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  1. News - China - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Beijing rebukes Taipei over ‘irresponsible' comments on Hong Kong protests

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 03:19pm by Reuters and Lawrence Chung

    ... Reuters in Beijing and Lawrence Chung in Taipei Beijing raps Taipei for Hong Kong comments Beijing rebuked Taipei yesterday for its "irresponsible" comments on the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, and took a swipe at the frequent protests in democratic Taiwan. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has expressed his support for demonstrators in the city, and last week he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1616976/mainland-liaison-office-rebukes-taiwan-over-irresponsible-comments-hong
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong has more than just democracy to worry about

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:28pm by Chandran Nair

    ... them. One of the big challenges for Hong Kong is dealing with its problems, neglected for too long, while maintaining what is already great about this city. Any advanced society that banks ... Chandran Nair Chandran Nair says we need to look beyond the current Occupy turmoil and see that solutions to Hong Kong's challenges lie far beyond whether we have a more democratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1617027/hong-kong-has-more-just-democracy-worry-about
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Urban heat island effect big factor in climate change, Hong Kong records show

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:35am by Wyss Yim

    ... variability or as a result of human activity. The Hong Kong Observatory was established in 1883. Continuous temperature records have been kept since 1884 except during the seven years 1940-1946 ... the observatory and the monitoring station on Waglan Island, off the southeast coast of Hong Kong Island, shows the annual temperature differences ranging from 1.3 to 1.5 degrees Celsius in the years from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1619452/urban-heat-island-effect-big-factor-climate-change-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Silence of Hong Kong's top police officers may be due to dispute with chief executive

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Niall Fraser

    ... in Mong Kok: "I have a message from the bottom of my heart: these illegal acts are hurting Hong Kong, hurting our society. They seriously disrupt the daily lives of our people, students, ... Forcing the issue The events that have rocked Hong Kong over the past three weeks have not only reshaped the political landscape but look set to spark a major shake-up within the police force. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619614/police-staff-associations-issue-call-unity-amid-silence-over-protests
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Adoptees reaching out to Hong Kong birth parents

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... to bring up this little baby," she said. Her mother, Brenda Sussex, has since met other adoptive mothers through her daughter's involvement in the Hong Kong Adoptees Network. One hundred mostly female adoptees were matched with parents in Britain under a plan to find families for Hong Kong orphans as part of the United Nations Year of the Refugee in 1959. Margaret Bryer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619565/people-adopted-babies-decades-ago-reaching-out-hong-kong-birth
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's elitist election system plays right into hands of tycoons

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 02:42pm by MICHAEL PASKEWITZ

    ... proposal to effectively use the nominating committee to veto potential pro-democracy candidates for the Hong Kong chief executive election has been the primary story, but there is a potentially ... is to maintain the status quo. However, with rising economic inequality- Hong Kong's Gini coefficient is the highest in all Asia- comes social unrest, as we see in the Occupy protests around ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1616169/hong-kongs-elitist-election-system-plays-right-hands-tycoons
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Migrants can help to fill the gaps in Asia's greying societies

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that unless dramatic changes take place, the country's last citizen will die in around 2750. With Hong Kong greying even faster, there is every reason for family-friendly policies and flexible ... and pensions and health care for the elderly. Hong Kong, with a fertility rate of about 1.0, is even worse off; unless attitudes to childbirth and immigration change, Hongkongers will die out in 25 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588035/migrants-can-help-fill-gaps-asias-greying-societies
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Law Society chief says solicitors want to do more than just law

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Stuart Lau

    ... of no-confidence at an extraordinary general meeting, after he came out in support of Beijing's controversial white paper on Hong Kong. While the white paper was widely seen as a threat to judicial ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com If the Law Society has its way, solicitors could soon be running one-stop businesses that offer an array of services including non-legal ones Solicitors want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589603/law-society-chief-says-solicitors-want-do-more-just-law
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Signs that Hong Kong society is tearing at the seams

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:46am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Signs our society is tearing at seams If you survey the political landscape of Hong Kong today, terms like "splittists" and "splittism" may ... Party state. But they are useful and graphic descriptors of the Hong Kong political scene, where you find people splitting away from their once-mainstream and dominant political parties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1424829/signs-hong-kong-society-tearing-seams
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Don't stifle students' idealism, channel it for the good of Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 02:53pm by AYO CHAN YI-NGOK, EMILY CHAN

    ... to have a say in the governance of Hong Kong through the ministerial system, or by appointment to advisory and statutory bodies. Our students have kindled political passion in society. Yet, ideals ... Ayo Chan and Emily Chan Ayo Chan and Emily Chan say a more democratic election is achievable Channel students' idealism for the good of Hong Kong Metaphorically, "one country, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612820/dont-stifle-students-idealism-channel-it-good-hong-kong

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