inequality, poverty, ... SCMP.com poll, a majority of readers believed the recent spate of murder cases within families signalled a crisis in Hong Kong family values. Here's what's being said on social media: ...

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    Hong Kong can lead East Asia in meeting ageing population challenge

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says if Hong Kong is to stay ahead, it must lead Asia, if not the world, to rise to the challenges of our time- and population ageing is an issue ripe ... and enlightenment of the people educated to large commercial transactions …" Those words about the role of Hong Kong were uttered in 1858 by Rutherford Alcock, who had just ended 10 years as British ...

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    Falling crime rate a Hong Kong success to celebrate

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan hails statistics that show the city is remarkably safe Hong Kong's falling crime rate asuccess to celebrate Last week, US president Barack Obama visited Chicago to discuss gun crime. There were 443 murders by firearms in that one city last year, and 506 murders in all. This is a city with 2.8 million people- fewer than half of Hong Kong ...

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    Dogs help 'hidden youths' regain their confidence in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Dogs help bedroom hermits regain confidence They lock themselves away in their bedrooms, afraid to face society, and their numbers are growing in Hong Kong ... a decade ago. In recent years, the problem has surfaced across the globe. In Hong Kong, cheap, fast internet makes it easier to stay isolated for a longer period of time. In 2007, there were ...

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    Hong Kong's widening wealth gap needs home-grown solution

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Equality needs home-grown solution Some of the most deep-seated problems plaguing Hong Kong today- extreme social and income inequalities- are not something ... and in 2001, it was 0.525. A study by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service using official figures estimates Hong Kong has 1.15 million people living in poverty, equivalent to 16 per cent ...




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