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  1. In India, progress is a matter of perspective

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amartya Sen, has written in The New York Review of Books that India is way behind China not only in economic growth but, more importantly, in indicators such as the infant mortality rate and years of schooling. A large proportion of Indian children is undernourished. While India rapidly increases its defence budget, government expenditure on public health care is appallingly low. But, says Sen ...

  2. The Argumentative Indian- Writings on Indian Culture, History and Identity

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Argumentative Indian- Writings on Indian Culture, History and Identity by Amartya Sen Penguin, HK$150 'India has a long and noble argumentative tradition,' The Economist summarised in its review of Nobel economics laureate Amartya Sen's collection of essays of the past decade, The Argumentative Indian. However, it added: 'India's inability ...

  3. War veterans in pensions protest

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com More than 500 war veterans demonstrated at Guangzhou's Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall yesterday, demanding pension increases because of the rising ... coming today but many were confined to their homes because the authorities learned of our plan beforehand,' said one veteran from Yingde in northern Guangdong. The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall ...

  4. Action on student suicides

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that there are more suicides among youths, so people are alarmed, but if you look at this group they don't die of other causes like diseases,' said Li Hua, head of Sun Yat-sen University's ...

  5. Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Louise Rosario Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China by Cheris Chan Oxford U Press Marketing Death is a detailed study of how life insurance companies sell policies in a country where death is a taboo subject. University of Hong Kong associate professor Cheris Chan hun-ching conducted dozens of interviews with insurance sales agents, ...

  6. The great defender

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Poverty is not just a financial problem. Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen tells Nora Tong that it is also about the dignity of human life Growing up in poverty-stricken India in the 1930s and 40s where he was surrounded by the squalor of nearby slums, Amartya Sen holds dear in his heart the idea of freedom for people to do and be what they want. 'Poverty is so nasty. ...

  7. News - China - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Teacher garners public sympathy after writing 'seditious' essays

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... what's good and evil," he said. "I asked the prosecutor: Dr Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing imperial court and Mao Zedong subverted Chiang Kai-shek's regime- can you say they were ...

  8. Transgenders 'struggle in the dark'

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau Life on the mainland for transgender people can be difficult, as they face intense discrimination and the lack of proper medical assistance, according to experts and advocates. Daily life for the average transgender person can be like 'struggling in the dark', says Dr Ke Qianting, an associate professor who specialises in gender studies at Sun Yat-sen ...

  9. News - China - JUSTICE SYSTEM

    Selfish mainland Chinese society needs good Samaritan laws, critics say

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... (HK$242,000) payment. Panicked, the vendor committed suicide by drinking pesticide. Wang Zhongxing, a law professor at Sun Yat-sen University, disagreed that penalties should be introduced to foster ...

  10. Lonely death heightens concern

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Koon-chui, a social work professor at Guangzhou's Sun Yat-sen University, said the incident reflected a serious social crisis brought about by the absence of community welfare service groups. ... Yat-sen University, said there was a lack of care for the elderly because the government tended to overlook social welfare issues. The professors said conditions in Guangzhou were generally better ...




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