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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Lower back pain causes more disability than any other condition

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by Jeanette Wang

    ... causes more disability around the world than any other condition. Researchers looked at data from the World Health Organisation's Global Burden of Disease 2010 study, which assesses ill health and disability arising from various conditions in 187 countries. These countries were grouped into 21 regions, and the data covers 1990, 2005 and 2010. Of all 291 conditions in the study, ...

  2. Business - China Business - MACROSCOPE

    Reform or stagnate is China's choice as stimulus stops working

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Derek Scissors

    ... The People's Bank of China in particular faces a stark situation- monetary stimulus no longer works. This month, the PBOC both injected US$80 billion into five national banks and lowered a guiding ... Those options are not reform or stimulus- stimulus will no longer work. The true choice is as it has been for the past four years: reform or stagnation. Derek Scissors is a resident scholar ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar working to end violencein Rakhine state: foreign minister

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 02:23am by AP

    ... foreign minister promised that his country was working to end violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state, and urged the world against "jumping to conclusions" about ... rule, and some see in the communal violence the warning signs of genocide. The foreign minister said his government was working on an "action plan" to bring peace to Rakhine state. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Duo make a splash with traditional works

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by Enid Tsui

    ... to detach their works from conditions on the mainland today. Hong Kong artists are less likely to adopt themes that are instantly recognisable to an international audience, Koon says. However, Hong ... Charity Art Auction on September 3. There is Koon Wai-bong's black-and-white Forestscape (2013), donated by the artist and Grotto Fine Art to the cause. The work shows a row of trees growing ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Confrontations will continue unless we work to heal the political wounds

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 05:19pm by SONNY LO

    ... Sonny Lo Sonny Lo calls on both the pro-democrat and pro-Beijing camps to stop the finger-pointing and take steps to de-escalate their confrontation, to bring street protests to a peaceful end The great divide The arrest of students who stormed Civic Squa ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Yiyun Li goes deep into the human condition in her writing

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:21pm by Ajay Singh

    ... and novelist widely regarded in the world of fiction as one of the most astute observers of the human condition. "I was very adamant about wanting a career like his," Li says. "I ... things. "I more or less write as a Russian writer. Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy- these are my influences." Li's latest novel is also a work of emotional desolation- a murder mystery ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - BADMINTON

    Thai stint spurs Alex Lee to work harder

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 09:02pm by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Training in stifling conditions with hardly a break prepares HK player for Youth Olympics Thai stint spurs Lee to work harder Alex Lee Cheuk-yiu's trip ... School in Bangkok last month. With no air-conditioning at the facility, it was a nightmare for the 18-year-old star at first. "It was over 30 degrees Celsius and very hot inside the stadium. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Baby boy of mother killed by falling tree ‘no longer in critical condition’

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:53pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Infant remains in neonatal intensive care unit of Queen Mary Hospital The condition of a baby boy, born by emergency caesarean section after his mother was fatally injured by a falling tree, has improved from critical to serious almost two weeks after the incident. The infant remains in the neonatal intensive care unit of Queen Mary Hospital in Pok ...

  9. World Cup mascot factory told to halt output over poor working conditions

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of 800 yuan (HK$900) a month and had 160 yuan deducted for bed and board. The report included interviews with workers about conditions and long working hours, and showed how waste from ... 'We are outraged that huge profits will be made by exploiting low-paid Chinese workers.' Shanghai Fashion Plastic Products has rejected the criticisms, insisting its working conditions ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Accept Beijing's democracy 'morsel' and keep working for real reform

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:35am by LETTERS

    ... Accept Beijing's morsel and keep working for real political reform I do not share David Akers-Jones' overflowing enthusiasm for Robert Chow Yung and his Alliance for Peace ... It is best to take the morsel that has been thrown to us. And then keep protesting for real reform and working to influence "one person, one vote" and then further more meaningful political ...




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