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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, by David Harvey

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by David Wilson

    ... to submit to the dehumanising social rules and codes that capital and an increasingly autocratic capitalist state dictate," writes Harvey, 78. His thrust is that capitalism strives ... one: the abysmal inequality it spawns in countries including China. In China, the top 10 per cent now take home almost 60 per cent of the income. Its inequality levels resemble those in South ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: Students need to broaden their knowledge of social issues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:11am by Linda Yeung

    ... The question remains: are we seeing a rising tide of civic-mindedness? Senior secondary students are required to learn about social and global issues under the subject of liberal studies. The subject, ... city's students. Nonetheless, liberal studies has helped broaden students' social knowledge. Students at university are also exposed to a multitude of current issues through talks, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - STYLE CHECK JING ZHANG

    Calvin Klein's social media strategy reminds of its classic ad campaigns

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:45am by Jing Zhang

    ... Jing Zhang Jing.zhang@scmp.com An intimates look at social strategy Getting PR to go viral on social media is the dream of most brands, and fashion companies are no exception. Calvin Klein ... of the social media campaign. The aim? "To curate the conversation via personal and provocative social media posts"- with each person posting pictures of themselves in Calvin Klein Underwear, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Global Interdependence, edited by Akira Iriye

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:11pm by Amy Russell

    ... History is constantly evolving, and the world is changing at an unprecedented rate- be it environmental, social, physical, political or technological. We are learning by doing, making ... money, services and people, fuelled growth but also led to greater inequality. It seems inevitable today that an analysis of human advancement in recent decades should include an assessment ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - PSYCHOLOGY

    Book review: Mirror, Mirror, by Simon Blackburn

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by Louis Lee

    ... slogan. Hence this book. Blackburn first argues for the social (we need to distinguish among others), and hence moral (we gauge our behaviour in relation to that of others), nature of the self. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Warning: Heartbleed bug is back and it's in reverse

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Amy Nip

    ... alarmed authorities worldwide and last week helped hackers to steal social insurance numbers from the Canada Revenue Agency. With the original Heartbleed, hackers use a flaw in the encryption tool ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Fear and loathing at the cinema: new films reflect modern tensions in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Vivienne Chow

    ... online novel, Lost on a Red Minibus to Taipo, by a writer who calls himself Pizza, the film adaptation was highly anticipated. The plot- fuelled by local politics and social issues ... Party. Ma Jai, a member of the League of Social Democrats, became radicalised through his opposition to then president Hu Jintao. Torne, an Oxford graduate who examined Hong Kong's politics ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Dutch teen DJ Martin Garrix must elude one-hit wonder status

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by LAT

    ... Spinnin' Records quietly uploaded part of a new track to its social media accounts. Animals (Teaser) was an instrumental number, full of evil sing-songy synth riffs and stuttering drums. Early ... have vouched for him with collaborations, single releases and social-media touts. Although his career is just a few years old, Garrix already knows the stakes at hand. You can only come out ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    HKU studies babies' cognitive learning ability

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:13am by Jeanette Wang

    ... ahead, that's what HKU researchers hope to study in detail- how much of gender development is genetic and how much is social? Why do men and women, for example, tend to favour different ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Scholarships open a door to Burmese students, but some struggle to adapt

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:05am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Holliday, then dean of the faculty of social science, who has published a book and a series of journal articles on the politics of Myanmar. "At the time, I contacted some NGOs to see ...




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