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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

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

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

    ... 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 say they want a "real zoo" in the city. While this may not be a great revelation, a new study has confirmed that 90 per cent of primary school pupils yearn for an affordable, ...

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

    Chinese state media weighs into ‘urinating toddler’ debate as story shared one million times on Weibo

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 07:35pm by Tanna Chong

    ... earlier this week, reignited a debate about the behaviour of mainland tourists in the city, dividing opinion on whether the parents were in the right or wrong in allowing their child to urinate ... “Those locals cannot face the fact that the difference between the pace of development of Hong Kong and mainland coastal cities is rapidly diminishing… their attitudes have been distorted, losing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1495978/state-media-weighs-urinating-toddler-debate-story-shared-million
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Property owner says he would pick up total cost of lawsuit to block June 4 Memorial Museum

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:09pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Businessman 'with no political affiliation' hopes lone action will speed up process against display Property owner to fund lawsuit to block museum One of the property owners opposed to the setting up of the city's first June 4 Memorial Museum in a Tsim Sha Tsui commercial building said yesterday he would privately fund all costs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1495943/property-owner-says-he-would-pick-total-cost-lawsuit-block-june-4
  4. 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

    ... in Hong Kong shot up by more than 20 per cent last year, but nearly one in 10 in the city are considering moving out. According to a survey by Citibank, the higher the net worth, the greater 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1451539/hong-kong-has-more-millionaires-ever-one-10-are-considering-leaving
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    A poet at heart who harbours a love for his city

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 03:54pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... Kong government, she also had some money saved up, which she handed to her son to use for legal challenges to save Victoria Harbour. Winston Chu Ka-sun didn’t set out to be a lawyer. He still ... and his notebook for his other passion – other than Victoria Harbour – of writing poetry. Chu received death threats and notes sent to his wife threatening rape, as he spent years scouring over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1335950/poet-heart-who-harbours-love-his-city
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... cities to visit Hong Kong without a tour group. More than two-fifths saw the scheme as beneficial, while 29 per cent saw it as detrimental. Despite the benefits, a majority of interviewees thought that visitor numbers had exceeded the city's capacity, and that tourists brought inconvenience to their daily lives. At a special meeting of the Legislative Council's Finance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463328/public-want-controls-mainland-visitors-poll
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    1,400 homeless sleeping on Hong Kong's streets, double government estimates

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com CityU study finds twice as many street sleepers as government estimates Homeless numbers 'double government estimate' The number of homeless people in Hong Kong is likely to be double that of previous government estimates, a City University study has found. The university, with the help of three other community organisations, puts the figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1461195/1400-homeless-hong-kong-double-government-estimate-study
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Beloved North Point beef offal stall calls it a day

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by Amy Nip

    ... Ferry Pier. One man from Lam Tin stood up for the city's street food, saying: "I don't understand why the government cracks down on the hawkers. All my life, I've never once ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459777/beloved-north-point-beef-offal-stall-calls-it-day
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong as you've never seen it before: Daredevil duo scale city's highest buildings

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:28pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Two young tourists left the city with the kind of holiday snaps your friends and family would rather not see. Now they are coming back … Trip up The Peak? ... and Russia plan to return to the city next month to get to the roof of the IFC, some 400 metres above ground. Thrillseekers Vitaliy Raskalov, 21, and Vadim Makhorov, 24, have taken photographs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432776/hong-kong-youve-never-seen-it-daredevil-duo-scale-citys-highest
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Chris Patten 'flattered' by nostalgic Hongkongers who miss colonial days

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Tanna Chong

    ... Hong Kong's last governor Chris Patten says he is flattered by nostalgic Hongkongers who say they miss colonial rule. Patten, who headed the city from 1992 to the 1997 handover, said ... to inculcate." But recalling his days as the city's chief, Patten said his team could have done better. "It has always been my view that when we were a colonial power, we didn't do enough ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454320/chris-patten-flattered-nostalgic-hongkongers-who-miss-colonial-days

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