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  1. letters

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... legally consume alcohol in restaurants and bars, there is no age limit on the sale of alcoholic beverages in venues with liquor licences. So, the number of cases of teenage alcohol abuse ... The ordinance is confusing. It would be easy for SMEs to fall into the law's dragnet. This will undoubtedly lead to an unstable business environment. Wong Ho-yeung, King Ling College Abuse helped ...

  2. Coalition renews call for tax cuts on alcohol

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on alcohol by at least half to bring them to more competitive levels. It has pledged to pass on all the savings to consumers. Previous calls by the Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Industry Coalition ... might be cut by about 50 cents on average. Mr de Vroomen argues that government tax collections on alcohol have suffered or have been relatively stagnant over the years as consumers opt ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by drink-driving teenagers. I do not accept that drinking is encouraged by cheap access. I believe it has more to do with one's culture and upbringing and how alcohol is regarded in your household. In those countries that produce wine and where it is cheap, I don't think there is a link between the alcohol and criminal acts. Setting a legal age to consume alcohol is sufficient to curb ...

  4. Teacher admits sex-abuse videos

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of children being sexually abused. Brian Stern, 34, who taught science and maths to 13- to 14-year-olds at the Hong Kong Academy (HKA) in Kennedy Town during the 2008-09 academic year, has confessed ... the school gain good information when it can be difficult to obtain,' he said. Against Child Abuse director Jessica Ho Oi-chu said Stern's arrest made their call for a mandatory sex ...

  5. We must not tolerate this level of poverty

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are far-reaching. Socially, beyond misery, it breeds discontent, health problems, crime, alcohol and drug abuse. It undercuts hope, optimism and the can-do spirit that helped make Hong Kong great. ...

  6. Helper's victory shows need for action on abuse

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... helped her win her case hit the nail on the head when it said: 'Many Hong Kong people treat their domestic helpers like slaves.' Apologists may claim that abusive employers represent a small minority, but this is not the case. I estimate that 90 per cent of employers abuse their helpers in one way or another. All helpers have their own horror stories- the employer who does ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    South China Sea issue tests relations between China and Asean

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... on the promised code of conduct. Joint development - which China has called for - should also be considered, provided a suitable area can be identified and agreed on. For its part, Beijing must not abuse ...

  8. Group urges a shoreline manager to stop abuse of coasts

    Posted Jul 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Environmentalists called on the government to set up an authority overseeing the use of Hong Kong's shoreline, which they said had been abused and damaged. The call came in a 56-page report titled 'Shorelines: Hong Kong's Hidden Heritage', compiled after a workshop last year on the controversial reclamation of Victoria Harbour. Group ...


    Philippine president's clash with China over islands divides analysts

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... the state- despite objections from the Catholic Church- to offer free contraceptives to poor couples. Second was an increase in alcohol and tobacco tax that could result in 33.96 billion pesos ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... excuse that China has to feed its population first before worrying about human rights. This is supposed to excuse all manner of injustice, corruption and human rights abuses, of the kind ... the wheel of a car when they are under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. It used to be the case that most offences of being under the influence related to people drinking too much alcohol ...




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