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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Veronica Shiu wins Miss Hong Kong title (thanks to 'one man, one vote' system)

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by SAMUEL CHAN, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Samuel Chan and Shirley Zhao It had a public poll and screening, but would C.Y. look this good in a cape? Has beauty pageant set the tone for 2017? It may not seem quite the place to make a political statement, but TVB's Miss Hong Kong Pageant last night gave the city a taste of how democracy could look in 2017. A "one man, one vote" system allowed the public to pick ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582600/has-beauty-pageant-set-tone-2017
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fishing heritage may be the one that got away

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Vivienne Chow

    ... in the South China Sea for generations. Originally from the Man Shan Islands in the Pearl River Delta, his great grandfather moved the family to Cheung Chau. As a child, Lai spent a lot of time at sea, ... a mainland licence, you get the subsidies." For some local fishermen, all the new rules and restrictions have made life at sea unsustainable. Many have given up on the industry. A few years ago, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592493/fishing-heritage-may-be-one-got-away
  3. 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

    ... heritage list of 480 items. But locally made shrimp paste has become a part of history. Scenes of residents making shrimp paste began to disappear from Peng Chau, Aberdeen, Cheung Chau, Lamma ... of saltier mixture will be blended with another lot made in good weather so that the taste will be balanced," he said. Although the industry is a traditional one, Cheng said his family business ...

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

    Body upgrades nearing reality, but only for the rich, 'Sapiens' author says

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by GUARDIAN

    ... to information. Work is ongoing into BCIs that connect many brains at once. Western history has made many researchers flinch at studies into the genetic basis of intelligence, but the Beijing Genomics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1591777/body-upgrades-nearing-reality-only-rich-sapiens-author-says
  5. 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

    ... who received the marrow, her life had changed forever. One year later, with the agreement of the registry, Sou was able to meet that little girl, who, thanks to his donation, made a full recovery. Paula Ho Man-yi is now 23 and runs a boutique with her family. She plans to go to beauty school soon to become a make-up artist. "I'm very grateful to Gryphon for his help," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586059/donors-plea-submit-little-pain-save-life
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Disabled groups defying the odds to dance to a different tune

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the odds to dance to a different tune "Deaf people can do anything." Dancer Fred Beam, who made the bold statement using sign language, should know. Beam is director of American dance group the Wild Zappers, made up entirely of hearing-impaired dancers. "Who uses ears to dance? You use your whole body to dance- not your ears. We can move, and move well," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589490/disabled-groups-defying-odds-dance-different-tune
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Policing career is a dream come true

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... "Quite a number [of South Asians] feel they are subject to unreasonable stop and search just because of their skin colour," said the group's campaign officer Annie Li Man, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588898/policing-career-dream-come-true
  8. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself aboard ship, navy admits

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:38am by AFP

    ... The sailor had frequently asked to be allowed time off, but Goto continued bullying him, he said. The last time he had asked for leave, Goto made him stand in a hallway with a bucket, the spokesman said. The crew man killed himself the following day, he added. Goto has admitted that he had exercised "excessive discipline" on his charge, the spokesman said. The case emerged months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583922/bullied-japanese-sailor-killed-himself-aboard-ship-navy-admits
  9. 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 ... employed, according to a government survey. Agnes Yuen Man-hung, a social worker from the Society for the Blind, said challenges such jobseekers face include finding an employer who is willing ...

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

    Number of prisoners in Hong Kong hits record low

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... and new Correctional Services Department figures show that last year, it was 99.5 days. As of June, the penal population was 8,906, made up of 7,249 inmates- those in prisons, drug treatment ... offenders from the mainland, Taiwan and Macau made up 17.9 per cent of the prison population. By last year, this figure had dropped to 12.9 per cent. Currently, the majority of inmates- 72.6 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586883/prison-population-hits-record-low-theyre-spending-more-time-remand

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