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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... with the Legislative Council panel on home affairs yesterday morning, the operators condemned the government's proposal to ban guest houses from being run in residential buildings that do not allow ... at yesterday's meeting were the incorporated owners of residential buildings, who voiced their support for tighter licensing regulations and prosecution of illegal operators. Poon Fok-shing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590847/operators-guest-houses-say-planned-new-licensing-rules-will-run-them
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... as it launched its online child cost calculator yesterday. Education, clothing, food, transport, holidays, entertainment, health, insurance, housing and domestic helpers can all be inputted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583164/planning-baby-thatll-be-hk55m
  3. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself aboard ship, navy admits

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself on ship Japan's navy has admitted that a sailor killed himself on board his ship after being persistently bullied by a superior, the latest incident to shed light on the country's little-discussed culture of hazing. Military police yesterday sent papers on the commanding officer to prosecutors, a naval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583922/bullied-japanese-sailor-killed-himself-aboard-ship-navy-admits
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... diplomat said yesterday. British consul general Caroline Wilson made the comments on the sidelines of the city's first international symposium on LGBT issues, jointly organised by the Equal ... minorities was at the forefront of yesterday's debate. "It's naive to not engage [in discussion," said Reverend Duncan Dormor, dean chapel at St John's College, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tamar's protest square stays behind hoardings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... It was due to be finished by the end of this month but a government spokesman said yesterday it had been delayed by bad weather. It comes ahead of planned protests over the National People's ... to rally outside the Chief Executive's Office on Sunday. The government spokesman yesterday denied the delayed reopening of the forecourt had anything to do with looming protest action. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581532/tamars-protest-square-stays-behind-hoardings
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    200 make a cool start to weekend for charity

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Arthur Chan

    ... Arthur Chan arthur.chan@scmp.com 200 make a cool start to weekend for charity A group of colleagues yesterday came together to take part in the city's biggest Ice Bucket Challenge yet, as 200 people doused themselves in iced water to help take donations for local motor neurone disease patients to HK$23 million. Calling themselves the MF Group, the 200 insurance company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581878/200-make-cool-start-weekend-charity
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Terrorist whisperer' Noor Huda Ismail helps rehabilitate Islamic militants

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Lana Lam

    ... himself, as he told a Hong Kong audience yesterday. Ismail was giving a talk at TEDx Wan Chai, the local version of the international event series at which speakers get 18 minutes to tell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580206/terrorist-whisperer-noor-huda-ismail-helps-rehabilitate-islamic
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    New tax of up to 2.5pc proposed to fund HK$3,000 a month pension for all Hongkongers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:07pm by Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang

    ... Every Hongkonger over 65- rich or poor- would get a pension of HK$3,000 a month without a means test under a scheme put forward yesterday. A long-awaited government-commissioned study said ... on Poverty yesterday. Under the suggested "payroll old age tax", those earning less than HK$10,000 a month and their employers would contribute 1 per cent of the worker's salary. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577784/study-recommends-monthly-hk3000-pension-tackle-elderly-poverty-crisis
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tensions between Hongkongers and mainland visitors were further exposed yesterday during a fiery debate over proposed changes to anti-discrimination laws. ... and benefits for unmarried couples- the biggest concern of more than 100 people at the Central Library yesterday involved the treatment of mainlanders and migrants. Under current laws mainlanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in Hong Kong going down, shows survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... This is indicated by the Chinese University's latest quality of life index, released yesterday. The index lists the housing affordability ratio for last year at minus 4.91, down from minus 3.49 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573019/14-years-save-flat-just-dont-eat

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