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  1. Conditioned by our culture

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... as they make money. And it is extremely convenient for patients. In both these cases, there are commercial pressures at work. The food industry pushes pricier, more convenient processed products, ... enjoy a meal or a film. They could, of course, if they simply switched off their mobile for an hour or two. But they choose not to. Finally, there is air conditioning. This is where Hong ...

  2. Not everyone is as lucky as we are

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Summer is the longest season in Hong Kong. Often it becomes so hot outside that we need to take shelter from the sun in classrooms. The air conditioning there helps us cool down. Many other people are not so lucky, however. Walking down the street, you can see construction workers and others working outdoors under the burning sun. You can imagine how much they may ...

  3. Competition bill needs more work

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the legislation which they believe is right. There is a need to clarify how the new law will work and to clear up uncertainties and misunderstandings. But what the government has done is to propose six ... and there should not be further delays. But this bill needs more work. Officials, business groups and lawmakers must get busy to hammer out a better regime to put Hong Kong in line with advanced foreign ...

  4. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... On the difficult conditions endured by subdivided flat tenants during the hot weather: Wendy Yap- Even my dog sleeps in an air-conditioned room. The chief priority of the government ... they get in trouble with the many temptations of Hong Kong? Yi Long- These hard-working women deserve so much more than this. Barry Yau- Hopefully the domestic foreign workers can get a better ...

  5. Exceptional array of works on offer

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seoul Auction's Modern and Contemporary Art sale offers works by renowned and emerging Western and Asian artists worth an estimated HK$60 million. Seoul Auction, Korea's leading auction house, will hold its fourth Hong Kong sale on Sunday, at the Grand Hyatt, presenting an exceptional array of Western and Asian art. The sale features 80 works by leading Western and Asian ...

  6. Doors thrown open for more work-as-you-go holidaymakers

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng From Thursday up to 200 more Hongkongers can take up short-term work while holidaying in New Zealand for up to 12 months under an expanded working holiday scheme agreed between the two sides. Such schemes are increasingly popular with young people looking for travel and cultural experiences as working holidaymakers. A quota increase has doubled the number of people who ...

  7. Behind all the bluster, a need to work together

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Good times don't last long. This Chinese proverb appears to be an accurate description of Sino-US relations, which have rapidly been going downhill in recent weeks since the fleeting bilateral warm-up at the beginning of Barack Obama� ...

  8. Maids deserve more consideration

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... helpers' conditions, bringing them in line with what we expect for ourselves. Consideration should be given to their receiving at least the minimum hourly wage, maximum daily working hours, ... and being on call at any time during the six working days a week. Their one day off, as a rule Sunday, is a precious time to get away from the drudgery to be with compatriots in the open air, ...

  9. What drives desperate men to risk everything

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... hundreds of Rohingya men have been willing to take to reach Malaysia, where promises of work and relative freedom from persecution await. But the stakes have been raised. For the first time, ... at least five Rakhine-based Rohingya families reach Malaysia later this year, when sailing conditions were more favourable. 'Many are inquiring about our charges to take their whole families ...

  10. HK in seven-try blitz as Sri Lanka wilt in the heat

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay in Colombo The playing conditions were sauna-like but Hong Kong rose to the occasion by blowing away Sri Lanka 48-3 in their HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five encounter ... in conditions like this before. It was unbelievably hot out there but the boys sucked it in,' said Tauti. 'Everyone did their own bit of the jigsaw and it all came together for us today.' ...




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