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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Trips to mainland China eye-opening experiences for many Taiwanese

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Many Taiwanese still consider the mainland to be backward but more frequent travel has proved to be an eye-opener for the visitors Cross-strait exchanges help dispel urban myths Rapid cross-strait exchanges have helped dispel some urban myths and misunderstanding about the mainland and its people in the eyes of some Taiwanese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1150430/trips-mainland-china-eye-opening-experiences-many-taiwanese
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Prisoners being trained as taxi drivers to prepare them for life after release

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Jessie Lau

    ... for employment." Ah Geen, who passed the test, will be released at the end of this month, after serving 16 months over a business swindle. Fifteen of 16 inmates who took a 100-day travel agent assistant course also passed the test. The course taught skills such as customer service and operating travel agency computer programmes. It has been offered three times. "I don't want to waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534877/prisoners-drivers-seat-life-outside
  3. 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

    ... 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 ... and the food was very interesting," Sanchez said. "Always the traveller, I got to go to Thailand and the Great Wall of China while I was there." After returning to Las Vegas from Hong ...

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

    Star Ferry captain serves harbour travellers for three decades

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 01:59pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Chan Tsu-wing has served the Hong Kong community for nearly 30 years aboard the Star Ferry Every day the Star Ferry’s fleet of eight boats carry almost 60,000 people between Tsim Sha Tsui, Central and Wanchai. The boats travel a daily average of 708km between 6.30am and 11.30pm. From staff training down to the smallest screw on deck, Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1320557/star-ferry-captain-serves-harbour-travellers-three-decades
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Legal sector plans march to protest against Beijing’s ‘worrying’ white paper

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:22pm by Ada Lee, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... degree of autonomy. Kwok called on participants to dress in black for the march, which will travel from the High Court to the Court of Final Appeal. There have been two similar protests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535578/legal-sector-plans-march-protest-against-beijings-worrying-white
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Subsidised travel will help needy children

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Subsidised travel will help needy children More than half of the children from families that receive monthly Comprehensive Social Security Assistance handouts did not travel outside the city in the past three years, a survey found. Among those who did, two out of five only visited relatives on the mainland, the Concerning CSSA and Low Income ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1294781/subsidised-travel-will-help-needy-children
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Maid employment agency run by US sex offender under investigation in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:17pm by Phila Siu

    ... on top of subsidies for travel expenses and a commission cheque of US$1,000 a month. He then said he was organising a raffle. "We were hoping to have the raffle tickets ready today so you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529155/maid-agency-run-us-sex-offender-investigation-hong-kong-steve-austin-conway
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    South Horizons residents demand local shops, not a tourist mall

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

    ... the city, but travel time from Admiralty will be cut to minutes when the 7km South Island Line opens next year. The mall is managed by Savills and owned by the Estate Dragon Group, a company ...

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

    Chinese tourists carving out a bad reputation abroad

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... richer, and more people are going abroad, but they go with their bad habits." Shi and several other frequent travellers said the top two problems with Chinese tourists were that they were ... never giving waitresses a chance to guide them to be seated in order", Shi said. Shen Xiaoning, a travel enthusiast from Beijing, said mainland tourists could quickly be identified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1261692/chinese-tourists-carving-out-bad-reputation-abroad
  10. 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

    ... in the city centre. Every day, some 300,000 commuters travel from Yanjiao to Beijing for work, and return home at the end of the day to sleep. This phenomenon has earned the town the nickname ...

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

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