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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com No takers so far for largely Uygur area's cash rewards for inter-ethnic weddings to promote integration; academic doubts they will work Xinjiang county pays mixed marriage perks A county in the restive Xinjiang region has introduced a package of perks and cash rewards to encourage people from ethnic minorities to marry members of the Han ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583806/xinjiang-county-offers-10000-yuan-reward-uygurs-who-marry-han-chinese
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... into the calculator. The HK$5.5 million price tag includes private nursery and kindergarten, Direct Subsidy Scheme schools and regular short- and long-haul trips. It works out at around HK$20,826 per month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583164/planning-baby-thatll-be-hk55m
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    200 make a cool start to weekend for charity

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Arthur Chan

    ... of which HK$180,000 came from donations. Its vice-president, Danny Yan Chun-kit, made a two-hour journey in his wheelchair to support the MF Group's event in Jordan and to thank the organisers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581878/200-make-cool-start-weekend-charity
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... orientation might put expatriates off working here, Wilson said: "Speaking personally, I've been aware of people in the community, or who have previously been in the community, who've ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tamar's protest square stays behind hoardings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... after several mass protests will remain behind hoardings until September 10. The work will block what used to be free access to the square in front of the east-wing entrance to the Tamar site. ... "There has been some delay in the construction work because of bad weather. It is not unusual," the spokesman said. Activist Icarus Wong Ho-yin, of the Civil Human Rights Front, said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581532/tamars-protest-square-stays-behind-hoardings
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Arthur Chan

    ... working closely with City University and Chinese University to educate students about the harmful effects of alcohol. A University of Science and Technology student questioned the ban. "We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581516/hong-kong-universities-urged-ban-alcohol-sales-campus
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Terrorist whisperer' Noor Huda Ismail helps rehabilitate Islamic militants

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Lana Lam

    ... they are doing." In 2009, he started a café in Java and has since worked with about 15 convicted terrorists, in a programme on which they work in the kitchen but also in accounting and marketing, depending ... He now works at Ismail's café. The idea of a second chance might not appeal to those who have suffered at the hands of terrorists. But after prison, those hundreds of ex-convicts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580206/terrorist-whisperer-noor-huda-ismail-helps-rehabilitate-islamic
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    For older workers seeking stability, a small pension is better than nothing

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... don't know." The proposed plan's qualification age is 65. Yu works at a Tai Po shopping centre for HK$30.20 an hour- just 20 cents more than the statutory minimum wage. The job brings ... universal pension payments after decades of working without any social security benefits from the government. Yu is not particularly thrilled at the HK$3,000 payouts recommended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578672/older-workers-seeking-stability-small-pension-better-nothing
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... policy for the sake of the people' For Kwok Chih-yin, a pension would mean less penny-pinching- but more importantly more dignity. "I've worked virtually my whole life," the 82-year-old said. "And I worked every day after fleeing to Hong Kong in 1981." Kwok lost everything in the Cultural Revolution and came to Hong Kong "the moment Deng Xiaoping opened up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577151/write-pension-policy-sake-people
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Shedding light on one man's life without sight

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Jessie Lau

    ... completely blind, his eyesight began deteriorating when he was pursuing his master's degree in biotechnology about 25 years ago. Once an engineer and a manager, Calvin now works as a waiter ... as an inconvenience. But in reality, there is technology that allows the visually impaired to function in a work environment, he said. In 2008, only 8,700 out of 122,000 people with seeing difficulties were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576256/shedding-light-one-mans-life-without-sight

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