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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    In debate on price of new medicines, a middle ground needs finding

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Hari Kumar

    ... as "middle-income economies". The company hasn't announced any price for the Chinese market, though it has applied for registration in Hong Kong. Cohn said so-called middle-income nations were ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, by David Harvey

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by David Wilson

    ... one: the abysmal inequality it spawns in countries including China. In China, the top 10 per cent now take home almost 60 per cent of the income. Its inequality levels resemble those in South Africa, where incomes are much more skewed than at the end of apartheid, he notes. So much for communism. Globally, the root of the woe is the spread of paramilitary police-backed neo-liberal ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Singer-actor Hins Cheung channels his inner madness for his stage role in Equus

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:48pm

    ... “There are a lot of values that you once held on to, but quickly lost when you got used to working with others in society. After I was ‘cured’, I got a certain social status, a very good income ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Shenzhen is a starting point for bands trying to make it on the mainland

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:45am by Fiona Tam

    ... and maintained by two instrument companies," says Tu Fei, one of B10's two curators. But because they are operating the live music venue without any income from sales of food or alcohol, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - UNIVERSITIES

    Top academic says Britain lags behind the US in research and innovation

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 03:25pm by Linda Yeung

    ... thing. There are so many collaborations between both universities in the fields." In terms of research income, UCL was in second place in Britain last year, after Oxford, having seen an 11 per cent rise in income, according to Arthur. Earlier this year, the Russell Group joined with other global universities to sign up to the Hefei statement, named after the city in which ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    URA approach puts profits before people, say critics

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:20pm by Elaine Yau

    ... the needs of low-income residents originally living in the area. The URA's bottom line is certainly to be envied: its profits more than doubled from HK$1.8 billion in 2011/2012 to HK$4.4 ... strategy, its spokesman says, "redevelopment and rehabilitation are the two core businesses of the URA. Provision of affordable housing for ordinary or lower-income residents ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - FILM

    Do Chinese film producers stand a chance against Hollywood?

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:46pm by Alina Y Qiu

    ... more cause for concern that jubilation. According to the latest industry figures, China’s national box office income topped 21.5 billion yuan (HK$27 billion) last year, or US$3.5 billion. ... of domestically produced movies, foreign titles (almost exclusively Hollywood blockbusters) still accounted for more than 40 per cent of the box office income. Even more interesting, many movies ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    No request too small for Hong Kong's 'personal service providers'

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:26am by Elaine Yau

    ... at a Western restaurant." For the past year, Tam has devoted most of his time to Cat Every Matter. But he has been living on his savings since it isn't an income-generating venture. "I ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Residents fight back against Hong Kong's urban renewal projects

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:21pm by Elaine Yau

    ... But as high-end high-rises emerged from the rubble of demolition, the process has disenfranchised thousands of low-income residents and small-business owners in old districts and created a swelling number ... the trouble to dig you out if you move without any notice." Instead of improving living standards for people in ageing districts, urban renewal projects wind up driving out the mainly low-income ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Villages given urban look through design

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... to raise pigs and black chickens, which command a premium at markets, and to propagate tea-tree, a high-income crop. So in a way the architecture became a setting for these [economic] experiments, ... completely reliant on the city for its income, it becomes stuck in a rut somehow," Bolchover says. "We're trying to help rural villages evolve as meaningful and viable places to live ...




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