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  1. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Chief executive chosen by universal suffrage can bridge divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 12:50pm by Richard Wong

    ... The student protest and Occupy movement is, on the surface, motivated by democratic ideals. But more fundamentally, it is a sign that the deepening economic and social contradictions in Hong Kong ... underlying issue of a rapidly rising industrial economy. The government sought to deal with the deep contradictions that emerged back then by healing rifts in society and giving industrial capitalism ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's High Court orders protesters off roads in Mong Kok and Admiralty

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Staff Reporters

    ... a legal affairs expert at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the issue was unlikely to be discussed. "There is no need to set new rules to solve the problems facing Hong Kong. ... the Communist Party Central Committee's plenum that opened yesterday in Beijing would touch on the Hong Kong protests. Ye Haibo, a law professor from Shenzhen University, said the issue might ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's elitist election system plays right into hands of tycoons

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 02:42pm by MICHAEL PASKEWITZ

    ... larger issue at stake. The other big concern is the committee's ability to veto candidates that pose a challenge to the city elite's business interests. Currently, at least half ... is to maintain the status quo. However, with rising economic inequality- Hong Kong's Gini coefficient is the highest in all Asia- comes social unrest, as we see in the Occupy protests around ...

  4. MBS stresses importance of social responsibility

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:20pm

    ... doing research into environmental concerns and the use of natural resources. And a director of social responsibility was appointed in January to drive the school’s agenda on all relevant issues ... the range of broader challenges faced by the business community and society at large, setting an example in areas like ethics, diversity and social responsibility. “We have committed to contributing ...

  5. social issues

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 According to Sam Yuk students, why do teenagers take drugs? i) They are influenced by their peers. ii) They are under a lot of pressure. iii) They have no goals in life. iv) They are curious about dr ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOWN PLANNING

    Money, not a social mission, seems to be driving Urban Renewal Authority

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:26am by Olga Wong

    ... profit before society? The Urban Renewal Authority's move to scale down its commitment to small projects initiated by building owners begs the question: does the authority value its social ... to strengthen social responsibility, the public now has choices. Owners can initiate redevelopment by inviting the URA to step in, or ask the authority to act as an agent and identify a developer ...

  7. Sport - Tennis

    Russian official fined for gender jibe at Serena Williams and Venus Williams

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:42pm by AFP

    ... circulated on English-language social media included referring to the US superstars as the "Williams brothers". "The statements made by Shamil Tarpischev on Russian television ... of the Board of Directors of the International Tennis Federation, I call on Shamil Tarpischev to issue a formal apology to Venus and Serena Williams," Haggerty said. "As the president ...

  8. News - World - SECURITY

    Email vulnerable to 'Poodle' attack, Google warns

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:50pm by Reuters

    ... experts said that hackers could steal browser cookies in Poodle attacks, potentially taking control of email, banking and social networking accounts. Even so, experts said the threat ... Adallom. The threat was disclosed in research published on the website of the OpenSSL Project, which develops the most widely used type of SSL encryption software. Microsoft issued an advisory ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Academics' questions point to Communist Party divide over dogma

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 02:40pm by Cary Huang

    ... Thinkers Forum, a theoretical journal run by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. The article was also posted on the People's Daily website. The questions revolve around the need to maintain the traditional communist ideology as the party tries to establish a capitalist-style market economy. The issues run from the contradictions between the tenets of socialism and market ...




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