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  1. Talkback

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of the Mong Kok development plan? In his letter regarding the redevelopment of MacPherson stadium in Mong Kok, H.C. Bee (Talkback, June 24) gave voice to the concerns of many readers. It is totally inappropriate that a public sports faci ...

  2. G8 food fund the right step, if promises are kept

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on food aid. Done the right way, the three-year programme has the potential to help people in the poorest nations achieve greater self-reliance and wean them off food aid. In a sense, the problem ... to have a chance to stand on its own. Emergency food aid is clearly needed to save lives. But the longer-term solution must lie in helping African nations invest in their own food-production ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should recovery agents be banned? The major issue being overlooked is access to justice for all. The current supplementary legal-aid scheme offers some comfort but still excludes many. There is a non-refundable HK$1,000 application fee, a contribution by the claimant of up to HK$41,425 and an intrusive means-testing procedure. After this procedure, which can take months, the Legal Aid Department ...

  4. Thursday Think Tank

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. 1. DAB committee identifies black spots for up-skirt exposure... peeping Toms across Hong Kong say 'thanks for the tips'. 2. The four-hour Artistes 88 fund-raising marathon concert for Taiwan... it's just like Live Aid except most of the performers can't sing. 3. Baby mix-up at Queen Elizabeth ...

  5. Help in nation-building needed to sink pirates

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the ship's crew, China's formidable influence in Africa through trade and aid is seemingly of limited value. Without any credible authority to deal with in a failed, lawless state, and short ... Beijing can join efforts by the European Union in the difficult task of strengthening the transitional civilian government and delivering more food aid. Only help in nation-building offers lasting ...

  6. Rice convoys roll across border to help the North

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Defying opposition from US hawks, South Korea uses food aid to boost ties South Korea has started delivering enough rice to feed the population of its impoverished ... the heavily fortified border yesterday to deliver the first instalment of a promised 400,000 tonnes of rice to the communist state. The food aid is a product of warming relations between the two ...

  7. Every dollar donated to the UN has to count

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There would seem no better place than Hong Kong for those seeking funding for humanitarian aid. The global economic crisis appears to be behind us and our billionaires are leap-frogging ... have long complained of the complications of aid and rightly so- the UN has 17 agencies and related organisations and 14 programmes and funds, in addition to the 17 offices and departments ...

  8. US still holds key to climate deadlock

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that poverty aid will be repackaged as climate aid. The US brokered the non-binding political statement, co-signed by China, that saved the Copenhagen summit from complete failure. As the richest ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by saying the Legal Aid Department seems to be spending 21 cents for every dollar awarded to legally aided civil plaintiffs and in the US lawyers usually get 40 per cent of awarded damages. Both ... litigation. Such a cost is separately reimbursed. If the accident victim goes to legal aid or directly engages a solicitor without referral by the recovery agent, he keeps 100 per cent ...

  10. Inviting disaster

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... history. Not for centuries had there been a regional tragedy like the tsunami. A regionally co-ordinated response system is necessary to deal with such tragedies- yet, none exists. Aid is slowly ... of militaries with the backing of non-governmental groups, international aid agencies and the UN. With nature's fury in the region a certainty, yet unpredictable, and global warming promising worse ...




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