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  1. Bittersweet truths- just like life

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are very poor. We must help improve their quality of life by supporting fair trade. Cheung Tsz-yau, 17 Unlike most young people who enjoy milk tea, my favourite drink is espresso. Milk tea is very ... leaves, hearts or spiders? in the foam on top of a cup of coffee. Coffee has a bittersweet taste. It?s just like life, where you have to work hard before you achieve success. Young Post is working ...

  2. Life and death in the toxic shadow of progress

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to churn out dark clouds of filthy smoke day and night. 'I was born in the village and have spent all my life here. We have never seen so much pollution before,' said Wang, 64, a retired ... with bile duct cancer a year ago and had major surgery a few months ago. 'Life has become really difficult for my family as both of us are seriously ill and out of work. We now live ...

  3. Our sea life will die without legal protection

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to development, creating a situation that is in stark contrast to just a few decades ago, when our waters teemed with a rich diversity of sea life. Where once there were croakers, giant grouper, ... per cent is not unreasonable- has to be out of bounds to fishing boats so that sea life can thrive. Ensuring that the laws are strong and properly followed is the only way that our seas can ...

  4. Desire for justice changed life

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Written by John Cremer Not many people would choose to suspend a successful career as director of a surveying firm and start all over again to train as a barrister. But then James Pong has always looked for special challenges. 'It was a big investmen ...

  5. Roadside pollution a bigger life threat

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Roadside air pollution in Central hit life-threatening levels on an average of one in every eight days last year, while the number of very high pollution days on Mong Kok ... and Causeway Bay eight. The department said air pollution index readings reaching life-threatening levels were usually recorded under unfavourable weather conditions last year. It said the number ...

  6. Mission in life is much more than profit and loss

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... career for profit. I lived and worked for the P&L [profit and loss] of a company. I had lost sight of the P&L of life,' she said. Looking around her at the funeral, this youngest of a family of 10 brothers and sisters rested her focus on her siblings and came to the conclusion that her mother, still by far the single greatest influence in her life, had achieved something far ...

  7. Metal poisoning part of everyday life along Xiang River

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao For villagers in a Hunan town where untreated toxic waste killed at least five people and prompted a mass protest last week, metal poisoning has long been part of everyday life. High concentrations of life-threatening cadmium were not only found in the residents of Zhentou town, which is under the jurisdiction of Liuyang, but also in their crops and drinking ...

  8. Slice of Life

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... Compiled by Sandra Lowe In the Local and General column on September 7, the Red Cross Society in Kaifeng, Honan (Hunan), launched an unusual campaign against flies because the cholera epidemic had become so severe, with 35 new cases occurring daily. The s ...

  9. Friends who were gems in life can now become jewels in death

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Instead of burying a body six feet under the daisies, mourners can now get a diamond made from the dearly beloved's ashes for HK$150,000, and sport it on a finger. Diamonds made from ashes, gold-coated coffins and biodegradable urns that can ...

  10. Be happy with a simple life

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sometimes we are happier when life is simpler. This summer, I went to the Philippines with Oxfam, and saw so many poor Filipinos whose houses had been destroyed by typhoons. They had ... contented. This made me realise wealth and happiness are not related. There are times when we want to smile but cannot because we are stressed. I've learned life can be simple, and even though ...




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