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  1. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Will looking to the law solve society's morality problems?

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by DR KAREN LEE

    ... society's morality problems? Confucius said righteous men are those who care for the young and the aged. To Mencius, no one is indifferent to the suffering of others. Not any more. Two high-profile tragedies in 2011 speak volumes about the moral dilemma facing Chinese society today. The first concerned a two-year-old girl who succumbed to a hit-and-run car accident at a Guangdong backstreet ...

  2. News - China

    Deadly demographics: Women face grim odds in male-heavy societies like China, India

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... of Chicago, Columbia University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua University found that between 1988 and 2004, the number of surplus men in China aged 16-25 almost doubled. Crime rates ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com The Delhi gang rape points to the dangers and violence inherent in societies where men outnumber women, a problem that besets China as much ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society can help China modernise

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by KARLA SIMON, DAVID YANG

    ... Karla Simon and David Yang Karla Simon and David Yang say the government should allow NGOs to play a bigger role How civil society can work to easethe turmoil in a modernising China While ... might mean for the growing role of civil society in China. The slogan refers to economic reforms- the new push for industrialisation, information technology, urbanisation and agricultural ...

  4. Hong Kong blind to China's renaissance

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com We don't like mainland Chinese. It's now very clear. By 'we' I mean Hong Kong Chinese, who are predominantly Cantonese speakers. We don't ... despise poor mainlanders who try to give birth in Hong Kong to gain residency for their children, and occupy our public maternity wards. Others who manage to stay here legally exploit our social ...

  5. Cliffhanger society

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... Edith Terry What is it about Hong Kong that makes life here a series of cliffhangers? Social scientists describe it as a 'contester' society, where attention spans are counted ... of nature- collapsed apartment buildings, huge freighters washed up on beaches, boulders crashing down from the sky. Hong Kong's greatness- and its fascination- is the resilience of its people ...

  6. Parents have crucial role to play in raising society's moral standards

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A steady decline in moral values common to all developed countries has jogged authorities the world over out of their self-complacency. Hong Kong is no exception, with the vanishing propriety and honour among our younger generation. An internet video shows a seven-year-old boy swearing at his parents in a Hong Kong mall, with shocked onlookers. Young people lack respect ...

  7. Taking a leaf out of Hong Kong's book

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... which reveals crucial policy considerations on events of great public interest. It was originally blocked from publication, but found a publisher in Hong Kong in 1998. That firm involved has ... of the success of Hong Kong's 'one country two systems' concept, which is showing that it can play a crucial part in modernising China in other ways than being an economic model. Since ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - INTEGRATION

    Hong Kong losing its advantage as China's 'go-between' with world: Report

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Phila Siu

    ... for the long term. "Hong Kong's core competitive advantages" such as its free market, independent judiciary, graft-free administration and internationalised society "could further ... advantage as 'go-between' Hong Kong's advantage as an intermediary between the mainland and the outside world is on the wane, and it is natural for conflicts to emerge between ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Composer Wang Qiang tells of musical journey from China to Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Wang Qiang went from writing music for political campaigns on mainland to finally finding the freedom to express herself by moving to Hong Kong A composer ... life, the composer moved from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 1991. Hong Kong is not particularly known for the kind of artistic atmosphere that inspires creativity. But for Wang, one of a handful ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Patriotism, Hong Kong style

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... enemy". It was clear from the actions of the so-called "post-80s" students that young people in Hong Kong are very willing to adopt political action, to the point of engaging in illegal protests (remember the siege of the former Legislative Council building during debates on the train link from Guangzhou to Hong Kong). In the same way, the Tamar protesters, who seemed to contain ...




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