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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tai O is losing its taste for century-old shrimp paste flavour

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... health concerns. "In the mid- to late 1990s, people were alarmed by medical reports that consuming too much salt could cause health problems. So we adjusted our recipe." Before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593980/tai-o-losing-its-taste-century-old-shrimp-paste-flavour
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... a publicly funded education, the cost plummets to HK$980,000. In contrast, when a child goes to university overseas, the cost rises to HK$6.87 million, said the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre as it launched its online child cost calculator yesterday. Education, clothing, food, transport, holidays, entertainment, health, insurance, housing and domestic helpers can all be inputted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583164/planning-baby-thatll-be-hk55m
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIETY

    Body upgrades nearing reality, but only for the rich, 'Sapiens' author says

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by GUARDIAN

    ... to a certain level of health and capability. It was by definition an egalitarian aim," Harari said. "In the 21st century medicine is moving onwards and trying to surpass the norm, to help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1591777/body-upgrades-nearing-reality-only-rich-sapiens-author-says
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... into guest houses and that their investments would be worthless if the government changed the rules and refused to renew their licences. In a public consultation that ended last month, the Home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590847/operators-guest-houses-say-planned-new-licensing-rules-will-run-them
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Policing career is a dream come true

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... schools, the need for high proficiency in written Chinese often stands in the way of taking public-sector jobs. "When I graduated from secondary school, I couldn't even write 50 Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588898/policing-career-dream-come-true
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Donor's plea to submit to a little pain to save a life

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans and Susanna Kemp

    ... Annemarie Evans and Susanna Kemp Donor's plea to submit to a little pain to save a life Donating bone marrow hurts. That's a fact. What isn't true is that it is in any way detrimental to one's health. Gryphon Sou, bone marrow donor, would like to emphasise that. Because sometimes there is just a one in 10,000 chance of providing a bone marrow match for a person ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586059/donors-plea-submit-little-pain-save-life
  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Chasing riches led China down the path of corruption, say party elders' children

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Andrea Chen

    ... public monitoring. The forum is held once a year to commemorate the founding of the Huangpu academy. The academy is known as the cradle of China's modern revolutions, and its alumni include ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586874/chasing-riches-led-china-down-path-corruption-say-party-elders-children
  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... a Turkic-speaking Muslim people, make up a large minority of Xinjiang's population. On top of the cash rewards, Qiemo has promised education and health care subsidies to the couples and their children. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583806/xinjiang-county-offers-10000-yuan-reward-uygurs-who-marry-han-chinese
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Veronica Shiu wins Miss Hong Kong title (thanks to 'one man, one vote' system)

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by SAMUEL CHAN, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Samuel Chan and Shirley Zhao It had a public poll and screening, but would C.Y. look this good in a cape? Has beauty pageant set the tone for 2017? It may not seem quite the place to make a political statement, but TVB's Miss Hong Kong Pageant last night gave the city a taste of how democracy could look in 2017. A "one man, one vote" system allowed the public to pick ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582600/has-beauty-pageant-set-tone-2017
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Corporate charity helps kids find their own paths

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... or low-income families, public relations manager Erica Ko Wai-chun said. A year ago, the firm set up the Path to Adulthood- UAT Youth Cultivation Scheme to do even more to help the young people of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585280/corporate-charity-helps-kids-find-their-own-paths

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