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  1. Tears of blood

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by David McNeill

    ... A weekly pilgrimage to Seoul represents a final campaign for justice by a handful of women who were used as sex slaves by Japanese troops, writes David McNeill In Korea they call them halmoni (grandmothers), although many are so scarred mentally and physically that they have never married or had children. In Japan, they are known as 'comfort women', a hated euphemism ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The tragedy of Gu Kailai

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... officials this week must be: "Never marry a woman like Gu Kailai." It’s the women we ought to caution: if you are a woman like Gu Kailai, do not marry into power But how could a man tell ... be egocentric, inconsiderate and unsupportive - in short, a woman who does not know her place. Perhaps it's the women we ought to caution: if you are a woman like Gu Kailai, do not marry into power. ...

  3. Mailbag

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... offspring like everything else in the animal kingdom. As for Jesus, he was never married and had no children. Instead, he lived with his 'beloved disciple' (quote from the Bible) Lazarus and two unmarried women in the same condominium. Isn't that odd? As far as I'm concerned, Jesus was killed for his 'deviant lifestyle'. By the way, sexual orientation ...

  4. Children to inherit dai pai dong licence

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... licensee died. Only a licensee's spouse can inherit the licence, but Wong Kwong-hing never married. Licences have not been issued since the 1970s and there are only 29 dai pai dong left. ...

  5. Character clash

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... with Jin Peh You may have read or heard that a person born in the Year of the Rat should never marry someone born in the Year of the Horse, as the clash between these two animals will eventually lead to divorce. The rat-horse clash is one of six within the Chinese zodiac, the other five pairs being the ox-sheep, tiger-monkey, rabbit-rooster, dragon-dog and snake-pig. ...

  6. Crescent

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... never married and works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant in Los Angeles. When she falls in love with a mysterious Arabic literature professor who is homesick for Iraq, she's forced ...

  7. The Moneypenny Diaries

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... (aka author Samantha Weinberg) receives three packages of books from her aunt, Miss Jane Vivien Moneypenny, 10 years after her death in 1990. Within is a letter explaining why she never married, what she was really doing while masquerading as a civil servant, and how it is that a character with her name came to be in a series of books about a secret agent called Bond. Then On Her ...

  8. News - World - YEMEN

    Yemen denies child bride death

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sanaa Authorities deny child bride death Yemeni authorities have denied the widely reported death of a child bride on her wedding night, presenting to reporters a girl who claimed she was eight-year-old Rawan, the supposed bride, and had never married. Last week, the government said it was investigating reports that a child bride had died from injuries ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Northern charms

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... divorcees or widows above 30. Now, young [Hong Kong] women who have never married also seek our services. Our youngest client is just 24 years old,' Ge says. 'They think mainlanders ... and now just come back to Hong Kong to visit friends and family.' As steadily growing numbers of Hong Kong women look north for spouses, more will face decisions such as Lai's. ...




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