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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus

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

    ... Arthur Chan arthur.chan@scmp.com Tung Wah poll reveals one in five students binge drink, and many don't realise the harmful effects Universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus A hospital group has called for a ban on the sale of alcohol on campuses after its study showed that a fifth of university students had engaged in binge drinking but only 1 per cent admitted they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581516/hong-kong-universities-urged-ban-alcohol-sales-campus
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... of a middle-class family, which it puts at between HK$30,000 and HK$59,999. The calculations reveal the wide differences in expenditure on children between Hong Kong's social classes, noted Dr Chung Kim-wah, assistant professor of applied social sciences at Polytechnic University. He fears it may make relative poverty in the city even more pronounced. "Parents in Hong Kong have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583164/planning-baby-thatll-be-hk55m
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters get ready to make dash for Hong Kong Marathon

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Youngsters who in the past could only watch the Hong Kong Marathon and associated races on television can now get ready for a piece of the action. Organisers plan to launch a shortened version of the race next year for contestants aged 12 to 15. The 2.2-kilometre Youth Dash will take place on January 25, the day of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. "Many young running ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617108/youngsters-get-ready-make-dash-hong-kong-marathon
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Veronica Shiu wins Miss Hong Kong title (thanks to 'one man, one vote' system)

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by SAMUEL CHAN, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... smartphone app to determine first, second and third places. Veronica Shiu Pui-sie, a 24-year-old university student, was crowned Miss Hong Kong after winning more than 156,000 votes, far outnumbering ... a political statement, but TVB's Miss Hong Kong Pageant last night gave the city a taste of how democracy could look in 2017. A "one man, one vote" system allowed the public to pick ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582600/has-beauty-pageant-set-tone-2017
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Decline in mental health of Hong Kong youth 'distressing', says expert

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Decline in mental health of youth ‘distressing’ The mental health of the city's youth has declined significantly this year from the past two years, according to the "distressing" results of an annu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616447/decline-mental-health-hong-kong-youth-distressing-says-expert
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Number of prisoners in Hong Kong hits record low

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

    ... In a recent meeting with the department, Karen Laidler, director of the University of Hong Kong's Centre for Criminology, and juvenile-crime expert John Bacon-Shone discussed possible reasons ... hits record low Prison chiefs are struggling to explain why the number of criminals and suspects locked up in Hong Kong's jails has fallen to fewer than 9,000, a record low. At the same ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586883/prison-population-hits-record-low-theyre-spending-more-time-remand
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in Hong Kong going down, shows survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... attributed it to a spate of events before the survey. These included Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's letter to the chief editor of the Hong Kong Economic Journal demanding the retraction ... Despite this, a content analysis of four sections of six major newspapers, including Ming Pao and the Hong Kong Economic Journal, showed that press criticism of the government remained strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573019/14-years-save-flat-just-dont-eat
  10. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong: Art and Stories of Vietnamese Boatpeople by Sophia Law Suk-mun Chinese University Press The power of collective memory has long provided ... art, the unspeakable is given voice. In Sophia Law's new book, the history of the Vietnamese boatpeople who migrated to Hong Kong in the 1970s is brought to life. It balances historical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574188/book-review-invisible-citizens-hong-kong-sophia-law-suk-mun

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