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  1. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY: Tsang Shu-ki 1950-2014

    Economist and social activist Tsang Shu-ki dies at 64

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Tsang Shu-ki cared deeply for society's underprivileged, friends say Economist, social activist dies at 64 A pioneering scholar who advocated government intervention during the golden age of the free market economy has died. Tsang Shu-ki, a former economics professor at Baptist University, died at age 64 after a choking incident last Saturday. His close friends said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577143/economist-and-social-activist-tsang-shu-ki-dies-64
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Property market corrections will benefit end users and real economy

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:23pm by WINSTON MOK

    ... economy that will drive the real estate market- not the other way around. More importantly, the pause from market frenzy presents the opportunity to reflect on, and hopefully begin to address, ... and Shanghai. Many new flats in Beijing and Shanghai have price tags of more than 10 million yuan (HK$12.6 million), putting them beyond the reach of ordinary people. But for social or affordable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1562807/property-market-corrections-will-benefit-end-users-and-real-economy
  3. Business - Economy

    Xi Jinping comfortable with lower growth rate for China's economy

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:39am by Victoria Ruan and Chim Sau-wai

    ... cent Xi comfortable with lower growth rate President Xi Jinping believes a slight slowdown in economic growth would be acceptable, Li Yang, a deputy head of the Chinese Academy of Social ... to deepening reforms even though some of the moves may add to downside risks for the economy. Xi had asked think tanks including the CASS to assess reform steps that had been or would be rolled out, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1559392/xi-jinping-comfortable-lower-growth-rate-chinas-economy
  4. News - China Insider - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Detention of CCTV 'superstar' anchor Rui Chenggang polarises opinion across China’s social media

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:17pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com The arrest of leading CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang was perhaps the single most discussed event across China’s social media networks over the weekend. Rui, 36, ... and designed to incite nationalism. Most recently, on the sidelines of the Davos Economic Forum, host Rui asked Gary Locke, then US ambassador to China, whether he sat in economy class when flying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1554058/detention-cctvs-rui-chenggang-polarises-opinion-across-chinas
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What China's balance sheet tells us about the state of the economy

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:32pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says just-released balance sheet data underlines frailties and direction for reform China needs deeper capital markets to protect its economy from debt risks The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has just published a book on China's national balance sheet in 2013. Led by Dr Li Yang, the academy's vice-president and director of its Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1556109/what-chinas-balance-sheet-tells-us-about-state-economy
  6. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Speedy reforms key for China's economy

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:22am by Victoria Ruan

    ... reforms key for mainland Beijing's mini-stimulus policy has revived the mainland economy, but observers say it may only cure the near-term pains. The central government needs to stay wary of risks the economy may slip into a faster deceleration cycle on cooling housing starts or shrinking export demand, they say, adding that the only long-term solution is to speed up reform. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555498/speedy-reforms-key-chinas-economy
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Joining social movements part of education, academic says of Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Students will "waste four years in college" if they fail to take part in social movements and keep quiet about controversial issues, the new president of a management school says. ... as a teacher. And he urged students to do the same. "I took part in social movements when I was a student and I now also encourage my students to take part," said Ho. "If they don't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542693/joining-social-movements-part-education-academic-says-occupy-central
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Food review: Aberdeen Street Social

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:22pm by Susan Jung

    ... Text: Susan Jung PMQ venue's dishes are delicious, but a little heavy for a Hong Kong summer That's a bit rich Aberdeen Street Social was one of the most highly anticipated ... one-star Pollen Street Social in London. The menu was brief, but consisted primarily of heavy, wintery dishes suited to English climate. Beetroot-cured salmon and salt-baked beetroot (HK$200) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1574232/food-review-aberdeen-street-social
  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Style Check: no social good comes from a photo shoot showing violence

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:48pm by Jing Zhang

    ... The incident sparked nationwide protests, legislative reform and debate on all strata of Indian society. So, it is no surprise that once Shetye's shoot went viral, outrage poured forth from social ... by the restrictions and prejudice he saw around him. "It's unfortunate that I am compelled to justify my artistic expression around a social issue," he told The Independent, adding he was glad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1569319/style-check-no-social-good-comes-photo-shoot-showing
  10. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Give more elderly Hongkongers social security benefits to reduce poverty: study

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... social security, study says Loosening the eligibility requirements for the government's existing social security benefits programme is the best way to overhaul the city's pension ... proposals to change the city's retirement protection system. These included an expanded Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) scheme that would benefit 80 per cent of retirement-aged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576264/expand-existing-social-security-reduce-old-age-poverty-study-says

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