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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... An academic at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, counted numbers along the route in Wan Chai and concluded that about 103,000 people marched. Civil Human Rights Front convenor ... in the northeastern New Territories, and Beijing's white paper asserting control over Hong Kong. "We expect a lot of people in the protest, and we hope there would be more than 500,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542690/organisers-hope-recent-controversies-push-attendance-july-1-march
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Life's a fairytale: Former Hong Kong Disneyland princess wins Miss USA title

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 08:26pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... princess in Hong Kong. The 24-year-old former Miss Nevada beat 50 other contestants to be crowned Miss USA on Sunday evening. But prior to her beauty pageant days, Las Vegas native Sanchez spent her days volunteering at women's shelters and travelling the world, spending extensive time in Mexico and Europe. In 2012, her travels culminated in a seven-month stint at Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529390/miss-usa-2014-formerly-hong-kong-disneyland-princess
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    Hong Kong ranks third in number of women in the workplace, says study

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Women outnumber men in local workforce: study Hong Kong ranks third out of six Asian locations in a gender diversity survey that looked at women in the workplace. Community Business, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing corporate social responsibility, polled 32 multi-national companies in Hong Kong, the mainland, India, Japan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557312/hong-kong-ranks-third-number-women-workplace-says-study
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    At Hong Kong's Death Cafe, it is love and life that is on the menu

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Christy Choi

    ... restaurant at the University of Hong Kong- not knowing what to expect. But within five minutes, 30 to 40 strangers were having conversations that they had found impossible with friends and family. ... professor Cecilia Chan Lai-wan, who helped organise the Hong Kong incarnation of the Death Cafe movement, which started in London in 2011. Its mission is to "increase awareness of death ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1532994/hong-kongs-death-cafe-it-love-and-life-menu
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... the government commissioned the Division of Humanities of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) to carry out a pilot study on intangible cultural heritage in the city. The HKUST ... and milk tea have made it on to the final list of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage. They are among 480 "items" of "intangible cultural heritage" that the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534746/cantonese-opera-dim-sum-and-diwali-hong-kong-lists-its-cultural
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pro bono legal help levels playing field for Hong Kong NGOs

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Stuart Lau

    ... legal advice. "This problem needs to be promptly curbed," said Eric Cheung Tat-ming, a law lecturer at the University of Hong Kong. He called on the Law Society to set up independent ... the necessary legal background." Pro bono arrangements are common in the US but only starting to develop in Hong Kong. But Edwin Rekosh, president of PILnet, said local lawyers were willing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519480/pro-bono-legal-help-levels-playing-field-hong-kong-ngos
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong more miserable than many of its neighbours, index shows

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by KC NG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com A leading position HK takes with a heavy heart Hong Kong, billed as Asia's World City, is more miserable than many other places in the region- including mainland China- according to an American think tank. But it is still one of the least miserable places on earth, research by the libertarian Cato Institute found. A Hong Kong economist laughed off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501952/hong-kong-more-miserable-many-its-neighbours-index-shows
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    ‘Hong Kong is becoming like the mainland’: Author Bi Feiyu urges city to preserve its culture

    Posted May 01st 2014, 11:20pm by Oliver Chou

    ... is spending a month in the city as writer-in-residence at Baptist University. "I see that as an early sign that Hong Kong is becoming like the mainland. If these sort of things keep happening, ... take hundreds of years to develop, but losing them could happen very quickly. Hong Kong people should be proud of their culture and etiquette. Safeguard it and don't let it fade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1502052/author-bi-feiyu-tells-hongkongers-maintain-citys-culture
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cardboard cops retired from Hong Kong's roads (they just weren't cut out for the job)

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Simon Parry

    ... eye on Hong Kong's errant motorists. But in the end, it seems they just weren't cut out for the job. Two cardboard cut-out police officers created for HK$10,000 and put on duty near ... of the replica policemen would have been used across Hong Kong, police said at the time, although a taxi drivers' union warned that once motorists got used to the sight of bogus cops, they would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1532995/cardboard-traffic-cops-prove-theyre-just-not-cut-out-job
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    1,400 homeless sleeping on Hong Kong's streets, double government estimates

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... in Hong Kong is likely to be double that of previous government estimates, a City University study has found. The university, with the help of three other community organisations, puts the figure ... locations, including temporary shelters and 24-hour restaurant chains. The university also surveyed 323 homeless people and found 40 per cent were supporting themselves through low-paying jobs, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1461195/1400-homeless-hong-kong-double-government-estimate-study

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