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  1. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Life in a Beijing satellite town: Elderly parents queue for hours at bus stations for commuter children

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:14pm

    ... as they take the early spots in long queues at the bus station. They are there to hold places in the queues for their children, commuters who use the extra time to sleep before catching the bus rides, ... this in spite of objections from their children. Long queues forming before each dawn at bus stations have increasingly become a common scene in flourishing satellite towns surrounding the nation’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1500767/life-beijing-satellite-town-elderly-parents-queue-hours-bus
  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    Everyday Sexism website a global hit, much to British founder Laura Bates' surprise

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Such incidents seemed to be part of living in London. But the writer said several similar situations followed within a few days. A stranger shouted obscenities at her out of a car window and another propositioned her forcefully in a cafe. A third groped her on a bus, and commuters looked away when she spoke ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557017/everyday-sexism-website-global-hit-much-british-founder-laura-bates
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Kids now have more diverse dream jobs, poll finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... survey]," church social worker Queenie Wong said, adding that some pupils also aspired to be bus drivers. The varied choice of careers did not, however, indicate less ambition, Wong said. About 62 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557043/kids-now-have-more-diverse-dream-jobs-poll-finds
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... husband Wong Sai-ying disagree. "There are too many disputes," said Wong, 78, a retiree from a bus company. "Politics is not something we should be involved in, we cannot understand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558314/elderly-hongkongers-see-only-trouble-ahead-their-hometown
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Watchdog condemns 'secret photos' of breastfeeding mothers

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by Ernest Kao

    ... in public, condemning it as a "violation of an individual's personal privacy". The strongly worded statement comes after a photo of a woman breastfeeding a child on a bus, apparently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1525336/watchdog-condemns-secret-photos-breastfeeding-mothers
  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Why China's wheat-growing north produces individualists and its rice-growing south is clannish

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:14am by Angela Meng

    ... were given three objects- a train, a bus and tracks- and asked which two were best grouped together. Those from individualist cultures tended to match categories and group train and bus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508726/why-chinas-wheat-growing-north-produces-individualists-and-its-rice
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    South Horizons residents demand local shops, not a tourist mall

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Ernest Kao

    ... with a gold shop next door and cigarette-smoking tourists standing around," South Horizons resident Virginia Wan said. The middle-class estate and the shopping area are a lengthy bus ride from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501948/south-horizons-residents-demand-local-shops-not-tourist-mall
  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Sounds like a solution? New loudspeaker invented to ease noise from elderly's public dances

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 12:36pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... area". Ma said the device could also be used in other public spaces, like bus stations or airport waiting areas, or to broadcast messages to a specific group of people without creating extra ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1499010/sounds-solution-new-laser-loudspeaker-invented-ease-noise-elderlys-public
  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    The wages of fear: how the mainland's migrant workers are exploited

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo in Beijing jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Migrant workers are easy prey on the mainland, where disputes are often settled by hired thugs The wages of fear No one had ever seen the men in the white gloves before. The workers at a Beijing construction site had been told they would be paid that day, after months of waiting. Instead, a bus rolled up and several men poured out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450123/construction-workers-pay-price-chinas-rush-development
  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Mao Zedong's Great Famine of 1958-62 still blights rural lives, scholar says

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... three hours to reach it- first by bus from Chengdu to the nearest township, and then by scooter on a bumpy, dusty country road. Villagers told Zhou that 70 per cent of children born ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433490/mao-zedongs-great-famine-1958-62-still-blights-rural-lives-scholar-says

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