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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Meeting the Challenges- Speeches by Wen Jiabao at the World Economic Forum Events

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 03:49pm by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Meeting the Challenges edited by the World Economic Forum Chinese University of Hong Kong Press 4 stars Cary Huang For decades the great and good of business and politics have gathered every winter in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum to swap ideas about global development. Since 2007, when the "summer Davos" began to hold its annual ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Album of the week: They Want My Soul, by Spoon

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:45am by MADELINE GRESSEL

    ... Madeline Gressel They Want My Soul Spoon Loma Vista Is there anything more stressful these days than finding affordable rent? Here we are in the wake of the economic crisis, the first ... insidious suspicion that life is meaningless. This is Spoon's sad world and, sadly, it's a familiar one. In the hands of Spoon, however, that dissatisfaction becomes great art. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: All-American Ads of the 40s, by Jim Heimann and W.R. Wilkerson III

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... Aayush Niroula All-American Ads of the 40s by Jim Heimann and W. R. Wilkerson III Taschen The second world war saw American advertisers pitching nationalism to the public: a collective, ... was geared towards the war effort: Americans were making stuff, buying stuff, and pushing savings and pocket change to fund the conflict. There was an implicit economic opportunity in the war, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Asian universities are set to improve in world rankings, says expert

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron life@scmp.com Asian universities continue to improve in world rankings, but Hong Kong's mid-sized institutions are at a disadvantage, writes Liz Heron Higher ground In just 16 years, East Asia has emerged as the world's third great zone of research and innovation, following Europe and North America. And it is poised to continue this rapid advance over ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Gwen Kao: a guiding light on Alzheimer's

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:29pm by Linda Yeung

    ... job as a vice-chancellor. It's all still guesswork. The World Health Organisation estimates 35.6 million people are suffering from dementia worldwide. It forecasts that number to double ... that can help slow deterioration: daily exercise, such as walking briskly for 30 minutes; a balanced diet and social activities. Living in a lonely and confused world, those with dementia can ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Toy designer draws on creativity and commerce

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:34pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... something, do it from the second you open your eyes in the morning until you sleep Nichael lau  Given his valuation of time, I suggest it was unwise to stay up until the early morning to catch World ... it as a business." In Lau's eyes, the personality who best represents creativity in Hong Kong is filmmaker Stephen Chow Sing-chi- along with users of the notorious local forum Hong Kong Golden. He says ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Duo make a splash with traditional works

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

    ... arts had a very Western perspective and then suddenly I realised there was a whole new world to be discovered," says Koon, an assistant professor in ink painting at Baptist ... in the country's political, economic and social landscape. From Ai Weiwei's protest art to Zhang Xiaogang's ruminations on the Cultural Revolution, it is virtually impossible for viewers ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: Saving the Market from Capitalism, by Massimo Amato and Luca Fantacci

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... economic development, the authors say. They also advocate a "clearing house" system, where credits and debits are reciprocally offset rather than accumulated, encouraging parity. ... of "neocolonialism strikes back", the authors write, China is pursuing the very policy it resents: old-school, Western-style imperialism. Either way, their point that the whole economic system is shot ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Class action: how to help your child appreciate different cultures

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:15pm by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... and Ruth Hill Useem to describe children growing up, often within an expat or missionary world, in a culture which is not their own. These children have a good chance to form rich connections with different groups outside the restrictions of their own cultural boundaries. But they may also experience feelings of disconnection and question where they belong in the world. Your children have ...

  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Recycled clothes shaping up as the next fashion trend

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by GDN

    ... Elizabeth Braw Get hip and slip on a recycled dress In 2010, the world consumed a record 69.7 million tonnes of clothes. That's up from 47.4 million tonnes 10 years earlier, according ... but the world population is growing, as are Western habits. Apparel consumption is likely to keep increasing, an alarming thought as most worn-out clothing goes straight to the landfill. "Until now ...




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