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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... to 54 million. The projection of 70 million in 2017, however, was based on a smaller annual growth rate of 6.56 per cent. "Given that the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Research reveals local fears amid concern that government's projections are too low Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll Almost two-thirds of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463328/public-want-controls-mainland-visitors-poll
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ecologist promotes nature and its creatures

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 02:34pm by DANNY LEE

    ... under the auction hammer. Of course, he is speaking of the Chinese White Dolphin, marked by a distinctive pink shading on its skin, under threat with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge building ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Dickson Wong Chi-chun wants Hong Kong to treasure wildlife There are some photographs pinned to the back of a stand which show a small slice of Hong Kong’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1322801/ecologist-promotes-nature-and-its-creatures
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Guest house operators attack proposal to ban them from offering rooms in residential blocks, but flat owners welcome the plan Tighter hostel rules 'may hit tourism' Proposed changes to hostel licensing laws threaten the survival of Hong Kong's guest houses and will affect tourism in the city, guest-house operators say. In a special meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590847/operators-guest-houses-say-planned-new-licensing-rules-will-run-them
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's domestic helpers 'should be paid HK$4,500 a month'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Phila Siu

    ... Villanueva was paid HK$3,200 a month as a helper when he came to Hong Kong from the Philippines 23 years ago. In more than two decades the monthly minimum wage for helpers has gone up to HK$4,010, ... at the time. "The shortage of helpers will get worse because Hong Kong is no longer a competitive place to work. A lot of Filipinos who are already in Hong Kong, a significant number, have moved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588860/were-not-cheap-labour-says-maids-group
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tai O is losing its taste for century-old shrimp paste flavour

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... and Ma Wan from the 1970s. Tai O joined the list when the outlawing of trawling last year cut off the supply of shrimp from Hong Kong waters. "Between June and October, we would buy enough ... because of Hong Kong's privileged position in trade compared with China in the 1950s to 1970s. In response to demand, Tai O shrimp paste makers started to export their product to London ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593980/tai-o-losing-its-taste-century-old-shrimp-paste-flavour
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Number of prisoners in Hong Kong hits record low

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

    ... 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 ... and rehabilitation centres- and 1,657 people on remand awaiting trial. In 2004, the number was 13,138, with 1,555 people on remand. Each year over the past decade, Hong Kong's overall penal population ...

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

    Fishing heritage may be the one that got away

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Vivienne Chow

    ... These weather and fishing skills and cultural rituals that are unique to generations of Hong Kong fishermen account for over 30 items on the government's intangible cultural heritage list published in June. But they could well be on the way out. "It is a sunset industry. We are the last generation of fishermen," Lai says. Watch: Meet Hong Kong's last generation of indigenous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592493/fishing-heritage-may-be-one-got-away
  8. 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
  9. 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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582600/has-beauty-pageant-set-tone-2017
  10. 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

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