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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Why tourism is sending city down the pan

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Writer of hit toilet guide says visitor influx has left Hong Kong at 'breaking point'- and urges locals to stand up and fight for their values ... for the government and is not authorised to talk to the media under civil service rules, has seen his long post- From Hong Kong with Love- the Complete Guide to Finding a Toilet in Hong Kong- shared widely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1505172/why-tourism-sending-city-down-pan
  2. 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

    ... I've never been so pessimistic for the future' They have seen Hong Kong transform from a city of squatter camps into a vibrant metropolis. Now in their sunset years, a group of elderly ... the lives of 15 elderly Hongkongers. "I do not see a good future for Hong Kong. I have never been as pessimistic about this place as I am now. This really is the worst time," says ...

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

    Hong Kong ranks third in number of women in the workplace, says study

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Women outnumber men in local workforce: study Hong Kong ranks third out of six Asian locations in a gender diversity survey that looked at women in the workplace. Community Business, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing corporate social responsibility, polled 32 multi-national companies in Hong Kong, the mainland, India, Japan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557312/hong-kong-ranks-third-number-women-workplace-says-study
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Call it animal instinct, Hong Kong schoolchildren want a big zoo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 02:36pm by Shirley.Zhao

    ... and tortoises. Tang said Ocean Park's high fees and focus on tourism had alienated local families, depriving Hong Kong children of the chance to appreciate and learn about the animals in the park. ... Shirley.Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com More than 90pc of pupils want to get closer to wildlife in the city, study finds Animal instinct? Kids want 'real zoo' Children in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493526/call-animal-instinct-hong-kong-schoolchildren-want-zoo
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... An academic at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, counted numbers along the route in Wan Chai and concluded that about 103,000 people marched. Civil Human Rights Front convenor ... in the northeastern New Territories, and Beijing's white paper asserting control over Hong Kong. "We expect a lot of people in the protest, and we hope there would be more than 500,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542690/organisers-hope-recent-controversies-push-attendance-july-1-march
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... and milk tea have made it on to the final list of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage. They are among 480 "items" of "intangible cultural heritage" that the city ... the making of snake wine and kung fu. The list also reflects the diverse nature of Hong Kong's population, including items such as Bangladesh's International Mother Language Day, the annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534746/cantonese-opera-dim-sum-and-diwali-hong-kong-lists-its-cultural
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cardboard cops retired from Hong Kong's roads (they just weren't cut out for the job)

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Simon Parry

    ... eye on Hong Kong's errant motorists. But in the end, it seems they just weren't cut out for the job. Two cardboard cut-out police officers created for HK$10,000 and put on duty near ... of the replica policemen would have been used across Hong Kong, police said at the time, although a taxi drivers' union warned that once motorists got used to the sight of bogus cops, they would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1532995/cardboard-traffic-cops-prove-theyre-just-not-cut-out-job
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    At Hong Kong's Death Cafe, it is love and life that is on the menu

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Christy Choi

    ... restaurant at the University of Hong Kong- not knowing what to expect. But within five minutes, 30 to 40 strangers were having conversations that they had found impossible with friends and family. ... professor Cecilia Chan Lai-wan, who helped organise the Hong Kong incarnation of the Death Cafe movement, which started in London in 2011. Its mission is to "increase awareness of death ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1532994/hong-kongs-death-cafe-it-love-and-life-menu
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Life's a fairytale: Former Hong Kong Disneyland princess wins Miss USA title

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 08:26pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... princess in Hong Kong. The 24-year-old former Miss Nevada beat 50 other contestants to be crowned Miss USA on Sunday evening. But prior to her beauty pageant days, Las Vegas native Sanchez spent her days volunteering at women's shelters and travelling the world, spending extensive time in Mexico and Europe. In 2012, her travels culminated in a seven-month stint at Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529390/miss-usa-2014-formerly-hong-kong-disneyland-princess
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Move over Jamie! Now Gordon Ramsay announces he’s opening a Hong Kong restaurant

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 04:36pm by Staff Reporter

    ... as celebrity chefs get taste for HK Two of Britain’s best known celebrity chefs will compete for the attention of Hong Kong diners after Gordon Ramsay announced that he will open a restaurant ... of Ramsay's venture. A meeting of the two chefs in Hong Kong appears unlikely for now however, as Oliver seems unlikely to attend the opening of Jamie's Italian. Marcos Georgiou, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528653/gordon-ramsay-and-jamie-oliver-prepare-hong-kong-restaurant-battle

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