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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    United by a common goal: 60 years separate Occupy Central's youngest and oldest volunteers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com More than 60 years separate the youngest and oldest volunteers with Occupy Central Generations apart, united by a common goal Retired taxi driver Benedict Ng ... consequence for the participants- is nothing to fear. Cells are nothing new to him. A Hong Kong resident, he was locked up during the lawless Cultural Revolution when he went to visit his ailing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537158/united-common-goal-60-years-separate-occupy-centrals-youngest-and
  2. 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 ... is vowing to safeguard. The inventory is the culmination of seven years' work by government-appointed researchers and also includes such traditions as umbrella making, Hakka folk songs, ...

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

    Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

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

    Heart and crafts of a 10-year-old

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Martina Fraschetti is a lesson for parents who have forgotten the point of the arts, says mentor Heart and crafts of a 10-year-old Ten-year-old Martina ... the grounds from the coffee shop in her new school, Renaissance College in Ma On Shan. With them, she makes a body scrub, lip scrub, insect repellant, fridge deodorant, scented sachets for shoes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533467/heart-and-crafts-10-year-old
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 ... such survey last year. Professor Paul Lee Siu-nam, dean of the university's faculty of social science, said his personal view was that the government needed to improve its communication not only ...

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

    Auctioneers turn to new variety of gems to meet demands of mainland buyers

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to shine for new variety of gemstones White diamonds remain in demand among conservative Hong Kong buyers despite a recent dip in the global market, but auctioneers are also offering a wide variety ... US$106.6 million at its Hong Kong spring auction compared to US$61.4 million in the same sale last year. While jadeite, unlike diamonds, does not have a standard price, mainland clients' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1518864/auctioneers-turn-new-variety-gems-meet-demands-mainland-buyers
  9. 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

    ... are honoured for their contributions to the city this year, down from 337 last year. A spokesman for the government's protocol division said last year's number had been inflated by about 60 awards to people who helped the rescue effort after the 2012 Lamma ferry tragedy. "That means the number of awardees this year is actually pretty much the same as last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543934/sing-tao-boss-charles-ho-gets-grand-bauhinia-medal-city-honours-list
  10. 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

    ... Johnson Yeung Ching-yin said recent controversies could make a difference this year. They included the Legislative Council's debates on controversial plans to build two new towns ... at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay and ends at the pedestrian area in Chater Road, Central. Last year, organisers said 430,000 people marched, although police said 66,000 took part at its peak. ...

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

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