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  1. Expat packages have merit in a fair society

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Passing laws to combat racial discrimination is a complex task, especially in a multiracial, post-colonial society such as Hong Kong. Difficulties inevitably arise- but they must be overcome. Though a predominantly Chinese society, Hong Kong is also home to a substantial community of non-Chinese expatriates. They include civil servants from Britain and other Commonwealth ...

  2. Racism: a sickness in our society

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Is Hong Kong a racist society, or is it just that a few of us are 'prejudiced'- as Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor believes? It depends on whom you ask. Ask it of the Chinese man- who freely uses all those racist slurs that are part of everyday language here- if Hong Kong is full of bigots, and he will emphatically say ...

  3. Gold, silver society takes step towards local listing

    Posted Nov 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The Hong Kong-based Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society will issue shares to its 172 members as part of its organisational reform to pave way for a listing. The society's members, who are all gold traders in the city, yesterday approved the HK$40 million capital injection into the exchange's unit, Hong Kong Precious Metals, and the distribution ...

  4. Citizens unsure of place in society

    Posted Oct 01st 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... These different perceptions of what it means to be middle class highlight the deepening confusion among many mainlanders over their place in a fast-changing society. Mr Yan said he was part of the middle ... population in 2020. However, some analysts pour scorn on the middle class hype. Niu Wenyuan, chief scientist of the Chinese Academy of Sciences sustainable development strategy research team, said ...

  5. Pillar of society

    Posted Sep 13th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... such as furniture, artwork, chopsticks, food steamers, weapons, abacuses and musical instruments. Anyone familiar with Chinese food will recognise juk shun, the bamboo shoots used in local stir fries, one ... University, Chinese scaffolding experts believe that the first house built by Yau Chau Sze (the grandfather of scaffolding, so to speak), about 5,000 years ago, used bamboo extensively as scaffolding ...

  6. Funding for schools that help society

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... from Chinese University. Bernadette Linn Hon-ho, Deputy Secretary for Education and Manpower, said it was a novel initiative that deserved the support of teachers, students and families. ...

  7. Responding to the needs of society

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... language enhancement in English and Chinese, enhance infrastructural support through the Resource Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, IT and library, and encourage active learning, critical thinking and creativity. The University will focus its effort is to promote Chinese medicine in the healthcare system of Hong Kong. It also aims to widen international and mainland linkages through ...

  8. Good intentions alone won't build a just society

    Posted Oct 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Chinese Communist Party has made the right noises in unveiling a policy of building a harmonious society as its key goal for the next 15 years. The big question to ask is whether its rhetoric will be matched by concrete actions to make the world's most populous country a fair and just society. That is not to belittle the party leadership's efforts to try to address ...

  9. Alzheimer's the dilemma society finds easy to forget

    Posted Dec 01st 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... the World Congress on Ageing and Dementia in Chinese Communities. It will involve academics from around the world coming up with a new model for caring for people with Alzheimer's. ...

  10. Elite society honours the best and the brightest

    Posted Dec 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beta Gamma Sigma is an honour society for business students and scholars, and this month sees new members and honorees inducted into the HKUST Chapter Early December is an exciting time ... induction into such an illustrious institution. Beta Gamma Sigma is an honour society for business students and scholars that was founded in 1913 at the University of Wisconsin in the United States. ...




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