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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CHARITY

    Watchdog steps up pressure on non-transparent Hong Kong charities

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong life@scmp.com Pressure is growing for greater transparency in the surprisingly murky world of charity finances, writes Nora Tong Causes for suspicion If it feels as though you rarely venture out on weekends without being tapped for charitable donations by volunteers, you're probably right. Non-profit groups have mushroomed - more than 7,000 organisations ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Care in the community

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Universities are trying try to instil a sense of social responsibility in their students. Nora Tong learns about their experiences Care beyond the campus During the eight weeks Eliz Wong spent working for a charity in Inner Mongolia last summer, the Chinese University student witnessed first-hand how NGOs empower and support disadvantaged women. "The group offers ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    A test of characters

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong life@scmp.com Dyslexia in Chinese children is of a different nature from that in Western children and requires a specialist approach characters Amy Li's heart aches whenever she finds her son struggling without success to memorise the Chinese characters he has learned in school during the day. "Once he asked me why he couldn't learn the words by heart ...

  4. Captains conquer Antarctica

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Seeing at firsthand the severe impact of global warming on Antarctica - including the breaking of ice shelves and the loss of natural habitats - convinced Sandeep Sharma of the urgency to save the last great wilderness on earth. 'We can take small st ...

  5. Virtual Meetings by Marriott

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... The new telepresence facility at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong offers businesspeople a platform to hold virtual meetings with clients and colleagues around the world. Enabled by AT&T and Cisco technologies, the Virtual Meetings by Marriott studio is ava ...

  6. Breaking mental health barriers

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Since 2002, the Jardine Matheson Group has taken on the task of breaking taboos surrounding mental illness in Hong Kong. 'Mental health is an area which is clearly underfunded. By focusing on one area we can make a real difference,' says Neil Mc ...

  7. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Let NGOs do more for disaster response

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Governments rightly admitted flaws after criticism of how they handled recent floods, but keep charities from giving help to people who need it Let NGOs do more for disaster ... how can governments expect NGOs to play a larger role come the time that they really need them? ivan.zhai@scmp.com ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - INTERNET

    Wiki reboot: Chinese Wikipedia makes comeback after early censorship

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai ivan.zhai@scmp.com A censorship blackout lost Chinese Wikipedia many of its users. Now a new generation of mainland volunteers is resuscitating the site reboot When Yuan Mingli posted the first Chinese-language entry on Wikipedia in November 2002, he had no idea that the website was on the verge of becoming a globally influential movement. Yuan, then a 26-year-old ...

  9. China Rhodes scholar artfully fields question

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Shelley Zhang Tianyu's mind briefly went blank when a judge for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship asked her to gauge the age of a painting hanging in front of them. 'We were enjoying a meal in the China Club, which took place during the selection process,' said the Chinese University of Hong Kong student, who has been awarded the scholarship to do ...

  10. Helping needy help themselves

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... The Commission on Poverty may have been disbanded but its mission to help the poor to help themselves is being carried on by academics and university students. Steven Chen Kwun-man, a first-year student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is a member ...




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