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  1. Medal of honour

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... was injured in battle and transported home. Permanently disabled, he was unable to look after himself, so the brother he had bought went to live with him. Wu, who never married, died in the 1930s. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724605/medal-honour
  2. Charity approach proves a real eye-opener for singer-songwriter

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am

    ... of the concert organisers, and it opened her eyes. 'I thought what they were doing was such an important cause,' said Lee, referring to the Asian University for Women (AUW), a Bangladeshi-based initiative that aims to educate less-privileged women from Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Lee said the fact that not many people knew of AUW made the cause more worthy, and she is helping out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731671/charity-approach-proves-real-eye-opener-singer-songwriter
  3. Sade

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... Annabel Walker Sade Soldier of Love (Epic) Sade is a rare artist, not simply because she has sold more than 50 million records in her 26-year career, but also because in two decades her sound has changed little. Listening to Soldier of Love one could be i ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706538/sade
  4. Ma Desheng

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai BORN IN THE PRC I was born in Beijing in 1952. It was there that I grew up, studied and stirred things up for the first half of my life. I had polio as a child, so my health was not great. Although I had two brothers and two sisters, I was ofte ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704463/ma-desheng
  5. Blue notes

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Sophisticated Ladies (on EmArcy Records) is bassist Charlie Haden's latest project with his regular small group, Quartet West, and the quartet's first since illness forced the departure of long-serving drummer Larance Marable. Marabl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733721/blue-notes
  6. Boardroom blitz

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shalini Mahtani Fifty per cent of Hong Kong's workforce was female in 2008, up from 46 per cent in 1998. Women are also increasingly taking on senior roles, with 29 per cent in manager and administrator positions in 2008, up from 22 per cent a decade earlier. Women also outnumber their male peers in higher education, taking up 54 per cent of grants funded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724999/boardroom-blitz
  7. Blue notes

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love from Dee Dee Bridgewater is not the diva's first tribute project: she performed her 'homage' to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella, at the 2003 Hong Kong Arts Festival, and has also record ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713818/blue-notes
  8. Mainland women opt to stay in Congo vice trap

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo The first overseas operation by Chinese anti-trafficking police rescued 11 women lured from the mainland and forced into prostitution in the Democratic Republic of Congo- but they don't want to come home. The women, deceived by a prostitution gang into thinking they would get decent jobs in Paris, ended up in a Chinese-owned karaoke bar in the African country's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734511/mainland-women-opt-stay-congo-vice-trap
  9. Village representative stands up for women's rights in rural politics

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong New Territories villages may be still male-dominated, but women are slowly breaking into rural politics and changing traditional thinking about gender. Of the 1,753 candidates ... years. In 2007 there were 35 female candidates, or 2.1 per cent, out of 1,638, while in 2003 the figure was 1.8 per cent at 29 female candidates out of 1,638 candidates. In 2007, 28 women were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734492/village-representative-stands-womens-rights-rural-politics
  10. Still too few women in leadership and politics

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Vanessa Ko

    ... Vanessa Ko When the public votes directly for legislators, it selects women at almost twice the rate as when functional constituencies pick a lawmaker. To political scientist Ma Ngok, ... where women play a major role- the electoral representatives for these fields have always been men, he noted. 'I think a lot of people do not accept women participating very strongly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733576/still-too-few-women-leadership-and-politics

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