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  1. Human touch

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... their lives all but secret won't do that; it can only be done if they have a personal face that we can relate to. With acceptability, being 'human' is as important as doing and saying what is right. Peter Kammerer is a senior writer at the Post ...

  2. Trade won't come before rights, UK official says

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The new British coalition government will not place its trade and business relationships with China before human rights and democracy issues, Foreign Office Minister of State ... that the previous Labour government placed more importance on trade and business relationships with China than pushing for human rights and democracy in Hong Kong and the mainland. Browne, a Liberal ...

  3. Rightful duty

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... and pretending to be a public hero to cover up and excuse his neglect of duty. I am not against Lam for criticising the government. But, he should do his job properly as a guardian of human rights ... him to perform a number of functions such as to speak for the underprivileged and help formulate policies to protect their rights. The goal of the EOC is to eradicate all forms ...

  4. Nervous Vidal proves she's right on cue

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng. Singer Janice Vidal (Wei-lan) might be confident, bold and energetic when she performs, but having to do a speech in public, that's a whole different story. Public speaking still ma ...

  5. The right speech

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... as an international financial centre and improving our comparative advantage in Greater China is human resources development and education. The chief executive is spot-on in addressing the fundamental need ...

  6. UN panel is asked to join in debate on democracy

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Members of the UN Human Rights Committee, which has consistently expressed concern at Hong Kong's lack of full democracy, have been invited to a forum next month to help ... of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights- which states that no vote should carry more weight than another- does not apply to Hong Kong. In its latest report in March, the Human Rights ...

  7. Right of abode bill splits Legco

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... born in Hong Kong must be a permanent resident in order for the child to be granted right of abode. 'Approval from the Department of Justice will ensure all wordings satisfy the three ... himself.' Since a landmark Court of Final Appeal ruling in the case of Chong Fung-yuen in 2001, babies born in Hong Kong have been entitled to the right of abode regardless of their parents' ...

  8. Youngsters getting right message from basketball star Jeremy Lin's success

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the right balance between sports activities and studies. He furthered his basketball career while studying at Harvard. This is why I think he can be an inspiration for Hong Kong teenagers. Charmy ...

  9. The sway of Big Business reaches right to the top

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung Political scandals in this city have finally reached the very top. The recent expose of dealings between Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and some business tycoons have left many citizens gasping. To a lot of people, the term 'gove ...

  10. 40 pregnant overstayers in hiding, rights group says

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com At least 40 pregnant mainlanders are now staying illegally in Hong Kong, waiting to give birth in a public hospital, the Mainland-Hong Kong Families Rights ... and the delivery booking certificates of public and private hospitals are being standardised. Central to the maternity issue is the right of abode granted to all children born in the city. Mainland ...




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