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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. News - Asia - CENSORSHIP

    Singapore censors US comic book icon Archie over same-sex marriage theme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:59am by Satish Cheney

    ... of the Archie: The Married Life series because it featured a same-sex marriage. The censors had deemed the comic book to be out of step with social norms. The book is available at public libraries run ... Riverdale might have relaxed laws on same-sex marriage and homosexuality but in Singapore, gay sex is illegal, though the rule is hardly enforced. “Themes or depictions of alternative lifestyles ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Transgender man plans to challenge proposed law on marriage rights

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Transgender man plans to challenge marriage law A transgender man will challenge the government over its controversial Marriage (Amendment) Bill, which ... marriage, which is illegal in Hong Kong. The court ruled in favour of W, saying a ban on marriage would be unconstitutional. Vidler said that despite submissions from the Legislative Council's ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Change for better, or worse? Clearing up confusion over marriage bill rights

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 02:27pm by YORK CHOW

    ... York Chow York Chow says transsexuals' right to marry should not be made conditional on surgery Change for better, or worse? Clearing up the confusion over marriage bill On July 9, the Legislative Council will resume its second and third reading of the Marriage (Amendment) Bill. The bill was gazetted in February to implement the order of the Court of Final Appeal, which provides ...




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