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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Asylum seekers protest as rights group sued for defamation

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... for accommodation and HK$1,200 worth of food. "I want a job but I know I will go to jail if caught," said the Bangladeshi asylum seeker who has been in Hong Kong for 12 years. Asylum seekers ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Chris Patten 'flattered' by nostalgic Hongkongers who miss colonial days

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Ex-governor says nostalgia reflects attachment to core values of press freedom and rule of law Patten 'flattered' by those who miss colonial rule Hong Kong's last governor Chris Patten says he is flattered by nostalgic Hongkongers who say they miss colonial rule. Patten, who headed the city from 1992 to the 1997 handover, said ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's Goddess of Democracy statue shines light on Tiananmen Square tragedy … for now

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Stuart Lau

    ... the Beijing original built by students 25 years ago. "I hope to attract both Hong Kong students and mainland visitors so that the truth about the June 4 massacre can be passed on to the next ...

  4. News - World - SOCIETY

    Almost half of Europe's young adults living with parents, survey finds

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:11am by GDN

    ... in tandem with levels of deprivation and unemployment that surged during five years of economic crisis. The data from EU agency Eurofound shows that few countries are immune and that the phenomenon ... generation. The growing phenomenon of adults stuck living in their childhood bedrooms has, moreover, raised concerns about birth rates and demographics in an ageing continent. The trend for parental ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIETY

    Silicon Valley the 'most ageist' place in America, investigation says

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by GUARDIAN

    ... prehistoric 59-year-old Indian-American entrepreneur who co-founded Sun Microsystems and is now a venture capitalist, in 2011. Mark Zuckerberg, the still-not-quite 30-year-old CEO of Facebook, put ... even young tech workers are seeking surgical help. A leading Bay Area plastic surgeon, Seth Matarasso, said he had recently turned away a 26-year-old who wanted hair transplants because ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... of the poll's 880 respondents agreed that the multiple-entry permit scheme for Shenzhen permanent residents should be scrapped. About 12 million Shenzhen residents visited Hong Kong last year, up from ... of the New People's Party said the number of individual mainland visitors had seen double-digit growth over the past few years. The total number of visitors increased by 11.7 per cent from 2012 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    1,400 homeless sleeping on Hong Kong's streets, double government estimates

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... at 1,414- far higher than the government's last citywide tally of 674 made more than 15 years ago. The eight-month Homeless Outreach Population Estimation project involved a count at 180 ... of those polled were male and the average respondent stayed homeless for about four years. One said he had been homeless for 36 years. Ng Wai-tung, of the Society for Community Organisation, urged ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Beloved North Point beef offal stall calls it a day

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by Amy Nip

    ... opera mecca Sunbeam Theatre. Long-time fans of the strong-tasting stew were eager to get their fill before the eight-year-old stall shut its gates for good. Some customers arrived two hours before the eight-year-old stall opened at noon, and by 12.30pm, staff were stopping more people from joining the snaking queue, expecting the food to run out soon. Diners were told that all ...

  9. News - World - SOCIETY

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

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

    ... Church" that remained there for 10 years, he said, because of affection for it. Ultimately it was dismantled to make way for a permanent structure and rebuilt in Taiwan as a community centre. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse   Average US home size rises Is America's love affair with big houses finally over? Yes and no. Last year, fewer big houses were built, ...

  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    The wages of fear: how the mainland's migrant workers are exploited

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... who- because they are not documented when they move from their small towns to find work- are rarely covered for workplace injury, missing wages and abuse because of developers' close ties ... withheld to protect construction workers who fear retribution.] Each year before Lunar New Year, migrant workers and the frontline subcontractors wait nervously to see if wages will be paid. Pun ...




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