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  1. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... at Lingnan University, examines not only the complex history and status of refugees but also, lastly, artworks from a collection of more than 600 pieces by the inmates of the refugee detention centres. They were collected between 1988 and 1991 as part of a project called Art in the Camps run by UN-funded non-profit Garden Streams. Art, here, is a process that allows refugees to deal ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    HK International School students learn the value of helping others

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:29am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... emotive, like genocide. We get students involved off campus: we go to an orphanage in China, and do refugee-run simulations. We expose them to the sufferings of the world," Schmidt says. ... the "Elixir Project", which aims to bring about change in society, life altering. She chose to work with refugees, and couldn't stop smiling at the thought that she, at age 14, could change ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Book review: The Slaughter, by Ethan Gutmann

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... opera". Emaciated refugees from the Great Leap Forward also met scepticism when they yammered about cannibalism, he notes. Gutmann is a sophisticated observer with an impressive self-critical ... he interviewed just 15 Falun Gong refugees "who had experienced something inexplicable in a medical setting". If that number seems low, consider the difficulty of surviving ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EARLY YEARS

    Diversity playgroup allows local toddlers to mix with refugee children

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 06:33pm by Kylie Knott

    ... would expect at any playgroup, but what makes this different is that the children themselves are adding to that colourful mix. At the Cultural Diversity Playgroup, run by Hong Kong refugee charity Vision First, toddlers of expats and locals get to play with the children of the refugees the charity is helping. It's like a United Nations for the under-threes- and fun is always ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    Fight star wants to knock out films' image of Asians

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by Mathew Scott

    ... was first ignited when he arrived in Monterey, California, as a five-year-old refugee, having escaped Saigon with his mother just days before it fell to the Vietcong. They had passed through camps ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Asian-American Ed Lin lives the Great American Dream

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Ajay Singh

    ... that had an active Ku Klux Klan chapter. I was one of three Asians in the high school. One of them was from a family of refugees from Vietnam. And there was this other guy who told me he learned ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    Author Minfong Ho's work in refugee camps informs her acclaimed novels

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by RICHARD HAVIS

    ... Richard James Havis Minfong Ho's work in refugee camps informs her acclaimed novels for young adults. Richard James Havis learns about her journey Tales from The Killing Fields ... as a nutritionist in the refugee camps on the Thai-Cambodian border in the early 1980s. Ho saw the hardships faced by Cambodians first-hand, as they tried to escape their country, which had been destroyed ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - WINE

    Wine documentary lets genie out of the bottle

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:09pm by Bernice Chan

    ... and remembers being terrified when, as a child in the 1960s, he saw soldiers with machine guns at the border between Hong Kong and the mainland. "And there were so many refugees coming in, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - SPORTS

    Book review: Thirty-one Nil- On the Road with Football's Outsiders: a World Cup Odyssey, by James Montague

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 03:52pm by Kit Gillet

    ... their stadium of refugees who are still living inside after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the island nation; the finishing touches are still being put in place just 24 hours before kick off. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Sophia Law Suk-mun is determined to bring back art made by boatpeople in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 12:18pm by Kylie Knott

    ... boatpeople living in Hong Kong's many detention centres between 1988 and 1991. The spotlight was on the Whitehead Detention Centre, one of the most crowded refugee camps during the 1980s ...




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