Woman from Shanghai

Woman from Shanghai by Xianhui Yang Anchor Books HK$128

Sunday, 22 August, 2010, 12:00am

Grains of hope

As a child growing up in Australia in the 1960s, the topic of global hunger came up every other night at the dinner table. A reluctant vegetable eater, I was constantly being reminded by my mother about the world's starving children so that I would not waste food.

21 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Word Power

Word Power

Match the following words with their meanings on the right.

1. cub

2. surpass

3. brink

4. starvation

5. jet-setter

6. hypocrites

a. extreme hunger caused by a lack of food

b. people who pretend to have beliefs that they do not truly possess

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Feed the children

In his article 'China invents its own development model' (South China Morning Post, September 13), Laurence Brahm writes that the US government purchases large amounts of wheat every year from farmers at subsidised prices, and burns it to sustain market prices.

23 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Giving a rocket to selfish Hong Kong

Every year, we gather to watch the Chinese New Year celebrations and stand around enjoying the bright lights.

Not for a second will we even bother to think of fortunes going up in smoke.

The Government annually wastes millions of dollars just for a simple 20 minutes of explosions.

12 May 2001 - 12:00am

Poor nations fight daily for survival

Many people around the world suffer from a range of natural and man-made problems such as deaths and injuries caused by landmines, starvation, drought and inadequate schooling.

22 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Science helps prevent mass starvation

In recent decades many lives have been saved be cause of improved farming techniques. Accord ing to some estimates, hundreds of millions of people around the world would have starved to death if these techniques had not been intro duced in the 1950s and 60s.

21 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Generation ravaged by starvation

A generation of starving North Korean children is threatened with life-long physical and mental impairment, as disease and years of malnutrition take their toll, aid workers say.

11 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Rewarding experience

I feel sympathy for Samantha Bell after reading her letter (South China Morning Post on October 14).

22 Oct 1996 - 12:00am