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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Mistrust of police blamed for big drop in reported rapes, aid group says

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 07:11am by SARAH KARACS

    ... per cent of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to police in the United States in 2010. Feelings of shame as well as fear of being identified and stigmatised throughout the conviction process are factors that put victims off speaking out. Hong Kong has been singled out by the United Nations as being particularly averse to supporting female victims of violence. ...

  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    Australian Parliament drops plan to segregate veil wearers in public gallery

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... counter-terrorism laws and police in recent weeks conducting major terror raids amid fears of an attack on home soil by radicalised Australians. The country was one of the first nations to join the United ... with Baghdad for the deployment of about 200 special-forces troops to assist Iraqi troops in their fight against jihadists. While the overturning of the plan was largely welcomed, Palmer United Party ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Adoptees reaching out to Hong Kong birth parents

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... mostly female adoptees were matched with parents in Britain under a plan to find families for Hong Kong orphans as part of the United Nations Year of the Refugee in 1959. Margaret Bryer, ... "I would have liked to have known my birth mother, who she was and what she is doing now." Sussex was 2½ years old when a British family adopted her and moved to the United Kingdom. She ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    This civil engineer's got the answers

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... as part of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations- the United Nations of engineering, as Chu calls it. Students of engineering can ask him anything they like, and he will either answer ...

  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    Social media brings hope and frustration for Chinese activists at home and in exile

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:26am by Staff Reporter

    ... and within a broadly defined movement that includes exiles, faith-based groups and dissidents turned academics, there is no single platform to unite them. Yang said that for some of his peers, both ... Official concern about the internet reached a peak in 2010 and 2011, and authorities moved swiftly to quash online dissent. One of the nation's most popular social media tools, ...

  6. News - World - SOCIETY

    Anti-Defamation League study finds anti-Semitic sentiment pervasive

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:27pm by AP

    ... cent. Greece was the most anti-Semitic country in western Europe, with 69 per cent of the adults surveyed expressing such opinions and Sweden, with four per cent, was the least. In the United States it was nine per cent. "Our findings are sobering but sadly not surprising," said the league's National Director Abraham Foxman. "Jews are more loyal to Israel than ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Lost generation' to tell UN that segregation in Hong Kong ruined job prospects

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... minorities to the United Nations, saying de facto racial segregation robbed them of the chance to learn Chinese and get good jobs. The campaign manager for Unison, Annie Li Man, and ethnic-Indian student Jeffrey Andrews will take their case to the United Nations committee on economic, social and cultural rights in Geneva this weekend. "We are the lost generation," Andrews said ...

  8. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Bill Gates urges China's richest to give to charity in People's Daily article

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 03:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... number of billionaires in the world after the United States, according to Hurun Report, a media company headquartered in Shanghai. The number of billionaires in China stood at 358 by the end ... a combined US$1.18 billion, in a study released last year. In comparison, it found 1,408 such donations worth a combined US$14 billion in the United States. China ranked second to last in the World ...

  9. Business - Money - SOCIETY

    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

    ... the desire to leave the city. Australia, Canada and the United States are the preferred destinations. The number of people with HK$1 million or more in liquid assets- in the form of deposits ... for their children," said Eddie Kwan King-hung, chairman of EK Immigration Consulting. "Some are also looking at another nationality status with better retirement benefits." The political and social ...

  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    United States government urged to ask people about their state of happiness

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 07:31am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Gauge happiness, US told A panel of experts thinks the US government should be more in touch with Americans' feelings. By gauging happiness, there'd be more to consider than cold hard cash when deciding matters that affect daily lives, according to a report by the National Academy of Sciences, which advises the government. The panel ...




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