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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Causeway Bay turns pink as Hong Kong gay rights campaigners hold flash mob

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by Phila Siu

    ... have to come out and show their support," said one of the organisers, Brian Leung. A flash mob was a fun way to draw Hongkongers' attention to human rights, he said. The event took ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Life in Pink, but gay rights protest is over in a flash As far as Causeway Bay protests go, it may have been one of the shortest. But what it lacked in time, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523350/causeway-bay-turns-pink-hong-kong-gay-rights-campaigners-hold-flash
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Three in four parents against gay rights, finds poll by conservative Christian group

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... 3 in 4 parents against gay rights Hong Kong is a stronghold for traditional marriage and family values, with up to 75 per cent of parents holding negative views on gay-rights issues, research ... tending to be more open and agree with political requests by the gay rights movement. We can expect inevitable conflicts between them and traditional values." About 60 per cent of respondents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542006/three-four-parents-against-gay-rights-finds-poll-conservative
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... the first large-scale handover day march was held. The Civil Human Rights Front said it had told police it expected more than 150,000 people in Tuesday's march, up from 50,000 when it first ... An academic at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, counted numbers along the route in Wan Chai and concluded that about 103,000 people marched. Civil Human Rights Front convenor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542690/organisers-hope-recent-controversies-push-attendance-july-1-march
  4. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Mirror of Love, by Joachim Chu Chee-kong

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... who crave for their rights to marriage and family" and "human trafficking and sex trades". Both, he suggests, are equally pests in society. The Mirror of Love, Chu insists, ... to be able to offer "the truth" about human love and human sexuality, both within the context of marriage as per the subtitle: A Rediscovery of True Love & Human Sexuality Within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1531578/book-review-mirror-love-joachim-chu-chee-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Legal sector plans march to protest against Beijing’s ‘worrying’ white paper

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:22pm by Ada Lee, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... the silent protest," he said. Solicitor Kevin Yam, a member of the Law Society's Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee, said he planned to file at least 75 signatures collected ... the Basic Law on the issue of right of abode in Hong Kong. The other protest came in 2005, over the term length of the new chief executive after the resignation of Tung Chee-hwa. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535578/legal-sector-plans-march-protest-against-beijings-worrying-white
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Controversial solicitor is no Lam to the slaughter

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Tony Cheung

    ... the Law Society, as human rights lawyer Mark Daly, who sits on the constitutional committee of the city's largest lawyers' group, said the committee had not yet taken a stance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536410/controversial-solicitor-no-lam-slaughter
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    CY Leung’s wife Regina hits out at ‘cold-blooded’ coverage of daughter’s plight

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 08:45pm by Ada Lee, Stuart Lau and Tony Cheung

    ... Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, who faced fierce criticism when she spearheaded the ill-fated national security legislation in 2003, said Regina Leung had "the right to express her views". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546743/chief-executives-wife-regina-leung-hits-out-media-over-coverage
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... foundations are still the only organisations able to raise funds publicly. Lau says this has prevented resources from being channelled to the right places, and many grassroots charities suffer ... charity values during the programme," says Leong, 24. "The students not only discuss intelligent giving, but also the right motivations behind the giving. If your heart is there, you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    No need to criminalise stalking, say legislators

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by KC NG

    ... is the reason police seldom entertain complaints against paparazzi harassment. But human rights and journalism groups are concerned that a law could easily be abused by the government to suppress civil rights and press freedom.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534239/no-need-criminalise-stalking-say-legislators
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Joining social movements part of education, academic says of Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com College education without involvement in issues like Occupy Central a waste, college chief claims Students right to join in protests, says academic ... radically, although they have the right to do so … If they insist on doing something even after they know it's illegal, they need to know very clearly their reasons and be willing to take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542693/joining-social-movements-part-education-academic-says-occupy-central

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