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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 - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Disabled groups defying the odds to dance to a different tune

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... a capella group the Bleinders sang without any supporting instruments. "We can use loss to … help others. I play music because it makes me happy. So I perform to give that happy feeling to others too," Yongkamol said. Yongkamol started learning instruments at age five, often spending months to learn one classical piece on the saxophone- which he played in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589490/disabled-groups-defying-odds-dance-different-tune
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    An engineer's fiery passion for robots

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

    ... 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
  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 to volunteering, their employer's solution was to set up its own charity. The North Point-based audio-visual and video conferencing expert's organisation, the UAT Association, began fostering ...

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

    ... have to come out and show their support," said one of the organisers, Brian Leung. A flash mob was a fun way to draw Hongkongers' attention to human rights, he said. The event took ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Life in Pink, but gay rights protest is over in a flash As far as Causeway Bay protests go, it may have been one of the shortest. But what it lacked in time, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523350/causeway-bay-turns-pink-hong-kong-gay-rights-campaigners-hold-flash
  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 ... rights in Hong Kong, but it is unlikely to hold the attention of those without a particular interest. Equally, the chapters focusing on Taiwan seem to retread some of the ground covered ...

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

    Pink sees red as Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant turns ugly in sponsorship row

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Simon Parry

    ... in a dispute over naming rights just weeks before the annual pageant. Gay-friendly business network Pink Dollar, a long-time supporter of the six-year-old contest, has pulled out of a planned HK$40,000 ... into it over the past two years." Ramscar, whose company launched an app to promote gay-friendly businesses, said that as part of the sponsorship, Pink Dollar had been promised the rights to use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575118/pink-sees-red-mr-gay-hong-kong-pageant-turns-ugly-sponsorship-row

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