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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's Goddess of Democracy statue shines light on Tiananmen Square tragedy … for now

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Stuart Lau

    ... the Beijing original built by students 25 years ago. "I hope to attract both Hong Kong students and mainland visitors so that the truth about the June 4 massacre can be passed on to the next generation and radiated to the mainland," said Lee, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which runs the museum. But there was still no sign ...

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    1,400 homeless sleeping on Hong Kong's streets, double government estimates

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... in Hong Kong is likely to be double that of previous government estimates, a City University study has found. The university, with the help of three other community organisations, puts the figure at 1,414- far higher than the government's last citywide tally of 674 made more than 15 years ago. The eight-month Homeless Outreach Population Estimation project involved a count at 180 ...

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    Young mainland women 'marrying elderly Hong Kong men to get residency'

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:56am by Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo

    ... permits to live in Hong Kong, Law's world fell apart. After months of abuse, including public humiliation, he was divorced, lost custody of his son, then three, and was evicted from his 150 ... elderly men who sought its help last year. "In the beginning, the couple had disputes over trivial matters," assistant executive director Roy Lam Man-chiu said. "She then complained ...

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    Asylum seekers protest as rights group sued for defamation

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... for accommodation and HK$1,200 worth of food. "I want a job but I know I will go to jail if caught," said the Bangladeshi asylum seeker who has been in Hong Kong for 12 years. Asylum seekers ... provider's decision to sue a refugee rights group critical of its services. International Social Service Hong Kong- the charity to which the government outsources the provision of welfare ...

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    'I think of her as a mother as well': Hong Kong-born British man searches for long-lost nanny

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:04am

    ... one way or another. The story hasn’t ended yet.” Hugh Grew Born in Hong Kong to British parents in 1948, Grew first lived along Ventris Road in Happy Valley for two to three years ... riots that had spilled over from the mainland at the height of the Cultural Revolution. Grew lived there until 1997, when a friend invited him back to Hong Kong to help out. In 2000, he took up ...

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    Hong Kong has more millionaires than ever – but one in 10 are considering leaving the city

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 02:57pm by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Survey finds the older and richer the millionaire, the higher the desire to leave Hong Kong More HK millionaires … and emigrants The number of millionaires in Hong Kong shot up by more than 20 per cent last year, but nearly one in 10 in the city are considering moving out. According to a survey by Citibank, the higher the net worth, the greater ...

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    Divorce up in Hong Hong's couples married 21 years or more

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Divorces up in those married more than 20 years Couples married for fewer than 10 years and more than 21 years are increasingly seeking divorces, statistics from a marriage advisory body show. The Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council found that 32 couples it worked with that had been married for between six and 10 years decided to end ...

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    Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... of the poll's 880 respondents agreed that the multiple-entry permit scheme for Shenzhen permanent residents should be scrapped. About 12 million Shenzhen residents visited Hong Kong last year, up from ... and [Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong] Express Rail Link will be completed in the coming years, why would the government assume a slowdown in tourism growth?" he asked. Unionist Chan Yuen-han agreed. Economic ...

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    Pro-Beijing group starts petition welcoming mainland visitors to Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:03pm by Ernest Kao

    ... for their numbers to be curbed. The Voice of Loving Hong Kong collected signatures from tourists and locals near a Mong Kok transit point for mainland tour groups. The group’s chairman, Patrick Ko Tat-bun, ... at showing tourists that Hong Kong is a city of “sincere, hospitable and loving people...who are more than happy to help visitors where necessary”. The rally comes a weekend after “anti-locust” ...

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    Hong Kong as you've never seen it before: Daredevil duo scale city's highest buildings

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:28pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... weeks at the beginning of the year climbing Hong Kong's towers before heading for Shanghai. GALLERY: See the breathtaking photographs from the top of Hong Kong's tallest buildings ... in Kiev. He said they were now looking for sponsors in Hong Kong to stage the first Asia exhibition of photographs and videos from four years of their daredevilry. "I have been interested ...




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