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  1. 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

    ... shouldn't be used to discriminate against women, against children, or against LGBT people." Religious freedom and human rights should not be mutually exclusive, he added. Pastor Tjeerd de Boer, ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Protecting gay people from discrimination is essential if the city is to realise potential, British diplomat tells LGBT rights symposium Expats 'put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIETY

    Body upgrades nearing reality, but only for the rich, 'Sapiens' author says

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian 'Sapiens' author says access to physical and mental enhancements to widen rich-poor gap Body upgrades nearing reality Through the power of technology, humans are set to upgrade ourselves and surmount evolution. Ultimately, we can become entirely new beings that set the stage for a post-human future. The scenario has played out in science fiction, but the prospect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1591777/body-upgrades-nearing-reality-only-rich-sapiens-author-says
  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Chasing riches led China down the path of corruption, say party elders' children

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Andrea Chen

    ... Xiaoping's famous remark in the mid-1980s that China should reform its planned economy and "let some people get rich first". Ye Xiangzhen, the second daughter of the late marshal Ye Jianying, shared Dong's sentiments. "Rampant corruption does not happen overnight," she said. "The reason that there are corrupt officials was that China neglected moral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586874/chasing-riches-led-china-down-path-corruption-say-party-elders-children
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fishing heritage may be the one that got away

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

    ... It is a vital survival skill for him when he goes fishing in the deep waters of the South China Sea. The weather, strength and direction of the wind, as well as the currents, lead him to the fish. ... in the South China Sea for generations. Originally from the Man Shan Islands in the Pearl River Delta, his great grandfather moved the family to Cheung Chau. As a child, Lai spent a lot of time at sea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592493/fishing-heritage-may-be-one-got-away
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    An engineer's fiery passion for robots

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans

    ... the mainland's forests and ecosystem. In his work to save the forests, Sham also gets to release his inner pyromaniac, testing his robotics system with firefighters in southern China by setting fires ... of these are set by humans. Only 8 per cent of forest fires are started by lightning and other natural causes." Some fires are started to burn fields ahead of the planting season while others ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586061/engineers-fiery-passion-robots
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Activists urge lawmakers to stand against anti-gay prejudice

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Stuart Lau

    ... "Taiwan's legal regime... stops at employment and education," he said. Boris Dittrich, a former Dutch politician and a human rights activist, said Asia was "very slow" on the issue ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Transgender community advised to open 'conversation' on rights for sexual minorities Government urged to stand up against anti-gay prejudice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581239/activists-urge-lawmakers-stand-against-anti-gay-prejudice
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Corporate charity helps kids find their own paths

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans annemarie.evans@scmp.com Company's charity sets children on right path When staff at Ultra Active Technology felt they needed to take a more cohesive approach ... programmes for children in China. This year the target is Aids-impacted children in Hubei province, so we've sponsored the charity walk in the province for the Good Hope Charitable Fund." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585280/corporate-charity-helps-kids-find-their-own-paths
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tamar's protest square stays behind hoardings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... "There has been some delay in the construction work because of bad weather. It is not unusual," the spokesman said. Activist Icarus Wong Ho-yin, of the Civil Human Rights Front, said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581532/tamars-protest-square-stays-behind-hoardings
  9. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Wives, Husbands, and Lovers

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... relationships. While China's record on LGBT rights may be lacking when compared to Europe's liberal democracies, the progress in little more than a decade is staggering. Homosexuality was still ... David Bartram Wives, Husbands, and Lovers edited by Deborah Davis and Sara Friedman HKU Press China's sexual revolution has been every bit as dramatic as its economic one, argues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1579129/book-review-wives-husbands-and-lovers
  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com No takers so far for largely Uygur area's cash rewards for inter-ethnic weddings to promote integration; academic doubts they will work Xinjiang county pays mixed marriage perks A county in the restive Xinjiang region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583806/xinjiang-county-offers-10000-yuan-reward-uygurs-who-marry-han-chinese

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