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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Parents feeling the pressure as students get ready to start school

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Arthur Chan

    ... on parents, too, ahead of Monday's start of the school year. The survey is the first to be conducted by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups on the stress felt by parents, in contrast to its annual study on how the start of the school year puts pressure on students. The shift in the focus from students to parents of middle and primary school pupils was mainly a response to the rising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581243/parents-feeling-pressure-students-get-ready-start-school
  2. 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

    ... health concerns. "In the mid- to late 1990s, people were alarmed by medical reports that consuming too much salt could cause health problems. So we adjusted our recipe." Before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593980/tai-o-losing-its-taste-century-old-shrimp-paste-flavour
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's domestic helpers 'should be paid HK$4,500 a month'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Phila Siu

    ... at the employer's house and are spared the cost of commuting. The helpers also receive benefits such as free food, medical care and accommodation, the spokesman said. In January, Secretary for Labour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588860/were-not-cheap-labour-says-maids-group
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Policing career is a dream come true

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

    ... schools, the need for high proficiency in written Chinese often stands in the way of taking public-sector jobs. "When I graduated from secondary school, I couldn't even write 50 Chinese ...

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

    Fewer prisoners ending up back in jail, thanks to increased help

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

    ... if a young boy had been put into detention, when they came out, the school would do their very best to kick them out. They weren't legally allowed to kick them out but they would make life very difficult." Since then, the government has worked to improve the system, he said. "As far as schools and employers are concerned, I know the CSD and Social Welfare Department have done a much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586878/fewer-prisoners-ending-back-jail-thanks-increased-help
  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

    ... on Saturday. He now teaches music at the secondary school he graduated from- a rare opportunity, he said, because disabled people have a hard time finding jobs in Thailand. He also writes Braille music ...

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

    Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... of 22, according to a pro-government think tank- assuming the child goes to private school and secures a subsidised degree. For a "no-frills" approach, meaning the child will receive ... into the calculator. The HK$5.5 million price tag includes private nursery and kindergarten, Direct Subsidy Scheme schools and regular short- and long-haul trips. It works out at around HK$20,826 per month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583164/planning-baby-thatll-be-hk55m
  8. 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

    ... 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," ... "I remember before receiving the bone marrow donation that I used to feel very left out as I was forever stuck in hospital, missing school and Christmas parties." Ho still needs to go ...

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

    Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... The local government will also pay 90 per cent of each family's medical expenses that are not covered by existing government insurance schemes. Jiang Zhaoyong, a Beijing-based expert on ethnic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583806/xinjiang-county-offers-10000-yuan-reward-uygurs-who-marry-han-chinese
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Unable to speak, cerebral palsy youth finds a voice through photography

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by SARAH KARACS

    ... school in Pok Fu Lam, where he learned to express himself using a computer, to develop his motor skills, as well as to study maths and languages. He now lives in a dormitory with other students. ... balls as close as possible to a target- and has taken part in local competitions for the disabled. At school, he is known for his willingness to help others. "Whenever there's a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585281/unable-speak-cerebral-palsy-youth-finds-voice-through-photography

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