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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... in the northeastern New Territories, and Beijing's white paper asserting control over Hong Kong. "We expect a lot of people in the protest, and we hope there would be more than 500,000 ... not take such action itself. The march, with a theme of universal suffrage, will be led by villagers who will lose their homes to the development plan in the northeastern New Territories, students ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542690/organisers-hope-recent-controversies-push-attendance-july-1-march
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Crunch time for new pension plan, says researcher Hongkongers must decide now whether they are prepared to pay for a new retirement plan, an expert appointed ... size of the working population and salary growth in the next 30 years. The new scheme would replace the existing old-age allowance and old-age living allowance. Chow said yesterday that now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543209/crunch-time-new-pension-plan-says-professor-nelson-chow
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters most disillusioned with governance and rule of law

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:41pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com As new study finds a growing dissatisfaction with the government's performance, professor says it's time for a new communication strategy Leaders are losing the youth: survey The administration is being urged to reach out to Hong Kong's disaffected young people after a survey showed their unhappiness is mounting on issues from government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548854/youngsters-most-disillusioned-governance-and-rule-law
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cardboard cops retired from Hong Kong's roads (they just weren't cut out for the job)

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Simon Parry

    ... traffic black spots in the New Territories have been quietly retired after they were found to have had no impact on accident rates. The replica traffic policemen- aluminium alloy and cardboard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1532995/cardboard-traffic-cops-prove-theyre-just-not-cut-out-job
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sing Tao boss Charles Ho gets Grand Bauhinia Medal in city honours list

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Phila Siu

    ... have used inside information to sell two flats before new housing stamp duties came in.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543934/sing-tao-boss-charles-ho-gets-grand-bauhinia-medal-city-honours-list
  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Beijing launches new bid to ‘civilise’ residents ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:47pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing and Staff Reporter 'Civilisation' campaign aims to clamp down on queue-jumping and smoking Beijing on Tuesday launched a new effort to “civilise” its residents by clamping down on queue-jumping and smoking ahead of a summit for Asian leaders later this year. The campaign, labelled “Embracing Apec Wonderful Pekingese-Citizen Civilised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529198/beijing-civilise-citizens-ahead-apec-summit
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Joining social movements part of education, academic says of Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com College education without involvement in issues like Occupy Central a waste, college chief claims Students right to join in protests, says academic Students will "waste four years in college" if they fail to take part in social movements and keep quiet about controversial issues, the new president of a management school says. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542693/joining-social-movements-part-education-academic-says-occupy-central
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Trainer Brian Cha aims for another sporting record- by shooting hoops

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Stuart Lau

    ... timetable is nothing new. The personal trainer and nutritionist set up the cycling event in just 31/2 months. Cha has set himself a goal of breaking 10 records in five years. Meanwhile, he plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542613/trainer-brian-cha-aims-another-sporting-record-shooting-hoops
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hongkongers take new view of old certainty- death

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Attitudes towards death changing as what was once taboo becomes subject of education and conversation, an HKU survey shows Hongkongers take new view of old certainty Hongkongers' attitudes towards death have gradually changed in the past seven years, with 10 per cent fewer believing that talking about death to a dying person will hasten ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528160/hongkongers-take-new-view-old-certainty-death
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... 20 ingredients," she said. "It is only eaten at weddings, happy events or on the 13th day of the Lunar New Year." But Democratic Party lawmaker Wu Chi-wai questioned why ... of the convention requires each signatory to compile an inventory of intangible cultural heritage in its territory.  In Hong Kong, the convention was formally enforced in April 2006. In the same year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534746/cantonese-opera-dim-sum-and-diwali-hong-kong-lists-its-cultural

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