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  1. Autistic children enter new world

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in circus skills would prove to be the key to opening up her autistic son's world. The eight-year-old had lived in his own world since he was born and it was always hard for him to communicate ... could not suppress her excitement when describing how the boy and his elder sister played together, which was rare in the past. 'For him, the outside world seemed too far away and he always ...

  2. Whisked away to a glamorous, but frightening new world

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry As he snuggled up his new mother on board the Gulfstream jet taking him from his native Vietnam to a life of unimaginable glamour in the US last Wednesday, there was every reason to consider Pax Thien Jolie one of the luckiest little boys in the world. A little over three years ago, he had been dumped on the steps of a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, an unwanted baby ...

  3. The World that Changes the World

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... Samantha Kierath The World that Changes the World by Willie Cheng et al (ed) John Wiley & Sons HK$240 Somewhere in the limestone hills of Guizhou, a group of women making handicrafts ... Cheng and Sharifah Mohamed describe in The World that Changes the World as the 'social ecosystem'. In the book, Cheng, Mohamed and more than a dozen essay contributors from industry ...

  4. 'Convert factories into flats for poor'

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... harmony.' Cheng- a late-joining supporter of Leung who took over from his father Cheng Yu-tung as chairman of New World Development Company earlier this year- was named last week as a member ... in rental income, it is better than having no income at all.' He stressed that his company held almost no industrial buildings and would not profit from the idea. His group, New World, would ...

  5. World.Wide.Web

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill World.Wide.Web by Bertil Lintner Orchid Press An American immigration officer interviews a Chinese seeking asylum on the basis that he is a Christian who fears for his life if he's sent home. Asked how Jesus died, the man replies: 'The communists shot him with a machine gun.' This is one of many astonishing details in World ...

  6. Factory of the world needs a million more workers

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng A new labour shortage hits Guangdong- the so-called factory of the world- right on schedule each spring, just after the Lunar New Year holiday. The Pearl River Delta has been ... the Lunar New Year break found that about 1.2 million migrant workers had returned to the city, down nearly 20 per cent on the number who returned last year. In one township, Humen, businesses say ...

  7. Business alarmed by needless deaths

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... With the suicide rate rising alarmingly in recent years, business leaders say bosses have a responsibility to tackle the problem. Kwan Chuk-fai, a manager at NWS Holdings, which owns New World First Bus and has a workforce of 27,000, said: 'As an employer, our company is alarmed by the suicide trend in recent years. It is surely a loss to the community for people to kill ...

  8. Deborah Wan- President-elect, World Federation for Mental Health

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... now vice-chairwoman of the Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities and president-elect of the World Federation for Mental Health. Under her leadership, New Life spearheaded 20 ... with a halfway house in To Kwa Wan, which was run by New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. 'More than 10 people were crammed into a space of little more than 800 square feet. I said ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Society has a role to play in resolving HK's housing crisis

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... how different it is to live there for a short period than to stay trapped in such conditions for years. I was born in Hong Kong, I grew up in Vancouver and I studied in New York- meaning that I've lived in three of the most expensive cities in the world. But even in Vancouver and New York, people who work hard, even for a minimum wage, can at least afford to live in places with very ...

  10. Hate messages have no place in world-class city

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... residents has, inadvertently, opened a new case file for him that exposes social tensions over new mainland migrants. Migrants excluded from the handouts have protested that they are being ... the handout. Equal opportunity is a hallmark of a world-class city, or the international finance centre this city aspires to be. Our reputation for it must be safeguarded. ...




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