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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    WHO says a third of world’s women are victims from domestic violence

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... The study's authors said real change could be made in the violence against women if governments put more resources into the fight and recognised how it served as a brake on economic growth. World ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Domestic violence hits third of world's women Efforts to prevent domestic violence are insufficient, as a third of women worldwide are physically ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hopes of revival for dying trade of street hawking in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:46am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... licences to foster this form of commerce, hawking- together with all its tourist charms and economic benefits for the lower classes- could die out in another 50 years if government policies do ... and tourism or the local economy, then you should grow [the practice of hawking]."   Hawking has been an economic lifeline for generations of workers. It has allowed poor and often uneducated ...

  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Chasing riches led China down the path of corruption, say party elders' children

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Party elders' children put its graft woes down to decades of blindly pursuing economic growth 'Princelings' blame pursuit of riches for corruption The all-out pursuit of wealth and economic growth, and empty moral slogans, are to blame for rampant corruption in the Communist Party, children of several party elders have said. ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... affairs, said marriage between members of different ethnic groups in Xinjiang was very rare, and economic incentives would not be effective. "Most Uygurs only accept marriage within ... Raxit, of exiled group the World Uygur Congress, told Radio Free Asia the local government was using the rewards to try to speed up the assimilation of Uygurs. Raxit said the Turkic culture ...

  5. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Women the answer to Japan's ailing economy

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 11:20am

    ... an embarrassing 101st out of 135 countries in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual Global Gender Gap Report, down three places from last year. Near neighbour China is at 69th. When you try to manage ... for five, six decades after the second world war because a certain group of men occupied top positions in the fields of economy, media and politics,” she said. “This boys’ network shared the same ...

  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

    ... virtual annihilation in 1945 to become the world's second-largest economy and a by-word for innovation, success and the can-do attitude of its entrepreneurs. But modern-day Japanese attitudes ... corporate system that has helped bring about political and economic stagnation". Add to that a unique social structure that has promoted isolationism, left far too much power in the hands ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Online community still unhappy with proposed changes to copyright law

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by LO WEI

    ... notified of a breach of the law, they took steps to remove the offending work. In cases of criminal liability, courts would consider economic loss to the owner based on whether the work ... makers, Joe Lam Cho-shun, chief executive of the popular Golden Forum website, said many in the online community were still worried. "It's like it will all depend on judge's rulings ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Beijing launches new bid to ‘civilise’ residents ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:47pm

    ... products. Other behaviours due for censure include “making a racket”, smoking in public places and eating while on public transport. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum, which ...

  9. News - World - SOCIETY

    Financial meltdown in 2007 blamed for 13,000 suicides in North America and Europe

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:19pm by MCT

    ... Durkheim observed the link between economic hardship and suicide. "It is a well-known fact that economic crises have an aggravating effect on suicidal tendency," he wrote in his book ... the suicide rate had been falling in the years before the recession, according to data from the World Health Organisation. That trend reversed after the meltdown- the suicide rate rose 6.5 per cent, ...

  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    700 million women abused by their partners, says World Bank report

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... many with little right to protection, the World Bank says. The problem is worst in South Asia and Africa, where more than two women in five have experienced violence at the hands of a partner. ... in formal positions of power around the world. The impact of teenage pregnancy, another type of limitation on agency, is deep, the report says. One in five women in developing countries becomes ...




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