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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

    ... off HK' by lack of gay rights law A lack of protection for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is deterring talented workers from moving to Hong Kong, a top ... accelerated the process [of same-sex marriage being introduced]." While gay marriage remains a complex issue, Dormor said anti-discrimination laws were a "no-brainer". He reminded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  2. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong: Art and Stories of Vietnamese Boatpeople by Sophia Law Suk-mun Chinese University Press The power of collective memory has long provided ... art, the unspeakable is given voice. In Sophia Law's new book, the history of the Vietnamese boatpeople who migrated to Hong Kong in the 1970s is brought to life. It balances historical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574188/book-review-invisible-citizens-hong-kong-sophia-law-suk-mun
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tensions between Hongkongers and mainland visitors were further exposed yesterday during a fiery debate over proposed changes to anti-discrimination laws ... and benefits for unmarried couples- the biggest concern of more than 100 people at the Central Library yesterday involved the treatment of mainlanders and migrants. Under current laws mainlanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  4. News - World - SOCIETY

    Silicon Valley's latest job perk? Egg freezing

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:38pm by AP

    ... the procedure, and expects law firms to do the same. Copperman said Apple and Facebook were ahead of the game in offering to cover the procedure, both as a recruitment and retention tool and from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617075/silicone-valleys-latest-job-perk-egg-freezing
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters most disillusioned with governance and rule of law

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:41pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... performance to the rule of law. Chinese University's youth satisfaction index showed a 13 per cent fall in sentiment towards the government, the biggest drop of 28 indicators used to compile the index. Other areas of dissatisfaction included opportunities for development, public spending on education and the rule of law, each of which was down by about 5 per cent from the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548854/youngsters-most-disillusioned-governance-and-rule-law
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Artist Au Yeung Tung not shy to lay bare his views on Hong Kong politics

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... clothes for the protest. He stripped off outside government headquarters in Admiralty on September 1 at the same time as Li, Basic Law Committee chairman, was inside, giving a press conference. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604791/artist-au-yeung-tung-not-shy-lay-bare-his-views-hong-kong-politics
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Online community still unhappy with proposed changes to copyright law

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Parodies and comments on current affairs will need to be 'fair dealing'to avoid liability under law- but internet users are still worried Changes to copyright law: a fair deal? Parodies and comments on current affairs would be exempt from an extended copyright law providing they met "fair use" criteria, under the latest government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530313/online-community-still-unhappy-proposed-changes-copyright-law
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Anti-stalking law: is it time to give up pursuit?

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Controversial legislation that has been under discussion for 14 years may need to be shelved due to lack of consensus, lawmakers hear Stalking law: time to give up ... on Monday. The Law Reform Commission suggested in October 2000 that stalking should be made a criminal offence as existing civil and criminal law did not address it. But the proposal met strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529635/anti-stalking-law-it-time-give-pursuit
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... tourism' Proposed changes to hostel licensing laws threaten the survival of Hong Kong's guest houses and will affect tourism in the city, guest-house operators say. In a special meeting ... Affairs Bureau proposed plugging a loophole in the law that has seen about 200 guest houses receive licences from the government despite being situated in buildings that allow neither temporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590847/operators-guest-houses-say-planned-new-licensing-rules-will-run-them
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tai O is losing its taste for century-old shrimp paste flavour

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... To survive under the new law, Cheng moved his production line to the Guangdong cities of Yangjiang and Taishan, leaving only the final processing steps for himself and his wife at the family's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593980/tai-o-losing-its-taste-century-old-shrimp-paste-flavour

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