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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. 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 ...

  7. Doctor shifts focus to help needy

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... When he pushed open the door at an orphanage in North Korea, Thomas Chan Sze-tong, head of World Vision in China, found starving children on the verge of death. 'They were left to die in the room. It was very distressing,' said Dr Chan, who supervises the NGO's operations in East Asia. 'We're now working to boost economic development in North Korea. We want ...

  8. Article 23 - HK's biggest crisis since the 1997 handover

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... The Article 23 legislation has provoked Hong Kong's biggest political crisis since the 1997 handover. It has also stirred up more public anger and protest than any issue in the territory since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. 'Ther ...

  9. At least 21 die as bus plummets from Ting Kau bridge

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Last updated at 6.50pm: At least 21 people were killed and 20 injured when a bus skidded off Tuen Mun Road near Ting Kau bridge around 6.35am, the Government confirmed on Thursday afternoon. The double-decker 265M KMB bus was fully loaded when it plunged ...

  10. 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 ...




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