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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Orphanages damage children for life, says group founder

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Negative attitude towards disabled, orphaned or adopted youngsters has to change, says author Orphanages harm children for life, group founder says ... or attention in institutions. The absence of a primary carer during a child's first three years of life will result in attachment issues for the rest of the child's life, he said. Stephens ...

  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

    ... 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 ... of the exodus. There follows an exploration of life inside the camps- not just physical conditions, but the emotions and psychological traumas felt by their inhabitants. Law, an associate professor ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Japan: The Paradox of Harmony, by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... A book, as we all know, should never be judged by its cover, but the image on the cover of Japan: The Paradox of Harmony is appropriate. And frightening. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Mirror of Love, by Joachim Chu Chee-kong

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore The Mirror of Love by Joachim Chu Chee-kong World Scientific 1 star Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore "What has gone wrong with marriage?" Hong Kong businessman turned author Joachim Chu Chee-kong was inspired to explore the su ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Stars go back to basics with World Vision in small Myanmar town

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... at my first World Vision trip in Burundi [in Central Africa]," Mok said. "We don't need lots of luxury in life … Getting back to the basics is a good reflection for Hongkongers. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hopes of revival for dying trade of street hawking in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:46am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Kong life for the past half-century," says long-time hawker Chan Kai-tai, who sells fresh fruit from a cart. "This is it. This is where the locals, the poorer folks, the working folks ... such as a spouse or child. Mong Kok hawker Chan Kong-chiu, who works on Fa Yuen Street, began his hawker life in 1977 as a jau gwai- an "on-the-run" illegal hawker. The 62-year-old clothes seller ...

  7. News - World - SOCIETY

    Heads again? Bankers caught cheating in coin-toss study

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 09:51pm by GDN, LA TIMES

    ... their results. Meanwhile, the second group completed a survey about their well-being that did not include questions relating to their professional life. They then flipped the coins, and threw up a quite ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Donor's plea to submit to a little pain to save a life

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans and Susanna Kemp

    ... Annemarie Evans and Susanna Kemp Donor's plea to submit to a little pain to save a life Donating bone marrow hurts. That's a fact. What isn't true is that it is in any way ... in the world- as a senior Customs and Excise inspector, liaising with airlines on the screening of inbound cargo. When he retires in three years' time he will return to his life as an academic, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Former Hong Kong prostitute says dangers have increased in industry

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Mei has no regrets about her former life, but says drugs and crime make it riskier today Ex-prostitute says dangers have increased From "compensated ... 30 and working in construction, about her past life, nor will she. She left that life about a decade ago and now works part-time in a women's-only beauty centre that offers massage ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Shedding light on one man's life without sight

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Visually impaired waiter has to feel his way around, but he proves highly useful in his job Shedding light on one man's life without sight Whenever ... to accommodate their needs, for example helping them navigate. "It can be a problem for those who are completely blind," Calvin said. "That's life here."   ...




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