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  1. 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

    ... to wade into the murky waters and try to uncover some gems. They have set up non-profit organisation Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) to offer university students opportunities to learn about how ... foundations are still the only organisations able to raise funds publicly. Lau says this has prevented resources from being channelled to the right places, and many grassroots charities suffer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... for water, hawkers and rickshaws, riots and cholera. "We have lived in this city for almost all our lives and have witnessed all the changes. The past was not perfect, but at least Hongkongers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558314/elderly-hongkongers-see-only-trouble-ahead-their-hometown
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Kids now have more diverse dream jobs, poll finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... from a younger age to encourage a greater variety of interests. "This study indicates our children have very diverse needs and interests. They need resources to back up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557043/kids-now-have-more-diverse-dream-jobs-poll-finds
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... boat water parade, Tai Hang fire dragon dance and Yu Lan Ghost festival. List welcomed- but cash is needed The government’s decision to pick out 480 items of intangible cultural heritage for protection has been welcomed by supporters of the various activities – but they say resources are needed for the listing to have an effect. The long list includes everything from various branches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534746/cantonese-opera-dim-sum-and-diwali-hong-kong-lists-its-cultural
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Inaccurate manpower projections cast doubt on government planning

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:49am by Phila Siu

    ... of imported workers would drive down salaries and mean fewer opportunities for locals. "Resources will be spent on the wrong areas due to the inaccuracy. For example, there may be too many people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534559/inaccurate-manpower-projections-cast-doubt-government-planning
  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Elderly residents in Anhui commit suicide after burial reform takes away coffins

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:27am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... are the final "house". "When villagers die, they want to sleep in a wind and water-proof house. That is what a coffin means to villagers." The local government has introduced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520720/elderly-residents-anhui-commit-suicide-after-burial-reform-takes-away
  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Sounds like a solution? New loudspeaker invented to ease noise from elderly's public dances

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 12:36pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... "attack dogs" to intimidate the dancers or they douse them with water. Researchers at Fudan University are developing a "directional loudspeaker" as a solution, the Beijing Youth ... that emitted a loud, unbearable noise to disrupt dances. Last August, a man in Beijing sent his three Tibetan mastiffs to scare away dancers near his home. Last April, people threw water at the dancers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1499010/sounds-solution-new-laser-loudspeaker-invented-ease-noise-elderlys-public
  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

    ... foundation that has already existed since 2010 and earmarked 0.3 per cent revenue for charity. “We hope to live in a world with bluer skies, cleaner water and better access to health care,” Jack Ma ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1499064/bill-gates-urges-chinas-richest-give-charity-peoples-daily
  9. News - World - SOCIETY

    Pritzker Prize for Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who builds in cardboard

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... and can be water-proofed or fire-proofed. Ban's relief work has not been limited to creating living shelters. In the wake of the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy, for example, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457187/pritzker-prize-japanese-architect-shigeru-ban-who-builds-cardboard
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Head of Women's Foundation wants to fight gender stereotypes

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Body dedicated to gender equality says it needs an overhaul as it tackles 'toxic' stereotypes Women's Foundation head makes call for resources The Women's Commission should be drastically overhauled and elevated to a similar status as the equalities watchdog so that it can tackle the "toxic" gender stereotypes taught to children, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1438238/head-womens-foundation-wants-fight-gender-stereotypes

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