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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574188/book-review-invisible-citizens-hong-kong-sophia-law-suk-mun
  2. 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

    ... Julian Ryall Japan: The Paradox of Harmony by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer Yale University Press 3.5 stars 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 appropr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1541652/book-review-japan-paradox-harmony-keiko-hirata-and-mark-warschauer
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1531578/book-review-mirror-love-joachim-chu-chee-kong
  4. 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."   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576256/shedding-light-one-mans-life-without-sight
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in Hong Kong going down, shows survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com Why city’s quality of life is getting worse, starting with inability of the average household to afford to buy even the most modest of homes 14 years to save ... This is indicated by the Chinese University's latest quality of life index, released yesterday. The index lists the housing affordability ratio for last year at minus 4.91, down from minus 3.49 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573019/14-years-save-flat-just-dont-eat
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Peter Woo's charity helps equip less academic teens for work and life

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Tycoon Peter Woo spearheads drive to give a leg-up to less academic pupils so they can seize opportunities and overcome challenges Charity helps equip teens for work and life Disadvantaged teenagers struggling with studies are set to be given a leg-up from a charity spearheaded by property tycoon Peter Woo Kwong-ching that seeks to equip them for challenges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570226/peter-woos-charity-helps-equip-less-academic-teens-work-and-life
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Prisoners being trained as taxi drivers to prepare them for life after release

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Jail gives inmates a chance to learn skills that will help them find jobs when they're released Prisoners in the driver's seat for life ... future life and problems," said Ah Geen. "Once I knew that this taxi driver's course was being offered here, I signed up straight away … so that when I get out I will be ready ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534877/prisoners-drivers-seat-life-outside
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... policy for the sake of the people' For Kwok Chih-yin, a pension would mean less penny-pinching- but more importantly more dignity. "I've worked virtually my whole life ... little and I don't spend. But is it too much to ask for a decent life? We have, after all, contributed to society," he said. After the government-commissioned report detailing six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577151/write-pension-policy-sake-people
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    At Hong Kong's Death Cafe, it is love and life that is on the menu

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com At the Death Cafe, love and life is on the menu After talking about death for two hours straight, customers departed the Death Cafe full of life ... countries, according to the movement's official website. "By talking about death, you end up talking about life," said Megan Mooney, who runs the US-based Death Cafe Facebook group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1532994/hong-kongs-death-cafe-it-love-and-life-menu
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Life's a fairytale: Former Hong Kong Disneyland princess wins Miss USA title

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 08:26pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Fairy-tale life … from HK Disneyland to Miss USA This year's Miss USA winner Nia Sanchez once wore a different sort of crown- as a real-life Disney ... of the best experiences of her life, and added that the park was a far cry from its California counterpart. "Going [to Hong Kong Disneyland] was just completely different with the culture, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529390/miss-usa-2014-formerly-hong-kong-disneyland-princess

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