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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

    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

    ... 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 ... the making of snake wine and kung fu. The list also reflects the diverse nature of Hong Kong's population, including items such as Bangladesh's International Mother Language Day, the annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534746/cantonese-opera-dim-sum-and-diwali-hong-kong-lists-its-cultural
  3. 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
  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

    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
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Move over Jamie! Now Gordon Ramsay announces he’s opening a Hong Kong restaurant

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 04:36pm by Staff Reporter

    ... as celebrity chefs get taste for HK Two of Britain’s best known celebrity chefs will compete for the attention of Hong Kong diners after Gordon Ramsay announced that he will open a restaurant ... of Ramsay's venture. A meeting of the two chefs in Hong Kong appears unlikely for now however, as Oliver seems unlikely to attend the opening of Jamie's Italian. Marcos Georgiou, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528653/gordon-ramsay-and-jamie-oliver-prepare-hong-kong-restaurant-battle
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Maid employment agency run by US sex offender under investigation in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:17pm by Phila Siu

    ... agency run by U.S. sex offender An employment agency run by a US-registered sex offender and former fugitive who says he can arrange for foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong to work as hotel maids in Las Vegas has come under investigation by the Hong Kong government. The Labour Department says it has received a complaint against the agency, which is run by Steve Austin Conway- also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529155/maid-agency-run-us-sex-offender-investigation-hong-kong-steve-austin-conway
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Chinese students in Hong Kong unhappier than South Asian classmates: study

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 06:47pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Survey indicates link between neglect of spiritual health and dissatisfaction with life, says education institute Chinese students in Hong Kong are more ... the city by the Hong Kong Institute of Education found life satisfaction to be lowest among locals, Chinese immigrants and cross-boundary students. South Asian students, about 90 per cent of them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529329/chinese-students-hong-kong-unhappier-south-asian-classmates-study
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Mainland passenger may be Hong Kong-bound with bomb, Taiwan warns

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:50pm by Lawrence Chung, Phila Siu and Danny Mok

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei, Phila Siu and Danny Mok The mainland woman could be heading to Hong Kong on a deadly mission today or tomorrow, Taiwanese intelligence agency warns Airlines on alert for ‘passenger carrying bomb’ A mainland woman might be planning to board a flight from the mainland to Hong Kong with a bomb, Taiwanese authorities have warned. Taiwan's airport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526150/mainland-passenger-may-hong-kong-bound-bomb-taiwan-warns
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Causeway Bay turns pink as Hong Kong gay rights campaigners hold flash mob

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by Phila Siu

    ... in Hong Kong for the first time on June 15 at Tamar, Admiralty, and will feature concerts, stalls and magic shows. "Not only do gay people need to come out, their families and friends also ... by offering counselling to young people struggling with their sexuality. Separately, Cardinal John Tong Hon, head of Hong Kong's Catholic church, said a law against discrimination on the grounds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523350/causeway-bay-turns-pink-hong-kong-gay-rights-campaigners-hold-flash

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