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  1. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Orphan's seizure by officials after wellwishers gave millions exposes child welfare shortcomings

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 02:46am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Guangxi local officials who let a boy fend for himself for years suddenly claim to be his guardians after well-wishers donate millions Orphan's case exposes black hole of child welfare The story of an orphan snatched away this week from a Shenzhen school by officials who neglected him for years sparked an uproar. Yang Liujin, a 14-year-old boy from ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How a US filmmaker started a charity to improve the care of orphans in China

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by Kate Whitehead

    ... of orphans across the mainland. That's a massive achievement, the result of much hard work over the past 15 years. The journey began in 1996, when Bowen- a scriptwriter and filmmaker based ... had to do. In 1998, Bowen and a small group of adoptive parents founded Half the Sky with the goal of ensuring that every orphaned child has a caring adult in his or her life. From the start, ...

  3. Orphan

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Starring: Isabelle Fuhrman, Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Aryanna Engineer Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Category: III With Orphan, Jaume Collet-Serra has drawn condemnation ... to contend with Esther's wit and Daniel's wrath. While Collet-Serra is due credit for keeping tension at a low boil, it's the acting that brings Orphan up a notch. The film's ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Memoir chronicles voyage of self-discovery by saviour of abandoned orphans

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:11pm by ALISON DAKOTA SINGH

    ... Memoir of self-discovery by abandoned orphans' saviour Early one morning in Los Angeles in 1996, filmmaker Jenny Bowen came across a New York Times article headlined "US rights group asserts China lets thousands of orphans die". An account of China's state-run orphanages, the article featured a photograph of a thin, tiny girl with sunken cheeks. Moments ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CITY DIGEST

    City Digest, January 7, 2013

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Wan Chai junction under water A fresh water pipe burst beneath Tin Lok Lane, Wan Chai yesterday leaving shops and households without water. The pipe, which was 21cm in diameter, burst at about 5pm. The busy junction of Tin Lok Lane and Hennessy Road was u ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Art house: HK’s first Putonghua feature, Orphan Island Paradise

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 10:26pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Paul Fonoroff Paul Fonoroff In the history of Chinese cinema, few Hong Kong productions represented the hopes and dreams of mainland filmmakers more eloquently than Orphan Island Paradise. ... formed an "orphan island" still free of Tokyo's direct intervention. Yet such was the sensitivity of expressing overtly anti-Japanese sentiment that director-writer Cai Chusheng ...

  7. Photographer Ike Eichensehr brings a little bit of Eden to HK with orphanage fund-raiser

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... P. Ramakrishnan Temperatures soared as models wearing devilish angel-wings welcomed guests to the Angels for Orphans gala dinner and auction on Friday night. At the event, Hong Kong-based ... to the charity Angels for Orphans. 'A lot of the models I've worked with over the past decades have been involved in some way with Angels for Orphans,' said Eichensehr. 'It's ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Corporate teams help give Po Leung Kuk orphans new sports field

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 11:33pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong rugby sides will raise cash for orphans to build artificial ground Corporate teams play in the name of charity A new name, a new venue and a new approach will add more bite to the annual Savills Corporate Sevens, which this year has eyes on giving orphaned children a new ground to play at in Yuen Long. The target ...

  9. Orphan

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Orphan Peter Sarsgaard, Vera Farmiga, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder Director: Jaume Collet-Serra There's no telling what sort of damage this film has done to the chances of poor young eastern European orphans trying to find a home. Because once the family at the centre of this creepy tale agrees to take one such youngster in, all hells breaks loose. Literally. ...




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