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  1. News - China - Social Justice

    China's dissidents feel the 'chilling effect' as party's muzzling tactics prove effective

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:04pm by AFP

    ... into “social unrest”. But experts see a renewed drive under Xi Jinping, who took over as party chief in late 2012 and as state president in early last year, and has since consolidated power ... unless they have received the approval of the work unit” by the state media body. Social networks have become popular alternative sources to state-controlled news outlets. But users felt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550960/chinas-dissidents-feel-chilling-effect-partys-muzzling-tactics-prove
  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Miss Universe Thailand resigns under social media fire

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:27pm

    ... being harshly criticised on social media over her political comments and looks. Weluree Ditsayabut, 22, tearfully announced she was giving up the title that would have allowed her to compete in the international Miss Universe pageant. The actress and former talk show host said on Monday she was initially pleased to have won the title, but that the hail of brutal comments on social media blasting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529189/miss-universe-thailand-resigns-under-social-media-fire
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters most disillusioned with governance and rule of law

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:41pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... are losing the youth: survey The administration is being urged to reach out to Hong Kong's disaffected young people after a survey showed their unhappiness is mounting on issues from government ... such survey last year. Professor Paul Lee Siu-nam, dean of the university's faculty of social science, said his personal view was that the government needed to improve its communication not only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548854/youngsters-most-disillusioned-governance-and-rule-law
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717922/social-issues
  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    Social media brings hope and frustration for Chinese activists at home and in exile

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:26am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing's controls and veterans' reluctance to master technology limits its potential as a tool Social media brings hope and frustration for activists Since the dawn of the information age, it has become clear that social media can be a powerful force for social change. From Tunisia to Taiwan, new technology has been key to organising protest movements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527643/social-media-brings-hope-and-frustration-chinese-activists-home-and-exile
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plans for flats on two Tai Po sites rejected

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by BRIAN YAP, Olga Wong

    ... assessment of the supporting transport, educational and social welfare facilities. Earlier, concerns about noise and environmental pollution as well as traffic jams have been aired by residents of Fu ... said. Another councillor, Au Chun-wah, said: "We do not rule out voting down [the authority's] plans, if it fails again to come prepared with measures to tackle the issues raised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550583/plans-flats-two-tai-po-sites-rejected
  7. News - China - POLITICS

    People’s Daily defends Hong Kong white paper for the third time in a week

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 02:35pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com The Communist Party’s mouthpiece People’s Daily published the third editorial in a week that claimed Beijing’s policy on Hong Kong had not changed since issues ... The State Council issued the white paper on June 10, stressing the central government’s “comprehensive jurisdiction” over Hong Kong, adding that the high degree of autonomy enjoyed by the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546480/peoples-daily-defends-hong-kong-white-paper-third-time-week
  8. News - World

    Facebook being investigated in UK over privacy concerns

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by BLOOM

    ... the research as a breach of privacy. The data regulator's probe of the social network was reported earlier by the Financial Times. A spokesman for the ICO said on Tuesday that the agency would ... data-protection laws. The Irish Data Protection Commissioner's office had been in contact with Facebook on privacy issues, including consent in relation to the research, and was awaiting a full ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545051/facebook-being-investigated-uk-over-privacy-concerns
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why China won't be rushed into resolving sovereignty disputes

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:11pm by ROBERT LAWRENCE KUHN

    ... and internationally. Framed in terms of what needs to change to achieve Xi's Chinese dream, it explores five core issues that China's leaders face: social concerns (health care, housing, retirement); ... weak and lose credibility? The answer lies in diverging psycho-social behaviour triggered by domestic and foreign matters. Domestic problems exist between a country's people and its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1545402/why-china-wont-be-rushed-resolving-sovereignty-disputes
  10. Comment - Letters

    Government can offer small landowners better financial deal

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by LETTERS

    ... antagonists into protagonists, giving them the motivation to help resolve thorny issues like compensating existing occupants. This would help clear all the major obstacles connected with funding ... on the government's part can go a long way towards easing social tensions, especially when stakeholders are given a fair shot at shaping their own future. Francis Neoton Cheung, convenor, Doctoral Exchange ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1549930/government-can-offer-small-landowners-better-financial-deal

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