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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 - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy, by Saskia Sassen

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... persons end up on the street, in refugee camps and motel-like, for-profit prisons that thrive on crime. These poor wretches have even less than old-school paupers, Sassen writes. "The greater ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - EVENTS

    Make midweek a winning session for charity

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:23pm

    ... refugees, ethnic minorities, animal welfare and environmental programmes. HandsOn Hong Kong volunteers will help the event run smoothly on September 17, but "they're not allowed to drink ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    The last word on Kurt Wallander

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by Guy Haydon

    ... organs and political assassination just before they became reality. The years before Wallander's debut in Faceless Killers saw a huge surge in the number of refugees living on benefits ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET

    World Wide Web dream are being lost in a maze of apps

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 01:22am by GUARDIAN

    ... buildings damaged, where refugee camps were growing and when medical ships were reaching port. "The site rapidly became the map to use on the ground if you were doing relief work," ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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