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  1. News - China - INTERNET FREEDOM

    Is social media becoming a new censorship battleground on the mainland?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:13pm by Nectar Gan

    ... the mobile web apps, reaching a user base of close to 460 million, but Weibo and other social networking sites have been losing users since last year. Many believe that mobile instant-messaging services provide better privacy and cause less trouble from censorship compared with social media websites like Weibo. However, activists warned that as these instant messengers gain in popularity, ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong should focus on addressing social issues rather than democracy

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by LETTERS

    ... Addressing social issues more important than democracy There are claims that 510,000 people took to the streets on July 1, calling for universal suffrage and democracy. What we in Hong Kong must understand is that the seven million people here make up roughly 0.5 per cent of a population of 1.3 billion in the whole of China. Our different political beliefs may not be what ...

  3. News - Asia - FLIGHT MH17

    Singapore Airlines apologises for ‘insensitive’ MH17 social media post

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 05:29pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore Airlines (SIA) has apologised for posting an “insensitive” comment on social media about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash ... on Facebook and Twitter. It read: “Customers may wish to note that Singapore Airlines flights are not using Ukraine airspace.” The comment sparked anger among users of social media. Customers may wish ...

  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    What the minimum wage failed to do

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 11:48am by Richard Wong

    ... for workers Concern about the ability of markets to provide income equity for the least able members of the workforce has given the minimum wage its strong social appeal. Statutory minimum wages were ... to reduce poverty. Supporters say they increase the standard of living of workers and reduce poverty. But if economic and social policy is going to be decided in the interests of the public, ...

  5. News - World

    Ferguson protests highlight growing US suburban underclass

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 12:24am by BLOOM

    ... bred animosity over racial segregation and economic inequality. Protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager on August 9 have drawn international attention to the St Louis ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can technology and the environment save us from ourselves?

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 05:07pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... "The front pages of newspapers tell of the disintegration of the social fabric and the resulting atmosphere of anxiety and terror in which we all live. Lawlessness is often associated ... their feeling of alienation from the parents' generation and frustration about inequality, unemployment and the destruction of our environment. Re-reading Reich this week, I was struck by his ...

  7. Social media has become an essential marketing tool

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 12:43pm

    ... Contributor Due to the widespread use of social media, marketing departments no longer simply focus on the general online population, but also adopt a more targeted approach. In turn, customers now have more control over their corporate relations through social media participation and engagement. At the same time, companies also strive to develop ways to increase customer ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Corruption seen as 'socially acceptable': law professor

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Former dean is alarmed at erosion of social values and fears for judicial independence Corruption seen as 'acceptable': law professor ... breaking the law; what is scarier is how corruption is seen as socially acceptable." He said he was worried about keeping the rule of law intact in a city currently embroiled in political ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must nurture its social innovators

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by KEVIN AU

    ... Kevin Au Kevin Au says the spillover effect of social innovation is potentially so beneficial that there is good reason to use public money to promote it Spread the spill Social innovation can address needs and problems through novel solutions. We've seen how technological advancement can benefit society; it's time to ask whether social innovation can bring some ...

  10. News - World - RELIGION

    Voodoo is 'big social problem' for Haiti, says new Catholic cardinal

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 08:41pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Port au Prince, Haiti Voodoo 'big problem' for Haiti, says cardinal Haiti's first Catholic cardinal has described voodoo as a "big social problem" for the desperately poor country, arguing that the religion offers "magic" but no real solutions to a population deprived of justice and a political voice. Chibly Langlois, who was made a cardinal ...




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