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  1. Single and satisfied, women say

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Seventy-seven per cent said they were satisfied with it, while 66 per cent found it insulting to be labelled a 'leftover woman'. Another poll asked single women over 25 why they had never married. Forty per cent said they had not found Mr Right; 10 per cent said either they did not have confidence in marriage or had high standards in men; and 4 per cent said they did not know how ...

  2. Young adults shun marriage

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and second highest for females, in all the surveys conducted during the past two decades. Yip said another study had found that 22 per cent of the city's women would never marry. 'If we ... not to have children. A total of 1,223 young Hong Kong people aged from 18 to 27 were interviewed between October and December last year. For those who planned to marry and raise families, the ideal ...

  3. Rules of engagement for a modern woman

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 700,000 to 800,000 single women with an average age of 40. Government statistics show that the median age at marriage of Hong Kong women who were married for the first time rose from 23.9 years in 1981 to 28.7 in 2010, while the proportion of 'never married' Hong Kong women rose 61.3per cent from 1986 to 2010, while that of men grew by only 16.2per cent. While the show may have ...

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    'Applications' coming in thick and fast for tycoon's daughter

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... only the chance to know my daughter," the playboy said, adding that there were some handsome guys in the pile. Chao, who has never married and famously boasts of bedding 10,000 women, came ...

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    Cecil Chao: The odd tale of the playboy and his lesbian daughter

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... married in France, where the law recognises gay partnerships. Cecil Chao has never married and kept a legion of girlfriends and mistresses over the decades. At the turn of this century, he claimed ... Since the 1970s, Chao has been a perennial presence in tabloid magazines, which never tire of running photos of beautiful but often unnamed women in his arms or stories full of explicit details- ...

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    'I'm not forcing Gigi,' stunned Cecil Chao says of marriage bounty

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to have a wider choice. Let Gigi decide what she wants." On whether he knew about her love life, Chao said: "She has never told me she was gay." Chao, who has never been married ... for her life." Chao made the offer after his daughter Gigi Chao, 33, apparently married her same-sex partner of seven years, Sean Eav, in a civil ceremony in France. The story went viral. ...

  7. Another special day for lovers

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on his knees with 99 roses in his hand in front of the cafeteria at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and asked his girlfriend 'Will you marry me?' Passers-by could not help cheering, applauding and wishing the young couple well. The girl, named Lianna Li, is a third-year undergraduate from the same university. 'I never thought I would spend Women's Day ...

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    South Korean artist may face suit for political spoof work

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Park's never-married daughter Park Geun-hye, who is the ruling New Frontier Party candidate for the December 19 presidential election, giving birth in a hospital maternity ward surrounded ... painting on behalf of not only Park Geun-Hye but also all women," he said, arguing the artwork denigrated "the most sacred moment in women's lives". Hong dismissed ...

  9. Rapidly greying HK needs new policies, experts say

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... years of age, have never been married. The trend towards smaller households and the ageing population would further weigh on the already strained public housing and elderly welfare system, said ... in an average household has been falling, with more people living alone, either unmarried or divorced. Officials also raised concerns about a serious imbalance between men and women: there are 1,000 ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... an elderly friend the impertinent question: 'Why have you never married?' I have never forgotten her brief and succinct answer: 'Well dear, the available were never desirable ... Growing role of women is important The article by Vishakha Desai ('Symbols of change', December 27) describes the rise of women leaders in several Asian countries and predicts ...




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