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  1. Vote-rigging cannot be tolerated in a fair society

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to maintain a democratic and open society. Furthermore, there are allegations that the central government's liaison office mobilised dozens of local deputies of the Chinese People's ...

  2. Well-connected graduate to helm Oxbridge society

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Congratulations to Kenneth Fok Kai-kong. The Oxford graduate will officially become president of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong later this month. He will be inducted at the society's annual general meeting. It's good to see the tycoons' next generation taking their rightful place at the apex of high society. In this, Fok Jnr is taking ...

  3. Law Society now backs review by Beijing: deputy

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... that the Basic Law should be interpreted according to Chinese law principles and not common law principles was disturbing. In a statement issued last night, the society maintained that the term ... Gary Cheung Last month, solicitors' body said no NPC ruling was needed The Law Society vice-president says the body has changed its position on the NPC Standing Committee's ...

  4. Museum shining a light on June 4

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... placed by professionals after the crackdown in 1989. One was from chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, who said he 'strongly reprimands the Chinese Communist authority for their bloody massacre of Chinese civilians'. While Selina, an exchange student, visited the museum with a local friend, Mr and Mrs Zhang, from Guizhou province- who declined to reveal their full names- ...

  5. Law Society chief eyes run for Legco legal seat

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung Outgoing Law Society president Huen Wong is considering whether to contest the legal functional constituency in next year's Legislative Council election. Wong is seen ... as I was too busy with discharging my duties as Law Society president. Besides, I didn't want to leave the impression that I was eyeing other posts while taking the helm of the society,' he ...

  6. Reform paper flouts Basic Law, Law Society says

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Law's principle of 'gradual and orderly progress', the Law Society says. In its submission, released yesterday, on the document, the society concludes the reform proposals ... councillors- in 2012. It also proposes that the Election Committee that will select the chief executive be expanded by half to 1,200 members. The society is urging the government to put forward ...

  7. Relaxed system

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to 'Discrimination against expats' (August 13). David Russell wrongly accuses the Hong Kong Immigration Department of discrimination. A non-Chinese expat myself, I find ... not believe that permanent residency has anything to do with being single or married, but the government does want immigrants to be close to Hong Kong in their hearts and become a part of society. Mr ...

  8. Society cannot teach enshrined human rights

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the awarding of a government contract, to educate teachers on human rights and anti-discrimination, to the Society for Truth and Light, a body which is openly homophobic and which has in the past often called for the limiting of 'excessive' human rights in modern society. Proposals were rejected from more experienced human rights educators, including University of Hong Kong law ...

  9. A stable society needs a little bit of contention and controversy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the point here about how free societies operate. This is one of those times that Beijing should think more about the two systems than about one country. The two systems differ in more than purely ... good way of maintaining stability is to allow them to do so. It is what a society needs to adapt to changing conditions. It gives you gradual change, stability in other words. The alternative ...

  10. Housing Society denies threats to widow, 85

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey The Housing Society has denied threatening an 85-year old widow with jail and a fine of $100 a day if she does not clear out of her residence in an urban renewal zone ... been threatened by a Mr Lee from the Housing Society if she refused to leave by the end of next month. Ms Leung is not entitled to public or temporary housing as she owns a small unit that she ...




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