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  1. 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

    ... agencies or "sold to Russia as prostitutes". Asked how he financed the business, he said: "I have got a friend in Beverly Hills [who] is worth US$60 million." He said he started ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Government investigating complaint against former fugitive's business, which promises jobs for domestic workers in Las Vegas hotels Inquiry into maid ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... lunch but infuriated many by failing to give them US$300 in cash each, as promised, did not give the scandal-bound industry a big boost either. But a team of young entrepreneurs has decided ... to evaluate charities and identify NGOs on the mainland that are worth donating to. "The charity industry on the mainland is very different from that in the US," says co-founder Jasmine Lau ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sing Tao boss Charles Ho gets Grand Bauhinia Medal in city honours list

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Phila Siu

    ... of the Federation of Trade Unions and Christopher Cheung Wah-fung of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong are awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star. Carlson Tong Ka-shing, chairman of both ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Joining social movements part of education, academic says of Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... previously worked as vice-rector at the University of Macau and as dean of business at Baptist University, says his position affords him the chance to influence young people on the mainland. He said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Trainer Brian Cha aims for another sporting record- by shooting hoops

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Stuart Lau

    ... to write a book to find out how leaders in different fields- business, political, and religion- stay healthy. "All this is part of a goal to inspire people," Cha said. Cha's ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Japan: The Paradox of Harmony, by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall Japan: The Paradox of Harmony by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer Yale University Press 3.5 stars Julian Ryall A book, as we all know, should never be judged by its cover, but the image on the cover of Japan: The Paradox of Harmony is appropriate. And frightening. It is of up and down escalators full of young graduates- all straight ties and sober business suits- ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Alias hid fugitive past of American linked to agency at centre of probe

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:51pm by Phila Siu

    ... firm's website, he uses the name Steve Austin Conway, but the US Department of State refers to him as Earl Lynn Bagley- previously wanted for failing to register his sex offender status. When confronted, he said the Conway label was a "business name" while Bagley was his "other name". Conway is stated online to be founder and president of the Foreign Domestic Workers ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Heart and crafts of a 10-year-old

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Fraschetti is anxious to interrupt as her mentor and I chat away but can't quite find a gap in the conversation. So she scribbles on a board and waves it in front of us. "You need to find ... jars and took them to the Japanese International School fair in Tai Po. The HK$30 jars were sold out in just a few hours and she hopes it is the start of a genuine business. But another ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    United by a common goal: 60 years separate Occupy Central's youngest and oldest volunteers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Stuart Lau

    ... to be toughening its line on the city. "If Beijing offers us something really bad, the Legislative Council won't allow it to pass," he said. "We still at least can try it all over ...

  10. 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 ...




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