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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Around Lantau in 5 days: pair get set for charity swim

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SARAH KARACS

    ... to swim around Lantau. The two friends pledged to circumnavigate the scenic island from October 29 to raise money and awareness for Plastic Free Seas. The charity has arranged beach-cleaning activities that will take place as the pair swim. Baillet and Pye are both seasoned athletes with numerous triathlons under their belts, but swimming 75 kilometres in the South China Sea ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fishing heritage may be the one that got away

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Vivienne Chow

    ... It is a vital survival skill for him when he goes fishing in the deep waters of the South China Sea. The weather, strength and direction of the wind, as well as the currents, lead him to the fish. ... in the South China Sea for generations. Originally from the Man Shan Islands in the Pearl River Delta, his great grandfather moved the family to Cheung Chau. As a child, Lai spent a lot of time at sea ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Wives, Husbands, and Lovers

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... the effect the mainland's social and economic changes are having in the bedroom. Wives, Husbands, and Lovers: Marriage and Sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Urban China takes a broad look, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIETY

    40 cities in new projects to find solutions to stop urban violence

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Study will compare prevention strategies in 40 cities and identify solutions Projects tackle urban violence Urban violence in 40 cities in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America will be investigated as part of an ambitious Canadian-British funded research project. The initiative will seek to understand the complex causes of urban violence and find ...

  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    Heartbreaking news: China’s divorce rate jumps 13pc as more choose to untie the knot

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:36pm by WU NAN

    ... to remain in a broken-down marriage in order not to sully their families’ reputation, she said. People in urban societies, in contrast, faced less backlash if they chose to end their marriage. Women ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Families may be spared moving ashes of loved ones from unlicensed columbaria

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 06:30pm by LO WEI

    ... columbariums or disposed of in other ways, with their ashes scattered at sea, for example. The columbarium bill was approved by the Chief Executive in Council yesterday and will be tabled ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hongkongers take new view of old certainty- death

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Johnny Tam

    ... such as burial at sea or at gardens of remembrances," said Dr Andy Ho Hau-yan, research assistant professor at the university's Sau Po Centre on Ageing. Hongkongers are also more open ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dreams of home and marriage falling apart for Hongkongers

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and low-income groups. Rents for small flats of 430 sq ft or less saw a steeper rise than those of big flats of 1,076 sq ft or more. "With the Urban Renewal Authority redeveloping old tenant blocks ...

  9. 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

    ... capital as a result of soaring housing prices in urban Beijing. In the past year, the average housing prices in Yanjiao, which is 35 kilometres east of Beijing, has risen from 8,000 yuan ... this month drafted an ambitious plan to integrate Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei into a mega urban cluster, which would include the development of four or five new satellite towns around Beijing. ...

  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Babaoshan struggles to meet demand as cadres' final resting place

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by WU NAN

    ... he died". The Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning revealed last week that it would expand the columbarium by 9,540 square metres and the cemetery's office space by 630 ... were scattered at sea. "There has been a trend whereby some officials' families want to bury their parents in their hometown, where there is more space and ideally with water ...




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