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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Need a hand in marriage? Then ask an embroiderer

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 03:04am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Traditional wedding outfits could take a year to decorate with silver and gold thread- no wonder they are listed as part of city's heritage Need a hand in marriage? Then ask an embroiderer What colour does the bride wear at a traditional Chinese wedding? If you answer red, you are not wrong. But you might be surprised to learn ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must do more for families going through divorce

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by MOSES MUI

    ... In 1991, there were 14.8 divorces per 100 marriages registered in the year; by 2011, that figure had risen to 33.6, which means that for every 10 couples who got married that year, three other ...

  3. Business - Companies - JOINT VENTURES

    Failed coal marriage highlights risk of public-private partnership

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:02am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Losses from coal investment highlight risks of public-private partnerships China BlueChemical learns costly lesson While Beijing is pushing for state firms to co-invest with private enterprises to create a more "mixed econo ...

  4. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Parents at Shanghai's 'Matchmaking Corner' cheated by marriage agents

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan Fraudulent agents stalk a popular marriage market in a Shanghai park Pitfalls in a parental labour for 'leftover' love At weekends near the No 5 gate ... to go on dates with marriage candidates, posing as prospective partners to justify the agencies' fees, according to Wenhui Daily newspaper. This week the authorities posted a notice ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    PMQ's awkward marriage of old and new beginning to show as buzz fades

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:24pm by OREN TATCHER

    ... Oren Tatcher Oren Tatcher draws some lessons for future urban renewal and heritage preservation projects PMQ's awkward marriage of old and new beginning to show as buzz fades Creativity has a new place", proclaim the signs welcoming visitors to PMQ, the former Police Married Quarters in Sheung Wan recently reborn as a hub for the local creative industry. On display ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How the law is changing divorce in Hong Kong- the 'graveyard of marriages'

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... lawyers also refer to Hong Kong as the graveyard of marriages. When wealthy couples part ways, the sums of money at stake can be staggering. The largest amount awarded by a Hong Kong court ... as lurid. "In the US, you'll come across clauses like who should be walking the dog during the marriage. The difference is that in certain states in the US you'll have prenups that go ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time for a hand in marriage

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in marriage If Taiwan's experience in fighting for same-sex rights is anything to go by, Hong Kong still has a long way to go towards legalisation of same-sex marriages, according to Chen Xue, the Taiwanese writer whose work offers a radical discourse on lesbianism. Chen is married to her female partner even though same-sex marriage is not legally recognised in Taiwan. "Our only regret ...

  8. News - Asia - GAY RIGHTS

    Draft marriage law hangs over Nepal's LGBT community ahead of rights parade

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... their rights have cast a shadow over the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population. Drafts prepared in 2011 state that marriage is a union between a man and a woman and include criminal ... was dissolved in 2012. This issue has surfaced at a time when a government committee is ready to submit a study on same-sex marriage. "When it [targets] 'unnatural sex', it's trying ...

  9. News - World - RELATIONSHIPS

    Marriage rates across much of Europe fall to record lows

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:32am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Europeans falling out of love with marriage Marriage rates have fallen dramatically in major European countries over the past decade as austerity, generational crisis ... such as Italy, Ireland, Poland and Portugal, according to national and European data. But people have also fallen out of love with marriage in countries as varied as Greece, Denmark, Hungary, ...

  10. Business - China Business - REFORM

    Private firms wary of marriage with mainland SOEs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Victoria Ruan

    ... firms wary of 'marriage' At a recent meeting with Premier Li Keqiang, a mainland researcher flagged his concerns about Beijing's plan to introduce more private capital ... big a share can private investors obtain? Third, what kind of administrative intervention will this 'marriage' have to endure?" he wrote on his Sina Weibo microblog account. ...




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